[PyQt] PyQt book "Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt" now
apaku at gmx.de
Thu Oct 25 14:36:43 BST 2007
On 25.10.07 13:33:54, Mark Summerfield wrote:
> On 2007-10-25, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > On 25.10.07 13:38:15, alteo_gange wrote:
> > > Le jeudi 25 octobre 2007, Gustavo A. Díaz a écrit :
> > > > A shame that I can't buy here in Argentina :(
> > > > And the cost for me is to much to buy it in Amazon for example
> > > > (including the international delivery)...
> > >
> > > It's a big problem.
> > >
> > > I live in France.
> > >
> > > With amazon.fr :
> > > 54.47 euros = 77.412764 dollars
> > In Amazon Germany its even 63.3 euros, which makes about 90 us$, thats
> > almost double the normal price of the book as shipped in the US.
> > I could find it quite a bit cheaper at libri.de, its 42,74 euro there,
> > which is still more than 10 dollar more than the original price from
> > prentice hall. If I buy directly from prentice hall, I'd pay 67$
> > including shipping, AFAICS
> > I sonder wether its such a special area of interest that those shops
> > have to lift the price to make any profit from it or wether they're just
> > insane.
> > Andreas
> > PS: Mark, I know you can't do anything about, just wanted to
> I can understand your frustration.
Not really frustration, more astonishment that they get away with it :)
> Of course, I don't have any control over the pricing, and this isn't
> just about my particular book---my guess is that outside the US
> booksellers sell for whatever they think the market will bear.
Yeah, US citizens would file a lawsuit if they'd see this happening to
them. In good old Europe people just take it as is.
> Despite this, I still buy technical books because I (usually:-) enjoy
> reading them, and they often pay back in terms of time saved.
No doubt, I'd have a shelf full of technical books (and only 3 of them
read), if I'd just have the money ;)
Don't you wish you had more energy... or less ambition?
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