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Sahara hardbound for $6.98! by canaveralgumby on 6 July 2004 4:35am
 
I was in my local Barnes & Noble where I found a stack of "Sahara" books with a red sticker: "orig. $45.00 now $6.98" So I bought one.

Picturing Mr. Brian Norris standing outside the window of the bookseller's, where his book has been remaindered, with his sad puppy-dog face.
 
Re: Sahara hardbound for $6.98! by Helen on 6 July 2004 2:57pm
 
hot damn! a bit of overstock perhaps?
 
Re: Sahara hardbound for $6.98! by Diamond on 7 July 2004 12:29am
 
crikey thats a bargain cos its $1.80 for the £ so thats £3 blimey!!!!!
 
Re: Sahara hardbound for $6.98! by peripatetically on 7 July 2004 1:31am
 
yeah, Cori, I'm in Maryland i Saw it at that price a few weeks ago at B&N. Made me sick as I paid the full price.
 
Re: Sahara hardbound for $6.98! by Noell on 7 July 2004 5:18pm
 
Thank you!!! I will have to look for it. What got me back into the travel shows after a few years was finding the books at B&N on the discount shelf a cpl of yrs ago...
 
Re: Sahara hardbound for $6.98! by sminobe on 7 July 2004 6:18pm
 
peripatetically: "Made me sick as I paid the full price."

Well, *someone* has to pay full-price for these books, otherwise booksellers would assume there's no demand & not purchase *any* in the future -- which might put Our Man out of the writing business at the least & entirely out of the travel business at worst! So, go ahead & be proud that you paid full-price.

In larger terms, every time you go to WalMart ("Because it's so *cheap*!), you're putting some small Mom & Pop store out of business & feeding into the Giant Corporation Oligarchy. See "Brazil" (dir. T.Gilliam) for a harrowing glimpse of a Corporate Government future...
 
Re: Sahara hardbound for $6.98! by notquitenglish on 7 July 2004 6:57pm
 
Sorry, but I'm gonna be proud that I got it for 6.98, I'm a Barnes-ennobler too....
 



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