Now Selling At The Low Low Price Of Over $196!
So, you heard about one of the most popular light novels ever to be brought over to the West and you go onto Amazon.com to put in an order for it. Sure they only brought the first one, and then had licensing issues, but you don’t care, you’re a true light novel fan, so you’ll buy it anyway cause its just that good apparently (and honestly, its even better, haha).
But oops, you just found out that the novel in this scenario, “Kino no Tabi” by Keiichi Sigsawa, is out of print. You’ll have to buy it from users, and not amazon directly. But hey, no big deal, right? I’m sure there’s a reasonably priced….
This the point where your mouth is going to drop wide open and gape at the price tag’s being offered by users on Amazon for this admittedly amazing piece of literature.
Want a new copy of it? Then fork over $196.00 for your copy! I’m willing, *cough*I Lie*cough*, are you? And oh goody, the seller has a 97% positive rating……..wait……what about the 3% negative? *gulp*
Well….maybe there’s a cheaper book, right? Oh good, you look and see there is, there’s two copies selling for $106.00, but unfortunately, the positive rating is around 94%. Ouch.
But you shrug, ‘I don’t need a quote unquote new copy, I’ll order a used one for a cheaper more affordable price in these economically struggling times.
So you click on the USED sellers, and low and behold…….they are also selling it USED for $106.00……..see a problem here?
Admittedly, some sellers are selling it for $83, $69, $39, and at the lowest, $18. But overall, the prices are high, high enough to gouge your eyes out, and your pocket book too if you’re not carefull!
This is the only out of print light novel that I have seen have such extraordinary prices. Of course, it does make sense, considering that it was probably the most well recieved and overall enjoyed Japanese light novel to be brought over.
I guess this post really wasn’t to prove a point, as much as it was to ask a question.
Would YOU pay $196.00 for this novel NEW? Would you pay $106.00 for it USED? Would you pay, if not for this novel, another light novel?
Leave your comments below and thanks for reading.
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