Any price weirdness for RIHASI?

A sharp-eyed and confused reader sent me this screenshot last night:

Nobody else is being asked to pay $699 for an ebook, right? Because while people are welcome to pay that much for one of my ebooks, it seems possibly a little extreme.

KDP says the price is showing correctly in all countries, so if anybody sees anything like the above, please let me know AND let me know what country you’re in and I will check again with KDP.

While on this subject, let me add that I GREATLY APPRECIATE everyone who has left a review so far — and everyone who will leave a review in the near future — and in fact everyone who ever leaves a review. Also, I’m SO happy that this book is indeed “delighting readers.”

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6 thoughts on “Any price weirdness for RIHASI?”

  1. I hadn’t bothered to look at the email before.
    For what it’s worth, the email I got says “699” with the “99” superscripted, instead of inserting a decimal point in the price.

  2. Well, superscripted also works fine. I don’t think I would notice a missing decimal point either — hopefully if I clicked through to buy the book, I would notice the missing decimal in that case. BUT I suspect Amazon would not actually charge somebody $699 for an ebook that was supposed to sell at $6.99. That guess is based on seeing something, I don’t remember what, mulberry preserves or something, that showed a price of

    $6.99 ($6.99/g) meaning the one-pound jar would sell for about $3166

    which seems a little steep. So I have seen information in the pricing section that obviously isn’t true. Not that I would hit the “buy” button without making sure the price looked normal on the checkout screen.

  3. I’m seeing the decimal point on the USian site.
    A hardcover version would cost $29.00? That just reinforces how long it’s been since I bought a hardcover. I mostly read on my phone. Easier on the eyes.

  4. Last time I bought gas in California, I noticed the gas stations were starting to do away with the decimal point. It certainly felt as if I were paying $599!

  5. It’s possible, if Amazon uses superscript instead of a decimal point to indicate cents, that some settings to improve readability (e.g. large text settings and such – my phone has six different settings I can play around with to do so) could ignore the superscript and make it look like that.

    I know different countries use that decimal point differently – in the Netherlands and I think in Europe more generally the point is used to denote thousands (to improve readabilty of large numbers), and the comma is used to denote the cents, so a number in the 1 million range would be written as 1.234.567,89 ending in the 89 cents after the comma.

    As Amazon wants to dominate the global online marketplace, using superscript instead of points or commas to denote cents might have looked like a good idea to them, but in that case it seems they didn’t take into account the settings for users with poor sight.

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