Monday, 31 October 2011

Amazon UK or Amazon.com Kindle Store?

I have noticed for quite some time, that there are considerable price discrepancies at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. It is rather very weird, as for the exact same thing, one party has to pay up to more than $9 compared to the other one, just across the Atlantic.

After googling around, I found out that Amazon does not put any restriction to the number of migration between Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk account. Therefore, you can always compare the price at the two outlets, and move your account accordingly before clicking the "buy it now" button.

To move your account, simply login to "Manage Your Kindle" page at amazon website, and change your country setting. It definitely is a little hassle, to do this all the time, but in this age of austerity, every little penny does count, doesn't it?

Below is a simple comparison table that I've made to my kindle eBooks, and the cheapest prices are highlighted in red.

TitleDate purchasedPrice when purchased at Amazon UK**Current price at Amazon UK**Current price at Amazon.com
1. Crisis Economics9/10/ 2011$9.59$9.59$9.99
2. Revolutionary Doctors28/9/2011$13.72$13.80$9.99
3. Is Religion Irrational26/5/2011$8.95$10.93$9.99
4. The New Empire of Debt17/5/2011$18.03$18.71$9.59
5. Poor Economics28/4/2011$19.11$16.12$9.45
6. Why There Almost Certainly Is a God22/4/2011$1.89$8.28$9.56
7. Wikileaks17/2/2011$9.86$7.89$7.63
8. Eat That Frog!8/2/2011$6.84$7.14$7.62
9. The China Study17/01/2011$10.77$11.13$8.09
10. Why The West Rules For Now25/12/2010$16.57$11.65$9.99
11. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People30/11/2010$4.24$10.77$9.56

I had spent $119.57 for the 11 books, 
but if I had realized about this fact earlier on, I would've only spent: $86.25, and saved $33.32.

**The price was according to the exchange rate of £1 = $1.6024, on 31 October 2011, provided by Google

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