- Posted by Johanna on May 18, 2006 at 9:14 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Pre-order the Absolute New Frontier hardcover by Darwyn Cooke, list-priced at $75, for $13 at Amazon.com.
It’s probably a mistake, since that’s more than an 80% discount, but what’s the risk? Since the book isn’t due until October, there’s plenty of time to cancel if they raise the price.
In case they catch this before you read this post, here’s visual proof:
Update: As of 7 AM ET Friday, this book is ranked #3 in sales, behind The Da Vinci Code (duh) and Lies at the Altar: The Truth About Great Marriages (wha?). There are going to be a lot of disappointed people if Amazon cancels the orders.
And if they don’t, there are going to be a lot of disappointed comic book retailers whose customers have all pre-ordered. I believe the top discount through Diamond is 55% off, so their wholesale price is at max $33.75, or 2 1/2 times this price.
Update 2: Amazon caught on. The page now reads
THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it has become available.
with no pre-order button. It turns out that $12.99 is Amazon’s current price on the individual New Frontier collections, so it seems likely that someone confused the different editions.
Update 3: Amazon has cancelled the orders without explanation.