MeThink: Book Price – Sweden Bookstore vs US Amazon

Sometimes I wonder, why there is so much difference in the book price, the ones in Stockholm bookstores and on US’s Amazon.com. For example some of the books which I had bought and comparison…

Title Sweden (SEK) US (USD) USD –> SEK Price difference Save up %
Pol Pot: The history of a nightmare 159.00 13.60 81.60 77.40 48.7
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Paperback) 139.00 13.57 81.42 57.58 41.4
The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989 138.00 10.85 65.10 72.90 52.8
Comrades: Communism: a World History 149.00 19.55 117.30 31.70 21.3
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 178.00 13.60 81.60 96.40 54.2
On The Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World 139.00 10.40 62.40 76.60 55.1
A History of Modern Britain (Paperback) 139.00 17.86 107.16 31.84 22.9
Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (Paperback) 176.00 12.21 73.26 102.74 58.4
Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community 139.00 10.88 65.28 73.72 53.0
Sweden (Eyewitness Travel Guides) 299.00 16.50 99.00 200.00 66.9
Total 1655.00 820.88

If I order all the books from amazon (excluding shipping fee), I am almost saving up 50% of the book price…šŸ˜¦

1 Comment

  1. shane75 said,

    August 18, 2008 at 8:15 am

    You are absolutely right. It really annoys me living here that books are so pricey! I tend to put a big order in every two months with Amazon as at least it makes the shipping charge worth paying for!

    http://www.letmetellyouaboutsweden.com


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