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Selling books for half does not sound lik "decent" markup lol.



Considering they buy the books from people for something like 10% of the MSRP, it is definitely a decent markup for them.


Sounds more like the markup in MSRP is something like 500%. Which is not unexpected in retail.


The longer you have to hold inventory, the more markup you should apply. Books probably have a fantastically long tail if you sort each one by rate of books sold per month or per year. Some books may sit on the shelves for several years before someone comes along and buys it.




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