Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lightning Strikes Twice!? - Barnes & Noble Price Glitch

Wed. Evening - Checked online and happened across this article: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/03/10/is-it-happening-again-this-time-with-barnes-noble/

Here we go again!

Apparently Barnes & Noble had a similar price glitch on books *surprise* from Diamond Distributors today.  Prices were $14.99 this afternoon and evening, although the glitch was resolved much more quickly (probably since today is a weekday and not Saturday night) than in Amazon's case.  I managed to place two orders with lightning speed:

Items from Barnes & Noble
Shipping Method: Expedited Air Service
Criminal: The Deluxe Edition HC
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1
Paperback 1 $10.79
Hellboy Library Edition Volume 2: The Chained Coffin, The Right Hand of Doom, and Others
Other Format 1 $11.99
Witchblade Compendium Volume 2
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Rising Stars Compendium Hardcover
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Expected ship date: March 12, 2010
Shipment Subtotal: $55.15
Shipping & Handling: $39.93
Sales Tax: $8.31
Shipment Total: $103.39

Items from Barnes & Noble
Shipping Method: Expedited Delivery
Captain Britain By Alan Moore & Alan Davis Omnibus HC Classic Costume Cover
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Daredevil By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus Volume 2 HC
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Tomb Of Dracula Omnibus Volume 2 HC
Hardcover 1 $10.79
X-Men: Inferno HC
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Killraven
Hardcover 1 $6.28
Spider-Man: One More Day
Hardcover 1 $6.28
House Of M: No More Mutants HC, Vol. 4
Hardcover 1 $10.11
X-Men: Inferno Crossovers HC
Hardcover 1 $10.11
X-Men: Mutant Massacre HC
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Invincible Iron Man Volume 1 HC
Hardcover 1 $10.79
Shipment Subtotal: $97.52
Shipping & Handling: $33.84
Sales Tax: $11.50
Shipment Total: $142.86

What did we learn from the Amazon glitch?  Don't be cheap and go with free shipping.  Get expedited shipping and your items in the pipeline as quickly as possible!