Walmart Dropped Prices Further In Preorder Book Sale Battle With Amazon

Posted: Oct 18 2009, 8:46am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:54pm CDT, in News | Black Friday 2017

 

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As reported on Friday, Walmart has started a little early Black Friday online price war with Amazon.com. Walmart started offering the top 10 books that are currently on preorder for only $10. Amazon hit back and matched the price. On Friday the prices were already down to $9.
Amazon has apparently given up as Walmart is now offering each book for $8.99. Amazon has the price still at $9. Sometimes 1 cent makes a big difference. In this case this 1 cent means that Walmart is the winner and offers the best prices on the soon to be book bestsellers.
Walmart really already had the better deal as they offer free shipping on each book. At Amazon you still need to get over $25 in purchases to get free shipping.

Still, Amazon has a big advantage: habit. I often buy on Amazon even if they do not have the best price, just because of habit and the ease of use. If Walmart wants to break my habit they need to continuously challenge Amazon on prices and make a publicity stunt out of it.

Either way. This price battle is great for you. You save a lot of money on the upcoming bestsellers listed below.



10 Best Pre-Selling Books for $8.99/$9

Kindred in Death, Robb, J. D.
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

Ford Country, John Grisham
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

Under the Dome, Stephen King
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

Ice, Linda Howard
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

I Alex Cross, James Patterson
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

Going Rogue, An American Life, Sarah Palin
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

First Lord's Fury, Jim Butcher
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

Breathless, Dean R. Koontz
Buy on Walmart
Buy on Amazon

Let's hope Walmart and Amazon continue to battle over deals like this during Thanksgiving and Black Friday. This would make Black Friday 2009 very, very exciting!

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