Originally posted by Data Fly
I see a lot of those weirdly high prices on Amazon. The best explanation I've come up with is that the resellers don't currently have the book in stock but don't want to remove it from their inventory as they'll have to enter all the information again when they get another copy. Hence they set the price of the book to be very high to dissuade anyone from pu ...[text shortened]...
Actually, I read an article about the high prices of some items on Amazon.
They have these programs that bid their price up a few cents (or more), than the next seller's price.
Sometimes, two or more sellers will be running the same program, so the two bots just bid each other up sky high over a period of time.
The beauty of technology!