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Price of Kathy Sierra's book

Naina Srivastava
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Hi All,
I bought Kathy Sierra's book at Borders in Columbus, Ohio, US at a price of $49.99, but going through some posts, I found out that price is $34.99.
Please let me know what price I should get the book.
Thanks
Neha
Barry Gaunt
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Amazon?
[ December 24, 2002: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]

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Sanjay Saxena
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But is there any different rate if I buy it from store ? Because it says $49.99 when I go to Borders store....
Chris Mathews
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The list price for the book is $49.99, which is what you are going to pay at most brick and mortar stores. Amazon is selling it for list price, here. Bookpool is selling it for $30.95, here. (of course it is listed as out-of-stock)
Like anything else, you need to shop around to get the best deal.
[ December 24, 2002: Message edited by: Chris Mathews ]
Barry Gaunt
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If it eases the pain a little, here in Switzerland the equivalent price would be 65-70 US$ !! Based on book shop rate of exchange rate one third higher than it really should be.
Sarma Lolla
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I observed that BookPool is really offering good deals on books. Unfortunately Kathy's book is out of stock already here...
Peter Tran
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AddAll.com is the best place to compare price on Book.
According to my search on addall.com, the best price is at half.com


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Kathy Sierra
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Howdy all,
Amazon was offering a deep discount (I think 30%) while the book was not yet shipping... I guess that is their pre-order special deal. But once they had the book in stock, the price immediately went back to list price, for now at least. But there are so-called *used* copies now on Amazon, which are books purchased at the discount price and then resold at a higher rate, but still less than full price. I think I saw some for $39.00. They are available on the same Amazon page as the book itself.
I'm *still* waiting for my copies to come from the publisher! But Bert saw one in a local technical bookstore, so I know they're slowly making their way out into the wide world.
Good luck with the search. By all means, be persistent. Each and every copy of that book is just waiting for a nice warm home. A place with happy people. Other books to play with. A dog.
So, isn't it worth a few dollars to brighten the life of one small (OK, medium-sized) book? ; )
Cheers and thanks to everyone who has mentioned the book. I do seriously hope it helps you with the exam.
-- Kathy
Author, "Java 2 Certification... (oh heck, I can never remember the *actual* name, but you know it has Sun, Certification, Java 2, and Study Guide somewhere on it. Why oh why can't the publishers be just a teeny bit more creative with the naming?)"
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"Author, "Java 2 Certification... (oh heck, I can never remember the *actual* name, but you know it has Sun, Certification, Java 2, and Study Guide somewhere on it. Why oh why can't the publishers be just a teeny bit more creative with the naming?)"

OK, so we have had RHE, K&M, Bill and Marcus, for short this will be either "Kathy's book" or Kathys Java Cert Book. Actually it might have made sense (but not to suits I guess) to have a Western Theme, cos as you say it is easy to get one from the other confused if you nare new to this.
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John Lee
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Hi Guys:
I feel price isn't an issue for a book. After you read the book, it is your choice whether to keep it or not, if not, you can sell it, at a price reflecting the original price.
The bottom line is majority of books won't get too expensive. For my certification purpose, I bought........~5 ft. of books.
Thomas Paul
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Barry Gaunt
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Thomas, what happens if I enter a URL to a book in my post. Do you still get the loot?
And... if I buy via Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de do you still get it?
-Barry
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Ambapali Pal
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I am new to Java Ranch.
Can anybody tell me what is actual name of Kathy's book ? I saw one at Barnes & Noble
Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport (Exam 310-025)
by Cindy Glass, Kathy Sierra, Margarita Isaveya, Jane Griscti, Ajith Kallambella
Which is $30 at the book store.
Valentin Crettaz
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This one is called "Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Study Guide (Exam 310-035) (3rd ed)" published by Osborne/MacGraw-Hill
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0072226846/ref%3Djranch-20/102-9178081-0173754
Book comments:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/240224/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/weeks-Giveaway
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Ambapali Pal
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Thats quick.
Thank you.
 
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