I want to buy Bringing Up Bebe before the Pamela Druckerman event today. I want her to autograph a copy for me and thank her personally for the advice that literally allowed me to forgive myself for my parenting (ex. crying it out).
So I went to Barnes and Noble. The online price was exactly the same as the Amazon price. However the price in store was list-price only. I asked a salesperson if it was possible to match their OWN online price. It was a $10 price difference. This is impossible, I was informed. However, I could get the cheaper online price if I ordered it in the store and they shipped it to me at home. But they didn’t want my money right then and there and I was not willing to pay an extra $10 for the exact item I could have ordered from the same bookseller. This makes no sense.
I wanted to give them my money. Instead I left the store without spending anything. I would rather give the host bookstore my money later today than a bookstore that will not even honor it’s own online price.