Monday, July 5, 2010

...I'll have to pass, thanks...

As you may have seen from a recent post, I am a frequent 'flyer' with Amazon.ca (probably Amazon.com for you).  Because, as my husband likes to tease me, I seem to single-handedly keep Amazon afloat, they send me a couple of e-mails every day telling me of other books I might find of interest ... and sometimes I do find they appeal. 

This morning I received a suggestion about a book I would normally want to purchase.  However, I am exercising some rare restraint and will not purchase this book.  Why?  You will see why in the description from Amazon below:

Psychology of Religion [Hardcover] 
(no image of jacket cover available)
Publisher:  Routledge
ISBN: 978-0-415-48876-1
Justin L. Barrett (Editor)
List Price: CDN$ 1,265.50
Price: CDN$ 1,152.20
You Save: CDN$ 113.30 (9%)
No customer reviews yet.  You be the first.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Only 1 left in stock--order soon (more on the way).
(Bolding mine)



I would like to have this sort of reference on my bookshelves as I am interested in both of these subjects separately, and having been the unwilling 'victim' of one religion I am especially interested in the psychology of religion.  (The religion of psychology is a whole other interesting topic!) 

I share this valuable information about this new work, in case you, too, would like to purchase this 3 volume, 1600+ tome for only $1,152.20, by Dr. Justin Barrett.  Hurry now, there is only 1 left in stock!  Probably the only one they ordered!  I think most of us will be exploring it in a university library, if any of us ever do at all.  :-) 

I'm sure it is a worthy piece of scholarly work.  Perhaps one day I will be fortunate enough to take a peek at it.





9 comments:

  1. Aw, c'mon Bonnie! You'd save a whopping $113 !!

    Think of the savings!!

    PS: you got your self de-photobucketed. Congratulations.

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  2. That book does sound interesting. It must be quite a tome for that price.

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  3. But Bonnie... there's only ONE left! Hurry! Tee hee hee... gotta love Amazon (and I do, and am a Prime member too!)

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  4. You know you want to... Actually i am often surprised by the suggestions Amazon make to me. i often buy books for family and friends too i wonder if some agency is working out psychological profiles based on Amazon recommendations :)

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  5. oh my...someone i think missed th price point lesson in book sales...um, nope rather eat...smiles.

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  6. Surely that is a mistake?
    Religion comes free, doesn't it? All you have to do is believe and it's yours.

    I am so glad the previous post's problem is sorted. How did you manage it?
    I didn't dare comment - I wouldn't have known how to help - because whatever sickness your blog suffered from, it might have been contagious.

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  7. Wow!! Now that is pricey for sure!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Ah.. it's a much better deal for Americans at $1,087.

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  9. Good grief! My Christmas gift certificate would hardly even buy the cover!

    I am curious as to how that price was arrived at, but it's good to know that such a work has value in the marketplace.

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