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    Re: Ex-Meridian Exercise
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2012 Jan 23, 11:47 -0800
    A friend of mine pointed out that used booksellers often use computer algorithms to price their books rather than actually visiting the listing for each and every book they have in stock.  It looks like the algorithms for the two sellers got into a price war -- upwards!   Or maybe the $3M price was a mistake and the algorithms "reduced" their prices until they got down to a mere $400K.   Regardless, it looks like "compare price to that of a new book" was not included in the algorithm!


    From: Alan S <alan202@verizon.net>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 10:47 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Ex-Meridian Exercise

    The following is copied from Amazon. Go past the first couple of listings, asnd look at quoted prices. Having gotten to this point, does one see an ongoing series of "misprints", or could it be that some people have odd senses of humor?
    Alan

    Hansen's Improved Ex-meridian Tables (Hardcover)
    by L.F. Hansen (Author), C.W.T. Layton (Editor)
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