So my wife (on behalf of my son) gave me the paperback version of The Road for Christmas, and while reading it the receipt slipped out from between the pages. After a little chortle at my wife’s expense the receipt becomes my bookmark and I continue my read.
On closing the book, I noticed the RRP (recommended retail price) printed on the back of the book. A$22.99. The receipt says $25.50 and my wife said the Canberra Centre Borders had stuck their price tag over the printed RRP, which was removed after purchase. On their website it’s ‘only’ $22.95.
It’s a small amount and Borders can charge whatever they like for the books they sell, but adding a markup to RRP at Christmas time deserves a special mention.