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Why does this book cost so much ??? Programming Windows by Charles P.

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September 14, 2011 8:31:18 PM

I was looking online and found Programming Windows Fifth Edition by Charles Petzold Microsoft programming series book listed at $173.24 on ebay and amazon.. My question is why so much for a book? Reason why I ask is my brother gave me that book and a C++ book almost like 10 years ago.. Never touch the Charles Petzold book. And I just found it with all my other computer books. Did it all ways cost that much? If so Im going to pretend that I read that book when I talk to my
September 15, 2011 7:46:53 PM

its hard to know exactly how much the book was selling for 10 years ago.

the reason for the high price is most likely due to either the book being a textbook or reference book (maybe), the fact that the book may be an essential read in the field (10 year old book, doubt it) or because finding a copy of the book is hard (supply and demand, most probable)
September 17, 2011 3:26:37 AM

Could be... I'm seeing that same book used sold for around $50