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From: arthur@locus.com (Arthur Salazar)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology,alt.folklore.urban
Subject: Re: Scientology UL - bestsellers? (was Re: recent FAQ postings)
Message-ID: <1991Sep18.001736.749684@locus.com>
Date: 18 Sep 91 00:17:36 GMT
References: <rdippold.685109851@maui> <1991Sep17.183725.27871@athena.cs.uga.edu>
Organization: Locus Computing Corp, Los Angeles
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In article <1991Sep17.183725.27871@athena.cs.uga.edu> weaver@castor.cs.uga.edu (MICHAEL WEAVER) writes: >In article <rdippold.685109851@maui> rdippold@maui.qualcomm.com (Ron Dippold) writes: >>nyet@cco.caltech.edu (n liu) writes: >>>kudwarf@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu writes: >>>I heard from a friend (note: NOT FOAF!) that they buy huge quantities of >>>their own L.R.H. books from retailers and RESELL them (through their publisher) >>>back to the bookstores where they come from, thus drastically increasing the >>>sales stats (at a small cost, no doubt absorbed by selling a few more deluxe >>>editions of the E-meter). Is that possible (i.e. legal)? If so, it MUST be >>>true... >> >>True. A friend who worked at B. Dalton said they used to get >>Dianetics books in to sell with the B. Dalton stickers still on them. >>-- >>Standard disclaimer applies, you legalistic hacks. | Ron Dippold > > >I think this is due to the fact that B.Dalton and other bookstores habitually >redistribute stock. That is they take stock from a store that is not selling >them well and send them to one that is. When I worked for a B.Dalton store >we often would receive stock from other stores already priced. > This is true. In addition, I seem to recall from my days as a receiver at Pickwick Bookstores (now B. Dalton), that sales figures and bestseller lists are compiled from statistics gathered at the wholesale level not the retail level.

-arthur

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