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Has Amazon Gone Crazy?

I’ve just been looking at getting a copy of the newly released Cocoa Programming 3rd Edition (tip o’ the hat to Scott Stevenson) and, as the link from there is to the U.S. Amazon site I saw the price there:

then going to my local U.K. based Amazon page to place an order and:

well, what the fuck is that all about exactly? Check out the conversion rates:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 28.79 British Pound = 57.526 US Dollar 28.79 US Dollar (USD) = 14.991 British Pound (GBP) Interbank rate +/- 2%

That’s getting on for sixty bucks! almost twice the price of the US site. That’s just fucking ridiculous.