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I'm preparing to launch my first book and as I was checking the prices of Kindle store bestsellers I've noticed most books were priced 4.19 or 5.24. Why? Are those 3.99 and 4.99 with some percentage/tax added? Is it because I'm browsing from EU (the store is Amazon.com though)?
 

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Are you sure those are priced in USD still? I think Amazon auto-converts to local currency for wherever my delivery address is, so I get weird price conversions of 3.99/4.99/0.99 for the account where the main delivery address is outside the US. The local currency is indicated in very small letters, easy to misread.
 

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Use a VPN and set it to a US server. You will see the prices that anyone in the US see. Everything is geo-targeted, so wherever Amazon thinks you are located based on your IP address will determine the price you see.

The price showing for me browsing from Canada is $3.91.
 

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If this is the case, I wonder what happens when we set the price for our books -- is it then changed for the US or for our geolocation...
 

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ImaWriter said:
Use a VPN and set it to a US server. You will see the prices that anyone in the US see. Everything is geo-targeted, so wherever Amazon thinks you are located based on your IP address will determine the price you see.

The price showing for me browsing from Canada is $3.91.
True. I'm not in the US, and even though I browse amazon.com, I see prices with VAT.
 

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So, I launched a preorder and set the price to $4.99. As it went live, the price on its Amazon page is $5.24. It must mean that even though I'm browsing Amazon.com, they're adding a tax for non-US users.
 
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