4. Book Pricing
a. Minimum Price
AbeBooks requires a minimum price of US$1.00 for every book listed on
our Web sites. AbeBooks will automatically update any items priced below
US$1.00 to US$1.00 or the equivalent in other currencies.
Booksellers are encouraged to review their inventory before uploading.
Any book they feel is not worth US$1.00 should be excluded from the upload.
b. Pricing Errors
All books listed will be available at the price listed on the AbeBooks Web sites. We understand that mistakes can happen, and if a buyer should happen to purchase a book with a pricing error, we recommend that the order be accepted and processed at the price listed to ensure buyer satisfaction. If the bookseller chooses to reject the order, that rejection will negatively impact the seller’s Completion Rating. Booksellers should not contact the buyer directly and offer the item at the new price - this is considered price swapping and may be interpreted as a Code of Conduct offence.
Due to the complexity of international and e-commerce tax laws, taxes and duties are not collected or remitted on behalf of booksellers. Booksellers are responsible for the collection and payment of taxes for
items sold through our Web sites. Booksellers from the European Union
countries are required to upload prices including the Value Added Tax
Booksellers located in Australia are required to list prices that include Australia’s Goods and Services Tax (GST). Requesting extra charges to collect the GST on domestic Australian orders is not permitted.
Excluding the exception noted above, booksellers may request extra charges when processing orders to cover
the cost of taxes, insurance or extra shipping. The buyer has the option
to accept or reject the extra charges. If the buyer rejects these charges,
the bookseller has the option to ship the book at the price originally
quoted to the buyer, or to cancel the order.
In some jurisdictions booksellers may include the tax in the price of
the book as long as description of the book clearly indicates "tax
included" and the amount of the tax. It is the responsibility of
the bookseller to verify permissible tax charging practices in local jurisdictions.