Wednesday, February 22, 2012
"Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson (WMMC).
I recently purchased "I Moved Your Cheese" by Deepak Malhotra (IMYC) for the Kindle; it was on sale for $.99. The reviews of the book talked about "Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson (WMMC) and the similarities or differences between the books. The reviews can be summed up in this statement, "If you are a 'worker', you probably want to read WMMC; if you are 'leader', you probably want to read IMYC."
I started thinking about the two books and even though I read WMMC years ago, I didn't seem to have a copy. I decided I would go to Half Price Books and see if they had a copy. I found the book, it was $7.99. That seemed like a steal considering the jacket says $19.95. I also looked it up on the kindle and found the kindle price to be a shocking $16.99! Love being able to compare prices immediately!
I noticed there were several on the shelf and wondered if they were all $7.99. (Thinking a more tattered version might be less.) Sure enough, a few books back there was one for $5.99! Large print version. Who cares, it was $2.00 cheaper!
I was about to pay when I got a phone call, which prompted me to mill around and look at other books on the racks while I chatted. Do you know what I found? WMMC for the Super Buy price of $3! Of course I put the other book back and snagged the one for $3.
I found it strange when I asked about the difference in price the sales clerk didn't seem to think it was odd to have books in different parts of the store at different prices. I asked, "So if I had brought up the one that says $7.99, would it have run up at $3?" The answer? No. So strange.
Lesson learned; check all the books to make sure you get the one at the best price.