Why does Amazon charge $18 for Hunger Games Trilogy and B&N Charges $28? I have read all the 'agency' stuff...........but this doesn't make sense. Had i know that B&N's books cost more for 'agency' i would have gone Kindle.
B&N and Amazon do charge the same for Agency books. Hunger Games is published by Scholastic Press, who is not one of the Agency consignatories.
If you shop around you can often find a competitive price. The trilogy is offered at the $18.00 price at Sony's bookstore. That's what I like about the NOOK. You're not committed to B&N prices.
The Hunger Games is published by Scholastic. They are not an agency publisher and the stores can set the price. Having said that, you don't have to byuy from B&N. I bought the first one from B&N a couple years ago when it was under $5. I bought the other 2 a couple weeks ago with some really good coupon codes I got from Kobo. They came out to way cheaper than Amazon charges for the Kindle versions. I get sent coupons from Kobo all the time. Kobo's prices on non-agency tend to be nore expensive than B&N but do usually work out cheaper with their frequent coupons. (Of course, the coupon codes still don't work on agency books, so I still buy those from B&N if it's something I want.)