I think that about sizes up their methods: Alibris is merely a
distribution centre. You order the book from them, they order the
book from their various subcontractors. I ordered my book on January
16th and incredibly, just after my post on Orchid, it arrived, 19
days later. The book: Diamond Setting: the professional approach,
has limited availability for most places but Gesswein has it. It
would cost me about $40 US (what’s that, about $60 CN?) from them.
But Alibris is charging me $82.44 US including shipping, that’s
about $123.66 CN. Is that a deal? Plus, no response from them 2
days after I emailed them. Not for me. No how.