Does Barnes and Noble Think We're Stupid?

Despite my better judgment, I purchased a membership at Barnes and Noble. It was during a time when I found myself in the store more often than usual and actually buying stuff instead of sipping coffee and treating the place like my local library.

Now that I've been a member for about a year, I have learned that I don't really benefit much from the membership since I almost never buy hardcover bestsellers. But check out the screen grabs below. The vast difference in price is enough for me to let my membership lapse.

No thanks, Barnes and Noble. I no longer want to pay your idiot tax. I have this thing called The Internet that I can use to compare prices.