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Old 11-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by gmw View Post
I can see a lot of new release e-books in the price range $0.00 to $5.00 (for less than the price of a cup of dubious coffee, in other words) ... and not too many new release paper-books in that range. Also, the list price for the hard-cover of Cold Days is $27.95, so that still makes $14.99 relatively cheap. It's not my fault you've got expensive tastes.

The other factor you have to consider is that, living in Australia, even $27.95 looks looks cheap up against the $34.99 .. $41.99 I've seen some asking for here. For the Dead Beat paper-back they want $18.99. Many trade paperbacks sell in the $25 range in shops. (Of course, it depends on where you shop, but books here in Australia are very expensive compared to what I see on Amazon.)

I could given more you many examples, but those will do.
Nobody charges list price for a new hardcover. B&N has Cold Days for $16.21. Walmart has it for $15.84. Amazon has it for $15.90. So you cannot compare the list price to the actual customer pays price.

I know there are a lot of inexpensive eBooks out there. But there are also a lot of expensive eBooks out there too. Ones that should not be so expensive give how old they are.
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