Originally Posted by desertgrandma
Yes, there is. If I buy a hardback book can I get a paperback for a discount? If I buy a VHS tape, can I get a DVD cheaper? If I buy a CD can I download it to my computer for a huge discount?
Amazon is in business to make money, and they must answer to shareholders. If you were a shareholder, would you support this idea?
Yes. CDs and DVDs are starting to come with mobile versions of their content for FREE on the disc.
This is an additional purchase that would not have happened otherwise - selling an item that costs nothing to ship or print, helping to sell an expensive piece of equipment, and boosting a new market with wonderful profit margins for Amazon and the publishers.