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Old 01-14-2008, 03:41 AM   #31
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Maybe you guys should just pay the extra couple bucks, huh? Looks like more trouble than it's worth. Might improve your Karma too.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:30 AM   #32
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Here's the response I get complaining about pricing vs Amazon kindle:

Thank you for contacting Sony Connect! Thank you for your inquiry. Your
comments will be forwarded to the appropriate team to determine if a
price change is warranted.

Please note that when publishers determine the pricing for print books
(their “List Price”), they determine a separate List Price for the
eBook version which is usually less expensive than the print counterpart
(sometimes 40% less). CONNECT then provides an additional 20% discount
to the customer.

Some publishers have decided to keep their eBook prices the same as
print book prices, other book retailers may discount that print title more
than 20%, which would result in a deeper discount. We continue to
work with these publishers to urge them to discount their eBook List
Prices to provide you with the best eBook experience possible.

Separately, please keep in mind that with eBooks, there are no shipping
fees or sales tax, and you get the benefit of instant gratification.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:26 AM   #33
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Maybe you guys should just pay the extra couple bucks, huh? Looks like more trouble than it's worth. Might improve your Karma too.
For what??????? Title I wanted was NOT on Sony Connet (I have a Sony 505 reader). You CAN'T buy them anywhere else in the BBEB format, so it HAS to be converted. Any buy the way, i DID pay for the book in MS Reader format from Books on Board

I did finially get it to work, thanks Lily and the others.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:23 AM   #34
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Wow! That book costs $18.16 in the Sony Connect store.

It can be had for $9.99 on the Kindle.

One of the first Kindle books I bought was 'Age of Turbulence' by Alan Greenspan, also $9.99.

The Sony price is a whopping $24.50.

Do Sony Reader users try to find the gas station with the highest prices?

Just kidding guys.
But now it is down to 12.99 ... there is hope

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:41 PM   #35
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Here's the response I get complaining about pricing vs Amazon kindle:

Thank you for contacting Sony Connect! Thank you for your inquiry. Your
comments will be forwarded to the appropriate team to determine if a
price change is warranted.

Please note that when publishers determine the pricing for print books
(their “List Price”), they determine a separate List Price for the
eBook version which is usually less expensive than the print counterpart
(sometimes 40% less). CONNECT then provides an additional 20% discount
to the customer.

Some publishers have decided to keep their eBook prices the same as
print book prices, other book retailers may discount that print title more
than 20%, which would result in a deeper discount. We continue to
work with these publishers to urge them to discount their eBook List
Prices to provide you with the best eBook experience possible.

Separately, please keep in mind that with eBooks, there are no shipping
fees or sales tax, and you get the benefit of instant gratification.
I had the exact same form letter with the exception of the Separately, .... part.

Mine says, "If the information I have provided does not completely answer your question, please update this incident so I may be of further assistance to you. ".
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