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Old 09-06-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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So here's the part that kills me

I'm looking at http://www.amazon.com/Years-Best-SF-...d_bxgy_b_img_c

Available new for $7.99 from Amazon
Available new for $4.66 from other seller
Available Used for $4.66
Available for Kindle for $9.99

I also saw it available in epub at Diesel for $12.05

Available at the publisher for $7.99

What part of the above doesn't make sense?

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Old 09-06-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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None, but it's worse when you only find it in pb and Kindle
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Harper Collins has been doing that quite a bit lately. They'll have a $7.99 paperback and set the list price for the ebook at $14.99
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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Good point
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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Probably why they double the ebook price.
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Probably why they double the ebook price.
LMAO.. yes, you keep telling yourself that's the reason....sleep, sleep, you're feeling sleepy....buy our overpriced products... buy our shiny things...
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:32 PM   #8
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You didn't add enough of these:

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Old 09-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #9
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Available as pbook for free from your local library in a less breaking the rules way...

(maybe even available at the library in ebook depending on some things of course)
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:07 PM   #10
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Available as pbook for free from your local library in a less breaking the rules way...

(maybe even available at the library in ebook depending on some things of course)

Unfortunately not at mine.

And I do my best to not break copyright laws.

I did find a version of Ted Chiangs "Exhalation" which was one of the main ones I wanted to read --- and a good one too!

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Old 09-06-2009, 07:32 PM   #11
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It's early days, hopefully Amazon will get it together and realize some of their pricing structures are just insane. I'd contact them about it, the more we contact them and complain, the more likely we are to see change.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:43 PM   #12
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It is pretty entertaining but until ebook readers are more mainstream they are going to try to squeeze out every penny out of us that they can.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:15 PM   #13
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It has little to do with Amazon. They're the cheapest place to get it.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:20 PM   #14
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This is typical in most new industries, and the e-book industry is a perfect example. Until standards, formats, readers and the overall experience manage to achieve a sensible balance, you're going to see prices across the board on individual books. Hopefully, prices will eventually reflect the value of certain formats over others (better formatting on common devices, for example) and actual popularity, as well as comparison to market prices. We're simply not there yet.
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ugh. sony ebookstore has it for $13.49.

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