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Old 05-30-2016, 02:31 PM   #16
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I've just taken up the 3-month free trial. Is there an equivalent of Alf for audiobooks?
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Yes, because if they wanted it bad enough and the price was justified (to them) they would have already bought that book.
Sometimes I think there must be two people using your account. One who is generally sensible, and one who posts stuff like that.

Can you maybe rephrase what you mean, because what you said means that everyone who ever might by a book in Audible's catalog has already done so and there are no prospective customers out there period. Which is obviously ridiculous.
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Sometimes I think there must be two people using your account. One who is generally sensible, and one who posts stuff like that.

Can you maybe rephrase what you mean, because what you said means that everyone who ever might by a book in Audible's catalog has already done so and there are no prospective customers out there period. Which is obviously ridiculous.
You incisted that the book free might be a lost sale. And it is not a lost sale. I still say it is a sale that would have never happened.
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Sometimes I think there must be two people using your account. One who is generally sensible, and one who posts stuff like that.

Can you maybe rephrase what you mean, because what you said means that everyone who ever might by a book in Audible's catalog has already done so and there are no prospective customers out there period. Which is obviously ridiculous.
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You incisted that the book free might be a lost sale. And it is not a lost sale. I still say it is a sale that would have never happened.
And can lead to multiple sales if you like the first book.
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And can lead to multiple sales if you like the first book.
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Well, gosh, not according to DT. There will be no sales lead to, because...

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If I have not read an author's books before, I will try a free offering first. If I like it I will buy other books from the same author.
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I've just taken up the 3-month free trial. Is there an equivalent of Alf for audiobooks?
Look for AAXtoMP3
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Depending on your platform, there are also commercial products that will allow you to format shift from AAX to MP3. I use a product that works on the Mac platform. It works well. Of course, it uses iTunes, so you have to have an authorized copy to do it, thus it really doesn't help pirates, but it's great for format shifting and backing your purchase up.
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Well, gosh, not according to DT. There will be no sales lead to, because...
Are you trying not to understand?

Sometimes I wonder.

There is only ONE free book you can get through this. If you want more you have to pay - either subscription for credits or buy outright. If you are into audiobooks, then you will likely have a list and a budget and a limit on how much you are willing to pay for a single book. Imagine you cannot afford book A, because it is not in the budget since you already bought too many. Now someone gifts to you book A. Yay. Next month you have enough money for book A. Oh shoot, already have it, what am I going to do with all this extra money? You will buy another book from your list instead. Explain to me how the gifted book is a lost sale, please?

Another scenario is the book is too expensive, meaning it is never in the budget unless on sale or free. No lost sale.
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Depending on your platform, there are also commercial products that will allow you to format shift from AAX to MP3. I use a product that works on the Mac platform. It works well. Of course, it uses iTunes, so you have to have an authorized copy to do it, thus it really doesn't help pirates, but it's great for format shifting and backing your purchase up.
I assume you're referring to TunesKit? There is also a Windows version.
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Are you trying not to understand?

Sometimes I wonder.

There is only ONE free book you can get through this. If you want more you have to pay - either subscription for credits or buy outright. If you are into audiobooks, then you will likely have a list and a budget and a limit on how much you are willing to pay for a single book. Imagine you cannot afford book A, because it is not in the budget since you already bought too many. Now someone gifts to you book A. Yay. Next month you have enough money for book A. Oh shoot, already have it, what am I going to do with all this extra money? You will buy another book from your list instead. Explain to me how the gifted book is a lost sale, please?

Another scenario is the book is too expensive, meaning it is never in the budget unless on sale or free. No lost sale.

This is utterly ridiculous. I can't even understand why you are trying to contrive (much less convince others) that this is some ultra-limited zero-sum game, in whch all future outcomes are assured. Usually these arguments are used as rationalizations by folks who want to support the delusion that IP piracy is a good and helpful behavior, but in this case, I cant imagine.

Suffice to say (for the purpose of proving you patently wrong as can be easily done by even a single counter-example) that I personally can attest that I have personally not bought a book I would otherwise have bought because I got it for free.
And the money that I might have given to Audible, the publisher, the author, did not go to them, I spent it on lunch. It was Thai food. It was delicious.

QED.

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Another scenario is the book is too expensive, meaning it is never in the budget unless on sale or free. No lost sale.
That's me. I won't pay more than $2.99 for an audiobook. I got a free copy of Harry Potter 5 using this promo. That series never goes on sale for $2.99 or less. Therefore, I would not have purchased this book. No lost sale.
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I'm really no fan of audiobooks and so will cancel by the end of the free trial, but I'll still want those 3 that I get to be liberated and accessible no matter what out of principle
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Just for clarity, they remain accessible even after you cancel your membership. They're tied to your _account_, not your _membership_.

I have literally hundreds of Audible books tied to an account that no longer has a membership. I can (and do) activate them and listen to them on new computers and on my cell phone whenever I want to re-read them. It's NOT an issue.

(and while I have liberated them, I still prefer to listen to them in their non-MP3 format, because the Audible app is a better experience in lots of little, but important to me, ways. )
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That's me. I won't pay more than $2.99 for an audiobook. I got a free copy of Harry Potter 5 using this promo. That series never goes on sale for $2.99 or less. Therefore, I would not have purchased this book. No lost sale.
1. Are you defending DT? You believe that no one can seriously intend to buy book that they do not already own?
That your personal example is evidence that it can't happen?

2. You post promos right here on MF that result in credits costing about $2.99. You wouldn't have used one of those on the book when the opportunity presented, had you not gotten it for free?
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