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Initial post: Nov 11, 2012 10:22:56 AM PST
Otto Orive says:
I like my Kindle, is the first edition and still working ok, but I am gong back to paper back. The prices now are about 3 to 4 dollars more the electronic copy than the paper back. I am not willing to pay it. It is a shame, the people setting the prices are going to really push us back to paper.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:27:06 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Please give an example of a book that costs $3 more for the ebook than for the NEW paperback.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:38:23 AM PST
Otto Orive says:
Vince Flynn The last man
Kindle. 14.99
Paper back 9.96
I did not dream it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:43:31 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
The paperback has not been released yet.
The hardback has a list price of $27 and is selling on Amazon for $16.

Also, the publisher set that price. That's called the Agency Model.

"Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
This price was set by the publisher"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:53:37 AM PST
And to add to Peachy Pat, often the price for the Kindle version drops when the paperback is released. It's awkward comparing to something that hasn't been released even when past history tells us that the prices often change when the item is released.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 10:57:03 AM PST
The Blade says:
Yep. As Pat said, the paperback will not be available until April 30, 2013 at which time the Kindle version will likely drop.

Right now you have to compare that book to the hard back. Then, when the paper back comes out, compare the new price of the Kindle with it. Right now you are comparing apples and oranges.

But if you want to go back to paper, have at it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:10:33 AM PST
MommaCat says:
They're not pushing me back. You do want you want. I won' t feed the wolves. They already lost in the courts anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:13:09 AM PST
TuxGirl says:
Paper prices don't change my decision of whether to buy ebooks or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:24:46 AM PST
Push "us"? I don't know what "us" you're referring to, but it doesn't matter. I'm much too busy replacing my paper books with e-versions (yes, paying for the same books twice!) to care whether you go back to paper books or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 11:31:58 AM PST
try borrowing from your library, works out pretty good for me

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 2:11:33 PM PST
Otto: "It is a shame, the people setting the prices are going to really push us back to paper."

A. I am also not one of the "us" you refer to.
B. Go back to paper books, sell your Kindle, and be happy. Then you won't have to whine.
C. Oh, and the people setting the prices would be the publishers right now.

Good-bye, Otto.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 2:25:54 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 2:44:50 PM PST
Otto Orive says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:02:20 PM PST
flipoid says:
Oh cripes--there is the "if you buy Kindle books at their current prices, you must have money to burn" argument. No, Otto, I don't have money to burn. I budget for what I want to buy. Just because my idea of what is a reasonable price for a book doesn't mesh with yours doesn't mean that you are right and I am wrong. Nor does it give you the right to judge my spending habits.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:09:14 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
It's a shame that someone who claims to read enough to warrant complaining about Kindle book prices, doesn't bother to READ the price information.

Enjoy your DTBs.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:10:18 PM PST
The Blade says:
There are tons of ebooks that are reasonably priced or free. Has nothing to do with how much money one has, it has everything to do with shopping smart.

Personally, I'd rather shop within my budget, get good, fun books and not whine about it. But that is just me...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:11:32 PM PST
Sarida says:
It's nice to have the choice, isn't it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:13:35 PM PST
King Al says:
No, many of us happen to think that ebooks are worth MORE than paper books and are willing to pay the price.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:22:51 PM PST
Otto Orive says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:25:08 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
I'm sorry but the words on this post are confusing and I can't seem to follow this at all. What on earth are you trying to say to flipoid?

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:37:15 PM PST
flipoid says:
What are you trying to say to me?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:44:22 PM PST
The Blade says:
Is that English?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:46:06 PM PST
I think it's a new language. One that only he can understand.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:50:06 PM PST
"The paperback has not been released yet.
The hardback has a list price of $27 and is selling on Amazon for $16."

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME someone complains about prices like this, it turns out they are comparing either a used edition, or one that isn't for sale yet.

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

I shouldn't be amazed anymore, but I still am.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2012 3:53:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 11, 2012 5:31:00 PM PST
Count me in that group. For some really bizarre reason, I find value in a permanent online archive of every e-book I buy, no physical storage needs (e.g. bookshelves), the ability to carry hundreds of books with me anywhere and instantly access any of them, no need to move thousands of pounds of books if/when I move, search features, and other features specific to the electronic format.

But I also like deep fried oreos, so maybe my opinion isn't highly relevant.
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