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Initial post: Jun 16, 2012 12:39:29 AM PDT
Greg Rosted says:
When I bought my first kindle 400plus dollars I received a letter from saying how the books were cheaper partly because no need to print one and you don't physically get one. Back then a book was about three to four dollars less. That is why someone would pay that much for a kindle but now that they are cheaper and they sold so many they price many of the books at the same price as buying it at the store what do you do if you don't like it throw away your kindle? It isn't good for much else. Do you buy elsewhere? Who out there gets my point. The Maze Runner at BN is 9.99 the kindle version 9.99 if I had the book I could sell it and buy more on kindle this is not an option nor is it that you can buy it used which you can a paper book. Fix this problem Amazon for all your loyal customers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 12:43:05 AM PDT
Please, please read all about the Agency Model. Amazon has no control over the price of ebooks from the main publishers - Amazon can not discount the prices of ebooks, but they can and do heavily discount the prices of paper book.

And Amazon lost the last battle with the publishers partly because of the pressure from the customers to make the ebooks available. There are lots of threads about ebook prices. if you can, put pressure back on to the publishers.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 1:20:27 AM PDT
Fud53 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 2:18:08 AM PDT
@Fud53: I do not dispute what you say. I am just trying to forestall the development of this thread into another long thread that goes nowhere. There is a lot of good information in the other threads in these forums.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 3:22:31 AM PDT
Greg has already stated the obvious solution to his problem. He should switch to the cheaper paper books and then sell them when he's done reading them. He'll be happier. I'll be happier.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 4:15:31 AM PDT
Yes, the "most books less than $9.99" WAS a big selling point. It is no longer true but it is easier to buy/read/carry books via an e-reader such as the Kindle. I'm not going back to paper.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 4:22:24 AM PDT
Tam B. says:
Greg you really don't know how good you've got it. At least in the US you get $9.99 pricing. To compare, for a while there (the price has recently come down) in my area (Aust) the price for one particular e-novel (The Next Always) was $21.76. I'm not kidding! This was more than the hard back and more than I think could be justified. This is not an isolated event. It seems that the publishers are subsidizing the US $9.99 price point by ripping off other geographical areas.

I have a kindle for my convenience. I didn't buy it expecting to have super cheap books. But I didn't expect publishers (not Amazon) to rip me off for not living in the US either. I'm hopeful that the case against the agency model, the various settlement deals, result in cheaper pricing the world over but somehow I think I'll still be paying for the $9.99 price point you enjoy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 4:48:48 AM PDT
JJulieJ says:
Tam.B, if you haven't already discovered the Australian Kindle Users Thread, you might like to pop over and have a look. There are some interesting things in our FAQs to do with pricing.

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdMsgNo=1&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=TxMDK6TJ7BBDRT&cdMsgID=Mx2F3ZIFMFR6X4I#Mx2F3ZIFMFR6X4I

By the way the publishers have been ripping Aussies off for decades on book prices. Even paper books are double that of most other countries in the world.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 5:13:29 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
So what is the complaint?? If you want the cheapest book available then buy the cheapest. If you want Kindle books then get Kindle books. No one forces you to pay for any of them.

As for Amazon fixing anything, you obviously don't know the facts. As others have stated Amazon has no control over the prices.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 6:19:23 AM PDT
Tam B. says:
@ JJulieJ
Thank you for the link. I do have my own work arounds that I use but more information is never a bad thing. I'm also lucky to have access to an incredible public library so worst case I borrow the book or the e-book and the publishers lose the sale.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 6:30:59 AM PDT
Good for you John. Those long threads that go nowhere are so few and far between...
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