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1.0 out of 5 stars Outrageous price gouging, October 2, 2009
This review is from: A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon (Kindle Edition)
Yes, the price of a book IS relevant to its rating. The Kindle edition is out-and-out price gouging, breaking faith with those who bought into Amazon's come-on that Kindle editions would typically be priced at $9.99. That was a lie. Most new books like this are way over $9.99. Boycott overpriced Kindle editions!
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Initial post: Oct 4, 2009 11:43:56 PM PDT
D. Drew says:
Would somebody, preferably Amazon, please stop this nonsense! This review has absolutely no place on this page, where potential buyers are seeking guidance as to the content of the book itself, not some extraneous issue about the price of the Kindle edition. People need to report this review to Amazon, as I am about to do...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2009 6:43:59 AM PDT
R. Frakking says:
I could not agree more.

Posted on Oct 6, 2009 11:33:10 PM PDT
I disagree. First, there is no other place on amazon where Mr. Rice can express his opinion on what he perceives as a bait and switch by Amazon--at least not where it's going to make a damn bit of difference.

Second, for those of you who are concerned that giving a "bad" review to Mr. Sheehan's book will discourage otherwise interested parties, I believe you're similarly incorrect. Anyone who has any interest in dropping whatever it is Amazon charges for this book--that person will know something about either this book or Neil Sheehan (probably both). Looking at the reviews, the potential purchaser will say to themself (as I did) "Huh? What kind of sexual intercourse tard (you know what I mean) gave A Firey Peace a bad review?" SEEING that the review is about poor service for the Kindle edition, then I know I can safely buy the book.

ANYONE who has spent more than ten minutes looking at the 'reviews' on amazon will know better than to buy a book, based solely on the average number of stars. Anyone who does, that person either wasn't planning on buying the book in the first place---or was just a hopeless sexual intercourse tard to begin with. In which case, there's nothing anyone can do for that person anyway.....................

Posted on Oct 14, 2009 7:52:04 PM PDT
I think that $15 for a Kindle version of a book that retails for $32 is reasonable. Amazon never promised that all new books would be $10 for Kindle. They said bestsellers. This book is far from a bestseller.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009 1:09:44 PM PDT
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Posted on Dec 8, 2009 8:49:51 AM PST
Jack Rice says:
To the mob of boo birds here: Yes, pricing IS relevant to a product review. Price-to-quality, i.e. value, is a valid basis for a review. This Kindle edition is a poor value. Get off your high horses!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2010 3:17:59 AM PST
Andrew Wordy says:
But Jack let me try and explain, you havent put your review just on the kindle edition, you have put it on all editions and for all time when the book is out of copyright and free your review will still be there. It is as if I was review cicero by complaining about the cost of copyists in 1st century rome. You are being unfair to the author who has no control over this.

Posted on May 7, 2013 10:34:42 AM PDT
Victor Lazlo says:
First of all, there is another area in where you can convey your opinion, and THIS DEFINITELY IS NOT IT!! Secondly, why waste your time with's all electronic trash! Nothing beats a good book in your hands--at least you won't have to worry about the power going off!! lol
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