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U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:54 pm

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Re: U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:57 pm

Be very careful, there be R&P here.
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Re: U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:59 pm

Captain Ned wrote:Be very careful, there be R&P here.


This man speaks the truth.
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Re: U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:57 am

Maybe e-books will be cheaper then the paperbacks now
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Re: U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:05 am

I do not understand why ebooks are not cheaper than (new) paper books of any variety. Surely economies of scale work in both situations and it can't possibly cost more to deliver an eBook to a reader than it does to manufacture one and get it shipped to a distributor and then on to a reseller like Amazon or whatever.
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Re: U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:11 am

derFunkenstein wrote:I do not understand why ebooks are not cheaper than (new) paper books of any variety. Surely economies of scale work in both situations and it can't possibly cost more to deliver an eBook to a reader than it does to manufacture one and get it shipped to a distributor and then on to a reseller like Amazon or whatever.


Well, now you do understand :) - pricefixing.
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Re: U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:14 am

Well, yes, I guess you're right. :lol:
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Re: U.S. Govt sueing Apple

Postposted on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:32 am

derFunkenstein wrote:I do not understand why ebooks are not cheaper than (new) paper books of any variety. Surely economies of scale work in both situations and it can't possibly cost more to deliver an eBook to a reader than it does to manufacture one and get it shipped to a distributor and then on to a reseller like Amazon or whatever.


Well, in this case it's apparently - at least in part - due to pricefixing :)

But even without pricefixing, retail prices are determined primarily by what the market will bear.
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