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  #1535274 19-Apr-2016 00:23
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So agree. Just watch cloud services prices rise in the future. They initially sell at low prices to get people switching to them, and get them hooked, then they spike the prices.  Basically software has moved to this model too, it is going to be a subscription instead of buying outright, where outright is usually cheaper in the long run..

 

 

 

 

Heh we have already seen customers hit with big increases by Microsoft, and 3 lots of proprietary ERP/management systems all went up by about 44% on average. Horrendous.


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  #1535706 19-Apr-2016 15:35
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Well I have some really bad news for you then. 

 

 

If they are going to be that greedy, they get nothing at all.

 

 

Exactly.  The difference between books and videos, in terms of obtaining "unavailable" content or refusing to be ripped off due to location, is that books are extremely easy to download and share.  I know several people who have offered me literally thousands of pirated bestseller books on HDD, but I would rather buy the ones I want to read at a fair price (ie a price that is available in other countries).  If books go the way of video, with "exclusive" rights sold to local providers who aim to rort their local customers, it's easy to predict what will happen


 
 
 
 


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  #1535712 19-Apr-2016 15:40
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I can't say I've ever seen a book on Kindle that cost more than the same book at Whitcoulls. Its rare to see one (that I'm looking for) that costs more than half as much as buying new from Whitcoulls (or Paper Plus).


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That's been my experience but I have read that Amazon uses pricing algorithms and this may explain why occasionally some pricing anomalies creep in.

 

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I can't say I've ever seen a book on Kindle that cost more than the same book at Whitcoulls. Its rare to see one (that I'm looking for) that costs more than half as much as buying new from Whitcoulls (or Paper Plus).

 





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  #1535939 19-Apr-2016 19:07
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BlueShift:

 

I can't say I've ever seen a book on Kindle that cost more than the same book at Whitcoulls. Its rare to see one (that I'm looking for) that costs more than half as much as buying new from Whitcoulls (or Paper Plus).

 

 

Same here. I always got books at prices that can be between 1/3 to 1/2 of Wellington prices.

 

 





 

 

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BlueShift:

 

I can't say I've ever seen a book on Kindle that cost more than the same book at Whitcoulls. Its rare to see one (that I'm looking for) that costs more than half as much as buying new from Whitcoulls (or Paper Plus).

 

 

Same here. I always got books at prices that can be between 1/3 to 1/2 of Wellington prices.

 

 

 

 

Which is why I continue to buy the e-books, despite being annoyed by the apparent rip-off.

 

To expand my earlier list:

 

Prices for the book in my example (Bleed for Me):

 

USD 6.53 = NZD 9.41  (amazon.com US price)

 

GBP 5.49 = NZD 11.25 (amazon.co.uk)

 

AUD 12.99 = NZD 14.42 (amazon.com.au)

 

USD 10.07 = NZD 14.51 (amazon.com NZ price)

 

NZD 28.95 (whitcoulls.co.nz)


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freitasm:

 

BlueShift:

 

I can't say I've ever seen a book on Kindle that cost more than the same book at Whitcoulls. Its rare to see one (that I'm looking for) that costs more than half as much as buying new from Whitcoulls (or Paper Plus).

 

 

Same here. I always got books at prices that can be between 1/3 to 1/2 of Wellington prices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yup, same here. 

 

Weirdly though, the last 3 Jack Reacher Novels have been out in paperback 10 days before available on Amazon. That was a deal breaker for me, I always buy his books day 1 and read them in a single sitting.


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