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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 7:49 AM, September 11th (Sunday)

Does anyone else get annoyed when the Kindle version of a book is more expensive than the paperback or hardcover!?

I mean, my purpose behind buying a kindle was to have a portable library, but it drives me crazy that I could be getting the physical book for less!

Shouldn't the lack of printing and paper costs mean we pay less, rather than paying more just for the convenience factor?


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Revkwd
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Default  Posted: 10:25 AM, September 11th (Sunday)

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notforgiving
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Default  Posted: 12:12 PM, September 11th (Sunday)

Totally agree. It makes no sense to me how a physical book can cost more than an electronic copy.


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Amazonia
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Member # 32810
Default  Posted: 6:13 PM, September 11th (Sunday)

Ugh it bugs me so much!


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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 1:03 AM, September 16th (Friday)

The solution is to try some of the many free or cheap books out there. Some are garbage but I've found treasures.there are a few websites you can subscribe to that send you email recommendations. One is called Daily Cheap Reads. It is pretty good.


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Eudaimonia
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Default  Posted: 2:53 AM, September 16th (Friday)

Oh, oh, and when there's charts and illustrations:
USELESS.
I'm not happy with mine right now either.


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wantmore
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Default  Posted: 4:05 PM, September 16th (Friday)

So silly we are! Selling books is all about what they can get, not what it cost to produce.

They do it because they can.


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 8:58 PM, September 16th (Friday)

I do have a LOT of freebie books on my kindle - the frustrating part is when someone tells me, "Oh, you should read this book/series/whatever -- you'd love it!" or when my IC tells me, "read this book as homework" - and then the physical book is a few bucks cheaper (even after shipping!) than the kindle version. I feel like my Prime membership should get me 20% off on kindle books, since they don't have to pay my shipping costs!


"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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