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Old December 24 2012, 01:20 AM   #16
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Re: BooksOnBoard has the lowest priced Star Trek eBooks

So we can shill for websites now?
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Old December 24 2012, 01:34 AM   #17
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So we can shill for websites now?
Only if the website is selling a Trek Lit related product.
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Old December 26 2012, 08:33 AM   #18
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FYI, I just got the Cold Equations #2 (Silent Weapons) Ebook for $5.99 on Amazon, don't know if it's a sale that won't last long, but if someone has a Kindle, might be worth a look-see now! Oh btw the Persistence of Memory Ebook is also $5.99.
BoB is still $5.53 (with Google Checkout) vs the 5.99 for the first two Cold Equations eBooks. And, The Body Electric is still $2.06 more then at BoB. if you buy all three Cold Equations eBooks at Amazon, you will be paying $2.98 more then at BoB. But if you really enjoy spend more for the same content, feel free. Personally, I'll spend less and enjoy it more knowing I paid less.
Well it's convenient for me to buy Ebooks on Amazon for my Kindle; not a great techno expert. And I already bought the Cold Equations #1 paperback (at a discount) so won't also get the Ebook. And no, I won't pay full price for #3, don't usually do that w/books. Anyway, I just thought it's interesting that Amazon suddenly dropped the price of 2 newer Trek Ebooks, in my view saving $2 a book is better than nothing.
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Old December 26 2012, 05:19 PM   #19
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Re: BooksOnBoard has the lowest priced Star Trek eBooks

For those of you with a Kindle, do you still feel it's a good idea to pay more to buy from Amazon when the price is so much higher?

The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 1 by Greg Cox
Amazon: $24.03
BooksOnBoard: $16.82

The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 2 by Greg Cox
Amazon: 7.59
BooksOnBoard: $5.59

So do you feel that it's worth $9.21 more to buy from Amazon?
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Old December 26 2012, 10:01 PM   #20
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For those of you with a Kindle, do you still feel it's a good idea to pay more to buy from Amazon when the price is so much higher?

The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 1 by Greg Cox
Amazon: $24.03
BooksOnBoard: $16.82

The Eugenics Wars, Vol. 2 by Greg Cox
Amazon: 7.59
BooksOnBoard: $5.59

So do you feel that it's worth $9.21 more to buy from Amazon?
Why the hell are you so pushy? Let people spend their money the way they want.
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Old December 26 2012, 10:34 PM   #21
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Especially since his "cheap" alternative is still way overpriced for Book One.

Seriously, anyone who doesn't have that book yet in some format, better goes for a used pBook copy, which you can get on the (German) Amazon Marketplace for less than a Euro plus shipping.
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Old December 27 2012, 01:10 AM   #22
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When it comes to the price for E-books, I really don't mind spending the full paperback price for them since chances are if I was getting a paperback version from a bookstore or one of the websites I'd probably be paying that much anyways. I'm even willing to pay a little since I'm saving the gas and time of having to go to the book store or pay for shipping. Now there is a certain point where I draw the line. The first Kahn book is a great example of that, I refuse to pay $24.03 for something that was $7.99 a couple months ago. But if it's like $9 or $10, I'm more than willing to pay that.
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Old December 27 2012, 02:18 AM   #23
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When it comes to the price for E-books, I really don't mind spending the full paperback price for them since chances are if I was getting a paperback version from a bookstore or one of the websites I'd probably be paying that much anyways. I'm even willing to pay a little since I'm saving the gas and time of having to go to the book store or pay for shipping. Now there is a certain point where I draw the line. The first Kahn book is a great example of that, I refuse to pay $24.03 for something that was $7.99 a couple months ago. But if it's like $9 or $10, I'm more than willing to pay that.
I think the biggest problem with eBook prices is that they can't compete with used books. I've gotten at least 3 (at the time) brand new books at ~$1.50 by lurking around thrift stores. Even if you can't find some at local places, you can probably find them online for significantly less than MSRP, even with inflated shipping costs. eBooks (and most digital media) need to adopt a more Steam like sales model to really get people to go all in with eBooks legally.
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Old December 27 2012, 03:21 AM   #24
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eBooks (and most digital media) need to adopt a more Steam like sales model to really get people to go all in with eBooks legally.
You mean where there's an occasional firesale, but generally they're the same price or more expensive than their retail counterparts?
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