I’ve long held that the music industry’s artificial price maintenance is the source of a huge amount of their problems.
I was quite surprised to learn that within Amazon.com is CDNOW’s Preferred Buyer’s Club. And an even bigger surprise was that their prices are actually quite reasonable. Last nite, I ordered these 3 discs (free shipping):
The Mose Chronicles: Live in London, Vol. 1 Mose Allison $9.99
Afterglow Sarah Mclachlan $7.99
Lost in Space Aimee Mann $9.99
Under $10 is the price I believe CDs would sell for if true market place competition was allowed — no oligopoly, no restrain of trade, no price fixing agereement.
If DVDs are $15, how can CDs be possibly be worth anything more than 2/3 of that . . .?
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.