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CDNOW Preferred Buyer’s Club
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On May 21, 2004 @ 2:19 pm In Music | Comments Disabled
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
Mose Allison 
Afterglow Sarah Mclachlan $7.99
Lost in Space Aimee Mann $9.99
Aimee Mann 
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 . . .?
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 Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/home/home.html/102-4529470-0078540
 CDNOW’s Preferred Buyer’s Club: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/3023481/ref%3Dtab%5Fm%5Fgw%5Fl/102-4529470-0078540
 Mose Allison: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000056BAE/thebigpictu09-20
 Image: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000C6E4D/thebigpictu09-20
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