So according to this story over on Bloomberg:
The DOJ is filing a lawsuit against Apple for Anti-trust issues in regards to e-book pricing. Once again it’s fuckin’ amazing at how the Government has it’s priorities straight. No need to worry about Wall Street, Gas Prices, Food Prices, The Housing Crash, War, Voter Fraud, Constitutional rights and liberties being taken away and everything else that is going on….. But what’s REALLY important? The fact that an e-book sometimes cost more then a new or old hard cover. What the fuck!?!?!?! Seriously?
I love my Kindle! I wouldn’t give it up for the world. I’ve had two over the years and the new small one kicks ass. Not the tough, or fire or keyboard but the basic bottom of the line Kindle e-reader. Does it piss me off when I see a book for $12.99 for the Kindle version and I could get the hard cover or paperback for $8.99. Not one bit. I look at it as I’m paying the extra few bucks to not have to lug around books with me when I travel. Nothing is worse then being out on the road, finishing a book, being in the middle of nowhere, bored as fuck without another book to read. Yeah to me that’s worth the extra few bucks I have to pay. Plus with all the free books or specials for $1.99 or $0.99 I get it averages itself out over time.
I get it. Price fixing sucks. It shouldn’t happen but we are talking about ebooks on a luxury device. This isn’t life threatening. This isn’t medications for poor kids. And it’s NOT the only place you can get the content. Many options. Get the real book, go to a library, wait for it to go on sale, borrow it from a friend or whatever. If you don’t want them to price fix stop buying digital versions, they will get the hint. Vote with your money and not with my tax dollars wasted with this bullshit lawsuit when there are a shit ton more important things for the DOJ to do than waste time with this shit.