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I saw this on the Amazon boards.....people suggesting we boycott books over $9.99 because Amazon advertises that they are under that. I personally am NOT boycotting the books over $9.99, but would like to know the members opinions here on this board.
 

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A formal boycott, no. But I can't see myself paying more than $9.99 unless it's a bundle with several books.
 

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A formal boycott, no. But I can't see myself paying more than $9.99 unless it's a bundle with several books.
Ditto. I didn't pay that much for books pre-k (except for a select few hardbacks), and I'm not about to start, now.
 

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I don't see a formal boycott. I also don't believe that Amazon ever said all books would be under $9.99. I usually pay under $6.00 but if I saw something I had to have I would pay the going rate.
 

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I went through that thread counting one day...There are 37 discrete people who are entirely too worked up about this topic that I have now added to my Amazon "ignore" list. The thread is the reason I rarely go to Amazon anymore.

I buy books the day they are released. I often pay more than $9.99. I hope the author gets some and I hope Amazon gets some and I hope the publishers get some.

There are already two websites and about 75 threads devoted to this...can we just leave it alone? Please?

 

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intinst said:
I don't see a formal boycott. I also don't believe that Amazon ever said all books would be under $9.99. I usually pay under $6.00 but if I saw something I had to have I would pay the going rate.
Same here. I feel like I'm saving money on the price of books overall with the Kindle. I usually bought the hardback of Nora Roberts or J. D. Robb and they cost $25. If I have to pay $11 or $12, I still feel like I'm getting a bargain. I've only paid over the $9.99 once. Most of the books I have bought have been under $9.99.
 

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As a general guideline, I try to stay under $10.00, but if I really want the title, I won't let price stop me.  Having said that, I can't recall a specific instance of paying more than $9.99 to date.  (There are certainly authors whose works transcend bargain pricing.  There are still limits of course, but the limits are higher. :) )

- Walter...
 

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First and foremost Amazon does not say books are $9.99 or less. They say bestsellers are mostly $9.99 or less unless otherwise marked. The frenzied folks on Amazon need to calm significantly and get back on their meds. My personal pricepoint for Kindle books is generally $4 which is the pricepoint for relatively recent used paperbacks. There is so much available worth reading I see little need to buy anything before it becomes available as a used paperback. That said, there are a very few things I'd buy as new paperbacks for $6.50 or so, the discount price of paperbacks at big box stores. It's up to everyone to set their own pricepoint and act accordingly. Those results will become a "boycott" for anything outside that range. We can only hope the meds kick in soon and if peace isn't restored it's at least more pronounced on Amazon.
 

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No plans to boycott, no.

I like 9.99 as a guideline, but it's not set in stone. When I see a book is more, I ask myself if it's worth it. If it's not worth it, I wait. I don't tell other people they shouldn't buy it, because that's none of my business.
 

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I'll pay the same or even more for Kindle books that I would for the paperback or hardcover. I don't want to but the convenience of having the automatic download and the lightening of my commute bag was the reason I bought Kindle, not cheap books. I want authors to be well compensated and I want Kindle to be profitable enough for Amazon that it continues to be well supported and that publishers see the value in releasing Kindle versions.
 

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No plans to boycott, no.

I like 9.99 as a guideline, but it's not set in stone. When I see a book is more, I ask myself if it's worth it. If it's not worth it, I wait. I don't tell other people they shouldn't buy it, because that's none of my business.
This sums up my thinking perfectly. I certainly prefer to pay less, but I'm not going to get worked up over it; I understand the supply chain and where Amazon fits versus the publishing industry I also understand retail at its finest--the prices will go down as market share goes up. Early adopters pay more. C'est la vie--I didn't get a Kindle under the delusion I was going to save money.

Gotta love the fact that there's a whopping 37 of them squawking when all is said & done. I'm sure that will make an impact on Amazon's bottom line. ::)
 

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My own personal rule seems to be no more than $9.99 unless it is something that I feel is really worth it, but I can't tell others what to do, nor will I.

I do find the "chart" that someone created on that thread at Amazon.com interesting.  It shows the percentage of books over $9.99.  It did a major jump from about 29% to 33% in one day (I think).  It has stayed at that percentage for a while now, however.  I realize that the chart fails to take into account many, many aspects of pricing and books, but it's still interesting to see all the same.
 

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I will pay $9.99 but nothing over that. It's not to boycott Amazon it's just my personal thing. I hope the price drops on this book as I won't pay the $13.80.

 

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I just have to echo what others have said. I prefer to pay less than $9.99 but its not set in stone. I also don't care about release dates (well, except for Harry Potter). I can wait and hope the price drops.
 

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I also don't care about release dates (well, except for Harry Potter). I can wait and hope the price drops.
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To each their own obviously but I've never understood this. If reading was a huge passion (and I know it is for many of us) and there was only one new book annually and it meant waiting at least one more year before a price drop I'd totally get it. With so many millions of books to choose from and the majority of those available at reasonable prices I don't get paying big prices vs. reading some of the other thousands of books one would enjoy until the price comes down.
 

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LDB, exactly. And its not just books that I wait on. Movies cost too much so 98% of the time I wait for the DVD. And then it goes in my Netflix cue, I don't need it the day it comes out either. The other 2% (and any music I purchase) might be on or near release date just because I don't want to forget that its available.
 

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There are so many good books on my TBR list that are less than 9.99 that I also wait. I've had my Kindle for 6 months and have not had a lack of reading material, I have more books than time, guess that's a good thing. If I had to wait a year for a book and that was the only book available I would pay the price. Sure am glad it doesn't work that way! :) Hubby and I wait on DVD also, we go to maybe 2 movies a year.
 
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