[citation][nom]markheber[/nom]Who cares what the price of e-books are!Buy the paper books if price is the only thing that brings value. I like e-books and think they are worth a little more money for the convenience they bring to my life. The price of anything has very little to do with the cost of manufacturing. Paper books could be sold at one third of the current cost. It is the fact that companies are in business to make money. "What ever the market can bare" is they phrase that should explain the price of e-books. It is what the product is worth, not how much is costs to make.[/citation]
My Windows laptop can do more than a Macbook of several times the price in the same generation of technology, so it's more convenient. Being more convenient doesn't mean I would want to spend even more money than the already overpriced Macbook to get that extra convenience, especially since the OEM Windows laptops tend to be overpriced (just not nearly as badly as Macbooks).
I would rather pay around what something is worth with a good enough markup to get the companies involved in getting it to me a decent profit. When profit margins are in the upper 90s of percent, well, I don't care how convenient it is, a product should not have that much markup because it is then more of a scam than a proper business venture. eBook's costing more than physical books is a scam and nothing more, especially with the cost of physical books.