Originally Posted by gerbinto
OK, lets explain this again because some of you are not getting the point.
Amazon is competing by offering a lower price. Now when the top 6 publishers collude with Apple, set a e-book price, and tell Amazon to accept the same terms or lose their business, then that is illegal. Amazon could not lower prices in order to force competition. How come Apple just couldn't follow Amazon's suit and take a loss? Are you really defending the corporations bottom line? So you would rather pay more, and line the companies pocket, instead of saving money?
Please do not be blinded because this is Apple. Every corporations bottom line is to get as much money as they can. We should all be on the side of the consumer, not the company. If Google colluded with the RIAA, set the price of MP3 songs and then forced Apple to raise their price, I would assume everyone would be up in arms against this.
Apple, Google, Amazon, MSoft are all great companies, however that doesn't mean I want to be screwed out of my hard earned money by them.
Do you work for a company, or even for yourself. You know your company or your customer pay your bills, so it is in your best interest that your company be successful and they should be allow to charge as much as the market will bare.
How would you like it if competitor was so big they used their market powers to drive pricing down such that your company could no longer survive thus putting you out on the street. At that point you no longer have to worry how much these things cost since you could no longer afford them.
I am all about lower pricing, but not to the point where it causes companies to go out of business (and I am not talking about poor management) This is the race to the bottom and everyone loose in these cases.
Also, look at this why, if apple and book industry can actually make what they product are really valued at then more people work and the company stock goes up and investors make money so I who invest in these company like to see their stocks raise since I make more money to buy more products.