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Apple's hands are tied because....they won't take less than 30% to even consider offering a sale.....this has nothing to do with a court decision BTW....

Meanwhile over at Walmart........


In case anyone else was keeping track, Amazon has lost every battle with a publisher that I have read about including with all publishers in the DOJ case related to Apple. All publishers demanded and forced Amazon to take their terms, not the reverse.

Amazon has such a monopoly on book sales that Walmart sales only gained 70% this week.

I thought Amazon were forced to take Apple's terms, well in the world according to Cote anyway???

They were supposed to be the "ringleader", weren't they?

 

Apple's terms were enforced via the publisher agreements which said publishers went and enforced immediately after they signed the same agreement with Apple.

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Apple's terms were enforced via the publisher agreements which said publishers went and enforced immediately after they signed the same agreement with Apple.

And Amazon had the right to not agree. It's all negotiations, right?
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I thought Amazon were forced to take Apple's terms, well in the world according to Cote anyway???

They were supposed to be the "ringleader", weren't they?

The publishers did some strong arming of their own.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/01/amazon-agrees-to-agency-pricing-model-with-two-more-publishers/

Can't blame either party to try to get what's best for themselves.
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