Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The $9.99 Kindle Boycott Forum

A few days ago I was about to purchase a new title for my Kindle when I noticed that the price for the Kindle version was nearly the same as the price for a hardback copy of the book. This fact irritated me.

My irritation resulted in noticing the Amazon tags for the title in question and also noticing the Amazon discussion forum.

Tags are a very useful feature. Several tags for this particular title concerned a "boycott" of offerings costing more than $9.99 for the Kindle.

On the discussion forum there was a lengthy topic concerning the same subject.

Finding new things I like and jumping right in are things I do far too frequently and is not virtuous.

So for the last couple of days I've received email messages every time there is a new post on the boycott topic.

Good grief!

Discussion boards are not good places for me.

I must learn to leave them alone.

1 comment:

Staci said...

I know exactly what you mean! I've joined several groups and found out that all I got out of them was a lot of unwelcome email. Grrrr!