Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Complete Scam

 I'm not sure if you've seen these yet, but here is a case where Amazon is playing blind to complete scam artists using them for a commerce site. Check out the following link: The analog synthesizer community is hot for anything that they can get their hands on, and their friends/family are also interested in giving them gifts about their passion. But read the description: it's just a bunch of Wikipedia articles printed into book form... ... for which they charge $50! The Kindle market is already loaded full of crap-alikes, but now we are getting B.S. like this - a very blatent ripoff. Amazon needs to figure out that this is exactly what people run away from: the sense that their interests are being used as part of a money-grab. I know they think they are immune to this stuff, but Abebooks, B&N and others are just waiting for them to trip over their big feet. [ddg]

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