OT: Re: OT: Re: Interesting Tim O'Reilly article.

From: Alexander Schreiber <als_at_thangorodrim.de>
Date: Fri Dec 13 12:13:01 2002

On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 12:26:18AM -0800, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > Granted, I'm one of those people who look for that album in the
> > used rack first, before resorting to a buying new copy. It is a form of
> Ditto. I don't believe in paying more than $13 for a CD.
> > recycling; but I wonder what exactly do the record labels think of me
> > for that?
> They fought over this as well several years ago. I believe they lost, and
> they get no revenues.

The nerve these companies have. Imagine General Motors, Ford, Toyota or
any other car maker wanting a cut of the money if you sell your old car
to somebody else instead of just dropping it into the next landfill.

> Apparently, they are still griping about it though:
> http://www.mp3newswire.net/stories/2002/usedcd.html

The article raises the key point: the companies already squeezed the
customer for all they could for the initial purchase of the CD - wanting
to cash in again when he sells it to somebody else is just robbery in
(bad) disguise.

> > I also believe that new audio CDs are still overpriced. Doesn't
> > stop me from buying one, though, if I can't find a used copy.
> Me too. Though it would have to be pretty damn good music for me to buy
> it at over $13.

Agreed. If I'm buying CDs it's mostly used or directly at the concert of
the band. Only if that doesn't work I'll order from Amazon or hit the

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