Jeffrey Kay <jkay@ENGENIA.COM> wrote:
>Of course, you pay for those things. But there's a substantial amount of
>money that retailers make from the CD's they sell. I don't know what the
>delta is between the wholesale and retail prices, but it's got to be in the
>25% to 50% range.
No way! Less than 10%.
>Eliminate the retailer (and their marketing), the trucks
>and shipping, the CD manufacturing and the liner notes printing.
I was thinking more of the record company's marketing. The rest of
that is less than a dollar.
>Change the marketing strategy as a result of all of this. This may
>not all drop the actual price by an order of magnitude (as I
>suggested in the original note), but I'd bet it's pretty close.
I think you might take a tenth off, but no way will you reduce it to a
tenth in size.
>You could almost view this as an economic form of civil disobedience.
Only since the DMCA.
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