[LINK] Amazon capitulates to Macmillan
rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Feb 3 07:07:51 EST 2010
> NEW YORK: Amazon.com says it will give in to publishing giant
> Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at
> prices it considers too high.
> Amazon told customers in a posting on its online Kindle Forum on
> Sunday that it ''expressed our strong disagreement'' with Macmillan's
> determination to charge higher prices. Under Macmillan's model, to be
> put in place in March, e-books will be priced from $US12.99 to
> $US14.99 when first released and prices will change over time.
And in juxtaposition, what the ACCC says about resale price maintenance
can be found here:
> Any arrangement between a supplier and a reseller that means the
> reseller will not advertise, display or sell the goods the supplier
> supplies below a specified price is illegal.
> It is also illegal for a supplier to cut off, or threaten to cut off,
> supply to a reseller (wholesale or retail) because they have been
> discounting goods or advertising discounts below prices set by the
Just saying ...
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