Cost of Books

October 24, 2009

office interior design Sometimes I am just completely shocked by the cost of books. I know recent price wars between Wal-Mart and Amazon have been highlighted in the news and show that in some cases consumers are paying a lot less now than they were a few years ago. Getting the latest hardcover for just $9? That’s quite a bargain, isn’t it?

But at the same time, reference books and so forth still command an incredibly high price, which is rather puzzling. After all, a lot of great information can simply be found on the Internet these days. For instance, I was browsing through Amazon today and came across a book called The Office Interior Design Guide by Julie K. Rayfield. This book retails for a whopping $58.96 — and that’s in paperback!! Why would someone pay nearly $60 to learn where to put their office furniture and computers? Seriously, I just don’t get it.

Well, stuff like this makes me glad I moved on to electronic texts a long time ago. Fair prices, no clutter, and a very low environmental impact. What’s not to love about ebooks?

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