Originally Posted by dcg
How happy are you guys with the pricing of books? The few I've looked at have been priced higher than what I'd expect. Also, seems to me that Amazon should make available for free (or deeply discounted) any book that you have purchased in non-ebook format from them in the past. I have a bunch of books laying around and I'd rather read them on the Kindle, but not crazy about rebuying a book I already own.
I think thats a matter publishers would have to take up, not Amazon. More content should be viewed like this though. For games, if you buy a Valve game on PC, you can also get the Mac version, and it works retroactively, so you get it even if you got the PC when no Mac port was available.
I think some of the prices are high. But you can also find some great discounts if you put your ear to the ground. I got a few $1 sci fi books that have gotten great reviews that were deep discounted to a dollar before.
You can also pirate books very easily, get anything you want off Project Gutenberg, and find free books that pop up on Amazon every now and then. The most popular Kindle blog is one that alerts you to free books.