there was a lawsuit settlement or verdict related to this that i read about in the past year, probably something about price-fixing, altho i don't recall exactly; anyway the news at the time said cd prices should go down--maybe it's taking longer than was previously predicted. In any case, i find it curious that the companies making most cd's are so worried about theft, when they. along with oil and tobacco companies, are among the biggest rip-off artists of all time, e.g., demanding that u buy something before u even know whether u want it, really. Capitalism is definitely a mixed bag.
Head-Fi-holic: With headphones would just be a benny.
Jun 22, 2001
Supply and demand, my friend. The only reasons prices are so high is because we put up with it. Don't buy them at that price, and prices have to go down. Now that people have an alternative, the record executives are panicking. Their first response is, eliminate the competition. Once they realize that that's impossible, then prices should go down.
OTOH, consider us (U.S.) lucky -- in the UK, prices are 2ce what we pay here. They like music more over there.