This spring I mentioned that I thought that:
- the Amazon Kindle was likely a good book reading tool; and
- the Amazon Kindle is horribly over-priced.
Apparently, Amazon has agreed with me on the price and has now knocked it down to $359.
It does make me wonder, though, what is driving the drop in price given the short time the Kindle has been on the market. If you recall, Amazon supposedly ran out of them quite quickly and it was impossible to buy one for a while. Or so they said.
I said it then and I will say it now: If Amazon wants the Kindle to succeed they either need to drastically drop the price of the Kindle or drastically drop the price of the books. Amazon's problem was that they got greedy. They want to make money by overcharging on the Kindle and by overcharging on the books. Sorry, but you need to pick one.
Kindle = $99
Books = $5.99
That being said, I will not buy a Kindle until it is under $100.
Conversely, if Amazon chooses to send me one for free, I promise to review it here! :)