Originally Posted by hellosailor
I know it is hard to make a buck writing or publishing these days, but some folks are just pushing it more than a little too hard. Like the ebook sellers, who complain about how expensive it is to print and ship and store and destroy unsold paper books, but somehow, they often discount the ebooks less than 10%? Oh, look, there's a hand in my pocket! Kindly offering to pick it!
Yes, especially when the "ebook" is just a collection of old articles. So if you are a subscriber it is nothing new, and even if you are a subscriber, you can read the info on line so no reason to buy it separate. I got there two volume "guide to buying a sailboat" for three dollars off amazon. It is from the 1980's but that is when most of the info is applicable to my search, but had I been a regular subscriber and payed full price I would have been upset but for $3 it is worth having in the bathroom to read.