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I wonder if they have the price automatically raise if it detects that it is in high demand.
Unfortunately this would not surprise me in the least.

It makes sense, yeah, there are infinite stock and no chance of running out... but supply and demand Still apply. I honestly think that the newspapers are the ones that should be vilified. Sure, they charge a couple exta pounds.. but guess what, if this is anything like any other famous death, the press will be "cashing in on her untimely death" of her for months.

This is why I hate the media. Sure, they could be informing the masses about a bill that will make it illegal to have a first born child, but NAW, Kim Kardashian just had had a break up!
post #12 of 25
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I think it's hilarious that they call this a "error" like it was some computer malfunction that magically raised the price.

this.

i don't know - somehow it seems shameful that they're doing it, you know?

like i get that artist's music goes up when they die, but, still. somehow...
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post #13 of 25
If you have to appologize for it, it's not a good thing to do.

Not to mention... it's never in good taste to make profits from somebody's death.
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post #14 of 25
its all about the money.
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post #15 of 25
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I don't understand the problem here. Of course her work became instantly more valuable the minute she died. That's not greed, that's economics...
Agreed
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I wonder if they have the price automatically raise if it detects that it is in high demand.

This is what happens. Simple supply and demand people. Dead artists material is more valuable than living ones in general.
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post #16 of 25
more reasons to hate sony and itunes
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Error? They must think everyone is an idiot to believe that...
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post #18 of 25
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...by the hand of the fruity tech firm.
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this made me lol as well lachen.gif
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post #19 of 25
Sony's special re-release........and iiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeiiiiiiiiiiii will always gouge youuuuu

Seriously, an error? Please.
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post #20 of 25
Ha, good for them.

I hate how American media glorifies "pop" stars and media icons like that. I, frankly, didn't care at all that she passed; and while it is a tragedy that everyone will one day have to face, I hate how our media companies glorify it and drag it out. They're out to make money too you know.

God, most Americans are ignorant sheep.
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