Sunday, January 16, 2011

$6000 for a Kindle download?

Yup, this book costs nearly six grand. Not that it's an actual book, you understand - just a Kindle download. You should also know that the above title is but one of a series, so for the price of the full set you could probably buy the Isle of Wight.

This in itself is good for a laugh, but now read the REVIEWS. Here's my favourite: 'At 20% off, I was practically making the 2 grand I was saving. All it cost was a second mortgage on the house and my now estranged wife whom I didn't care much for anyway.'

There's a very funny fake review culture now fairly well established on Amazon. It usually involves truly terrible products, books and CDs, which are subsequently trashed by way of deafening praise. Supposedly delighted customers fall over themselves to give the god-awful squawkings of Peter Andre and Katie Price the highest possible recommendations. Some of the 'reviews' are really quite wonderful.

'If you can imagine a soothing blend of jojoba oils, vanilla, and WD40 being poured into both earholes simultaneously, then you will have only been able to scratch the surface of the feast of pleasure that is Katie And Pete's "A Whole New World" Album...'

So there you have it.  If you're looking for yet more ways of wasting time on a Monday morning, then a whole new world awaits you.


Jennifer Morian Frye said...

Thanks much for the entertainment. Do people actually buy this set? Crazy. Love the fake reviews though.

Steve Augarde said...

Well, they actually have quite a respectable Amazon sales ranking, so there must be some very rich people out there. Companies, I'd guess.