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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

One-Click Kindle Ebooks You Do *NOT* Want to Accidentally Buy

While Amazon's one-click features is handy at times, there are some awfully expensive ebooks in the Kindle Store. I was hunting for some suitably geeky books on steam power, and I came across a $500 ebook. I decided to delve a little deeper and see what other kinds of super expensive ebooks were out there. Scroll down for the $6,000 one!

$431.20 (down from $500+!)

Boring cover art for a $500 ebook, but at least it comes in two languages....

$6,232.00 (down from nearly $8,000!)

The reviews are great. Lots along this line:

After all this time, Amazon and the publishers are listening to our $6999.99 boycott! To show my pleasure and to reward them for doing so, I purchased this book.

The first couple of chapters were slow and went over the basics of nuclear energy that I learned in the 4th grade. However, by chapter 3, the pace really started to pick up and I could. not. put. it. down! The suspense was killing me!

I now have about half a reactor built in my backyard and am waiting a delivery from Home Depot and Bed, Bath and Beyond to finalize the construction. 

(don't worry: "includes free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet")

All I can say is you have to be a super geek to buy any of these! The good news: these are all cheaper as ebooks than as paper versions. Thank goodness you bought a Kindle!


  1. You didn't one-click, did you? :P

  2. Oh my gosh!!!! thanks for the warning. lol. then again, they'd probably reject my 'order' since my card limit is 2k :P