There is no reason on earth to further increase the price of these already absurdly over-priced books and CD’s other than to try and increase immediate sales.
Miscavige has been promoting for years how all books are printed “in house” in “state of the art printing facilities” and the same with the CD’s. And they are all produced with Sea Org lower than third world wage workers. And yet what costs 20 cents to produce (a CD) is sold for $40. And the only real cost of the books is the paper (which they of course buy in bulk) and shipping (in containers) so a book that costs $4 to produce is sold for $40.
How can increasing the cost of these materials to the public be justified?
The answer is quite simple. This is a monopoly. And they are selling exclusively to their existing customers. There is no concern for new people and competing in the free market.
So, they charge whatever they want and manipulate prices any way they wish.
This is the reason there are laws preventing monopolies.
But in this case, there is a more fundamental law in play. Any organism that feeds off itself dies. That is what is happening with the church. There is a lot of blubber to be consumed, but it IS eating itself and will ultimately be a pile of bleached bones on the beach.
URGENT IMPORTANT DATA REGARDING GOLDEN AGE OF KNOWLEDGE MATERIALS PRICE CHANGES!
At the end of the year there will be new increased donation rates for the Basics, Congresses and ACC’s so now is the time to complete your Golden Age of Knowledge library!!!
For more information on this and the special gifts that you can receive for package completions over the Christmas period, call Darren the Bookstore Officer at Saint Hill on 0044 1343 324571 or 0044 7765207565.
Or ask for more information by reply.
Darren Hill – Bookstore Officer
According to the “Sec Check” blog, the price increase in Latin America is going to be 20%, so I expect it will be the same elsewhere….