Sunday, 27 June 2010

Ethical Dilemma #10 - Free CD

The Fictional "Hebraica Chazonisher Society" has a new program on Greatest Hazzanim Their introductory offer is a free CD, with the best hits of "Bubbele Goldfarb" - pay only shipping and handling.

Shipping and handling - how much does it cost? $8.95.

Now the cost of copying a CD is about $1. The cost of shipping a CD in the USA via "media mail" is about $1.

So I ask you dear readers - is calling $8.95 "free" - ethical?


1 comment:

Garnel Ironheart said...

You forgot several things:
Packaging, labour, rent, heat, electricity, bribes to local political officials all with an eye on maintaining a health profit margin.