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Price of one box of Kashi cereal: $5.00

Price of one entire album on Amazon: $5.00

Digital music, with no packaging/warehouse/storage/transportation costs, should be less expensive than music in vinyl or compact disc form.

But, it seems incongruous to charge only $5.00 for an album of 12-13 songs which can be listened to over and over again and shared with a theoretically infinite number of people.

The box of cereal is gone very quickly, but the songs remain.

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