Originally posted by CONNY'S PIG:
Bilio might come on here and prompt us to buy from www.joebloggs/whatever.com
at a price of 49.99
Not if none of that was going to him! Here's the record company shenanighans to which I was referring .

Now, if Billy's got a label, then it might be better for him if I can buy direct from him, so he gets both royalty and the vendor's cut. Or he might be self-publishing, so to speak, in which case it's definitely better to buy direct, or via some vendor which hasn't demanded as big a discount as the likes of Amazon do.