I've watched as art.com and the others, and art from China and the big boxes, have all killed the retail sale of prints and posters, and decimated art publishers. Today is a turning point for me: I have a customer wanting an Aaron Ashley print. It is long out of stock, but available only on amazon.com for over $300 framed. He selected two other possibles, both around $100 at art.com unframed. Back in the good old days, these would have been available as four-color offsets at prices around $40. The art-buying public should be prepared to get royally screwed in the future, because art.com has finally reached maturity: they've killed off traditional sources, and now they can set the prices. I actually told my customer that the public is getting what it richly deserves for deserting the old retail model in favour of "lower" prices on the internet. In a way, this mirrors what's happening in North America as economies move from manufacturing to service. Around here, our economy is welfare-based, with the loss of thousands of middle-income jobs to Mexico and China. I had a browser tell me about starting a new Internet-based giclee printing service, and his canvas and stretcher bars are all coming from China. We're all selling agents for offshore manufacturers.