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MacBytes
Mar 27, 2004, 05:11 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: BuyMusic.com is no more? (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040327181110)
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chewbaccapits
Mar 27, 2004, 06:36 PM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: BuyMusic.com is no more? (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040327181110)
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Ok.......Here it goes......HA HA.........

Fiveos22
Mar 27, 2004, 06:38 PM
And thus Apple proves that "first mover advantage" is only an addage. Product advantages should only come based on merit...which is why iTunes has been such a success.

(First post!)

Fiveos22
Mar 27, 2004, 06:38 PM
Darn, Chewbaccapits beat me.

bennetsaysargh
Mar 27, 2004, 07:42 PM
now we have a 70 page thread about how we said it would happen, bringing up posts from the first 300 threads about buy music before it even came out.:p

beg_ne
Mar 27, 2004, 08:59 PM
One crappy windows music service visited by the Grim Reaper.

Next in line...Napster? :)

Jerry Spoon
Mar 27, 2004, 11:06 PM
If this keeps happening, I'll have to change my quote below. ;)

MrMacMan
Mar 28, 2004, 01:04 AM
Good Job getting

OWNED!


hahahaha.


You really screwed yourself there buymusic, congratulations on dying!

Savage Henry
Mar 28, 2004, 03:53 AM
To quote Mr Mel Brooks, It's good to be the King....

macridah
Mar 28, 2004, 08:22 AM
ha ha ha ...

and to be a little off topic .... why didn't they get heat for claiming to be the “World’s Largest Download Music Store” ... like apple did about their PowerPC ad. Apple's claim is even viable.


back to topic .... ha ha ha buymusic.

job
Mar 28, 2004, 10:36 AM
ha ha ha ...

and to be a little off topic .... why didn't they get heat for claiming to be the “World’s Largest Download Music Store” ... like apple did about their PowerPC ad. Apple's claim is even viable.


back to topic .... ha ha ha buymusic.

Because no one takes BuyMusic seriously anyways. ;) :D :D

Ambrose Chapel
Mar 28, 2004, 12:30 PM
i'll raise a glass to them...of cheap, cheap beer.
:D

solvs
Mar 29, 2004, 02:50 AM
Where'd Tazo go when you need him? Oh, BTW, I called this months ago. :p Buymusic... doomed to failure.

(Ok, technically I think we all saw it coming. But it's still funny. That's what they get)

jxyama
Mar 29, 2004, 08:47 AM
i guess pretty much everyone here "saw" this coming...

i liked their CEO estimating that they expected 100 million songs a day initially and 200 to 300 million a year. with iTMS selling 2.5 million a week and on pace to sell about 70 million in the first year, he was off by a factor somewhere between 280 and 3. and they weren't even the first to offer the service.

if the best estimate you can get is not even within a factor of three of the most optimistic (successful) senario, you are one lousy CEO with an even lousier marketing department.

the news i read said that they will be "absorbed" into buy.com. what happens after that? will their music stop playing?

wdlove
Mar 29, 2004, 11:55 AM
We can actually be pleased with this news. I do have compassion for those losing their job. Very pleased to see Apple with continued success.