Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:34 AM   #1
McGiord
macrumors 68040
 
McGiord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Dark Castle
Christmas Ripoff in iTunes



They charge $10 for only a 25 minutes very old classic show...

And the package of 3 of the classics for $19.99...

Who maintain them?
__________________
And now what is NeXT?
McGiord is online now   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:19 PM   #2
musicpenguy
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Um content providers are the ones that price it - if you go to the movies area there is a huge selection of heavily discounted content - many titles are 50 percent off - Grey is normally $20 - right now $10 in HD.

There aren't very many holiday titles on sale - maybe its because the content providers think they'll cash in on everyone wanting em now more than ever.

Anyways content providers price it and Apple does a good job promoting those that put things on sale.
__________________
(2006: 17" MBP, Rev A: MBA Sold), 2009 Mac Mini, MBA 1.4GHz, 2GB, 128GB, 11" - iPad 64GB 3G, eMate 300, MP2100, 2G 8GB iPhone, 3G 16GB iPhone, 3G&6G Nano, 2G Shuffle, 160GB TV, TV-V2 - TPPN.TV
musicpenguy is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:22 PM   #3
Menel
macrumors 601
 
Menel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlanta
Quote:
Originally Posted by McGiord View Post
Image

They charge $10 for only a 25 minutes very old classic show...

And the package of 3 of the classics for $19.99...

Who maintain them?
So don't buy it. Its not a necessity, the owners right to request whatever compensation.
__________________
iPhone 5 iPad Air Mac mini i5
Menel is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:59 PM   #4
McGiord
Thread Starter
macrumors 68040
 
McGiord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Dark Castle
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menel View Post
So don't buy it. Its not a necessity, the owners right to request whatever compensation.
I am not going to buy it. The SD version is priced the same as the HD.
Those shows can be obtained at better price anywhere else: Costco, amazon, best buy.
McGiord is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:27 PM   #5
Darth.Titan
macrumors 68020
 
Darth.Titan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by McGiord View Post
I am not going to buy it. The SD version is priced the same as the HD.
Those shows can be obtained at better price anywhere else: Costco, amazon, best buy.
Costco - Doesn't carry this title
Amazon (Blu-Ray) $14.59 (Streaming) $9.99
Best Buy (Blu-Ray) $14.99

Apple's pricing is right in line with (or better than) everyone else's.
Darth.Titan is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:19 PM   #6
brianbunge
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Hell, I bought The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray and DVD for $25 but I could have purchased the entire trilogy on Blu-ray for $40. Bundle pricing is usually cheaper than the individual prices...
brianbunge is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:26 AM   #7
thetruth1985
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianbunge View Post
Hell, I bought The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray and DVD for $25 but I could have purchased the entire trilogy on Blu-ray for $40. Bundle pricing is usually cheaper than the individual prices...
Walmart had the blu-ray trilogy for $27 on release day. Also, Fry's will have the trilogy for $19.99 today for a one day sale.
thetruth1985 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:27 PM   #8
Icaras
macrumors 601
 
Icaras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California, United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth.Titan View Post
Costco - Doesn't carry this title
Amazon (Blu-Ray) $14.59 (Streaming) $9.99
Best Buy (Blu-Ray) $14.99

Apple's pricing is right in line with (or better than) everyone else's.
Thanks for clearly stating the facts.

There are also other benefits for purchasing content on iTunes which I thorougly enjoy and value, such as iCloud support across all iOS devices and your Mac/PC, and your Apple TV, not to mention 1080p HD for about 90% of all HD content on iTunes, as well as 5.1 surround sound support for many titles. And for movies, we get Extras, which I don't think is even available on any other digital distribution platform to this day (correct me if I'm wrong).

Oh and another thing: Stuff on iTunes can be had at a discount too. You could take advantage of one of the many numerous ongoing sales on iTunes gift cards from places like Best Buy and Walmart which repeatedly mark them down as high as 20% throughout the year, especially the holidays.

But before all that, I do agree that iTunes content is priced rather competitvely, and Apple themselves hold numerous sales throughout the year as well (like now).

/end thread
__________________
iMac (27-inch, Late 2012) iPad Air iPhone 6 Apple TV (3rd Generation) Airport Time Capsule OS X Yosemite iOS 8 Logic Pro X

Last edited by Icaras; Dec 24, 2012 at 06:32 PM.
Icaras is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 08:33 PM   #9
GarrettL1979
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icaras View Post
/end thread
No way!
GarrettL1979 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:21 AM   #10
StinDaWg
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icaras View Post
There are also other benefits for purchasing content on iTunes which I thorougly enjoy and value, such as iCloud support across all iOS devices and your Mac/PC, and your Apple TV, not to mention 1080p HD for about 90% of all HD content on iTunes, as well as 5.1 surround sound support for many titles.
1080p itunes content actually looks worse than 720p on everything besides animation. Their 1080p encodes are bitstarved at only a 15-20% increase over 720p which kills detail. The sad thing is people automatically think 1080p=better which isn't true in this case.
StinDaWg is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:14 PM   #11
Darby67
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: the corner of Fire and Brimstone
Quote:
Originally Posted by McGiord View Post
Those shows can be obtained at better price anywhere else: Costco, amazon, best buy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth.Titan View Post
Costco - Doesn't carry this title
Amazon (Blu-Ray) $14.59 (Streaming) $9.99
Best Buy (Blu-Ray) $14.99

Apple's pricing is right in line with (or better than) everyone else's.
Haha, fail thread
__________________
15" 2.3 GHz QC i7 MBP
2.6 GHz QC i7 Mini
2.0 GHz QC i7 Mini
Darby67 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Downloads from iTunes extremely slow today (Christmas Day) DominikHoffmann Apple TV and Home Theater 4 Dec 25, 2013 11:45 PM
iTunes Radio Christmas Chazz08 iCloud and Apple Services 6 Oct 15, 2013 04:10 PM
Time for Celebration!!!! Christmas Greetings HD is now available on iTunes aurthurdenz iPad Apps 0 Dec 23, 2012 10:30 PM
iTunes: Organizing Christmas music Mal Mac Applications and Mac App Store 9 Oct 19, 2012 10:08 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC