Any guesses who spent 29,500 at ITMS??

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    Does anyone know or have any guesses on who spent 29,500 bucks at the iTunes music store???
     
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    jeremy.king

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    buymusic.com and napster :D
     
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    haha that would make sense...I was thinking more along the lines of Moby or maybe some celebrity's kid....hmmm
     
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    Foucault

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    shaquille o'neal

    He's a big ITMS fan, on the last MTV Cribs he was seen messing around in his 17in Titanium Powerbook, buying songs in ITMS...
     
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    the 29,500 dollar question

    Maybe they were bought by people at Pepsi, on a test account. When you're willing to throw down for 50 million tracks (assuming they are paying for half of the 100 million they are giving away in partnership with Apple), what's 30k to them?
     
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    It would be hard to believe that it was an individual who did this and not a company. That's some serious cash and then you have to wonder who got to do the downloading ;)

    A bit time consuming......

    Lots of companies have their own music for retail stores. Maybe someone thought this would be a good way to go.

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    Re: the 29,500 dollar question

    Its all relative in terms of being "serious" cash. Not to brag but I drop that amount on books in about 8 months. So its not all that impossible to be a regualr person that makes good money to drop that amount. THink about it. Say you have the money but yhou don't have teh time to rip all your CDs. Its more cost effective to purchase them arain then pay someone to rip them for you.
     
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    Re: Re: the 29,500 dollar question

    Damn I quoted the wrong post. Anyway I think you get my drift.
     
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    Gift Certificates

    I think the bulk of the money this person spent was probably in gift certificates. It was probably a wealthy person with lots of friends who gave the largest available gift certificate to everyone he or she knew. Unfortunately, I do not seem to have been one of the people to receive one.
     
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    Re: the 29,500 dollar question

    You'd be surprised how "cheap" companies get. Some spend tens of thousands on television and magazine commercials for contests where there is just one prize and it's something like an autographed poster by some new nu-metal band or a video game.
     
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    I like the idea of Shaq being the one. He likes to blow a lot of cash from what I've seen, having a ridiculous house & collection of "toys." It wouldn't surprise me anyway.
     
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    MattG

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    God, 29,500 songs. That'd have to be one big f*ckin' iPod.
     
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    hehe...:D


    I reckon some record company may have purchased all those tracks, so they could host it on their site for streaming.
     
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    If it was an organization, like Pepsi, it seems a little misleading for Apple to make a fuss about that being the amount spent by the top customer. I'd like to think it was a single rich consumer, buying for himself, herself, or for others.

    Maybe it's Michael Jackson, trying to buy all covers of all Beatles songs, mistakenly thinking that gives him the licensing rights for them all! ;)
     
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    Re: the 29,500 dollar question

    it makes sense that it was a company account. image how much time it would take to go through and select that many songs, buy them, and downloading them. More likely it's just a bunch of people using one company account.

    but then, one account can only be activated on three mac's. hmm...
     
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    Maybe it's Apple's internal quality assurance department, making sure the iTunes Music Store works properly. For the best test, the Apple testers should behave exactly like real consumers, but of course give it a workout well beyond what the toughest consumer might do. So they would look to the rest of Apple like a big-spending customer.
     
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    i think Jobs himself did it. He's got the bankroll as well, plus it's pretty much an instant music collection for whoever spent it. Steve probably spent it all on Beatles cover songs ;)
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it was Steve himself, he has that sort of money, and each time he demos iTMS at any type of keynote, he always downloads a few songs, hes obsessed with downloading music
     
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    He He, That's the Badger!:p
     
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    Drew Carey?

    My guess would be the Drew Carey Show. They bought iPods for all of the staff. Toss in a couple hundred in gift certificates. you could hit that mark real quick.
     
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    It was me. I mortgaged the house, sold my car, and relegated to living on the streets all for the sake of having 29k+ songs.
     
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    Maybe it is Arn, he gives us the music recomendations.
     
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    Sabbath

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    It has to be Steve!

    But thats 3 40gig iPods full! :eek:
     
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    me:p
     
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    Put things into perspective...

    29,500 songs.

    At 1 song a minute, it'd take you 20.5 days to download that many tracks.

    Someone's got a LOT of free time on their hands....

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