BuyMusic.com - pants on fire (again)

Discussion in 'Community' started by zarathustra, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I was just browsing the evil devil-spawn of a music service, when I noticed something funny. They list the Nomad as a 20 GB player capable of holding 8000 songs. But just over to the left they list how 20 GB will hold about 5000 songs... Well which one is it? Liar, liar pants on fire. ;)
     
  2. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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  3. tazo macrumors 68040

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    /me goes off to add this to the list of stuff on the 'facts' page of boycottbuymusic.com, my website
     
  4. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    As you should.

    You probably add the link to the picture with zarathustra permission I suppose.

    BTW, aren't their pants always on fire?

    :p
     
  5. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    No company should bother listing song capacity along with their MP3 player specs. It varies too much depending on compression rate.
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah I go with that logic.

    I have a couple songs that have a high compression and that are long... and I also have low compression short songs...

    Giving an ball park could be wayy off.
     
  7. Gus macrumors 65816

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    Not to mention those of us who has mostly classical music and have MUCH lower song counts than that on our iPods. ;)

    Darn Mahler! Couldn't he write shorter symphonies so they would fit on my iPod with less space!? ;) :)

    Regards,
    Gus
     
  8. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Oh My! Somebody should call the police!

    I dont get why everyone hates this music service....

    It's not like apple has never made mistakes like this. Its no big deal.

    scem0
     
  9. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Oh My! Somebody should call the police!

    Go to http://www.boycottbuymusic.com/facts.html and learn why myself and many other people dislike Buymusic.com

    -tazo
     
  10. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Oh My! Somebody should call the police!

    i dunno, the fact that its windows only and they copied apple ads and service almsot directly that incites many mac users myself included.
     
  11. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Alas, should we be surprised? At least, as tazo points out on boycottbuymusic.com, the service is not making anywhere near as much money as it speculated it would before the launch...

    Wait, maybe that also has to do with the fact that it didn't have as many songs to sell as it said? Or that it didn't support the most popular music player in the country? Or...Or...Or...
     
  12. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    Could also be they didn't get half the free advertising that iTMS did?

    Not that I'm against that... :D
     
  13. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Oh My! Somebody should call the police!

    Well, the fact that it is windows only isn't a very good point because it works against apple too.

    Yeah, the ads are a total rip-off. That wouldn't stop me from downloading songs from them though.

    That site has valid points, but if we made a big deal out of every little mistake from all of apple's competitors it would set a negative vibe at MR (oh wait, we already do that :rolleyes:).

    scem0
     
  14. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    I've got a wonderfully horrible idea!!!

    Anyone with Virtual PC???

    Well you guys sign up for buymusic.com and put up bad reviews for all their best sellers saying how bad the service is with links pointed to Apple!
    WOOOHAHAHAHAHAAH

    ;;puts pinking finger to edge of mouth::
     
  15. PowerBook User macrumors regular

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    Cool site! And look - you don't have to have Windows, IE 6, and Windows Media Player 9 to view it!:)
     
  16. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Although we recommend Safari, Firebird, or Opera or any other alternative to IE :D
     
  17. solvs macrumors 603

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    Re: Re: Re: Oh My! Somebody should call the police!

    No offense, but WHAT ARE YOU, HIGH!?!

    Tell you what... go to BuyMusic, try it out, let us know how you like it. I bet you won't. The problems of this poor-excuse-for-a-quick-buck-by-ripping-off-a-successful-product have been well documented. I hated Buy.com before this. Too many reasons to bother repeating.

    It's not a little mistake, it's a lot of big mistakes (funny though).

    -

    Do I have to say it? BuyMusic.com... doomed to failure.
     
  18. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Now now, they're not high on anything, they just cannot spot a scam a mile away :)
     
  19. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Or how about put Safari in User Agents 'MS IE 6.0' mode and tada you get it.

    Go put comments on the song...
     
  20. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Oh My! Somebody should call the police!

    I would never transport my songs, so I don't care about all those restrictions on how many times you can transfer it, and how many computers you can have it on etc.

    Plus, I own a PC - its my only option.

    Plus, it is cheaper, so when you aren't gunna burn anything or transfer anything, cheaper is better.


    You know what? I don't think it is a good service at all, but I think yall are making out to be a lot worse than it actually is. For some people it not only their only option, but also the best option. For me, I think it is a better option because 1) I own a PC 2) I don't want to transfer my songs (even if I did want to a lot of them can).

    scem0
     

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