iTunes price gouging???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bamurfey, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. bamurfey macrumors newbie

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    when did the price get bumped up to $1.69 per song on iTunes???
    that's rediculous...
     
  2. dsnort macrumors 68000

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  3. balamw Moderator

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    Link? I just bought a $0.99 song a few minutes ago...

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  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Could be that he's looking at the wrong country. I think Australia could be that price...
     
  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Country, which song, etc.
     
  6. bamurfey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im in boston, ma...
    i was using my friends macbook pro while i was doing some work...ill check it next time i use it...but everything said $1.69 a song so i didnt know what was going on...
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Seems like in the last day or two a lot of peoples iTunes has been taking them to a different country iTunes Store. A side effect of the 7.0.2. upgrade?
     
  8. someguy macrumors 68020

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    All the songs say $1.50Fr on my Mac.

    Is that like French currency or something?

    EDIT: This is before the 7.0.2 update. Let me install the update and I'll let you guys know if it fixes the problem.

    EDIT #2: Nope. Installed the update and still getting the price of $1.50Fr beside each song.

    EDIT #3: FIXED! If you click on your e-mail address in the upper-right corner of the iTunes Store and enter your password, it will say (or at least for me it said) something along the lines of "This account is only allowed to make purchases in the US Store. Click OK to be transfered to that store."

    All set now, hope this works for you guys. :)
     
  9. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Also, if you go to the very bottom of the main iTunes Store page, it should say My Store: and give you a pull-down box of countries.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Did any users getting transferred to European iTunes stores accidentally end up purchasing Yanni or David Hasselhoff? If so, I smell a class-action lawsuit. :)
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Swiss Franc. The French use the Euro.
     
  12. aricher macrumors 68020

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    I had the same Fr pricing on mine - fixed now. Thanks.
     
  13. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Wow, same here. iTunes thinks I'm French for some reason.
    Plus De Musique
     
  14. chopsuey158 macrumors member

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    Can anyone beat Japan? That one was pretty cool. I go to the store and see all these funky Japanese characters.
     
  15. solvs macrumors 603

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    Happened to me too after I upgraded. Changed it to USA at the bottom of iTunes. Works fine now. Weird bug, but easy to fix.
     
  16. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    LOL its a david hasselhoff conspiracy!!!!!
     
  17. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Mines still .99 in NJ, but there is tax so its more like 1.06
     
  18. buffalo macrumors 65816

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  19. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Strange, I didn't even upgrade to the new version and the store is showing up all messed up for me.
     
  20. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Ok this is odd. Same problem as, /dev/toaster. I'm getting the same problem as most everyone else about the Japanese store. But I didn't upgrade to 7.0.2 yet....odd.
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, a number of people have mentioned in the various threads on this today that they hadn't yet updated to 7.0.2...looks like it's a bug on Apple's end rather than the iTunes end.
     
  22. Jodeman macrumors newbie

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    Ditto

    I too opened up the store today (pre-7.0.2) and was apparently transferred to the Japanese store when I tried to D/L the free song of the week, but still saw the U.S. Store. So, I immediately downloaded the new version. Hopefully all will be right again on my little iWorld.
     
  23. The Toon Master macrumors 6502

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    thats the second time it happened to me(But i wish i had access to the japanese store, they have the new U2/Green Day song)
     
  24. MacMan2000 macrumors newbie

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    Artists Missing?

    It looks like some artists have disappeared too. I can't find the Red Hot Chili Peppers or the Foo Fighters. Did I miss their record label(s) pulling out of the store or something?
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Odd...a search for Foo Fighters doesn't pull anything up. But if you go to Music --> Alternative, there's a small banner ad for their upcoming album pre-order. Clicking on that and then on the artist arrow icon takes you to a page with a bunch of their albums.

    The iTunes Store has definitely gone nutty today.
     

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