Why are TV shows soo freaking expensive on the UK store?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by daneoni, Jul 26, 2008.

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    daneoni

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    So i've really missed House this season and its one of my favorite shows. So i go on iTunes to try and *gasp* buy the entire season but got slapped with a £30+ price tag. WTF? thats double the price of a DVD.

    And then the studios complain about piracy. £30!! i mean come on!.
     
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    I know, the americans pay way less, look at songs and films as well £79 for use and 99 cents for them! it's outrageous. This is why i don't by much from the store except music,
     
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    Kardashian

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    As far as I know, most of the stores are pretty highly priced - except the American one.

    I remember when I was living in Australia and bought a few songs from their store, they were $1.69 a track, I think, which is about the same as the American dollar, exchange rate wise - so thats basically $1.60 USD. A 60% hike up.

    I agree the price of TV shows is RIDICULOUS, and Music Videos.

    A music video isn't something I'd buy, I bought a couple, but when you see the American store selling them for pretty much the same price as the song, it is pretty crazy. And considering you get 40+minutes of TV for the same price.

    Personally, I get vouchers and buy them off the American store.
     
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    I must remember to do this next time i go to the states
     
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    daneoni

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    Amen
     
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    reclusivemonkey

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    It is indeed ridiculous. I just bought a two disk special edition of Finding Nemo for £4.99 from play.com with free delivery. Its £10.99 on iTunes. I don't know whether its Apple or the studios, but someone needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Also, because I got the DVD, I can play this on the XBox, rip it to iTunes and also share it through Connect360. I can't do this with the digital version.
     
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    northy124

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    You do realise that you are complaining about Rip-Off Britain, Prices include VAT and all other "Taxes'.

    Get US Gift Cards from eBay and get a US account.
     
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    Kardashian

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    You can either obtain gift cards from eBay, or there are 2 stores online, that offer instant delivery and only make about $2 per card - and you pay through PayPal.

    I have used both, and both deliver time and time again.

    I won't name them here as there was a company that set itself up specifically to do this (Capsule Productions) and Apple had them shut down. Fast.

    So you'll have to dig, I'm afraid. Or use eBay.

    Unless you're a jetsetter like me :p
     
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    reclusivemonkey

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    I think you are missing the point... by not buying movies and tv shows we are exercising the most powerful right of capitalism as consumers; that is not to buy. Hopefully this sends a clear message that digital media prices are too high.

    V.A.T. on digital downloads is 15%, which on a £10.99 download is about £1.43. £9.56 is still too much considering there are no logistics costs and no cost for media.
     

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