Apple Offers Back to School Discount on Select iTunes Albums

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has launched a Back to School music sale in iTunes for U.S. customers dropping the price on a several popular albums to $6.99 (via iMore). The sale works alongside the iTunes "Complete My Album" feature, allowing already purchased tracks to count towards the price of the full album.

    Here's the full list of songs on sale:

    - Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
    - Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
    - Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
    - The Lumineers - The Lumineers
    - Pink - The Truth About Love
    - OneRepublic - Native
    - Blake Shelton - Based On a True Story...
    - Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest
    - Various Artists - Pitch Perfect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    - Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

    Apple also has more than 60 other albums available for $7.99, featuring artists like Taylor Swift, Fun., Eminem, and more. The $6.99 sale will last from September 2 to September 5.

    Article Link: Apple Offers Back to School Discount on Select iTunes Albums
  2. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    Good deal if you are in the market for the music on sale.
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I got some of those for $1.99-2.99 on Amazon a few months back. :rolleyes:

    Just upload them to iTunes Match and got the iTunes version. :D
  4. NitinNike macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Haha here In India 90% of albums costs around $2.

    Sorry I forgot to mention that's without any discounts or offers.
  5. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    I wonder if music piracy is a lot less prominent there.
  6. .Asa macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2013
    If only music piracy could be less prominent everywhere... we could all have $2 albums.
    Stop pirating music!
  7. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
    And I do not care any of those Pop music albums, any Electronic or Dance music albums discount? I doubt it.
  8. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    If albums were $2 each here, I would never pirate an album again.
  9. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    New York City
  10. TreyCox macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Swainsboro, Ga
    Awesome. Just bought The Eminem Show for 7.99. Great deal.
  11. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    If an album is only worth $2 to you, I don't see how it's worth the time to even listen to.
  12. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007

    I'm confused how you can say that about $2/album but not $12/album, if you're trying to equate money an album is worth with the length of the contents of the album.
  13. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Haha, that's a good one! I think what your suggesting could be categorized as "specious reasoning"... :)

    For example, what were record companies' excuse for charging $15 for a CD back in the 80s/90s before the advent of digital piracy? While I agree with you that pirating is wrong, it could entirely stop tomorrow and the price of music would stay the same, or worse, actually increase.
  14. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    This might be a good deal if the available music wasn't crap.
  15. iDuel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    Even if it were, we would still be paying the same prices, if not more.
  16. Gasu E. macrumors 68040

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    Perhaps you are not aware of the differences in salaries between India and the US.
  17. Molecule macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    How does this actually help anybody going back to school? I thought these kinds of sales were for useful things... :confused:
  18. Boris-VTR macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2013
    True true. No way would those greedy suits at music corp lower price of albums.
  19. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    original/official non-indian music? Like for example the ones in the OP?

    I believe the $2 that the member says are pirated music.

    lol, you don't understand music labels.


    bus rides and such...


    nah that has nothing to do w/ it prob. pirated music... I go to central america a lot and the price of CDs are higher than the US and people earn $2.25 a hour, but you also have people w/ pirated dvd of cam recordings of movies in the street selling for $2-3. In lat america the price of videogames is crazyyy high also.
  20. NitinNike macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2012
    My dad currently earns $200000 per annum. That's definitely lot higher than the average income of Americans.
    Many people over here are offered with good salaries. No doubt about it.
    We are beaten just because of population and that's due to lack of education. So ratio is unacceptable.
    Here people save money a lot and invest an all that and I haven't heard of people over there saving and investing. So people even with low salaries can live happily and I have seen it.
    India has developed a lot in these years.
  21. Nabby macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Equal or less on Amazon

    With the exception of 2 or 3, all of these albums are currently $5.99 on Amazon. The rest are $6.99.

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