iTunes PreOrder and "Complete My Album"

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  1. preyan macrumors 6502

    preyan

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    Guys

    Someone tell me what happened here.

    Scenario A:
    Bought 2 separate SINGLES for Artist A over last 3 months. This past weeks I saw album ready for pre-order. Price of album is less the price of 2 singles I bought. Cool. But here's my confusion...

    Scenario B:
    Bought 1 single from artist B about 3 months ago. Album pre-order came this week and the price is reflected as the full price ie. my single is not being taken off the full price.

    I thought scenario A was standard? Unless it applies to 2 or more singles, the "Complete My Album" works? Anyone?

    Thank:confused:
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Might want to read this:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1849?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    For example:

     
  3. preyan thread starter macrumors 6502

    preyan

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    Thank you for replying.
    I found out later that iTunes deleted the single once the album was launched for pre-order! Hence me not seeing the discount to complete my album. :mad:
     
  4. charlituna macrumors G3

    charlituna

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    I'm pretty sure that preorders don't have complete my album activated anyway. Comes up with the album is live in the store.

    And if it was a single then it was its own album so it is complete. You'd have to have bought it off the full album page for it to recognize (some artists will allow for crossing over between regular and delux versions but generally not stand alone singles or other albums)
     
  5. preyan thread starter macrumors 6502

    preyan

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    I have 2 singles from artist A above. Last week album came up for pre-order and I learnt for the first time, that single purchases, if still available on iTunes when pre-order for album appears, will count towards "Complete My Album". Trust me, I was also shocked when I realized this :cool: Ad I can confirm, I bought 2 "one song only" singles about 3 months ago and album pre-order only appeared last week.

    And then it made sense to me. If people own the singles, only hardcore fans will want to purchase the album. By doing what they did above, they encourage even casual fans to get the entire album.
     

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