why not amazon mp3s?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iOrlando, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    If amazon sells DRM free..why would someone continue to buy DRM songs from itunes?? If they are the same price and all??
  2. mward333 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2004
    I agree with you. I've been buying quite a few of my songs from Amazon rather than iTunes lately.

    If anyone from Apple is listening here, I'll mention that I buy from Apple when they have extra "Apple-only" incentives, like extra (bonus) tracks or free movies included with an album purchase on a pre-order. Those are the things I love to see from Apple!
  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    I'd say the convenience of purchasing, organizing and syncing thru iTunes. Amazon is a good alternative for DRM free songs
  4. telf22 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2007
    amazon doesnt have lots of the music itunes does that i want. ie. ep's
  5. goinskiing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Meridian, ID
    The day iTunes goes DRM-Free with higher bit-rate AAC is the day I look forward too and the day iTunes will reign supreme (as if it already hasn't).
  6. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    I buy from both Amazon and iTunes! I dont buy singles or pre releases from Amazon though! I love the complete my Album and the discount I get!:D
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    It's easier and I just don't like Amazon just yet, the features of buying there are good, but the conveniences still don't beat iTunes. You could buy from there, and load into iTunes I guess. As someone already said, preleases and singles. Amazon doesn't have iTunes' vast pool of music selection.
  8. MacBass macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2005
    La Crosse, WI
    I'm hooked on Amazon's cheap albums of the day/week, and it's not so trouble at all to transfer songs from Amazon into your iTunes library - it does it as soon as the downloader finishes.
  9. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    I buy Amazon in most cases since it's almost always cheaper than Apple's iTunes Plus. I refuse to buy anything DRM. It works flawlessly for me, I have no complaints.
  10. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    I've been trying to look around amazon but it's just confusing to find songs. Maybe I'm not used to it. Plus I like the ability to go to a store and pick up an iTunes gift card instead of having to use my credit card.
  11. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    I've known about Amazon since they've been selling MP3s but I still prefer the iTunes store for many reasons:


    Quality - I know I can get a refund quickly if there is a defect. I got my $99 the day the Complete Led Zeppelin was released because the gapless playback wouldn't work on the first few albums

    Everything I am interested in, iTunes has it. A very recent example is U2 Live In Paris. Itunes has it, Amazon doesn't. I bought it a few days ago in iTunes. Amazon loses the sale.

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