why not amazon mp3s?

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

  1. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I've known about Amazon since they've been selling MP3s but I still prefer the iTunes store for many reasons:

    Convenience

    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

    Availability
    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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