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iPod Zune Out

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
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Jul 11, 2003
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Gotta hand it to Microsoft, they have done a great job in getting publicity for the Zune. It's all over the 'net, local TV news all have stories on it and I saw a ton of bus ads yesterday. I have now Zuned out.

Searching the web, a ton of forums and Zune sites have popped up. Will you...

check out the zunezone?
be a member of the zunenation?
check out news at zuneinsider?
check ou the zunescene?

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

Chundles

macrumors G5
Jul 4, 2005
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Gotta hand it to Microsoft, they have done a great job in getting publicity for the Zune. It's all over the 'net, local TV news all have stories on it and I saw a ton of bus ads yesterday. I have now Zuned out.

Searching the web, a ton of forums and Zune sites have popped up. Will you...

check out the zunezone?
be a member of the zunenation?
check out news at zuneinsider?
check ou the zunescene?

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

First headline on zunerumors.com

"2G Zune said to be "slightly less crap" - Microsoft"
 
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DeSnousa

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Jan 20, 2005
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This annoys me.

79 Zune points equals 99 cents which buys a single

Converting real cash to points, it makes consumers think they are paying 79 cents for a track :mad:

Not to mention idiots claiming that the store is cheaper than iTunes.
 
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Scarlet Fever

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Jul 22, 2005
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This annoys me.



Converting real cash to points, it makes consumers think they are paying 79 cents for a track :mad:

Not to mention idiots claiming that the store is cheaper than iTunes.

i hate it as well, but i must admit it is a very good marketing strategy. people see a lower figure, and assume it means price.

also, people neglect the fact that the screen has the same resolution as the iPod (thus making it non-widescreen), and the fact that shared songs are only good for 3 plays/days.

they can't even make it a good brown...:rolleyes:
 
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Sesshi

macrumors G3
Jun 3, 2006
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One Nation Under Gordon
I was interested when news about the Zunes features came out but now my interest in it has bottomed out. Plus the rumours that the Zune may not be out in Europe until 2008 means I'll wait a couple of months after it's actually available here to buy it.
 
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Fearless Leader

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Mar 21, 2006
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This annoys me.



Converting real cash to points, it makes consumers think they are paying 79 cents for a track :mad:

Not to mention idiots claiming that the store is cheaper than iTunes.

No, they are trying to avoid the credit card fees by selling large chuncks of points which they don't pay fees for using.

and it could be cheaper, If you buy in bulk
 
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BoyBach

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Feb 24, 2006
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No, they are trying to avoid the credit card fees by selling large chuncks of points which they don't pay fees for using.

and it could be cheaper, If you buy in bulk


But I want to buy a single song for 79 pence, not a block of 'credits' for £5.

I heard on the TWIT podcast that somebody worked out that the minimum it would cost to get your 'credit' back to zero would be $490-ish! If this is correct then I am not not going to pay nearly $500 for a 79 pence song. And I think a lot of other people will be the same.
 
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iGary

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May 26, 2004
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Gotta hand it to Microsoft, they have done a great job in getting publicity for the Zune. It's all over the 'net, local TV news all have stories on it and I saw a ton of bus ads yesterday. I have now Zuned out.

Searching the web, a ton of forums and Zune sites have popped up. Will you...

check out the zunezone?
be a member of the zunenation?
check out news at zuneinsider?
check ou the zunescene?

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

But most people hae no idea what the frack it is.

Apple normally advertises no specifics... adds intrigue, which drives people to investigate.

People see Zune and go "wow, a brick-shaped turd."
 
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emotion

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Mar 29, 2004
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But I want to buy a single song for 79 pence, not a block of 'credits' for £5.

I heard on the TWIT podcast that somebody worked out that the minimum it would cost to get your 'credit' back to zero would be $490-ish! If this is correct then I am not not going to pay nearly $500 for a 79 pence song. And I think a lot of other people will be the same.

Do you honestly take that to mean it'll cost you $500 for a 79pence song??
 
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Fearless Leader

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Mar 21, 2006
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Do you honestly take that to mean it'll cost you $500 for a 79pence song??

Hope not, they were just working out to what point would break even with microsoft. When somebody hacks this puppy to work with itunes i might get one.

omfg on nbc they compared the zune to a 4th gen b&w ipod :eek:
 
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emotion

macrumors 68040
Mar 29, 2004
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Manchester, UK
Hope not, they were just working out to what point would break even with microsoft. When somebody hacks this puppy to work with itunes i might get one.

If you care about a few cents. There's apparently enough wrong with this device and it's software without picking holes in their 'token' model.

So, I thought the zune would be a little failure but judging on the two reviews I've seen so far installation isn't even easy. This is gonna bomb.
 
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BoyBach

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Feb 24, 2006
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Do you honestly take that to mean it'll cost you $500 for a 79pence song??


No. I just mean that I want to but a song for a set price and not effectively loan Microsoft, nor any company for that matter, some money (God knows that they don't need it, but I do).

For example, I buy a block of 'credits' for £5 (?) and then buy a song for 79 pence, which means that Microsoft still has £4.21 of my money. I buy another two songs for £1.58 (Microsoft still has £2.63 of my money) and so on until I spend all the available credits - Microsoft still has 26 pence that is mine and that I cannot spend without buying another block of 'credits' for £5. Therefore the only way that can spend all of my money ('credits' equals zero) is to spend hundreds of pounds on the Zune store.

It's a pathetic, misleading system and a potential barrier to entry for a lot of people.
 
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Fearless Leader

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Mar 21, 2006
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No. I just mean that I want to but a song for a set price and not effectively loan Microsoft, nor any company for that matter, some money (God knows that they don't need it, but I do).

For example, I buy a block of 'credits' for £5 (?) and then buy a song for 79 pence, which means that Microsoft still has £4.21 of my money. I buy another two songs for £1.58 (Microsoft still has £2.63 of my money) and so on until I spend all the available credits - Microsoft still has 26 pence that is mine and that I cannot spend without buying another block of 'credits' for £5. Therefore the only way that can spend all of my money ('credits' equals zero) is to spend hundreds of pounds on the Zune store.

It's a pathetic, misleading system and a potential barrier to entry for a lot of people.

I like my microsoft is a cheap skate and dodging credit charges theory still though
 
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iMeowbot

macrumors G3
Aug 30, 2003
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Hmmmm.

Peter Lewis @ cnn said:
Even though I purchased music from the Zune Marketplace, and even though I was willing to abide by the DRM's restriction of allowing three plays of a shared song within three days, half the songs I tried to send wirelessly were rejected because, according to the Zune display, I lacked the rights to share those songs. Asked about this, a Microsoft spokesperson said DRM is complicated and that not all artists and labels adhere to the three days and three plays guidelines. Basically, you don't know what the rights are unless you right-click to check every song.
I wonder if this is what the payments to UMG are all about?
 
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