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    (Original post by Genocidal)
    Think about it thought the alternative is free and very risk free too so why would we pay even if they did lower the price?

    It's not risk free at all, thats why I pay.
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    (Original post by leemkule)
    Three minutes a track? That's still really slow. What connection are you on? Takes about 3-5 second per song here.
    Varies from speeds near dial up speed to about 1 meg. :mad:
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    What sucks more is that the American iTunes is like way cheaper than the UK one. Last time I looked which was ages ago, it was like 20p for a track compared with the 79p here.
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    (Original post by FyreFight)
    Because people who happily buy DRM-infested songs are usually tools who'll accept this sort of thing.
    This has probably already been said, but:

    There are no longer any DRM tracks on iTunes, AFAIK.
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    (Original post by Greg.)
    Varies from speeds near dial up speed to about 1 meg. :mad:
    Oh I dont envy you. Been there mate. Had 10mbit fibre all year, wish everywhere in the uk had it, will miss it when I leave. :<
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    its so annoying to have to pay 20 p more for a song, when it was 79 p only a little while ago...=0 not liking itunes atm...
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    (Original post by gez_09*)
    I know shiite isn't it! Mind you I suppose I could use a certain citrus type application for...ahem...purchasing music

    Limewire is sh*t. Pirate Bay all the way.
    *cough*

    I mean, every respectable person would buy their music off a retailer like iTunes that definitely isn't ripping them off.
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    itunes really ticks me off; it's so overpriced - for example in a single you get the song, a couple of b-sides and all the material it takes to use it, yet they still expect you to pay a quid for one freaking song? Same with dvds, etc. Arghh.
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    (Original post by Untitled258)
    Its cheaper to buy CDs, and with CDs if your pc decided it hates you and the hard drive fails, you will still have the music instead of it all disappearing.
    Or you can part with 60 quid and get yourself a 250gb external harddrive and save it all to that.
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    (Original post by donks169)
    In the past I've bought ACTUAL CD's for cheaper than I could download them from iTunes!

    And i'be heard that youtube did something so you can't rip songs off it anymore.

    I also do not condone the FREE and LESS LIKELY TO GIVE YOU VIRUSES and NOT REALLY ILLEGAL method of ripping off youtube
    ahh no, that's why it's not working then? or so I hear
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    (Original post by Sir_Vile_Minds)
    Or you can part with 60 quid and get yourself a 250gb external harddrive and save it all to that.
    So, i pay £10 for a CD album, and its there forever providing i don't knacker the CD up. Or pay £10 for a downloaded album, plus another £60 to ensure the albums are safe, providing that hard-drive doesn't break.

    Maybe buying an external hard-drive is best for if you download illegally, but if you legitimately buy music, CDs are still best imo.

    I prefer the tangibility of CDs as well, i love looking through the little artwork in the booklets.
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    you dont have to BUY music. :mmm:
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    (Original post by Untitled258)
    So, i pay £10 for a CD album, and its there forever providing i don't knacker the CD up. Or pay £10 for a downloaded album, plus another £60 to ensure the albums are safe, providing that hard-drive doesn't break.

    Maybe buying an external hard-drive is best for if you download illegally, but if you legitimately buy music, CDs are still best imo.

    I prefer the tangibility of CDs as well, i love looking through the little artwork in the booklets.
    Even if you own the CDs it's still a good idea to burn them to your computer/laptop and then save them to an external HD for 2 reasons

    1: You'll have all your CDs backed up should they be destroyed or accidentally thrown out.

    2: Portability!! Wouldn't you love to be able to cart every CD you own around on a small box which just requires 2 cables to use?
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    (Original post by I Love Dog)
    It'd be really interesting to see what happened without people being spoon fed music by the industry.
    Probably the real reason why they kicked up a stink with online piracy. They know people do download merely because it's free and would not have the songs had it been purchase only. A handy tool for lesser artists to get their name about, especially as p2p existed before Youtube and MySpace. Not sure what music I'd be listening to if it weren't for AudioGalaxy - any common commercialised junk that's popular I guess.

    According to my iTunes (and that's a suspect version I have as it's not officially endorsed - I use XP x64) I have just over 32,000 songs. Oh my.
 
 
 
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