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View Poll Results: How do you buy your music
Physical CD
36
44.44%
Digital MP3
6
7.41%
Combination of CDs and MP3s
25
30.86%
Vinly
16
19.75%
I prefer to listen on Pandora and Spotify
4
4.94%
What does buy mean?
10
12.35%
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How do you buy your music?

Old 08-13-12, 08:55 AM
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Re: How do you buy your music?

Originally Posted by atxbomber
Usually CD or MP3 depending on what's cheaper or if theres a different track listing between the two formats. Certain bands I'll always buy the physical copy regardless. I buy vinly () releases of a handful of my favorite musicians, but that's mainly for collecting purposes since I don't have a record player that's worth a damn right now. I've been using spotify a lot recently, but that's pretty much to sample a record or band before deciding whether to buy or not.



There's got to be more to it than that, because I regularly clear the cache on all three computers that my wife and I use to access our Amazon account, and have never had issues there. I've certainly done it more than 8 times and have had no issue.
There wasn't - that is EXACTLY what happened to me. And the funny part?....they recently (I'm talking just about a week and half ago) re-did their policies for devices and cloud payer.
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Re: How do you buy your music?

Originally Posted by wendersfan
"Vinly."

I only get Vinly if it also has Dobly
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Re: How do you buy your music?

Amazon and iTunes digital only for me
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Re: How do you buy your music?

CD. I prefer ripping it myself. If I can't purchase in store (which, with some of the stuff I listen to is becoming more frequent), then I'll download it digitally (iTunes preferably).

If I get burnt out of what I have on my iPod I'll flip on Pandora.
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Re: How do you buy your music?

I mostly buy CDs, but use MP3s in certain situations. With CDs, it's only for bands where I really want a physical copy for the higher quality or bonus extras. MP3s are generally from Amazon, when the cost is $5, or from band sanctioned downloads. Bandcamp has started getting some traffic from me, so hopefully they continue to improve their site. Pandora if I'm feeling lazy, and Spotify if I want to try something before buying.
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Re: How do you buy your music?

Originally Posted by Rival11
There wasn't - that is EXACTLY what happened to me. And the funny part?....they recently (I'm talking just about a week and half ago) re-did their policies for devices and cloud payer.
Yes, I absolutely stand corrected. I just encountered essentially the problem you described because my wife and I have separate accounts. After the ever helpful chat advisor suggested I reinstall my operating system to address being locked out of my content, the phone tech I spoke to revealed it was Amazon's new policy due to their "upgraded" cloud service (that I have no need for to begin with). It's pretty bad that after 4+ years of buying MP3's almost exclusively from their service (and 14 years as an Amazon customer in general) they've basically made it such a pain in the ass, and have decided to treat me as if I were a criminal, that I've decided to take at least my music buying elsewhere.
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Re: How do you buy your music?

Between Spotify and Amazon, I see no need for physical CDs anymore. The only time I get them is if they're part of some bigger set, like the Bowie Station to Station reissue.

I have put together quite a nice vinly collection, and I add a few records in from time to time.
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Re: How do you buy your music?

I pay for Rdio. I stream on my phone in my car and at the office and on my Roku or various tablets at home. I supplement the few artists not on Rdio by caching my own MP3s on Google Music (example: Led Zeppelin, Beatles, AC/DC) but Rdio has almost everything.

I have about 3,000 CDs upstairs gathering dust. Cloud + subscription is the way to go. I used to use ZunePass, which is probably the best of all the streaming services. The issue is that I don't have a Windows Phone handset.

Sidenote: last CD I bought was Mastodon's "Leviathan", when it came out. I understand buying vinyl but paying retail for CDs makes absolutely no sense to me.
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Re: How do you buy your music?

Prefer vinyl, I'll buy CD's if it's the only way or if it's a lot cheaper. Digital is the absolute last choice (unless you count tapes that are coming back for some reason), I avoid that at all costs.

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