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Old 10-13-07, 08:41 PM
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What's the most you have spent at one time on iTunes?

Since I'm not asking about a particular song/artist/album, I thought the question would be more appropriate here.

I just bought almost $200.00 worth today. That's a LOT for me.

I had ripped all my CD's to the HD & wanted to fill in some gaps in my collection.

What's the most you've spent buying music on iTunes at one time?

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Old 10-13-07, 09:10 PM
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in NYC we have the public library for this

my wife has spent around $30 on Itunes in the last 3 years. i still prefer CD's
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Why do people use it? Maybe I should but with so many FREE download places, I dont see the use. Then again I guess the record companies would say I am part of the problem.
Still don't see why it's on for a Libary to give out free books, places to see uses cd (the companies/artist make no money on them), but free music, that so BAD. Then again, I rither buy a CD then burn it, if it's a good one. I mostly at times do make mix cd's but when it comes to full CD I much rither have it. Is that old school now to want the cd art, booklet, etc?
Old 10-14-07, 05:44 AM
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I used most of a $20 gift certificate I received for Christmas one time. That is all I've ever spent on Itunes.
Old 10-14-07, 12:06 PM
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borrow CD from library, import into ITunes, return, repeat. sometimes in the same day. i have a library branch close to work and i'll stop by at lunch and sometimes after work as well in the same day.

why bother with Kaaza and risk getting yourself sued?
Old 10-14-07, 03:23 PM
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15 songs, $14.85

The CD collection at my library is very limited.
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
why bother with Kaaza and risk getting yourself sued?
Not that I would EVER use a file sharing program, but...couldn't you just keep your 'shared' folder empty to avoid that risk?

As for the original question-I had a $15 gift card that I used for a video, so I guess I still have like $10-$11 on it.
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To answer the OP, my total has been $0.
I won't purchase digital music or movies... I have to have the best quality possible on physical media - I'm old fashioned that way I guess.

Was the $200 used for full albums or just individuals songs (or a mix of both)? Would buying those recordings on CD be much more expensive than buying on iTunes? I'm just curious because $200 is a nice chunk of change.

Wouldn't copying/ripping CDs from the library (as opposed to just listening) essentially be the same as downloading of P2P sites (in a moral and legal sense)?
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Originally Posted by Coral
Wouldn't copying/ripping CDs from the library (as opposed to just listening) essentially be the same as downloading of P2P sites (in a moral and legal sense)?
Maybe, but not in a practical sense, as in I'm not going to get a letter from the library or someone else saying I'm getting sued for downloading...
Old 10-14-07, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by sniper308
Maybe, but not in a practical sense, as in I'm not going to get a letter from the library or someone else saying I'm getting sued for downloading...
So it's stealing, just more discrete. I guess that makes it OK if no one will ever know about it. Justifiable theft.

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Originally Posted by dvdsteve2000
Not that I would EVER use a file sharing program, but...couldn't you just keep your 'shared' folder empty to avoid that risk?

As for the original question-I had a $15 gift card that I used for a video, so I guess I still have like $10-$11 on it.
they few songs i ever downloaded from p2p were pretty bad quality. if i really wanted to do something illegal i could buy a bootleg CD on the NYC streets for like $5 that at least as good if not better than ITunes.

i haven't bought a CD in a long time, but if I did i would probably go to Second Spin or just go to Best Buy or some other store. The price on ITunes is pretty much the same as in the store. For the price of ITunes you can get it on Ebay and have real physical media

i really don't understand why they don't have a DVD of HDDVD type format to replace CD's? with HDDVD you can sell entire artist collections on a single disk. unless the music industry wants to play George Lucas and keep releasing new editions hoping people will buy up 5 editions of the same album.

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Old 10-15-07, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by dvdsteve2000
So it's stealing, just more discrete. I guess that makes it OK if no one will ever know about it. Justifiable theft.
I didn't say it was not stealing, just pointing out why someone would go to the library vs downloading. I quoted someone who was asking about the moral/legal perspective, and I pointed out the practical perspective. Never said it was justifiable, just that you were not going to get caught.
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I know what you're saying, and I agree. It just seems like P2P users take alot of heat, some of which comes from people that do the same thing (steal music), only in a different way.
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$5-$10.00 I guess... I buy songs here and there. Its more for ease of use more than anything.
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Probably $9.95, I'm not a big fan of iTunes. I prefer Amazon's MP3 system. Same price as iTunes, but better quality and no DRM.
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I coinstar'd a bunch of change (about $54) and spent about half at one time. The rest, plus some gift cards for my birthday have been trickling away slowly as I find things I want (Texas Hold'em this morning - I didn't have the old version before - thus I do not feel ripped off)
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I would use iTunes more and maybe not Ares if THEY HAD MORE SONGS I WANTED. So right now I have to go were what I listen to is.
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Probably about five bucks. I buy old episodes of This American Life when I have a long drive ahead of me.

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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
$0

Low-quality sound, restricted playback, no artwork, and I have to provide the medium. All for roughly the same price as a CD. Yeah, what a deal.

It surprises me anyone actually uses this.
What is even more surprising is the fact that people think iTunes will kill CDs.
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$9.99. I've only used it a couple of times. Each time was a full album as an impulse or an exclusive.

Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
$0

Low-quality sound, restricted playback, no artwork, and I have to provide the medium. All for roughly the same price as a CD. Yeah, what a deal.

It surprises me anyone actually uses this.
Its all the rage for the youngsters. They don't know any better. For oldsters like me, its a convenience issue. I use emusic.com for my downloads primarily and buy actual CDs if the release warrants it.
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i've scratched up and lost enough CD's that i've bought that i don't see anything wrong with getting the music back via the public library
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my friends brother lost a huge collection of CDs to breakage in a car accident. He was heartbroken until someone convinced him it was legal to back them up via downloads. I still dont think he felt good about replacing them 'for free'.

some people are just begging to bend over for the music industry.
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$5 or $6 at most. I usually buy rap singles there, since that's usually the one genre where I can guarantee there's no more than a good song or two per album.
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
$0

Low-quality sound, restricted playback, no artwork, and I have to provide the medium. All for roughly the same price as a CD. Yeah, what a deal.

It surprises me anyone actually uses this.
That pretty much sums it up for me as well. I just don't see why purchasing mp3's is so popular.
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That pretty much sums it up for me as well. I just don't see why purchasing mp3's is so popular.
How can you say that after reading the OP?

The dude now has 200 songs he never had before and he never left his seat.

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