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iTunes Store vs Amazon?

389 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2012 9:46 AM by Ian Parkinson RSS
rnawky Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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May 8, 2011 2:27 PM

The Amazon store has best selling mp3's for $0.69 instead of the $1.29 Apple charges, that's nearly 50% off.

 

That, plus the fact you can download the mp3's as many times as you want has me wondering. What is the advantage to using iTunes over Amazon? Do I get something extra with Apple? Or is Amazon the better deal?

  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    May 8, 2011 2:31 PM (in response to rnawky)

    You can buy MP3s (or AACs) from any online retailer, and add them to your iTunes library. 

     

    The two stores you name tend to have similar selections, but Amazon has better  prices and has recently introduced online cloud backup at no extra cost.

  • magdalen23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to rnawky)

    I'm with ya on this - I just posted a thread about my petty annoyances with iTunes Store's over-the-top password requirements. On Amazon I can get stuff cheaper and I can use reasonable, secure passwords that I can remember. iTunes Store just goes on and on and on with its requirements. If I hadn't gotten so fed up with that I'd have never discovered how great the Amazon option is.

     

    btw Amazon takes a hit on many books and downloads and all Kindles -- they don't make much or any money. it's a loss leader to get you in there, to buy more other stuff and non-discounted things.

     

    also - CDBaby.com is awesome and affordable for independent music. They've been helping independent musicians and labels for many, many years and deserve support.

  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,365 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 9:46 AM (in response to rnawky)

    You can download tracks as many times as you like from the iTunes Store as well now.

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