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Apple sells 25 billionth song at iTunes store

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Ah yes! And how many of us have good connections to "other" ways of downloading I Tunes?? But Apple thanks for all of them great tunes!

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Lucky guy! 10,000 Euros for iTunes is nothing to balk at when your average song is probably 1 Euro and a movie might be about 10. Too bad it wasn't just 10,000 Euros for Apple products in general, but it's a lot more than the guy was probably expecting when he bought "Monkey Drums".

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Strange to still see people here buying CDs. One cool thing here in Japan is that we can rent CDs and then burn to iTunes. A lot cheaper then buying on the Japan-based iTunes. Of course, having a US iTunes account is much better for the range of TV, movies and prices. Though this is becoming less of a bargain with the weakening yen but the selection still rules.

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Over the years I managed to collect everything I would ever need. Complete discographies from at least 500 bands, including all the classics (at least 5000 albums). Aaah, the city library and the rent-a-CD places, they ares so well stocked. Well, if I ever need anything I can't find there, torrentz is my friend ;)

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So why is their stock in the crapper lately?

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So why is their stock in the crapper lately?

Because WS makes a living out of speculations that sometimes reflect a small group of people estimates that are not related to reality at all?

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Wow, non-news! Why is this stupid crap being announced anyways? Does Sears have a press release when they sold their bajillionth Craftsman tools? Does JC Penney have a press release for selling their 1 jillionth shirt?

I guess Apple is failing so bad, that's about the only thing they can talk about to stay in the news.

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apple-donalds - 25billion burger songs sold!

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Other than the quicker delivery time, I don't see what value Apple is adding that makes it worth paying more for the damn thing on iTunes than for a copy of the CD.

You answered your own question: convenience. First, you don't have to leave home to buy a track you want. Second, it takes seconds to get what you want, instead of days. Third: more often than not, it's very likely that the album that has the track WON'T be found in the local store. Fourth: the local store does not exist anymore.

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MeguromanFeb. 07, 2013 - 09:45AM JST

Strange to still see people here buying CDs. One cool thing here in Japan is that we can rent CDs and then burn to iTunes. A lot cheaper then buying on the Japan-based iTunes. Of course, having a US iTunes account is much better for the range of TV, movies and prices. Though this is becoming less of a bargain with the weakening yen but the selection still rules.

Strange???? Of course not. The soundquality of CD's is way better and they are fun to collect. If anything, it's strange so many people use itunes.

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You answered your own question: convenience. First, you don't have to leave home to buy a track you want. Second, it takes seconds to get what you want, instead of days. Third: more often than not, it's very likely that the album that has the track WON'T be found in the local store. Fourth: the local store does not exist anymore.

Sorry, but your first, third and fourth point are invalid. Try an online shop like, cdjapan, yesasia, amazon, bol.com, whatever.

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