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Old 09-01-2007, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you prefer downloading over buying? Why

Curious as to why some prefer to buy and some prefer to download. Thoughts?
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There's absolutely no reason to buy.
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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exactly!
i find it funny how at fye new cds are about 10 bucks whereas a couple years ago they were like, 15
trying to persuade the youngens to do it the legal ways
silly record people
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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^ depends on what kind of music your buying. mainstream is still 15-20 bucks, its the small labels that release cheaper stuff.

i prefer downloading, not because i don't want to support the artist but i cant afford to drop $5-10k a year on music cds. i prefer to blow my money going to see them at their live shows.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've never seen a CD in fye (with the exception of the 9.99 bins) under 15 dollars, I havn't been in there two months but still and the average price two months ago was between 16.99 and 19.99.
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Old 09-02-2007, 08:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So you will never buy another CD again? What if your favorite bands stop making music.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Downloading is far superior for the simple fact of Instant Gratification.

However, I still buy CD's if the album is great. I have a crate with around 200 unopened CD's I am just keeping for my own personal library.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I like buying CDs more..but do it far far less than downloading. Why? I aint made of money. Most CDs I do buy dont get listened to. I listen to all my music on my computer or on/through my iPod.
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I check out too many bands to buy them all. I usually download it and if I like it I'll buy it. Unless it's Sonic Youth or someone all famous.
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