Buymusic.com, I advise caution before buying their!

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  1. Phil_DC

    Phil_DC Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw an advertisement on TV last night for Buymusic.com so I thought I would check it out. I found an album I wanted so I purchased it and the was taken to a download page. Instead of downloading the album you have to download each song which is a pain.

    Anyway when I tried to download the first song it played in my browser instead. So I fixed the settings so it would go to media player instead. Then you are supposed to use the transfer feature in media player to transfer each song to your harddrive, again a major pain in the you know what!

    However when I went to go and download again their system shows I downloaded every song already! I had downloaded nothing yet!!! Thats one huge flaw/bug in their system!

    I have e-mailed their customer service but have not got a response back.

    It's apparent to me that their system is extremely flawed and I would advise caution to any who would purchase there.
     
  2. Joseph S

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    Don't forget it's not Mac Compatible. [​IMG] Here's what safari gets you without changing your identifier.

    http://www.buymusic.com/ierequired.htm

    Thank you for visiting BuyMusic.com.

    In order to take full advantage of BuyMusic.com's offerings you must be on a Windows Operating System using Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher.

    The original page loads really fast in Safari fully in less than .5 secs and you get a glimpse before it kicks you out to the above link.
     
  3. Peter Kline

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    They also have a statement buried in the contract that they will use your name, IP address and info and sell it to outside vendors. For Windows users, be patient. iTunes Music Service is coming your way soon. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to order, preview and download songs. And the price is generally better then BuyMusic. Those .79 songs? Far and few between. Also you must use Internet Explorer to even get into the store.
     
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  7. Peter Kline

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    Some interesting price comparisons:

    Clay Aiken 2 song EP: BuyMusic price is $9.49/ iTMS price is $1.98

    Mya 2 song EP : BuyMusic price is $9.98/ iTMS price is $1.98

    Avril Lavigne's 5 song EP on BuyMusic is $9.95/ iTMS price is $4.95

    And you really don't own the recordings.
     
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    Ya know, there was a time when almost everyone knew how to turn on a radio.

    I only dimly understand half of what's being said about the technologies here, but the economics behind these downloaded music businesses seem Alice-in-Wonderlandish.

    Between Bill Gates and Big Music, I think I'll haul out a few 33 1/3s today for some relief

    [​IMG]
     
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    Peter where are you getting these prices from? All the tracks on buymusic are $0.99 so the 2 song ep are $1.98 etc.
     
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