Thursday, June 26, 2008
Why iTunes is dead to me
Why is iTunes dead to me? Here's my "A-HA!" moment:
1) My wife and I watched Juno for the first time last night. (Loved it.)
2) Kari mentioned how much she loved the music and wants the soundtrack.
3) Today, I checked prices on Juno - Music From The Motion Picture from Amazon and from iTunes:
* Amazon: $8.99
* iTunes: $11.99
4) Amazon is DRM-free, meaning I'll never be given that annoying prompt about re-licensing this music when I upgrade machines.
Every time I check Amazon, it costs less than iTunes. When you see Amazon's daily specials, which we list regularly on dealnews, they're far less. In fact, they're so cheap that they make entire albums into impulse purchases. And they're DRM-free, they work perfectly on my iPhone, and Amazon's downloader even puts them in my iTunes app.
I have over $100 in credit at iTunes, since I usually stock up when iTunes Gift Cards go on sale. I'll take your best offer.
So long, iTunes. Pardon me if I don't wish you luck on maintaining your monopoly.