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Old Nov 10th, 2006, 01:59 PM   #1
 
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Talking iTunes Store vs Zune Store

iTunes Store: one song = 99 cents
Zune Store: one song = 79 points

iTunes Store: buy one song for 99 cents, charge it to credit card
Zune Store: buy $5(US) credit for 395 points. Then use 79 points (99 cents) to buy one song, leaving MS with a 316 point credit (or $4.01)


Reported on MacSlash this morning. Is this confusing or what? This really can't be the way they intend it to be, can it? I'm glad I have a Mac!
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Old Nov 10th, 2006, 03:01 PM   #2
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I wonder if I can trade in any of these other points for MS points.

PC points
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iTunes Store: one song = 99 cents
Zune Store: one song = 79 points

iTunes Store: buy one song for 99 cents, charge it to credit card
Zune Store: buy $5(US) credit for 395 points. Then use 79 points (99 cents) to buy one song, leaving MS with a 316 point credit (or $4.01)
Please, you're kidding me right? This is so classic Microsoft, take something easy to do and make it more difficult. What if somebody wanted to buy only one song from the Zune Store? That one song would actually cost $5.00!
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Ya but if you buy all the time, they could employ promotions and things on qualifying peoples profiles where you could buy 2 for 1 on points..etc without changing the price for the rest of the people on the website...

I think its a smart idea.
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Zune Store = closed in a year.
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Almost unbelievable were it not so bloody typical. They specialize in turning the simplest processes into exercises in frustration.
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Ya but if you buy all the time, they could employ promotions and things on qualifying peoples profiles where you could buy 2 for 1 on points..etc without changing the price for the rest of the people on the website...

I think its a smart idea.
And what prevent iTunes from doing the same thing?



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iTunes???, Zune??? who the hell would want to by that DRM'ed crap anyway? Im suprised itunes is still making money. Apple & MS can both take a flying leap when it comes to their music stores.
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Please, you're kidding me right? This is so classic Microsoft, take something easy to do and make it more difficult.
Oh come now. To be fair, MS has certainly taken great pains in trying to make their products easy to use in the past!

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iTunes???, Zune??? who the hell would want to by that DRM'ed crap anyway? Im suprised itunes is still making money. Apple & MS can both take a flying leap when it comes to their music stores.
I buy some tracks from iTunes because its convenient. I don't even notice the DRM, so it doesn't affect me one bit. I think that goes for pretty much anybody who buys from iTunes.

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