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Apple offers mass volume discounts of up to 20% for iTunes

MacMinute reports: “The iTunes Volume Discount Program allows companies and educational institutions to purchase iTunes Music Store download codes in bulk, which can then be distributed and redeemed for free music. There is a minimum purchase requirement of 25,000 song downloads for commercial entities and 10,000 volume song downloads for educational institutions. ... The company revealed that it is able to offer discounts of as much as 20 percent off the standard 99 cent pricing for certain bulk purchase levels.”

So much for Apple’s “10 cents a song” profit margin on iTunes songs. MacMinute also notes that Apple is offering new iTunes encoding and marketing tools to music companies.

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21

> You already spent over $300 for 20gb with the iriver, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you made another economically retarded purchase.

You got that for damn straight there!

The new Archos Gmini 400 makes the iPod and the iRiver look tired, old and busted!

http://www.mp3newswire.net/stories/2004/gmini400.html
http://www.mp3newswire.net/Graphics/Archosgmini400.jpg
5.6oz
4.17” x 2.37” x 0.69’‘
2.2” LCD 220x176 pixels, 262 000 colours
TV output
CF / memory card slot

Posted by gmini on August 28, 2004 at 6:39 PM (PDT)

22

So where did all the highschool pansies come from in this thread ?  Mac vs PC is such a dead issue. If any of you idiot s had half a brain you would have a PC and a Mac and enjoy the benefits of both platforms.  Shutup and go back to popping your zits.

Posted by Dale on August 28, 2004 at 6:44 PM (PDT)

23

So where did all the highschool pansies come from in this thread ? Mac vs PC is such a dead issue. If any of you idiot s had half a brain you would have a PC and a Mac and enjoy the benefits of both platforms. Shutup and go back to popping your zits.

Best post all week.

Posted by Alden on August 28, 2004 at 7:37 PM (PDT)

24

I’ve never even heard of Archos before… I’ll wait a few years to buy any of their products until a decent word-of-mouth occurs about them.

Posted by Schiano on August 28, 2004 at 7:38 PM (PDT)

25

google is also involved:

http://services.google.com/marketing/links/itunes/

R U ready M$?

Posted by voodoo on August 28, 2004 at 9:04 PM (PDT)

26

Clever idea.

On a side note these boards are the most negative and chock full of angry nerds that I ever come across.

Posted by naz on August 28, 2004 at 9:56 PM (PDT)

27

arguing about computers is like the special olympics. even if u win you are retarded

Posted by lame - basher on August 29, 2004 at 12:18 AM (PDT)

28

“I’ve never even heard of Archos before”

Archos brought out a hard disk mp3 player 2 years before Apple’s iPod. It was butt ugly and huge as a brick but it was among the first.

Generally speaking Archos products are early to market, bleeding edge technologies, but not as refined as later imitators like Apple or Dell. Archos’s focus on the bleeding edge also causes them to release with dodgy quality, and fail to fix their current products in favour of going on to the “next cool thing”.

Posted by contenders on August 29, 2004 at 6:49 AM (PDT)

29

Mac’s are lame… that is why my 1Ghz powerbook runs circles around a 1.8Ghz P4 Laptop.

Posted by tussery on August 29, 2004 at 8:56 AM (PDT)

30

how is spending 300$ on iriver any worse then spending 300$ on ipod
i dont see how he made a bad purchasing decision when they are the same price.

Posted by still lame on August 29, 2004 at 9:46 AM (PDT)

31

You folks sound like a bunch of grumpy old men.  Are you all grandchildren of Archie Bunker?  Why do you even come onto this site if all you can do is piss and moan about everything? 

Posted by jj on August 29, 2004 at 1:57 PM (PDT)

32

im a freshman at nc state, so where is my free ipod???  i think you got it wrong, duke is getting the free ones…..bastards

get it right #####

Posted by my name on August 29, 2004 at 5:48 PM (PDT)

33

hey guy who goes by “.....Lame”

dont fret they make
PINK IPODS TO MATCH YOUR PINK PANTIES

Yes the PC Vs Mac debate is dead, they are both still here and they will continue to be in the future

One more thing, there is no question that the best mp3 player is… iPod end of debate

unless you a super geek and want a color screen or the biggest HD the iPod is the best out there hands down

Go apple, offering discounts mean that they are making a good profit margin from the iTunes music store!

Posted by lame is lame on August 29, 2004 at 8:28 PM (PDT)

34

“Can wait till this kind of dumb marketing takes apple down. I dislike them in a big way.”

Geez!  Get a life!

Posted by The Raven in USA on August 30, 2004 at 6:32 AM (PDT)

35

I wish the Archos player or iRiver or iWhatever player would become more popular so they can make their own iRiver Lounge or something.

Until then (maybe never):

iTrolls go away!

Posted by pkrug on August 30, 2004 at 6:47 AM (PDT)

36

“I wish the Archos player or iRiver or iWhatever player would become more popular so they can make their own iRiver Lounge or something.”

iRiver Forum

Archos Video Player Forum

Archos General Forum

All the damn Yahoo Archos forums

Archos Rockbox Forum

General mp3 players forum

Posted by forums on August 30, 2004 at 7:36 AM (PDT)

37

So much for Apple’s “10 cents a song” profit margin on iTunes songs.

Apple could be asking the labels to take a hit.

Posted by Talez on August 30, 2004 at 8:31 PM (PDT)

38

Let’s see - all of those “forums” are either official company sites, yahoo forum sites or nonspecific mp3 player sites.  I’d like to see you create “ArchosLounge” or “iRiverLounge” and see how many hits you get or if you even get any advertising to pay for the bandwith.  What a joke.  Don’t even make me list the iPod sites.

And furthermore - if these sites are so great, why don’t you post your trolly-crap there where someone might appreciate your trolly-crap.

Posted by pkrug on August 31, 2004 at 10:47 AM (PDT)

39

What’s wrong with Yahoo sites? I think it’s nice that you can get dozens of different forums for products or sports you like. And we haven’t even got to MSN Communities or Tripod sites or About.com…

And I noticed that the Rockbox site is all about Archos, is pretty damn cool, and is definitely not corporate. If I could have the features of the Rockbox in new iPod firmware then I would be super happy!

Posted by rocking out on August 31, 2004 at 5:25 PM (PDT)

40

MisticRiver.net, anyone?

Oh yeah, and lets not forget… iSkin is making an iHP-Series case now…

Posted by DarkSciolist on September 18, 2004 at 7:09 AM (PDT)

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