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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, April 24, 2006
News Categories: iTunes

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Apple retail stores in the U.S., Canada and U.K. will be hosting pre-release listening parties on May 2nd for the new Red Hot Chili Peppers’ album, “Stadium Arcadium.” Apple said the stores will play each of the album’s 28 songs in their entirety, and will be giving away complimentary iTunes music cards (while supplies last) to download the album’s first single, “Dani California.” The events kick off at 6:30 p.m. local time. Chili Peppers fans can pre-order the album from iTunes for $19.90 to be downloaded on May 9th when it is released. In addition, those who pre-order the album will be entered to win a limited-edition Chili Peppers iPod and get the first shot at concert tickets for the band’s North American tour.

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Apple retail stories hosting Chili Peppers listening parties


What exactly is an Apple Retail Story?  Can I buy one at one of the Apple Stores?

Posted by Zach Atchinson on April 24, 2006 at 8:55 AM (PDT)

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Here’s a headline: Chili Peppers nominated for biggest sell-out of all time.  Next thing you know they’ll be writing the theme music for Dawson’s Creek or whatever the present-day equivalent is.

Posted by mops on April 24, 2006 at 10:07 AM (PDT)

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@mops - I think maybe they’ve got some competition from Smash Mouth for that title. wink

Posted by Moe on April 24, 2006 at 10:58 AM (PDT)

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I don’t know if it’s possible for such a popular long standing such as the Chili Peppers to sell out. I mean if anything this move should be appreciated by their fans.

Posted by JeremytheIndian on April 24, 2006 at 2:47 PM (PDT)

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Who the hell pays 20 bucks for a CD anymore? Lately,I have yet to buy a CD where even HALF the songs are worth listening to, let alone purchase. No way, I’ll download a few, IF there are good, but there is no way I will actually pay 20 bucks for this.

Posted by gerper on April 24, 2006 at 4:06 PM (PDT)

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20 bucks for a DOUBLE-album, plus exclusive vids

Posted by Scott on April 24, 2006 at 4:16 PM (PDT)

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Scott: I KNOW it is a double cd with vids, but who cares? even 10 is too much to pay, CD’s are way overpriced.

Posted by gerper on April 24, 2006 at 4:58 PM (PDT)

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you think albums are overpriced?
fair enough…
yet you are in a forum for a device that was designed to contain almost a THOUSAND albums.

btw creating an album is a long and DIFFICULT process. It does take a long time, almost as long as the creation of a movie. If you say that an album is overpriced at $20…then wouldnt you have to say that a DVD is also overpriced?wouldnt you also have to say that a movie ticket is also overpriced? basically if you say that an album is overpriced then youll have to say that everything else in the entertainment industry is overpriced. which of course would prove you wrong…something CANT be overpriced if EVERYTHING else is priced at the same standard.

Posted by teknikal on April 25, 2006 at 4:49 AM (PDT)

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something CANT be overpriced if EVERYTHING else is priced at the same standard.

Something is overpriced if the consumer doesn’t think the price justifies the amount of value they would get from the product. Different people consider different things valuable, so we all have different definitions of what is “overpriced”. I consider a Lexus overpriced, for instance, but there are people who do not. Personal preference is not really an arguable point.

Posted by Moe on April 25, 2006 at 5:18 AM (PDT)

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....a dvd costs around $30 australian…if a person thinks that they are overpriced and should be sold at only $10…that person is wrong, he is not accustomed to the value of DVDs on the market…HOWEVER, if someone sells a DVD for $45 ...then thats OVERPRICED….
a lexus is overpriced because better and more beneficial cars are available with the amount of money required to buy a lexus.

Posted by teknikal on April 26, 2006 at 3:23 AM (PDT)

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....a dvd costs around $30 australian…if a person thinks that they are overpriced and should be sold at only $10…that person is wrong…HOWEVER if someone sells a DVD for $45… then that’s OVERPRICED…

I don’t really think you’re in any position to judge what is “right” and “wrong” for every consumer in the world. Your entire point is “I believe this way and anyone who believes otherwise is WRONG!” That’s just juvenile. Different people have different ideas of what’s valuable and what’s not.

Obviously you consider DVDs to be quite valuable if you’re willing to pay the prices they’re charging for them right now. There’s nothing wrong with that, but not every consumer (including myself) is going to agree with you. Saying these people are “WRONG” isn’t helping the situation. Consumers do and should have a choice in what they spend their money on.

Posted by Moe on April 26, 2006 at 6:05 AM (PDT)

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im saying that the person is wrong for thinking that a DVD isnt worth $30….but i am saying that the guy in my scenario is wrong for thinking that DVD’s are OVERPRICED…2 different things…think about it.

I think that DVDs arent worth $30…i mean the company who makes them must get ALOT of money out of those…BUT. i dont think that a $30 DVD is overpriced…because every other DVD costs $30…what i mean by overpriced is when someone sells a DVD for $45 when every other DVd is $30

Posted by teknikal on April 27, 2006 at 12:08 AM (PDT)

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im saying that the person is wrong for thinking that a DVD isnt worth $30….but i am saying that the guy in my scenario is wrong for thinking that DVD’s are OVERPRICED…2 different things…think about it.

Umm, no, the more I think about that the more that sounds like exactly the same thing. You think someone is wrong because they disagree with your idea of what’s valuable. If something is not valuable enough to pay what’s being charged for it, it’s overpriced. I don’t understand your point.


I think that DVDs arent worth $30…i mean the company who makes them must get ALOT of money out of those…BUT. i dont think that a $30 DVD is overpriced…because every other DVD costs $30…what i mean by overpriced is when someone sells a DVD for $45 when every other DVd is $30

So your argument is that since everyone else prices it at a certain point (although you admit it’s not worth that price) then people can’t call it overpriced? Why am I even arguing this? It’s semantics. You just don’t like the term “overpriced.” Fair enough. I’m bowing out of this.

Posted by Moe on April 27, 2006 at 5:39 AM (PDT)

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