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Apple has kicked of a “Great Albums” sale on the iTunes Store with over 100 music albums priced at $7.99. Apple has organized the albums by years—1920s-1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s-2000s. Among the popular artists and bands are Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Oasis, Elvis Presley, U2, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Eminem. Regular price on the albums, like most on the iTunes Store, is $9.99.

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1

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison is $7.50 at Wal Mart.

I paid $9.97 for an “American Classics” version, with a fake vinyl disc.

Posted by Eric (pohatu771) on April 17, 2007 at 1:04 PM (PDT)

2

I’m guessing you could get all of those albums on Amazon including shipping for under $8.  Nice that there’s some hard & fast $9.99/album rule, but still $8 is a joke.

Posted by Jay on April 17, 2007 at 1:32 PM (PDT)

3

One of these things is not like the others:

Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Oasis, Elvis Presley, U2, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Eminem.

One of these things does not belong.

Posted by Tommy on April 17, 2007 at 2:17 PM (PDT)

4

The “classic” albums have always been a great example of why iTunes’ full album prices are SO out of hand.  Forget big discount stores like Walmart and Amazon, $7.99 is a common price for classic album CDs at most stores: they even ship with   those factory “budget” stickers on them.  The fact that this a “discount” is a joke.

Posted by superape on April 17, 2007 at 3:08 PM (PDT)

5

Wow, quit your crying people. Yeah, it would be better if all music were free, but I guess it would be better if pigs could fly too. Do you expect companies like Apple to provide services for free???

Posted by urbanslaughter on April 17, 2007 at 4:10 PM (PDT)

6

What I find hysterical about people always complaining about iTunes prices is that in the 80’s, albums cost $10 or so. 25+ years later, the price is still the same. Can you name ANY OTHER PRODUCT that stayed the same price for 25 years? Quit complaining people. $7.99 is dirt-friggin-cheap for an album that you can buy and listen to without ever leaving your comfy home.

Posted by thelottery on April 17, 2007 at 4:22 PM (PDT)

7

In Australia, haven’t seen this on our ITS. Albums here are AUS$16.99. I can get a lot of back catalogue from $10 stores.

Despite this, I think ITS is still important. I think the fact that it’s all packaged for you is worth a little extra for a lot of consumers. I’m a hardened collector, so I still go for the CD.

Posted by Japester on April 17, 2007 at 4:36 PM (PDT)

8

urbanslaughter  “free”?  That’s a wonderful leap to make from thinking downloaded digital items should be priced less (not more)than a physical item that is printed, gets shipped, is packaged, gets stocked, and won’t disappear when your dog pees on your computer.

Posted by superape on April 17, 2007 at 5:34 PM (PDT)

9

“Wow, quit your crying people. Yeah, it would be better if all music were free, but I guess it would be better if pigs could fly too. Do you expect companies like Apple to provide services for free???”

What music isn’t free? lol

Posted by steven on April 17, 2007 at 6:25 PM (PDT)

10

superape, I don’t know what kind of music you get or where the hell you get your music from, but most CDs these days are $10-$20.

Posted by Gecko on April 17, 2007 at 7:09 PM (PDT)

11

- deepdiscount
- yourmusic
- ebay

To name a few.

Posted by bradwjensen on April 18, 2007 at 1:28 AM (PDT)

12

“One of these things is not like the others:

Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Oasis, Elvis Presley, U2, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and Eminem.

One of these things does not belong.”


I hope to GOD you’re talking about Oasis, one of the worst bands of the last 20 years.


Also don’t forget Half.com, eBay’s “garage sale,” which is a fantastic place to get cheap CDs without waiting for auctions to end.

Posted by Burnsy on April 18, 2007 at 5:16 AM (PDT)

13

“What I find hysterical about people always complaining about iTunes prices is that in the 80’s, albums cost $10 or so. 25+ years later, the price is still the same. Can you name ANY OTHER PRODUCT that stayed the same price for 25 years?”

Uh… yeah, the 80s.. that was a solid 20 years ago.  Last time I bought albums regularly in the 90s and early 2000s, albums were up there in price—15.99, 17.99, etc.

Posted by schiano on April 18, 2007 at 6:25 AM (PDT)

14

“Uh… yeah, the 80s.. that was a solid 20 years ago.  Last time I bought albums regularly in the 90s and early 2000s, albums were up there in price—15.99, 17.99, etc.”

How long ago was that? Because I regularly buy albums for around $9.99, and usually no more then $12.99 unless it comes with a bonus DVD or something.

Posted by rainking187 on April 18, 2007 at 2:42 PM (PDT)

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