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Amazon US Now Selling DRM-free music downloads at US prices £5.00

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Amazon have taken on Apple head-to-head with their new MP3 download service. Not only are the the tunes DRM-free, meaning they'll play in any MP3 player including iPods, but the prices are variable, …
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Amazon have taken on Apple head-to-head with their new MP3 download service. Not only are the the tunes DRM-free, meaning they'll play in any MP3 player including iPods, but the prices are variable, rather than fixed at 99p. Moreover they're priced in USD. I've just picked up KT Tunstall's new album (hardly cutting edge, I know, but...) for $8.99 when iTunes UK is selling it for £7.99. That's what... £5 as opposed to £8.00? Kanye West's 'Graduation' is the same price, $8.99 instead of £7.90 on iTunes. Think I'll be doing a lot more music shopping over at Amazon US for the next few months...

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#1
Nice, basically the same as itunes+ (no drm, 256kbit), but less than half the price.
#2
nice find.
#3
Ugh, I just tried to make a purchase and it prevented me due to 'geographical errors' (the t&c does say it's for people living in the states only).

How did you manage to fool it?
#4
If you can, don't forget to use a Nationwide debit or credit card to make these purchases so that you don't get stung on foreign transaction fees.
#5
I had an Amazon.com account already and one-click ordering enabled. Since the system's in beta it's possible this is a mistake and the loophole will close soon - anyone looking for a bargain better get in quick.

As for foreign tx fees... I've never noticed those when I've bought software online from the US. I thought they only applied when you made physical purchases abroad..?
#6
I use Limewire and it's free :giggle:
#7
mp3sparks.com is much cheaper but it can be hard to find a credit card to top up your account.
banned#8
Go Amazon!!!!! Power To The Pc!!!!
#9
dcx_badass
I pay £1.60 an album from iTunes, just get the £100 itunes voucher for £21, threads in the misc section.


I hunted around for that and the website selling those 'vouchers' appears to be dead... and it sounds like it was pretty dodgy when it was alive;-) !
#10
:giggle: I get thousands of good quality tracks of napster for £9.95 monthly subscripton, download them to my computer and take of the DRM and keep them for myself i've got all the new releases and the more i take the less it cost me i.e 30,000 tracks divded by £9.95 a month you do the math HAHA forget Amazon
#11
AmandaRose
Ugh, I just tried to make a purchase and it prevented me due to 'geographical errors' (the t&c does say it's for people living in the states only).

How did you manage to fool it?


Dont suppose your on AOL using the AOL supplied browser are you?

(I ask because a friend tried to send an SMS from CBFSMS.com using the AOL browser and it told him that he couldn't becuase he was not in the UK and then went on to say AOL users should use another browser as the AOL software routes though IPS registered to the USA )

Seems the AOL program routes though their proxy servers which i guess must be US based.
he went on using firefox and the site was then correctly able to identify that he was infact from the uk.
#12
I tried again using 1 click (given that I have had a US account for ages - and like the OP have never seen transaction fees added) and no joy.

We are sorry... [LIST] We could not process your order because of geographical restrictions on the product which you were attempting to purchase. Please refer to the terms of use for this product to determine the geographical restrictions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.


[/LIST]
Oh well, win some, lose some! Great for the people it will work for *thumbs up*
#13
Dragon, nope, no AOL here (after a year of AOHELL five years ago, I'd rather cut my arm off than have them as my ISP now!).

I guess it could theoretically be a way around the geographical error though...
#14
mp3sparks.com is much cheaper but it can be hard to find a credit card to top up your account

Don't mention the Russians - there's a good chance the mods will delete your post, and the RIAA and BPI will send the lawyers round to threaten your kids.
#15
pricelunitic
:giggle: I get thousands of good quality tracks of napster for £9.95 monthly subscripton, download them to my computer and take of the DRM and keep them for myself i've got all the new releases and the more i take the less it cost me i.e 30,000 tracks divded by £9.95 a month you do the math HAHA forget Amazon


Seconded on the Napster recommendation, if you like to try out a lot of music and want to do it legally then this is the place to go. (Sadly it's hugely cheaper on the identical US service and blocked to European use)
#16
Yes, but i take of the DRM like i said so it very cheap for me, average £0.4pence per track digital quality can't get better than that if so post
#17
pricelunitic
Yes, but i take of the DRM like i said so it very cheap for me, average £0.4pence per track digital quality can't get better than that if so post


How do you take off the drm - would like to use with ipod? Thanks:thumbsup:
#18
dcx_badass
I pay £1.60 an album from iTunes, just get the £100 itunes voucher for £21, threads in the misc section.

iTunes are mostly 128kbps, absolutely pointless for anyone who wants decent quality music.

And your codes you've bought are illegal, you'd be better off downloading them from torrent sites instead, you wouldn't be funding a scammer who uses stolen credit cards.
#19
Still can't beat owning the CD in my opinion.

Unless you like pop music where there's only one good track per album anyway...
#20
i'll post how to take RDM off later
#21
Noghar

As for foreign tx fees... I've never noticed those when I've bought software online from the US. I thought they only applied when you made physical purchases abroad..?


Lloyds and Halifax charge £1 and £1.50 respectively for Steam purchases.
#22
Important edit: When you start to use this service Amazon asks you to confirm your address, and insists on a US state and zip code. If you enter one the transactions go ahead. However when the invoices come in from Amazon the credit card address will not match the registered address as it will show the US state and zip code you entered.

This has the potential to get quite messy and buyers are advised to use their judgment.

Moderators: You may want to pull this thread for this reason. My apologies. :oops:

Normally Amazon automatically prevents UK buyers from importing certain items into the UK - ipods, software, etc. Clearly the systems are not yet in place in in the AmazonMP3 beta. I imagine they will be very soon...
#23
I third the Napster recommendation; ignoring the DRM removal thing its a great way of listening to almost anything you could want.
banned#24
I have a US address using myus.com i been using it for apple.com and other stuff for years.
1 Like #25
pricelunitic
i'll post how to take RDM off later

I hope I'm not breaking rules, if I am then sorry mods please delete post.
People should surely be able to use google by now?! Its been around for ages!
Try maybe searching for DRM and REMOVE Maybe add tutorial, how to etc).
You'll find this anyway:

http://all-streaming-media.com/remove-DRM-protection/

Download some of the shizzle from there!

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