An interesting point: many people have stated that nobody would want to sell a $0.99 song for less and nobody would buy it for more… why wouldn’t someone sell a .99 song for less? I’ve paid .99 for a CD and I’ve paid $100 for a CD, why did someone sell a cd for .99? why did I pay $100 for a CD (it was a rare import) but it becomes more clear if you think this way: I have 5000 songs from Itunes on my computer and one day I lose my employment. I need money, I want to sell my mac, but the buyer doesn’t want to pay extra for the music, so I sell the library of music that I paid almost $5000 for, I sell it for $2500 – that’s .50 per song. That’s not me losing $.49, in actuality I’ve lost over $2000, but on the other hand I’ve turned a $5000 library that I would have thrown out into $2500. and this is just one instance of a GOOD reason to allow someone to sell the item. Note that the songs on Itunes are not CHEAP, an album costs $9-15 much like its CD counterpart… we’re not getting off easy. On the other hand we are getting more value in a way in that we can only buy the two or three songs we like off an album, this may actually lower the costs of recording companies as they only record “single-quality” songs and whole albums vanish along with “filler” songs that are sub-standard when recorded and always known to be sub-standard. (by the way, bands won’t stop writing these songs, just the commercial route to getting these songs will dry up)
anyhow, someone just dropped $2500 for a library of songs that would have cost double that if they had gone to iTunes Store and bought them, seems like they made out and I’ve got $2500 extra in my pocket to buy food and pay the electric bill while I try to come up with something new to do to make money. Otherwise I have a “license” for 5000 songs and I’m hungry, cold and my TiVo has no electricity. Can I sue Apple for that? Um, you know – the TiVo bit… TiVo owners know what I’m talking about – damages for emotional anguish.