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Comment: Re:"This isn't right. This isn't even wrong." (Score 1) 319

by ketsugi (#26722683) Attached to: Apple's Terms No Longer Allow ITMS Purchases Outside of US

Exhibit C:

"Why do you think people don't use amazon?"

They do, actually. Their MP3 store launched a year and a half ago and sell about 10% of what iTunes does. Some estimates place them as the #2 digital retailer:

http://mashable.com/2008/03/26/amazon-mp3-takes-2/

Furthermore, that figure almost certainly represents sales mostly taken from iTunes. Almost every iPod/iTunes user I know has switched.

It's worth noting that Amazon also refuses to sell me music simply because I do not live in the US. I fail to see how this is any better than iTunes Music Store. At least with iTunes I have the option of using gift codes to pretend I live in the US and get my music that way. With Amazon I have no such recourse, as far as I have been able to find out. It's credit card or nothing. (Paypal knows where you live too so that doesn't work either.)

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