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Old 18th March 2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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I just do not understand that why CD cost so much nowadays. I can buy a recent DVD movie for $25 but have to pay $22 for a music CD. I am sure the cost of most movies would be a lot higher than the cost of making most music CDs.

Just too much greed there!

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Old 18th March 2005, 04:19 PM   #2
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Just too much greed there!

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Old 18th March 2005, 05:03 PM   #3
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It all depends on your point of view...

To me, they seem like a bargain nowadays. I remember being a kid and when RS released Sticky Fingers (purposely pricing it very high) it was $9+ even at Sam the Record Man it seemed a fortune at the time! When I buy a CD at Wal-Mart for $14 I want to cheer! And if you take into account inflation how much is that $9 today....
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I get my CDs on ebay and pay an average of $5 including shipping. It helps to buy more than 1 from the same seller to get combined shipping rates. Of course I can't the the brand new releases for that price so you might say I'm a year behind the musical times.
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Greed makes the world go 'round -- and by the way Lil Kim is going to jail for perjury --

I get a lot of CD's on EBay, and a lot in stores in lower Manhattan -- in Europe the prices are much higher than the US.
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So in contrast then the movie and muisc DVD is a REAL bargain then
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Old 18th March 2005, 09:09 PM   #7
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If the stupid record industry would just lower the price of a new, premium CD to $10 a pop they would get a surge in sales to more than make up the difference in profit margin.

At $10 a CD, nobody is going to resist the impulse take the CD home right then and there-and probably another one besides.
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theatres before their release to DVD. They also get released to television, usually before DVD release, so by the time the DVD is released, most movies have already made a healthy profit.

Music CDs don't get played on radio anymore (except for a few songs that the radio and record industries decide you should buy), so they have to make their money from disc sales. Disc sales don't make much money for the artist, but they promote ticket sales for concerts which do.

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Disc sales don't make much money for the artist,

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Good, that removes the guilt from copying CDs.
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Old 19th March 2005, 12:11 AM   #10
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Good, that removes the guilt from copying CDs.

I was going to mention something similar but your way of putting it is much more humorous and concise. LOL


Joking aside, if they would lower the price of CD, it will reduce the demand for black market pirates.
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