“Last month, Amazon rolled out a promotion highlighting 69-cent new release tracks in its MP3 download store, an apparent effort to draw market share from Apple in the digital download market that has long been dominated by the iTunes Store,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “The pricing significantly undercuts Apple’s own pricing, which typically comes in at $1.29 for popular new tracks.”
Slivka reports, “Amazon has made another push today with a ‘Daily Deal’ offering the new Lady Gaga album, ‘Born This Way,’ for only $0.99 through the Amazon MP3 Store. The special price is available for today only and compares to the $11.99 price point for the standard album in the iTunes Store, where an expanded edition is also available for $15.99.”
Read more in the full article here.
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” via Amazon ($0.99, today only) here.
Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way (Bonus Track Version)” via Apple’s iTunes Store ($15.99) here.
MacDailyNews Take: At least with iTunes Store, you actually get the downloads. Amazon must be getting slammed as their Mac OS X MP3 Downloader downloads nothing and alternates between repeatedly saying “Download failed. Retry download; if problem persists contact customer service” and “Can’t connect. Please contact customer service.” For those who value their time, this could end up costing more than the $15 you’re “saving.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]