Published on 29th June 2005 by
Originally Posted by smashie£2.80 damn where do you drink, over £3 for most beers in my local now
Originally Posted by KrikkitI can see your point haz, and it's all going down the pan imho. The freedom of music CD's and media is fantastic at the moment.
Unfortunately, to get the price of CDs down to a more reasonable figure...
Originally Posted by 3.5SE I know exactly what your talking about the screaming for no good reason. We are dealing with colic and reflux, the double whammy.
Originally Posted by cpemma.
So what's a reasonable figure? An average CD is around the same price as a modest night's boozing, half that if you're out with the lady. It's less than the curry you misguidedly go on for, I spend nearly as much on a days fags. Let's grumble about the mark-up on spectacle frames, trainers, any clothing with a pretentious label on it. Even graphics cards, ffs.
For the long-term pleasure a good CD brings I think they're cheap at the price. They only appear expensive because you know so many people are getting the same for free.
Originally Posted by :: kna ::...
It's been widely known for YEARS, even before the Internet had heard of things like Napster, that the markup on CDs is extortionate and they could be produced, sold and profits made on half the cost, if not quarter.
I could not care less if people are getting them for free, whether that be lack of morals or one-in-the-eye for the record companies. £13 for an album might not be much to you or me, however when I was buying CDs as a kid finding the money to listen to music by bands I liked was hard work and given a very high percentage of the music buying public is the 11-17 age range, I'd say they're very much screwing their fans.
£13 is too much, £9.99 is a meagre effort.. let's drop to 6 or 7 quid for a new release and we're getting somewhere.
Originally Posted by mclean007Not so long ago you'd be lucky to get much change out of £15 for a new album...
Originally Posted by kna...we could be looking at around £60-£90 on picking up a few CDs by your favourite artists. Even for those of us who can afford the odd luxury, that's no small amount to come out of my spare cash.
Originally Posted by cpemmaWhen I first started buying CDs they were around that mark. That was around 18 years ago; the UK Retail Price Index has almost doubled, along with wages. They were well over twice the price of vinyl, but you know what? Vinyl died.
I'm well aware CDs cost little to produce - hell, they give one away with the newspapers every week - but every market charges whatever the consumer will pay. That's how come I still buy tobacco and alcohol. And why yesterday's top cpu is now half the original price. So 11-year-olds can't afford to buy the latest albums? I can't afford lots of luxuries. Life's a bitch.
You've been in the very lucky position of plenty of disposable income and not much responsibility. I use the past tense, a family changes that. ;)
Originally Posted by Da Dego...You and I and Chris and probably a lot of us here are thankful to be in the "have" groups. But don't turn your eye away from the fact that things are moving, there are problems, and they are getting bigger.
Originally Posted by cpemmaPiracy isn't a revolution, it's getting something for nothing, with slim chance of getting caught. Do the pirates think to burn a spare copy for the poor family down the road?
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