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Thread: Do you pay for media?
01-07-2008, 04:08 AM #1
Do you pay for media?
Just like the title suggests, do you pay for music/videos/movies?
In no way am I asking you HOW you retrieve it, just if you pay or not
I'll be the first to admit (at least in this thread) that I do not pay for media, unless it is a Dashboard Confessional CD lol
Also, what are your views on paying versus umm... not paying lol.
01-07-2008, 09:00 AM #2
01-07-2008, 04:56 PM #3
I used not to, but about two years ago I decided to clean up my act. I cataloged all I had, filtered what I really wanted out of it, and deleted it all. Then I proceeded to rebuild my music library from scratch through iTunes mostly and CD's for the stuff not found in the iTunes store. For movies I just went ahead and got a Netflix account since I rarely watch a movie more than once.
So yes, as of like 2 years ago, I can happily say I own all the media I have
01-07-2008, 05:09 PM #4
I do im a good lad.
01-07-2008, 05:18 PM #5
i have a couple times
if its a cd i really want
and i respect the artist alotttt
other than that
i can proudly say 95% of my music is not bought
01-07-2008, 05:58 PM #6
Not very often.
01-07-2008, 06:23 PM #7
01-07-2008, 07:44 PM #8
Dude are you a narc for the RIAA????
01-07-2008, 08:49 PM #9
01-07-2008, 09:03 PM #10
woow thats ALOT of cd's
idkk. its more like if i could really afford it i would buy the songs
but most of us cant afford to buy an ipod and even get close to filling it up buy paying
thats like $2000 for a 4gb right?
idk its just alott of money
i have 623 songs as of today
and that adds up to more than just 623 dollars like when u have a hundred dollar card for itunes
you dont get a hundred songs
itsjust my way of thinking isnt the best way but its a way....
wow ijust blabed alot sorry:[
01-07-2008, 09:38 PM #11
Yes, I'm a NARC lol.
But really though, I can understand buying music/movies etc via iTunes a la carte style, but who buys CD's anymore? Like $13 just for that one or two songs that are actually good? I'll pass thank you There are other things in life that I would gladly support, but why give someone who is already rich more money? (Yes I know that not all recording artists are 'rich', however we must concede that a large majority of the artists that are in the mainstream music selection in todays world are not hurting for cash.) So why help T-Pain buy another boat? lol
01-07-2008, 11:40 PM #12
Only if I really like it. Otherwise it gets deleted.
01-07-2008, 11:41 PM #13
I find that the solution to bands that put out crappy CDs with only one or two good songs is not to buy CDs from bands that suck.
I'll get a lot of stuff from indie and local artists. I don't remember the last time I listened to the radio (well, other than NPR in the mornings and The Current when I was in Minneapolis last month).
01-08-2008, 12:34 AM #14
Only when I want to support the artist/creator.
Or when I get free iTunes money. =D
01-08-2008, 06:14 AM #15
Once 2 yrs ago i paid for a ringtone...
01-08-2008, 06:23 PM #16
I only pay when its a Dream Theater DVD or CD....and maybe some other groups I really like.
But all my other music......not paid
Neither movies in my PC
If I paid a dollar for every song in my PC....man....that's a lot of money....
I like it more this way.
01-09-2008, 09:35 PM #17
I paid for 16 cd's in 2007. That may be more than most people buy within 2 or 3 years. I like to buy music when I really enjoy listening to the album alot, I feel the need to support the artist or band.
01-09-2008, 10:45 PM #18
to tell you the truth is, i use p2pnetworks to download most of the music and videos!!!!
I dont feel bad, cuz all these artist have enough money and more then enough!!! and if am gonna give out my money i would rather give it to those in need!!!
01-09-2008, 10:55 PM #19
I like to pay for all the indie CD's I have, but other then that if i can torrent it its mine
01-10-2008, 04:48 AM #20
I am an American, but living in Moscow, Ru. Sometimes I buy a cd or a dvd, but even then, 90% of the time it is a pirate copy anyhow. If I download, I have a better chance of getting one with English (dvds).