iTunes downloads: too ££?
I'm not a download person.
Stuff that I want to listen to but I don't want to own = Spotify.
Stuff that I want to listen to and own = CD.
Now and again though, there are certain albums where I fancy a SQ which is 'one up from Spotify' but I'm not *that* concerned about having 'CD-quality' SQ. That's technically got iTunes written all over it. But here's the rub: nearly every time, I can buy the CD cheaper.
Perfect example was just now: for a reason I cannot explain, I was tempted to go hunting for Spark To A Flame by Chris De Burgh. I'm not a huge fan, but this 'best of' does tempt me. So I scoured iTunes: £5.99, which is not a bad price. But still, I couldn't help checking the price of the CD on eBay: £4.50 from a trader, brand new, sealed & delivered.
Considering that the CD stands a better chance of having a superior SQ to start with, I just can't find myself handing over more money just for the sake of having a compressed version immediately.
The only thing I can see iTunes is better value for is single tracks, most of which are 99p a shot.
Am I missing the point?