Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by figrin_dan, Jan 22, 2004.
Not sure if this would work or if it has anything to do with cdwow, but here goes:
Just received an e-mail from CD-WOW. It says that from now they must apply a £2 surcharge to all music CD orders with a delivery address in the UK and Ireland. Aparently the BPI are insisting that all discs supplied must be sourced within the EU which will make them more expensive. Is this pure greed on the BPI's part or is there some other valid reason?
On past experience of the rip-off UK debate, I suspect it may be greed and if so, is it any wonder people download music illegally? On a personal note, with the prices for CDs on CD-WOW being so good, I'd rather buy the original than download off the Net. This will in all probability put me off buying CDs if this is going to be the BPIs attitude. The only way these guys will understand is when you hit them where it hurts....in the pocket. Obviously, my little protest won't in any way affect them....it will take a lot more people than just me to do that. The real shame is that a decent supplier like CD-WOW will lose custom.
Just an opinion.
I completely agree Dumfy!
As the rest of Europe are not affected by this I wonder if
they could route them via another EU country? Just an idea...
I also agree and have just emailed the BPI telling them that
what they have just done sucks.
I am considering doing something I have never done before, buying all my CD'S from the guy in my local selling the bootleg copies.
Thanks for agreeing with me.
I don't normally post messages of complaint, but this issue has really got my back up. I am sick to death of being ripped off in the UK in practically all walks of life.....from cash generating speed cameras to the BPI. I think this time it's more prominent and obvious in that the UK/Ireland have been single out. This really should be brought out in the open so that as many people as possible are informed.
It will be nigh on impossible to hit the BPI in the pocket, but how nice it would if people stopped buying CDs for a while.
I think my point has been hightlighted by he fact that Johnmel is contemplating buying bootleg CDs. The BPI in their ignorance, or may be total arrogance are promoting this kind of action
The words of one chap I saw on BBC 24 last night rang true, I think it was the editor of 'Stuff' magazine.
To paraphrase, "How can any industry that sues or attempts to sue its highest-spending customers expect to survive?"
i will no longer be buying ANY cds from HMV or Virgin. I will still buy from cd-wow (even with the extra £2 they'll be cheaper than the high street).
That's hilarious. Does anyone buy CD's any more?
They can't. That's been proven time and time again. (check out the history of car companies when Henry Ford started cranking out cars)
Also, would it be possible for a mod to merge some of these threads, as it seems there's a few covering the same topic.
Separate names with a comma.