Still buying stuff?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I know i'm a bit slow (if there's a boat you can be sure I'll miss it) but I just started using limewire.

Does anybody still buy any software or music these days? I don't want to be the only one...


  • Reply 1 of 12
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    I still buy software if they are helping me to earn money

    I still buy CDs if there are over half of songs on that albums are good
  • Reply 2 of 12
    scott_h_phdscott_h_phd Posts: 448member
    [quote]Originally posted by Leonis:


    I still buy CDs if there are over half of songs on that albums are good</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Oh, so you don't buy any.
  • Reply 2 of 12
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    Wrong forum. Moving to General Discussion.

    If this thread turns into a discussion about the best place to find warez or pirated software it will be removed as per AppleInsider Rules, Policies, and Disclaimers which you agreed to on joining.

  • Reply 4 of 12
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    Yeah, I still buy music and software. Not as much as I used to, but I still do sometimes.
  • Reply 5 of 12
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Surprisingly enough, I still buy almost all of my music. Probably 95% of it.

    I don't know, I guess I'm sick of poorly encoded MP3s, not having the liner notes, the hassle of finding them, etc.

    Personally I don't think there is anywhere near as much good music coming out now as opposed to say 5-6 years ago. I used to always be watching the boards at the CD stores to see when so and so is releasing something new... hasn't been like that for awhile with me. Can't wait until the end of the month though - finally a new Joe Satriani CD coming down the pipe. And no, I'm not going to wait a week and Limewire it - I'll pay real cash for the thing. It will no doubt give me dozens of hours of listening enjoyment, and I think Joe deserves to get his (extremely small, I know) chunk of change from me.

    As for software... uh, I hear my wife calling me. Sorry, no time to answer.

    Actually, I should change that last one. I have paid for shareware more than once. I paid for OSX when it came out. If I make money with software, I pay for it. I do have a fair amount of stuff on my system that I haven't "gotten around" to registering though...

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  • Reply 6 of 12
    torifiletorifile Posts: 4,024member
    I still actually buy all my music and software. I probably have 1 program that I use that I didn't pay for and a Bob Dylan ablum I listen to that I C'ed. I dunno. There's just something about having bought the thing that makes me enjoy/use it more. I even bought OmniWeb. Go figure....

    (It helps that I get great ed. discounts on my software. Otherwise, I'd think twice about it...)
  • Reply 7 of 12
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    I still buy a lot of CD's, particularly used (there are a coule of good places in downtown T.O.). However, the day I start to encounter funky discs that won't play in the drives I choose to ejoy them with, or I start to get funky water-marking to screw with the sound, well, then I'm going full tilt file sharing and RIAA, artists, execs, whoever... be damned, you'll never see another penny from me again.
  • Reply 8 of 12
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    i buy cd's for the kids alot, for myself the notes and stuff i guess....can get ok prices online (mymusic, deepdiscount etc)...i burn a few cds a month, but almost always from things i buy and pare down or mix software too....but maybe this is all because i have never checked out limewire....g
  • Reply 9 of 12
    brianmacosbrianmacos Posts: 548member
    I don't download any music really I listen to Internet Radio more than I will download and if I really like some thing I will purchase it. As far as buying software I purchase games but certain apps I don't think any one can afford except for the companies!
  • Reply 10 of 12
    mac+mac+ Posts: 580member
    I buy all my music. Not a fan of pirating off artists. In fact, I recently spent 5 weeks in China and almost every second shop was a cough*pirate*cough CD/DVD store. CDs for about Au$1 - which is 50c or so US! :eek: I didn't buy any whilst I was there, but the students with whom I travelled sure did!

    I just prefer to have the real liner notes and official packaging. Additionally, I'm not into depriving the artist from their share (albeit however so small) of the dollars I shell out. They provide me enjoyment and I'm happy to pay for that. I'm not into downloading MP3s either - but I will say that a portable music player without a hardware medium (CD, minidisc, or tape - for example) is a great idea and I intend to purchase an iPod in the near future to play my CDs which I have catalogued in iTunes.

    As for commercial software, I always purchse offical licensed products. (I do receive ed pricing, though, which helps.) Like Murbot, though, I do have a few bits of shareware (none of which I derive an income from) that I still have to get around to registering. My laziness is stronger than my conscience on that front.
  • Reply 11 of 12
    I buy software I make money off of. Too much risk in not owning it when you're profiting from it. The whole moral thing too, support the developers, etc. But to be brutally honest, as easy as it is to find software these days, it's not worth taking the risk on using pirated software in a commercial environment. And since the software makes me money, it pays for itself quickly anyhow.

    As for CDs, I sometimes think I'm one of the few people that still owns a CD player and a solid set of speakers that aren't attached to a computer. I buy CDs that I want to listen to on my stereo, because I can always hear the compression of an mp3 on my living room speakers. A CD just sounds better. I usually get advance CD rips from friends, and if I like the record, I go out and buy it when it is released. If I don't, at least I go to listen to it in the privacy of my own home to determine that.
  • Reply 12 of 12
    scott_h_phdscott_h_phd Posts: 448member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mac+:


    I just prefer to have the real liner notes and official packaging. Additionally, I'm not into depriving the artist from their share (albeit however so small) of the dollars I shell out.


    So you're into the music industry doing it for you
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