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Apple Canada iTMS is now open. And the cheapest localization.
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Disgruntled Head of C-3PO
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Dec 2, 2004, 12:44 AM
 
.99 cents baby.
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Dec 2, 2004, 12:49 AM
 
0.99 cents? wow, that is cheap!

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Dec 2, 2004, 12:51 AM
 
In other words about .82 cents US per song.
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Dec 2, 2004, 12:54 AM
 
Yay!...purchased my first album!
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Dec 2, 2004, 12:57 AM
 
So does it only have Canadian music?
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:00 AM
 
Originally posted by BRussell:
So does it only have Canadian music?
You are kidding right?
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:04 AM
 
Awesome.

I'm still going to download my music, but its a nice option.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:21 AM
 
Originally posted by BRussell:
So does it only have Canadian music?
yeah, nirvana, u2, black eyed peas and green day are SO canadian. didn't you know?

although, don't know too many americans who even know who the tragically hip are.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:21 AM
 
Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
You are kidding right?
Celine Dion, Shania Twain, um, Paul Shaffer. Wayne Gretzky, maybe he played guitar or something?

Just kidding. Congratulations, welcome to the coalition of the willing, it took way too long. And nice price.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:21 AM
 
Good for Canada. Apple is finally treating USA North a little better. Maybe it's to make up for the raping you guys get on everything else in the Apple Store.

Does the sound quality suck as bad as the US version? 128 sucketh to no endeth. Cymbals? Nah... beating a bag of dry oatmeal with a wooden spoon is what cymbals sound like at 128k
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:28 AM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:
yeah, nirvana, u2, black eyed peas and green day are SO canadian. didn't you know?

although, don't know too many americans who even know who the tragically hip are.
Or The Tea Party. They actually play them on Seattle stations.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:41 AM
 
Actually Canadians get many things cheaper because of the physiological barrier.

In the US many things that cost $1 are still a dollar up here such as chocolate bars and soft drinks. Guess the same thing is happening in this case.
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:46 AM
 
Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
In other words about .82 cents US per song.
0.82 cents US is pretty cheap. That's US$0.0082. Anyways, I know what you mean. BTW, it's 84 cents, but close enough.

Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
Actually Canadians get many things cheaper because of the physiological barrier.

In the US many things that cost $1 are still a dollar up here such as chocolate bars and soft drinks. Guess the same thing is happening in this case.
OTOH, the 20" iMac is CAD$2499, or US$2115. (It's US$1899 in the US.)
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 01:50 AM
 
Originally posted by Eug Wanker:

OTOH, the 20" iMac is CAD$2499, or US$2115. (It's US$1899 in the US.)
Ya that is the same thing as the $1 physiological barrier.
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Dec 2, 2004, 02:02 AM
 
Originally posted by Kilbey:
USA North
hey, you talking about the maple-leaf state?
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 02:09 AM
 
Originally posted by Kilbey:
USA North
You, wish.
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Dec 2, 2004, 02:14 AM
 
Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
Ya that is the same thing as the $1 physiological barrier.
Well, by your logic, the iMac should be priced at CAD$1999 or something like that. Anyways, I hope the price drops to CAD$2349 or less in January.

But yeah, the Canadian 99 cent price for iTMS Canada is sweet. They pretty much had to though, since the competition is 99 cents too.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 02:16 AM
 
Originally posted by Eug Wanker:
Well, by your logic, the iMac should be priced at CAD$1999 or something like that. Anyways, I hope the price drops to CAD$2349 or less in January.
When did iMac's go on sale for $1 US?
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Dec 2, 2004, 02:52 AM
 
Originally posted by Eug Wanker:
Well, by your logic, the iMac should be priced at CAD$1999 or something like that. Anyways, I hope the price drops to CAD$2349 or less in January.
Remember who you are trying to discuss "logic" with.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 02:54 AM
 
Originally posted by Kilbey:
Remember who you are trying to discuss "logic" with.
Not the guy who thinks Canada is "US North" that is for sure
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Dec 2, 2004, 03:15 AM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:
hey, you talking about the maple-leaf state?
Canafornia?

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Dec 2, 2004, 03:17 AM
 
yeeeeeeeeeeeah!
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Blame Canada.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 08:19 AM
 
Congratualtions Canada!
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 10:02 AM
 
No more having to hear the Canadians complain that they don't have iTMS. No more When is iTMS coming to Canada we still don't have it yet.

I guess we'll now hear about how it doesn't have a lot of music on it yet.

Congrats nonetheless to our neighbors to the North.
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Originally posted by Kilbey:
Apple is finally treating USA North a little better.
hey kilbey, you just suck.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 10:54 AM
 
To all the Canadian idiots who were saying that iTMS would be too expensive in Canada because US$1 was too much for a song: Told you so.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 10:56 AM
 
Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
Actually Canadians get many things cheaper because of the physiological barrier.
Physiological? Do I get a sore back from buying stuff over a dollar in Canada?

I assume you mean Psychological.
     
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Dec 2, 2004, 11:37 AM
 
YAY!!!

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Dec 2, 2004, 02:20 PM
 
Originally posted by wataru:
To all the Canadian idiots who were saying that iTMS would be too expensive in Canada because US$1 was too much for a song: Told you so.
I think $1 CAN is too much for a song. The albums are a total rip off as you can buy the real CD online and have it shipped for much less most of the time.
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I just spent $13 in iTunes (one album, and three singles). This Canadian is happy
     
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Maybe I'm wrong on this, but if I remember correctly, there is no duty on change. Since the song is less than $1, maybe there is no exchange rate for the songs. Did they ask that instead of charging the songs, you mail them a bag of pennies?



Besides, it's not unusual for companies to offer discount pricing for third world countries.



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"Loonie Tunes"
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Dec 2, 2004, 02:40 PM
 
For 84 cents a tune, Canadians should only be allowed to purchase the instrumental version of songs. They don't deserve the vocals for that price.

Apple should also charge a special Canadian tariff, just to connect to the store, inorder to browse. Also, French Canadians should pay more than other Canadians. Don't ask me why, they just should.

     
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Originally posted by PacHead:
For 84 cents a tune, Canadians should only be allowed to purchase the instrumental version of songs. They don't deserve the vocals for that price.

Apple should also charge a special Canadian tariff, just to connect to the store, inorder to browse. Also, French Canadians should pay more than other Canadians. Don't ask me why, they just should.

And americans should crawl in a hole and die.



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Originally posted by kmkkid:
And americans should crawl in a hole and die.

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I thought this kinda of argument was only in Wrestling.
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"Apple Computer, which opened the virtual doors on the Canadian store late Wednesday, is selling songs for 99 Canadian cents, which translates to about 83 U.S. cents, 16 percent less than those in the United States pay for their iTunes.

It's an even bigger bargain when compared with Apple's European store, where most tracks cost 99 euro cents, which these days translates to $1.31 U.S. and a whopping $1.56 Canadian. Those in Britain pay even more, 79 pence ($1.52, or $1.81 Canadian)."

http://news.com.com/Canadians+get+iT...3-5474796.html
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This is great, now instead of paying 20 dollars for Hawk Nelson's album, I can pay... 12! This is going to have me buying a lot more music and throwing away even more of my money! haha
     
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Originally posted by ThinkInsane:
Maybe I'm wrong on this, but if I remember correctly, there is no duty on change. Since the song is less than $1, maybe there is no exchange rate for the songs.
I don't think there is an exchange rate because we aren't buying the music from the US. The songs are licensed by Canadian record labels and distributors. Apple Canada doesn't import music from the US to sell, like they do with computers. In Canada music is cheaper, so it makes sense that music online would be cheaper too.
     
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Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
"Apple Computer, which opened the virtual doors on the Canadian store late Wednesday, is selling songs for 99 Canadian cents, which translates to about 83 U.S. cents, 16 percent less than those in the United States pay for their iTunes.

It's an even bigger bargain when compared with Apple's European store, where most tracks cost 99 euro cents, which these days translates to $1.31 U.S. and a whopping $1.56 Canadian. Those in Britain pay even more, 79 pence ($1.52, or $1.81 Canadian)."

http://news.com.com/Canadians+get+iT...3-5474796.html
"Americans looking for a bargain will have to do more than just profess their love of hockey or their distaste for President Bush. Because the Canadian store requires a local billing address, Americans will have to get a home in Saskatoon or Thunder Bay to get in on the lower pricing."



Originally posted by hayesk:
In Canada music is cheaper, so it makes sense that music online would be cheaper too.
Also, www.puretracks.com was already at 99 cents.
     
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Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
I think $1 CAN is too much for a song. The albums are a total rip off as you can buy the real CD online and have it shipped for much less most of the time.
That's fine, but a lot of people were basing their price arguments on the idea that it would be US$1, when obviously that would not be the case.
     
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Originally posted by Disgruntled Head of C-3PO:
I think $1 CAN is too much for a song. The albums are a total rip off as you can buy the real CD online and have it shipped for much less most of the time.
Same things were said when the US store first opened. It's more convience than anything else. You order album, wait one day before you get it. iTMS, you browse to the album you want, download said album, start listening/burning/transferring to iPod. All done on the same day.
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