Amazon MP3 Ranting

Just got this buying an album from Amazon’s MP3 service - looks like they “fixed” the bug where people outside the US could buy music:

We are sorry…

We could not process your order because of geographical restrictions on the product which you were attempting to purchase. Please refer to the terms of use for this product to determine the geographical restrictions.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Don’t worry Amazon, no inconvenience to me… guess I’ll have to think of somewhere else to get my music from.

Oh look at that, iTunes doesn’t have the full album. eMusic have it, but I’m not signing up for a subscription. And Napster have it, but it’ll be a cold day in hell when I buy WMA DRM’d music. Fucking ridiculous, excusing my language. I want to give you my money, please take it from me…

Yours Sincerely,

A very pissed off (but $8.90 richer) Alex


By O on 08 October 2007 at 00:07:

And have you tried, or instead of

By alexmuller on 08 October 2007 at 00:15:

Yeah, I’m afraid it’s locked to the USA at the moment, probably because the music labels are worried about “international piracy”. I know it makes no sense at all though, just serves to irritate me.

By Moosey on 09 October 2007 at 19:17:

Hmm, as I pointed out on pownce, emusic isn’t that bad - I’ve used up my 50 song free trial already, but I may actually stick with it for a month and see how it goes: what equates to 30p a month for non-DRMed tracks is really quite good value. That said, if you want that 50 song free trial for yourself, give me a shout; you get 25 extra free songs if you are invited by someone (i.e. me). You just need a credit card and remind yourself to cancel in time. To clarify: debit card (i.e. Solo/Switch is what I have) works fine as well.