Discussion

Digital Music Price War?

Something unusual seems to be happening. A week before Christmas Best Buy had a $100 of iTunes music for $85 gift card special. Then around Christmas Day Amazon listed over 1,300 CD's for $5. A lot of these were new releases (Jason Isbell, Los Lobos, Trampled Under Foot). It may still be going on. When I went to compare some of the new issue $5 CD's of Amazon to iTunes Store, the iTunes price was $7.99 for full CD versus usual $9.99 Finally, my wife gave me iTunes gift card for Christmas. What a Christmas!

Can't comment on iTunes because I don't use it, but Amazon has been doing its $5 post-Christmas specials for a few years now. I always look forward to it.