Friday, August 29, 2008

That's about ten pence a bleep

An email arrives from James P:

This may be interesting, or I may be the last person in the world to have found it... I just clicked the banner on xrrf for the new Little Jackie single (which I rather like). Perhaps unsurprisingly, it took me to a page where I could buy it:

According to this page, I can download the nice clean edited version for 99p. However, the 'explicit version' is on special offer for just 50p. It's a foul-mouthed bargain! Is this a common occurance? Can I save money on my downloading if I develop a liking for smutty-yet-chirpy pop songs?

How much longer must we keep flinging this cut-price filth at our kids, etc.

Of course, this does make economic sense - anyone can say "arsebiscuits" or "stickyflaps", but it takes a skilled artisan time and effort to carefully remove the sweary bits from the songs. You're paying for that talent, you see.


Volcanovolcano said...

Alex from 7digital here: we usually offer price promotions on the lead track of the this case it so happens its the explicit version which is available for free...

James said...

Aha, thanks for the answer! Crikey, that's great customer service, that is.

Second question: If I buy a track and then decide I've gone off it after a couple of listens, can I take it back to the website, claim that my mum bought me it for my birthday by mistake and ask to swap it for something else?

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