Amazon Auto-Rip : Cheaper then getting the MP3!

Classic FM Hall Of Fame 2014 Amazon.co.uk Music

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Why is it that sometimes it is a few pounds cheaper to buy the CD from Amazon and then get the MP3 Auto-Rip’d for you for no extra charge?

Lets take my recent purchase of Classic FM Hall Of Fame 2014

The cost of the CD (at the time of me writing this post) was £7.99.
The cost of the MP3 was £9.49

So in this instance, it is £1.50 cheaper to buy the CD and get instant access to the MP3 downloads for free.

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Don’t get me wrong, this is fantastic for us consumers. I get instant access to the music and then when I get the CD, I can re-rip it into a lossless format of my chosing. I also get the knowledge that I can always listen to the music if Amazon closes down, or my hardrive gets messed up and I loose my already downloaded copy!