StarBlazer: But I could buy the Now 37 album from Marbecks for $31.49! It has 36 tracks on it which equates to 87c per track. Still think $1.99 is a fair price? Even cheaper at CD Wow.
Okay compare it to Rihanna's Loud which only has 11 tracks for $15.99 at CD Wow $1.45 per track - even her new album is $16.99 for 10 tracks $1.69/track.
No, I don't think $1.99 is a fair price - do you? Especially now it's legal to buy an album and convert it to play on whatever device I want to and in whichever format/quality I prefer.
Pretty sure the same bulk buying option exists on iTunes (I don't use it, so don't know for sure). Now That's What I Call Music 36 (the latest one I could find online without having the software, I guess because 37's only just come out) is only $17.99 for the album with 18 tracks, i.e. under $1 per track. Since 37 is 2CD I have no idea what they'll charge but as an idea, Led Zeppelin's Mothership is 2CD/24 tracks and the tracks cost $2.39 but the album costs $21.99 = 92c per track from iTunes!
Rihanna's Loud is $9.99 on iTunes apparently, i.e. 91c per track (the iTunes version has 11 tracks).
So, what's your beef?