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Friday, January 2

If you can't beat us, buy us | Success Story

Success Story

by Rodrigo Silveira



I have just spent a few hours working my Scofield Magic, calculating my Bowman Matrix, and releasing my Isathmuts Metaphores... With that, I feel like throwing this one down before the pumpkins return home at the strike of the arm... Briefly, so I can celebrate my triumph, let me tell some of you about Sound IKE... You see, not everybody cares about morals, theories, and philosophies... Mainly because most such people never experienced a big break in society, or in their personal accomplishment lists... So for the rest of us, if you agree with me that paying for your music is the way to go, then this post is for you. If you download your MP3's for free, and are still reading this, then I hope to have you converted by the end of the text...

Here's a text, and I quote:

And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. - Matthew 19:16-22

Now, here's the moral of the story the young prince taught us all those years ago... Though you may be a great person, if you feel so bad about giving up a collection of music you never really even paid for, then you're missing out on a great opportunity to become a better person. But, if you can go to bed and convince yourself that you have a clear conscience, and that what you do isn't bad at all, and that you really don't need to pay for your music, then that's all you. But here's this: I downloaded and burned over 300 movies, and close to 2700 songs. If I can change, you can change...

And speaking of change..., and paying honestly for music... with that whole sermon I'm not sure why I preached..., here's http://www.soundike.com !!! There's no such thing as a referral system, so I'm not profiting whatsoever for advertising their service. I just do it because it was a good first step in the process I'm going through of stopping downloading stuff for free and pay for it instead.

At Sound IKE you only pay $0.15 (15 cents) per song! The way it works is that you fill your account with a certain amount of money (the website claims they accept PayPal, but they don't right now), then you download songs (buy them) until you run out of money. They have different options that give you a better deal if you pay them more, obviously. For instance, if you load your account with $25, they give you another $25 as a bonus... Or in other words, they basically give you a 50% discount on those 15 cents per song... But if you load your account with $50 bucks, they give you $55 bucks of free downloads... That's a bit over 50% discount, but still, $55 bucks makes it seem like they're giving you a million free songs...

The only bad thing about it is that they don't have a whole lot of songs (they do, but there's so many they don't), and their search engine isn't the best. You might have to do several different searches to find a specific song you like, but nothing too bad. Also, you can't just put $5 bucks in your account. You can only do $15, $25, or $50. Not bad, though, because it's so cheap, you can load it with $25 and download music (honestly pay for it) for a while... That would be some 333 songs for $25 bucks. That's quite the savings there, compared to iTunes or something like that, where you pay $0.99 per song...

Also, if you buy a whole album, they give you 20% off what it would have cost you to buy each song individually. So if an album has 100 songs, it would have cost you $15 for the album. BUT, with their super awesome deal, it only costs you $12 bucks to buy 100 songs! Also, when you sign up you get two songs free, without having to buy anything or load your account with any money. I've used their system for about two weeks now, and they only charged my credit card once, and for the right amount. So far they have my trust...

Now, here's the magic... If you buy songs until January 4th (this Sunday, or rather, tomorrow), each song will only cost you NINE CENTS! You still get the 20% off a whole album... So you can buy 100 songs for $9 bucks, or an album of 100 songs for $6 dollars... I thought that was a pretty cool thing, there, my comrads...


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