I’ve posted here before about the many virtues of eMusic. Unfortunately, my love affair has come to an end. I received an email from them earlier this month informing me that where, before, I was getting 90 songs for $19.99 per month, I would only receive 50 songs for $20.79. In other words, for less than a dollar more per month, I’d be receiving almost less than half the music. I pay more and get less.
Does this model work? Really? When is the last time McDonalds gave you less for more money? When is the last time a car company gave you less for more? (Aren’t all of the major car manufacturers in bankruptcy now? Point!) So if I’m willing to pay them almost $1.00 more per month, I can get approximately 55% of what I’ve been getting? Wow. Sign me up!
So, I canceled. I mean, I love eMusic but I’m not willing to be treated like an idiot. I’m not willing to be treated like someone who doesn’t realize the value of their money. Money might not mean much to a big, multi-billion dollar company like eMusic … huh? … They’re not that big? Multi-million? … is that closer? I’m in the ballpark? Okay. Money may not mean much to a big, multi-million dollar company like eMusic, but I can guarantee you that it means a lot to their hard working customers.
And this customer just walked out the door. Some how, I think I’ll survive. And be $19.99 (+ tax!) richer per month.