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Price Points - Qualified Perceptions
Price Points
I have been messing around with various music-generating apps, mostly for bicycling to. I started with Pandora, though I have not really been able to train a music genome to find me perfect new music. Anyway, it's free, but advertises the upgrade for $36 a year. I don't buy the upgrade, because $36 is a little more expensive than I'm convinced I want yet.

Yesterday, someone mentioned Grooveshark somewhere, so I went and investigated that. Hey, it lets you actually pick songs (as opposed to Pandora, which insists that it is not allowed to do so except randomly), which is a bonus. But it seems to be crashier, which is a minus, and has weird wrong music errors. Anyway, it's free, but advertises the upgrade for $3 a month. Hey, I think, $3 is cheap, I should probably upgrade. Much more reasonable than that expensive Pandora.

It takes about a day for the shoe to drop. Sigh.

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readsalot From: readsalot Date: September 30th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)


If you hate the upgrade, hopefully you can cancel it after a month or two, and then it costs you much less than $36.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: September 30th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: But

True. Or I might find some other thing to be doing instead (I seem to have switched from audiobooks to music now, for example), so I stop using it. But I can't actually claim that that was part of my logic as I was thinking it the first time. :)
merastra From: merastra Date: September 30th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: But

FWIW, the 3x12=36 part did register in my brain, but the "dropping shoe" phrase and how it relates didn't actually sink in until a few minutes later. :-)

I just found out recently that I like music while stationary biking too. Better yet, browsing youtube for music videos while biking made me bike an extra 10 minutes w/o even noticing. :-)
probabilistic From: probabilistic Date: September 30th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
There's always last.fm, which I use. It's free in the US.
rifmeister From: rifmeister Date: September 30th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
It's even more expensive, but I think Rhapsody is amazing.
eccentrific From: eccentrific Date: September 30th, 2010 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Being able to try it out and see if you like it for only $3 is definitely a win over having to shell out for a whole year at once.
marcusmarcusrc From: marcusmarcusrc Date: September 30th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shelling out for a whole year, only to have your work block the website the next day, is even more frustrating. Fortunately, it isn't a total loss, as my girlfriend can use my Pandora account at work, and I can still use it at home.
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