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Nightstalker
12-17-2009, 05:24 PM
I was just browsing the list of 100 top grossing apps and at #94 is this app titled Classical Music Master Collection that's priced at a penny shy of $1000!! :eek: There's no rating or review yet, but since it's in that list people must be buying it. Wow.


Here's the link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classical-music-master-collection/id314909597?mt=8

dogmeat
12-17-2009, 05:24 PM
this is old news, very old news.

Nightstalker
12-17-2009, 05:27 PM
Sorry, did a quick search and didn't see a thread. :o Mod, please delete it.

Somerandomdude
12-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Crap dude! A thousand bucks for some stupid classical music! Who the crap would buy that?!

Anyone wanna TOFTT?

DaveMc99
12-17-2009, 05:29 PM
this is old news, very old news.

Link?

Dec 16 '09 New App: $999.99, v1.0 http://appshopper.com/music/classical-music-master-collection

Random_Guy
12-17-2009, 05:33 PM
I wonder if anyone has even bought it.

carnivore
12-17-2009, 05:38 PM
at least it's not like the 'i'm rich' app...

hey, you get around 1.65gig of music with this one... ;)

starjimstar
12-17-2009, 05:39 PM
I wonder if anyone has even bought it.

Yes. I would think more than just someone must have bought it if it is the 94th top grossing app.

d1
12-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Well I mean, since its 1k, it would only take a few people to get it on the TG.

spacecowgoesmoo
12-17-2009, 06:03 PM
TBH, I think it's a pretty cool idea (some ppl actually like classical music :P). $1000 is probably a good price for a complete library considering how much it would cost in CD's but if I were to buy it I'd want a big mac/pc program with the option to put it all on my iPod instead.

da shiz wiz 19
12-17-2009, 06:25 PM
I'll TOFTT soon as I get a gift card

Somerandomdude
12-17-2009, 06:30 PM
I'll TOFTT soon as I get a gift card

Yeah, I'm hoping for a $1000 iTunes gift card for my b-day or Christmas.

LBG
12-17-2009, 06:36 PM
Is that app even legal?

DHrox
12-17-2009, 06:41 PM
Is that app even legal?

This question was posed to Khalid in regards to app spamming, music collocetions, and over-pricing:

Hell yes!

Sadly, the rest of the world probably wouldn't agree.

tsharpfilm
12-17-2009, 07:34 PM
this is old news, very old news.
I didn't know about this.

Phil_Synowiec
12-17-2009, 08:16 PM
Lol if i ever want to ruin someones life for a bit Ima find their iTunes info and buy it from a library computer with a proxy =] DONT PISS ME OFF!

Kamazar
12-17-2009, 08:26 PM
Lol if i ever want to ruin someones life for a bit Ima find their iTunes info and buy it from a library computer with a proxy =] DONT PISS ME OFF!

So, don't piss me off or I'll click a button on your computer that'll cause an easily reversible effect?

Damn, how manly of you.

Aurora
12-17-2009, 09:19 PM
Crap dude! A thousand bucks for some stupid classical music! Who the crap would buy that?!

Anyone wanna TOFTT?
Lol.
"Stupid" classical music. Somehow I'm sure you'd react differently if it was "$999 of f-bomb rap".
Shows the falling standard of real music these days. :rolleyes:

organerito
12-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Lol.
"Stupid" classical music. Somehow I'm sure you'd react differently if it was "$999 of f-bomb rap".
Shows the falling standard of real music these days. :rolleyes:

I am a professional musician and it is sad to read posts like the one you posted. It tells you a lot about the person.

da shiz wiz 19
12-17-2009, 09:52 PM
I am a professional musician and it is sad to read posts like the one you posted. It tells you a lot about the person.
Ignore posts from him. They all are bashing someone or some game.

The prez 12521
12-17-2009, 09:52 PM
I am a professional musician and it is sad to read posts like the one you posted. It tells you a lot about the person.

did you read the other posts....he was fighting against rap....and sarcasim....nice...:D

d1
12-17-2009, 09:53 PM
I am a professional musician and it is sad to read posts like the one you posted. It tells you a lot about the person.
Have you not read any of her other posts? She calls it having an "opinion," as Squirt put it so well, she has a superiority complex.

MidianGTX
12-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Have you not read any of her other posts? She calls it having an "opinion," as Squirt put it so well, she has a superiority complex.

Hey that's an opinion too, the opinion that she's better than everyone else :)

d1
12-17-2009, 09:55 PM
Hey that's an opinion too, the opinion that she's better than everyone else :)
Pretty much :rolleyes:

organerito
12-17-2009, 11:12 PM
I am a professional musician and it is sad to read posts like the one you posted. It tells you a lot about the person.

Update____________________
I am sorry. I read too fast. I liked the sarcasm:D

MasterChief3624
12-18-2009, 12:02 AM
this is old news, very old news.
I'm kind of wondering if this post was thinking the topic creator was talking about the I Am Rich app, and thus wrote it off, but didn't actually read the first post.

*shrugs* Just a guess, considering this isn't old news at all.

EssentialParadox
12-18-2009, 09:02 AM
I would guess the developer bought a copy himself to get it into the top grossing list (one copy would've easily done it) in the hopes to sell more from the increased exposure and make back the $300 he just gave Apple. El Oh El. Not going to happen, but nice try.

In other news, do promo codes count toward the top grossing charts? Because that could explain it.

Nightstalker
12-18-2009, 09:48 AM
WTH, the price now says only $0.99!! I swear it said $999.99 when I saw it yesterday. Strange..... :confused:

Anyway, if you're interested, here's your chance to get an app for 99.9% off the original price!:D

Here's the link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classical-music-master-collection/id314909597?mt=8

sam the lion
12-18-2009, 10:22 AM
wow... at the current price seems actually a fantastic deal...

RandomSomebody
12-18-2009, 10:25 AM
More than likely the original price was a glitch.

MasterChief3624
12-18-2009, 02:18 PM
More than likely the original price was a glitch.
Or this new price is a glitch :eek:

Phil_Synowiec
12-18-2009, 02:27 PM
Or this new price is a glitch :eek:

or its a conspiracy

lord-sam
12-18-2009, 02:27 PM
No it's a Christmas sale

ImNoSuperMan
12-18-2009, 02:32 PM
No it's a Christmas sale
Bingo! :D

freedog
12-18-2009, 03:00 PM
I bought this when it was only a grand to support the dev. I dont really care about the price drop because now I get to listen to Johan Sebastian Bach and Tchaicovski everyday before lunch. Im even thinking about getting a George Washington haircut. Great stuff, looking forward to updates.

NomaD
12-18-2009, 06:41 PM
i feel sorry for whoever bought it at $999.99

MasterChief3624
12-18-2009, 06:42 PM
i feel sorry for whoever bought it at $999.99
Lol yeah... me too.

I snagged it for $1, though, so I'm happy :cool:

Probably the biggest steal in App Store history at $1, considering it's over a GB and a half :eek:

Kamazar
12-18-2009, 07:37 PM
Lol yeah... me too.

I snagged it for $1, though, so I'm happy :cool:

Probably the biggest steal in App Store history at $1, considering it's over a GB and a half :eek:

I've got movies that're less than a gig. Might actually consider this.

Dylan1696
12-18-2009, 08:00 PM
I wonder if you can SSH the song files in the app over to your cpu then load them into itunes library.

Dylan1696
12-18-2009, 08:13 PM
No it's a Christmas sale

Look at the link on the app store that goes to the vanilla breeze website, it will explain everything.

MasterChief3624
12-18-2009, 09:08 PM
Look at the link on the app store that goes to the vanilla breeze website, it will explain everything.
I think this is probably just a really unethical marketing strategy. Start it out at $999.99, the price ceiling for the App Store, get a little bit of attention, drop it down to a dollar, claim it's the biggest price drop in App Store history. Try and get way more attention this way.

Then after you hit a certain target number of amount of people who downloaded the app and wrote some reviews about it, steadily increase the price from $1 to $5, make people try to panic into buying it, and then keep doing this until you get a steady incline of sales.

Finally, top it all back on to $1,000, after you get enough attention that you may actually be able to get more than a few sales (after wealthy people read the reviews and such).

Either that, or it's just a damn scam, and they will not raise it back to $1,000 ever :p

Kamazar
12-18-2009, 09:18 PM
I think this is probably just a really unethical marketing strategy. Start it out at $999.99, the price ceiling for the App Store, get a little bit of attention, drop it down to a dollar, claim it's the biggest price drop in App Store history. Try and get way more attention this way.

Then after you hit a certain target number of amount of people who downloaded the app and wrote some reviews about it, steadily increase the price from $1 to $5, make people try to panic into buying it, and then keep doing this until you get a steady incline of sales.

Finally, top it all back on to $1,000, after you get enough attention that you may actually be able to get more than a few sales (after wealthy people read the reviews and such).

Either that, or it's just a damn scam, and they will not raise it back to $1,000 ever :p

Either way, it makes a tidy sum for a dev that simple had to create a GUI. Not too bad if it makes himself some good pocket change. If he's going for an life sustaining return, then... yeah...

kijib
12-18-2009, 11:13 PM
ahhh!!!!! i just bough it on my computer and its taking forever but when i buy it from the store on my ipod it says i dont have enough space but i have 4 GB!

is this because its too big to be downloaded off the ipod? is that possible?

Dylan1696
12-18-2009, 11:20 PM
I wonder if you can SSH the song files in the app over to your cpu then load them into itunes library.

Evidently you can. Man that would be a ton of songs! All for .99 cents!

kijib
12-18-2009, 11:22 PM
Evidently you can. Man that would be a ton of songs! All for .99 cents!

how?

MasterChief3624
12-19-2009, 03:51 AM
So I've been playing around with the app a bit, and I'm liking it a lot, but some things irk me a bit:

- There's no list of letters on the side to jump to a name real quick. You have to manually scroll through the list to get to your destination, there's no shortcut.

- There's no way to set a song as a favorite. I find it hard to believe they missed this feature, considering there are 800 musical pieces, all with very similar-sounding names, and some people might be overwhelmed trying to remember which composition they found to be way awesome, as opposed to another similarly-titled one that wasn't so awesome.

- The sound quality is a little lacking from what I've listened to. I know these don't demand the clearest quality, but I can't help but feel some of these were recorded off a radio transmitter.

- You can't listen to any of the songs outside of the app (not the app's fault, though)

- The songs don't have their own play bar, so you can't skip ahead in a song to your favorite part. You have to listen to them from the start, no matter what. This was such a huge thing to forget, though, that I'm thinking it was more of an artistic decision to maintain authenticity with the compositions on display. So I can forgive it for that :)

- All of the songs have links to Wikipedia pages next to them, but all they are are linking to the composer's page. Not a page about that specific song, which is something I really would have liked to see.

Still, though, for $1, you really can't complain too much about having 800 classical compositions in one package :p

kijib
12-20-2009, 01:36 AM
This app is like 4 GB

weedeatinflyincougar
12-20-2009, 01:52 AM
This app is like 4 GB

It's 1.7 GB's; do you not know how to check the file size?

Random_Guy
12-20-2009, 03:12 AM
Wow. Only $0.99 now.