Updated: Sunday, 29 Jul 2012, 10:30 AM CDT
Published : Sunday, 29 Jul 2012, 10:30 AM CDT
There are a variety of places to purchase digital music such as iTunes and Google, but I get my MP3 music from Amazon. Amazon has a great music selection and have lots of discounts, that appeals to the cheapskate in me.
When buying MP3’s from Amazon you don’t use a check out (chart) type system, it’s just one click of the mouse and you get your music, so simple I love it! However, I had a small problem using their 1-Click purchase method. I had a coupon for a dollar off an MP3 purchase, but there was no place to choose that discount using the 1-Click method.
Using my best Spock logic ( See Star Trek) I decided to turn off 1-Click purchasing; that should solve my problem right? Wrong, that turned off 1-Click purchases for everything in the Amazon store except MP3’s. After about an hour of searching I found that Amazon does not allow you to turn off 1-Click purchases for MP3’s. Throwing caution to the wind and daring to loose that dollar bill I dove in and bought the new John Mayer album. When I got my receipt, low and behold, Amazon took a dollar off my purchase!
Here is how you know you have a discount coming, look Below the "1-Click option" and below "Give song as a gift", there you'll see "redeem a gift card or promotion code and view balance". This is the area to see your discounts and to add gift card numbers. Your discount will be taken off after you hit the 1-Click button.
That lesson in saving a buck took an hour of my time and I wound up with a lackluster album; “ Born and Raised ” is way to country for me and not enough rock/blues. I’m glad I got that album it at a discount!