do you always buy the original Cd ?

@unuzzz (1273)
Indonesia
November 16, 2008 7:11am CST
hmm, sad to say, people here bought the piracy one including me .. i only buy original cd when i consider it's really worth buying mostly i bought audiophile CDs, and some CD from new pop indie singers like Colbie Caillat, Marie Digby, etc the rest, i bought the piracy CDs .. hehee i know it's bad, but i have no idea about some singers first i bought the piracy one, and when i like the singer, i'll get the original one mostly people didn't buy the original one you can find the piracies easily everywhere i feel bad for buying the piracies too, but nothing much to do the original CD is quite pricy, and my wallet is more friendly with the piracies ;P how about you out there ? does such piracy works as a common thing in your country ? share it please, thanks ^^
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@fedge098 (1331)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
It is a common thing in my place. To answer your topic, I rarely buy original CD's. I just borrow some from friends and officemates. Sometimes I copy them to my computer and have them played over and over until I do not feel the excitement of listening to them anymore. Though piracy is illegal, the pirated products' cheap prices really attracts us to buy them. Plus their quality has improved than before so we find it quite practical to buy pirated items.
• Brazil
16 Nov 08
My classmate bought an original CD of Simple Plan, and the CD was defective. Because of this I never bought an original CD. I simple download it or copy it.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
20 Nov 08
hi fedge098 wow, thanks for responding here.. hehee ya it's the cheap price that also attract me.. hehee it's damn pricy to spend $20 on a CD what if i want to get 5 CDs at once.. wew, gonna be broke in seconds hehee, anyway, thanks for responding fedge098 !! ^^
@clickicy (571)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 08
Hi, Yes, I always buys the original Cd as the best quality its offer. I didn't like the pirated version as its quality is reduced noticeably. May be it was my sensitive ears that makes me feels unsatisfied with pirated version of it. Piracy in my country is hard to burn down... Our police department have working hard on piracy but it was like cutting a lawn with barely scissors. Sucks! I hope our police department open their hand to foreign police department who have success in minimize piracy. Well just sharing a personal opinion only.
@chevill (316)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
like when I said in my last post about movies, my hubby is a movie addict and if he wants to watch new releases movies we often buy the pirated cd's and dvd's. Why? Because the movies pass is much expensive than the pirated cd's/ dvd's, the quality is good too! ( clear and dvd copy)and we can collect those quality copy of the certain movies in a cheaper price. So sorry guys, i know it's not good to support the piracy but the people is always belong to the cheaper price that the expensive one especially now a days.
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@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi chevill thanks for responding ^^ yeah it's right, the cost of a movie ticket is equal to 4 or 5 pirated DVDs hehehe.. but lucky you, the quality of a pirated DVD here is very very bad well not always that bad, but most of the pirated DVD here is hard to watch sometimes the movie suddenly stopped while playing anyway, thanks chevill !! :D
@Optimize (201)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
I use to buy original cds, but ever since i got my ipod ive been addicting to illegal downloading :p
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@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi Optimize hahaa, ya so do my friends .. LoL since they got iPod, they never buy CD anymore not the original one, not the pirated one.. :D thanks for responding here Optimize .. !! ^^
@roysville (496)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
I used to buy pirated CD, but their quality isn't really that good, that's why I don't buy them anymore. When I really want one, I buy the original one. Aside from helping the industry, you're getting value for your money. Besides, lately there are lots of original CD on sale here. I don't have anything against buying a pirated one, but like what they always say, "You only get what you are willing to pay for"
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi roysville good then, i think i'm still far from being like you hehee.. i still like to get the pirated one or maybe just download it from the internet thanks for responding here roysville .. !! ^^
@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
In my country, pirated cds are scattered. It's more cheaper and it has the same quality with the original ones.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi keir3000 .. hoh ? really ? they got the same quality as the original one ? wow .. that's even more tempting .. ;-P thanks for responding keir3000 !! :D
@keir3000 (296)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
yes... it's really tempting... they have same quality... and sometimes in one dvd there are 10 movies or more... and all are clear copy...
• Netherlands
16 Nov 08
When the cd is worth it, I'd buy it. It's the only way to support the artist for real. If everyone pirates then the artist won't sell and might be out of business in no time. I understand that people still download music though then just buying the original in store. But I think most people who are fan of a music artist purchase their cd in a store.
• Brazil
16 Nov 08
Man, no artists are basing their profits by selling CD, now their earning are based on concerts. Why would a person pay $20 for a CD which he can download it for free? Think about it.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
20 Nov 08
hi mdesigning.. hi pabremer .. thanks for replying .. :D i still got some friends who download some musics from the internet, and when he like the songs and the singer, he'll get the original CD i think he was collecting CDs from several artists he liked .. :D when i came to his house, wow, it's like a music store.. LoL i can find lots of CDs there ah i've just figured it out from your respond pabremer ^^ before i have no idea that the artists got their income from the concert tours thanks for responding everyone .. ^^
18 Nov 08
I would never buy a pirate cd but i do download a few tracks for personal use on my computer. i dj and play vinyl so i have to pay for all them but i see them as something i'll keep forever and its nice to have the original copy if its music that means alot to you as they will hold alot of memorys!
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 08
hi belly2008 hoh ? you're a dj ? wow .. that's cool !! hahaa.. thanks for responding by the way !! ^ ^
@subeesh (112)
• India
17 Nov 08
If it is a good one i would consider buying... but in most cases i dont... i will just ask one of my friend to send it via blue tooth if it is a sound track.Now a days, in this world of digital technology everything is pirated.If i go for buying a original CD,the same will be available in the market (duplicate) for half the price.So many of them are not interested in buying the original one for huge. Just wondering why every go for illegal????
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 08
hi subeesh i think the cost is still the main reason it's cheaper and easier to get the duplicate i also realize it's wrong, but one of the responder of this discussion wrote something if the reason is about our financial condition, is it still wrong to get a pirated one ? ^ ^ hehee.. thanks for responding subeesh !!
@gemini_rose (16268)
17 Nov 08
I am from UK and piracy is a big thing over here too. We buy cds and dvds and they are actually excellent copies. I do like to buy the original though when it is something that I really like and know that I will listen to or watch a lot. I also like to have the original so that I can sell it on if I want too with a copy I cannot do that.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 08
hi gemini_rose wow ? really ? i thought piracies only dominate the asian countries hahaa.. thanks for responding gemini_rose .. !! ^ ^
@CongSKY (56)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 08
if like the bands or singers i buy the original CD,but i play it once and than keep it as my collections,coz the price is expensive so i must to secure the cd ^^. and for listening musics that i like i use the piracy hahaha
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 08
hi CongSKY that's an interesting way to do.. hahaa thanks for responding CongSKY !! XD
@CongSKY (56)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 08
if i like the bands or singers i prefer to buy the original CD, but i just play it once and then keep it,just to make sure that CD is secure for long time coz the prices is expensive haha.and for listening their music i use the piracy hihihi.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi CongSKY hahaa.. your comments feel very light i got some CDs which is an audiophile kind hehee.. i found out that such music won't go out of date ^ ^ thanks for responding CongSKY !!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
I am not used to buying music cds but my husband is. He buys the original ones most of the time because he wants to have quality sound of music. Although some pirated cds have good sound, the original ones are still better. When it comes to video or movie cds, we buy pirated ones since it is more practical.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi maroseqf wow, hahaa.. yes you're right the original one has a much better and clearer sound thanks for responding here maroseqf !! :D
@kolsnt87 (27)
• India
17 Nov 08
To be frank i myself don't buy original Cd's,i feel the main reason for me preferring pirated Cd's is that the originals rely take a heavy toll on my wallet and also another reason is here in my country the most popular albums are released simultaneously hence most times i cant afford to buy each and every album which are released so i usually go with for original ones which i rely admire and hence for the ones which ease less interest out of me i go for the pirated versions.......
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi kolsnt87 thanks for responding kolsnt87 .. ^^ yeah, same here.. the tag price of an original one is not as friendly as the pirated one too bad, i knew what i did is wrong, but i can't help myself.. ;-P thanks kolsnt87 .. :D
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 08
Hello unuzzz, I seldom buy CD now but when I did last time, I always try to look for a pirated version Like you, unless I feel it is worth buying, I will buy and if not, I prefer to have a pirated CD. Unfortunately, sometimes it is not as good as the original. I feel bad to help those people earn illegally by buying the pirated CDs but they are much more cheaper compare to the original ones.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
ah hello gr8life !! wow, i feel bad now after reading your comments.. hahaa thanks for responding anyway.. XD i'll try to force myself and my wallet to buy an original one form now hehehe thanks gr8life .. ^ ^
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• India
16 Nov 08
No no I am not that kind of people.I use to buy original cd.
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi smukherjee_on_line wow, great to be you thanks for responding here smukherjee_on_line .. !! ^^
@Zezlol (409)
• United Arab Emirates
16 Nov 08
I download music simply because I'm not willing to cash out $800 (an estimate of the amount my library equals to) for a bunch of songs. Piracy is illegal, yes, but here in the UAE, everybody owns pirated movies. They're as common as the originals! Downloading is so much easier and much more financially... appealing. xD I only own a few CD's and they were all gifts. =P
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
hi Zezlol hahaa, i figured it out i got some common with you some of my only original CDs are birthday gifts and yes, downloading and other piracy things is more appealing hehee.. thanks Zezlol !
@mnr367 (65)
• India
16 Nov 08
piracy is friendly with every ones wallet. i do buy cds nowadays not the musc cds but the movie cds because its difficult to get pirated movies with 5.1 or 7.1 audio track. when it come to music , idont buy cds . i usually downlaod it from www.songs.pk. i know downlaoding a pirated content is a bad habit but i dony have no other choice
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
23 Nov 08
hi mnr367 hahaa, your comments really fit me .. XD thanks for responding well after for some while, i used myself to just download it i think it's just more acceptable than just buy the pirated one thanks mnr367 ^^
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
16 Nov 08
Sometimes i bought a 2NO CD
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
23 Nov 08
hi Tushavi wow, great that you can get 2 CD at a time hehee, thanks for responding Tushavi ^^
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
I go for original ones if it's the CD I wanted for a long time and it has a good deal of price. Otherwise... well there are other ways...
@unuzzz (1273)
• Indonesia
23 Nov 08
hi AlucardChristian it's good for you then, the store here they seldom make a sale for some musics huh.. they only put on sale for a really really old musics i once found a boyzone CD on sale well remembering the first time i heard their music was when i was still on the elementary school it's a very very long time ago LoL .. thanks AlucardChristian !! ^^