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Vinyl and MP3 AutoRip

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by kronneth on ‎09-07-2017 11:50 AM

Does Best Buy plan on offering MP3 downloads with vinyl purchases?


I've recently gotten back into vinyl and am enjoying it more than I thought I would.  I love the rewards and benefits of purchasing from Best Buy.  However, Amazon is smoking you in this particular market and it doesn't have to be this way.

A vast majority of vinyl and CD purchased on Amazon offer "AutoRip". This is the ultimatum whether I make a vinyl purchase at Best Buy or Amazon.  If there is no AutoRip offered at Amazon, then I'll purchase at Best Buy if the album is available.  The MP3 quality of the AutoRip'd music  is 256kbps or higher.  All AutoRip music is DRM free, yours to do with as you please.  Amazon also makes all of your AutoRip eligible music available on their Amazon Cloud Player, which you can download your purchased MP3's from at later dates if you wish.

All in all, I am only interested in getting MP3 files for my vinyl purchases, don't need the cloud music access, just the DRM free 256kbps or better MP3's.


- Originally posted on the Movies, Music, & TV Shows forum 09-05-2017 12:35 PM. John - Social Media Specialist suggested I post here.  John also said he would be bringing this to the attention of management...I hope I'm not the first person to bring this to light, but am more than fine if I'm the last Smiley Very Happy

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by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎09-26-2017 05:23 PM
Status changed to: Tell Us More
by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎09-26-2017 05:24 PM
I like this idea, and could see its value. Would anyone else like to see this as an option? Make sure to vote for an idea if you like it.
by pmossel
on ‎11-19-2017 04:31 PM

Very good idea, for BB to stay competitive and for vinyl purchasers to take their music with them.MP3 is fine but FLAC would be even better for people like me who have purchased a portable high-end audio player.

by Violian
on ‎02-16-2018 11:42 AM

I love this suggestion. I've wanted to buy many vinyls just so I can display the nice artwork of the vinyl album on my bookshelf as display pieces. The problem is, I don't have a vinyl player as I don't actually intend to listen to the vinyl (I only use my iPhone to listen to music on my headphones).  The dilema is, is it worth ~$20 just to have display pieces if I can't listen to the music on the vinyl? I don't want to have to buy both the vinyl and CD just to be able to hear what's on the vinyl.  If I can also get an MP3 download voucher from iTunes with the purchase of my vinyl, I'd buy the vinyl in a heart-beat.  If offering the MP3 download is cost-prohibitive, I'd be willing to pay a little premium to get the download voucher code (i.e. pay an additional $2-3 with the purchase of the vinyl and you can also get the MP3 iTunes voucher).  

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