09-05-2017 12:35 PM
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.
09-07-2017 10:53 AM
I'm an avid music buyer myself with hundreds of vinyl albums and thousands of CDs in my collection. I have had to painstakingly rip them all to MP3 format myself, so I like your idea a lot.
At this time, unless the manufacturer of the vinyl album provides a means to download MP3s, Best Buy does not offer a service for this function. I think it's a terrific idea though, so I would like to suggest that you post your idea to IdeaX, our ideas discussion platform. Other members of the Community will be able to review and comment as well as vote on your idea.
Additionally, I will ensure your remarks are made available to our corporate teams for review. Best Buy can only improve in ways meaningful to our customers if we hear their thoughts and feedback.
Thank you for writing to us.
09-07-2017 11:54 AM
Thank you John, its nice to know I'm not alone! I've posted to: Best Buy Support > Technology & Me > IdeaX > Vinyl and MP3 AutoRip >
Crossing my fingers, as I'd much rather purchase vinyl from Best Buy than Amazon. Love the Elite Plus status!