« on: February 19, 2010, 10:25:46 PM »
The problem with a returns policy, at least when it comes to CDs, is that some will abuse it by simply making a digital copy. Also, I don't see how you compensate a label for having opened up the CD and returned it. Yeah, I've wasting money buying CDs (and albums) that I ultimately didn't like, but that's why I would check for reviews or hear what my friends thought of new releases. Re the "music wants to be free" strain, there seems almost a naivete about the concept that ignores the economic realities of releasing a visually and aurally interesting album that people would want to keep.