Hey ! i totally agree, i hate that shit. and in live in norway, so i have to go download torrren or on itunest to get the bonus tracks. all though they did something else all access edition. but still annoying.
The SE all access edition still didn't come with the the iTunes bonus tracks. The only gripe I have about the pre-orders is what happened to the album art sticker? They stopped doing those after Mannibalector and started doing the snake and bat stickers every time. I was diggin the album art stickers. I'm guessing not enough pre-orders to justify money spent on the album art stickers
Originally Posted by John Endresen
Its called business. Just like pre-ordering movies and video games. You get certain stuff by purchasing it in different places. Thats how businesess attract more customers and stuff. Its not to be annoying or piss fans off its just to get people who dont shop at best buy or have itunes to give it a try. That's the reason why people pre-order from the strange site to get the shirt n autograph. People buy from beat buy for a 9.99 price tag and free shipping it all depends on what you want. Does it make sense to complain about not getting free shipping and 9.99 plus autograph, bonus tracks, pre-order tracks, stickers and a shirt. Just sayin.
Will never happen. Too much to gain from having vendor specific versions.
Everyone wants their exclusives: pre-order, Best buy, iTunes. I just pre-order the albums from SM and torrent the itunes bonus songs.
Just buy one hard copy and pirate the bonus tracks. No one will judge you.
Retailers ask for their own exclusive to drive customers. It's not done as a cash grab or a way to dupe fans. Product needs to be at popular retailers like iTunes and Best Buy, and they ask for certain exclusives in order to carry the music and help push it.