I got an email yesterday from Amazon.com about the Verve’s new album Forth. They were offering me a free, DRM free download of their latest song “Love is Noise”. Having not heard anything out of the Verve for a while I was interested, and free is a pretty good price so I went to download.
The first thing I was unimpressed with was the Amazon.com downloader they tried to install on my machine. I understand that some people may not understand how to add MP3s to iTunes, but the “skip this step” link to me was not in an intuitive place. So, I accidentally downloaded it, went back to the page, then found the skip link.
But the real kicker with this is the below screenshot.
Why would they send me an offer I can’t redeem, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY KNOW THAT I DON’T LIVE IN THE US. They have my address, I have purchased from them before. Unimpressed.