Best Buy is taking pre-orders for the new Guns & Roses album "Chinese Democracy." Like AC/DC, The Eagles, and Garth Brooks before it, it will only be sold in a large consumer store (although GnR is going through Best Buy, while the rest watch the prices fall at Wal-Mart). So that's the EXCLUSIVE location.
EXCEPT that I saw an ad at iTunes offering a pre-sale for the tracks in the iTunes store. So, now for my questions:
- If it's an exclusive, why is the album available at more than one location (yes, I know they're technically two different formats, but the "exclusive" was never qualified)?
- Why would you pre-order downloaded files? I can personally guarantee that the lines will not be too long.
Also, a quick aside - if the AC/DC album is Wal-Mart only, why did a see a new, sealed copy available at a local record store last week?