How can we improve Beatport Music Store?

***Cheaper Pricing & Include VAT***

iTunes, Amazon etc offer there music cheaper than Beatport.

It might be an idea to reduce the price of songs and include VAT/Taxes in the prices shown.

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  • JBF1 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with allot that has been said - Sadly, Beatport is fast becoming too expensive for me so I'm looking to source my music elsewhere.......

  • Benjy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I wish you would just include VAT in the track price. 99.9% of B2C online shops that operate in the UK do it as standard. I don't have the option to not pay it and it just comes across as if you're being dishonest about your prices.

    I agree that your surcharges for lossless formats are disproportionate also, but the VAT thing bothers me more.

  • C_Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't understand the pricing structure
    Two WAVs 1.50 each = £3.00 + VAT 20% = £3.60, but my cart says £3.74?
    then you get taxed again?
    I think you need to make the price structuring a bit more transparent, as I cant find a breakdown on the pricing anywhere, or if ive missed it a link would be great

  • AlexakaAJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeh just repeating what everyone is saying really. Adding tax at the end is misleading to us Brits and always ends the purchase experience negatively. Also some of the prices described makes buying the Albums on CD (if you can source them) cheaper in which you can extract the audio at nearly any quality and format you like. Seems to defeat the object really.

  • qquizzzy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is really unbelievable how expensive Beaport has become. And the extra charge for wav is just ridiculous. Complete rip off.

  • Alsone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Have to agree. Some tracks are now £2.50 when downloaded as WAV's. I agree with the Aziok22, £1.00 is really my price point as well. Have refused some tunes in the past simply because of cost.

  • dilbs93 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yeah beatport is becoming really overpriced. and the fact that you charge us extra for wav / aiff is just robbery

  • Aziok22 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a casual (not a DJ) I might not be your demographic, but 1.00 for a track is my price point. So I usually have to wait for sales to purchase from Beatport. I spend a good amount of money purchasing tracks. And I would love to spend it here and get 320 mp3 over Amazon and Google (Google doesn't deserve your money). I would purchase all of my music here if I could get tracks for .99 like at Amazon and sometimes Google.

  • jwpozoj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Low your Tax/VAT and wav options. You became the most expensive provider of music.

  • gbrdhvndi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Track and album prices are listed for MP3 version and do not include tax which can be very confusing at times: £1.12 quickly turns into £2.24 (doubles!!) as soon as you add it into your cart and choose AIFF option.

    Would be very convenient to have a config setting (either stored on the user profile or just a quick per-session switch) to display prices with/without tax (for those who need it) and for a given audio file format.

    This will really help staying on a budget when shopping for new music.

    Thank you!

  • AcidaCorporation commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Beatport charges VAT but there is no place to put your vat number and discharge the cost from your bills as all professionals do with their purchases.
    Only solution is to put your vat number in the address to have a legally valid invoice from Beatport.

  • Lejurai commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Title is self explatorinary. It's annoying to find a bargain just to notice that vat is added at the basket.

  • THEMINIsTER86 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Think its cause that the servers are based in the US, and in america (for some bat sh1t reason) VAT is added on when you get to the checkout. this goes for anywhere inside the states.

  • gizzmo123456 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    its confusing when cart subtotal is £10.46 and grand Total is £12.03 with no indication where the extra £1.57 came from or is this a bug?

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