I got my five for free–I just picked them out. I double checked it by requesting a statement of charges done in the last 30 days. (There were none).
Just keep in mind:
The songs are in wma format and can only be played on the computer they were downloaded on, plus 4 or 5 more if you have downloaded Napster onto them, and syncronized the accounts.
You cannot directly convert the wma files to mp3 files since there are Digital Rights Management locks on them.
You can, however, burn your purchases as a regular audio CD(which you could rip into mp3s.) You have to use the internal Napster CD burner program. There is also a stand alone CD label maker they will give you for free to make the labels and jewel box covers.
Music downloads FAST (but there seemed to be a lot of server problems last night).
There seemed to be alot to pick from. Tons of Rolling Stones, for example, but no Beatles. Some Britney Spears, only one Madonna song. I found a Fleetwood Mac song, Hypnotized, that I have been looking for, along with a Peaches & Herb single from 1980 that is aparently only on vinyl. Its good, also, for 30 second snippets if you have forgotten what the song sounds like.
99 cents isn’t too bad, but I would like to see some better pricing, or how about some sales! And if you were to buy an entire album, it would be nice to be able to print out the “official” packaging and liner notes, just like you would get in a real CD.
I think it’s worth having.