MP3.com - Instant Listening
MP3.com: Instant Listening
YES! This is awesome. I don't see how the RIAA can work around this one. And even with the tiny shipping cost of Cheap-CDs, it's still cheaper than buying CDs at the local shopping mall, and I can download MY music in MP3 format right away. So this new service is even better than the BeamIt-based My.MP3.com announced in the summer of 2000 that I was excited about.
Of course, the kicker is not all CDs are "instant listening enabled", which means MP3.com hasn't signed agreements with all the labels yet for this. I wasn't able to find a single CD on Cheap-CDs that I wanted to buy, tonight, that was enabled. However, if somehow I got amnesia and was tricked into believing I liked Mariah Carey, then I'd be happy as a clam!