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    Default Ever accidentally buy a track twice?

    I think I found a flaw in my shopping habits. I tend to shop at 2 online stores....and a couple times now, I've bought the same track on different days at both of them. I'm not talking about vinyl doubles, I mean 2 copies of the exact same digital file.

    A few dollars here and there isn't a big deal, and I guess that means I really like the tracks. But....is that weird? Has anyone else done that by accident?

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    I just bought a track twice on beatport with their recent big savings, one at 25 and another at the 50% sale. Normally beatport warns you when you're about to buy the same track so I have no clue how I managed to pull that one off.
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    The way I usually wind up with doubles is if Ive already purchased the track then wind up purchasing an album with the same track on it. I also keep both copies of the file I may name one track differntly than the other.
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    Never lol. I don't go nuts on tracks so I always know if I already own it or not

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    I've done it twice. I vow to try to never do it again.
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    Coming from the days of CDs, Best Of's, Boxed Sets, Greatest Hits, etc...there are some tracks I have over a dozen times!

    Digitally, I have a subscription service that sends 80-100 mp3s a month (Prime Cuts). There is some degree of duplication between that and individual purchases I have made (20-ish a year...???). As long as I buy the single BEFORE it's on the subscription I don't feel too bad.
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    A print screen of your purchase & a quick browse before you purchase again would most likely solve this problem.

    I have not purchased anything twice before but I have purchased alot of tracks and /facepalmed about it afterwards.

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    PLENTY of times unfortunately. I get music from cd pools and buy from several different stores. My new procedure is to scan my iTunes library before I hit the purchase button. The most frustrating is when you buy a track on beatport, then you get the same track in a pool the next day.
    Another way I buy dupes when I am totally conscious of it is when I grab those compilations from my favorite labels. It's at that point where I scan every track and see how many I will be duping. Sometimes, I'll accept 10 duplicates if I'm getting the other 40 tracks for $10.

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    Yeah...that's the problem....I tend to buy tracks in batches, and searching my existing collection has apparently been too much of a PITA. So, instead I just facepalmed.

    It's really annoying when they have different cover arts, 'cuz depending on how sorting algorithms work, it might take me a little while to even notice.

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    Been updating my cover art to be more consistent, too... another big pain. But, it has been part of my workflow lately... sharpens up those motor reflexes from when I used to spot the record in the crate by the sleeve and color of the label.

    BTW... just was sent a track from one of my pools that I had sitting in my Beatport crate for a month. Of course I bought it last week because I had the coupon and wanted to play it at a gig. :/
    Oh well, that is the occurrence that is out of my control!

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