Avid music collectors who became annoyed at the flocks of magpies trying to steal their shiny compact disks have wisely upgraded to camouflage-colored hard drives. Keep your tunes earthbound with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $60 worth of CD-conversion services and the $39.95 shipping and handling flat fee from RipDigital (a $99.95 value).
RipDigital addresses the eternal imbalance of music, space, and time with melodically simple tune-transfer services. MP3-based services range in fidelity and price, starting at basic service ($0.99/CD), bumping and grinding up to the premium 320-kilobyte MP3 rip, which provides a higher quality sound ($1.29/CD). The hermetically sealed lossless high-fidelity package uses the Apple Lossless or FLAC formats, ensuring discerning ears are pampered with high-quality sound ($1.49/CD). Using RipDigital, a polkaholic with all 250 editions of Now That's What I Call Oompah! will save 20 hours and free up 44,375 square centimeters of tuba space.
Sonata squishers can have their newly compressed concertinas stored on a DVD archive (only available with basic and premium services) or supply their own hard drive for the high-fidelity treatment. Alternatively, go for the giga-gusto by purchasing a new drive from RipDigital ($109+) or further mobilize your music with an iPod touch ($269+). All art and song information is culled from the professionals at GD3, and high-fidelity service includes a second round of hand-checked data confirmation. With the included flat-rate shipping fee, Groupon holders receive shipping materials for an unlimited number of mini music Frisbees, with each CD insured both ways at $10 a piece. Order turnaround time is generally two weeks.