I was a huge fan of Friends. I’m the mug that was buying the DVD’s back when they were £20 for 3 episodes.

Well it seems that Apple now want a bite of that cherry with the launch of series 1, 2 and 3 of Friends on iTunes. At £1.89 per episode it’s easy to think that you’re getting value for money, but at £28.99 per series we really are being shafted.

Right now at tesco.com your can pick up EVERY series of Friends (1 – 10) on DVD for £183.59. The equivalent on iTunes will set you back a whopping £289.90. That’s over £100 more expensive. What the fuck is that about?

This brings me on to Apple TV. A set top box that sets you back £200 and sits under your TV. It connects via Wi_fi to iTunes on your computer, allowing you to watch the iTunes TV shows on your telly. I got quite excited about Apple TV, I even considered getting one next week as a birthday present to myself, but the shows are just too expensive.

Right now in the USA, you can rent the latest movies via iTunes for $2.99. But if Apple’s current Euro/UK pricing strategy is anything to go by, we can expect to pay at least £5 per movie rental in the UK. Apple can kiss my arse if they think I’m gonna be suckered in to paying that kind of money.

As always, your comments are welcome.

Check out Friends on iTunes

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