Purchasing items from other countries?

is there any way to purchase something from an itunes store in another country?

StarDeb55 wrote:
The other huge hang up is copyright holders do not like cross-border sales. They can't stop you from ordering a CD as an import or going to another country & buying the CD, but they can & do most certainly stop cross-border sales on the web.
It's not so much that labels dislike cross-border sales - that just adds some complications when calculating album & publishing royalties but it's expected.
Moreso it has to do with the simple fact of national economies and people's disposable income, to give them an incentive to buy in the home market as opposed to abroad.
Japan is well known for this. The cost of a CD relative to a person's disposable income is pretty high. So to dissuade the consumer there from buying the US version of a record (which is considerably less expensive) in the US market, the label's local office will typically add two to three bonus tracks to the release to essentially make it "worth their while" to buy in the home market, justifying the increased cost.
Other markets, like the UK (where the pound-sterling has historically been stronger than the dollar) also do this, but to a lesser degree than Japan. Again, it is to motivate the consumer to contribute to their economy rather than abroad.
I believe it's the same economic theory when it comes to the digital marketplace (with or without the bonus tracks), but I'll ask a couple of our B.A. VP's here to make sure.
Steve

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