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I have purchased an album in iTunes, but it still shows the price in the store. Does this mean that the next time I want to redownload the music I'll need to pay for it again?

I have experienced purchased apps with iTunes, and I didn't need to repurchase the items. But for the music album, I'm not sure about the rules of purchase.


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You should be able to re-download iTunes purchases for free. Perhaps that isn't the exact same album? For popular artists, iTunes often has multiple compilations/reissues that are all technically unique albums even though they appear to be the same. – daGUY Jan 17 '13 at 13:47
But as the screenshot i shown. It still show the price. I afraid to click it again. It may charge me again @_@ – GusDeCooL Jan 17 '13 at 13:51
No, don't click it again. What I'm saying is that the album that you're looking at in the store might not be the exact one that you purchased. Try this: on the homepage of the store, click Purchased on the right under Quick Links. Then select ABBA from the list on the left. You should be able to re-download the album from there for free. – daGUY Jan 17 '13 at 13:57
@daGUY I'm pretty sure it the same album. I have the copy of the album in my iTunes after purchase it. – GusDeCooL Jan 18 '13 at 1:02

A while back (maybe two years ago), I ran into the same situation. I had to e-mail apple support before I could re-download it. They warned me, saying that I should make backups, and that next time I would have to purchase the music again. As it turns out, I actually did lose the music a second time (because I was an idiot), and sure enough they wouldn't let me re-download it.

Perhaps their policy has changed now that cloud computing was so prevalent, but it may be worth a try e-mailing them.

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Do you have apple email address where i can report this? – GusDeCooL Jan 18 '13 at 0:58

My guess is that iTunes in the cloud isn't available in the country where your Apple store account is located.

See this article that explains how to re-download content for free:

It has a linked article that lists the countries where this service is available:

So, if your account is based in Anguila or Armenia - you are good to go, but if you are based from Albania or Angola you need to pay each time you download the music.

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