The general consensus seems to be that the best deals on YourMusic.Com are the boxed sets, since those normally cannot be purchased as enrollment selections in the normal BMG deals.
In the interest of finding out what the best deals are on yourmusic.com, I've compiled a matrix of the boxed sets, their prices and a comparison of the prices vs. the Amazon.Com CD Club pricing (the best online competitor I've found that isn't fly-by-night).
Here are the notes I put on page 1:
I don't really plan to update this on an ongoing basis; it was a onetime thing just for ****s and giggles....These matrices display the savings on boxed sets from YourMusic.Com. I checked several online vendors for pricing, including BestBuy.Com, DeepDiscountCD.Com, and CDConnection.Com, and found that almost universally, the best online prices came from Amazon.Com, if you signed up for their CD Club, so rather than expend extra effort for higher-priced vendors, I opted to use Amazon as a "best case" comparison.
Even then, YourMusic.Com beat Amazon by a large margin on the vast majority of titles.
The pricing I've provided from Amazon for comparison is current as of February 5, 2005. I only used pricing from Amazon itself (or its CD Club where cheaper). I did not use pricing from the "used and new from $x.xx" affiliated sellers.
Yes, you may be able to get this merchandise cheaper by buying used merchandise on Ebay, Half.Com, or Amazon, but that's not really a fair comparison. I wanted to compare new merchandise from an established vendor only.
The number in parentheses behind the title is the number of discs in the boxed set (or at least the number that YourMusic.Com uses to calculate their price). The leftmost column of prices is from Amazon.Com; the second column is YourMusic.Com's price; the third column is the raw dollar savings;
and the last column lists the YourMusic.Com price as a percentage of Amazon's price (lower means greater savings).
NOTE: The YourMusic.Com prices assume you got in at the special $4.99 rate, not the $5.99 rate. If you missed out on that deal, you will still
see extensive savings, just not as much. Add $1 per disc to the YourMusic.Com total.
The YourMusic.Com prices include shipping, but not sales tax (where applicable). With Amazon, usually if your order is $50 or more, shipping is free,
so the overall price comparison is valid.
The first listing lists all of the box sets in semi-alphabetical order.
The second listing is sorted by raw dollar savings, highest first.
The last listing is sorted by percentage, lowest first (greatest savings).
I hope you find this useful!