Those Billboard rules are only for the first 4 weeks of an album's release. Anything after 4 weeks, very low prices for albums will be tracked into Soundscan's system.
Uh oh. I could see this catching on. Labels will wait until the 5th week to discount the album to a couple of pennies in hopes of breaking a record. The sad thing is that people are using what would be a good deal for all the wrong reasons. I'm all for making digital albums much cheaper than they currently are, but don't do it to compete with another website or break a meaningless record.
"This is what she was born to do and she’s loved it since she was a kid. She never takes it for granted. She appreciates every second of it. It’s like she’s painting a piece of art. Until the last color is on the canvas, she’s not done. Until it’s dry and it’s amazing and it’s finished and it’s up hanging on the wall, she’s not done.” - Angela Beyincé (on Beyoncé Knowles)