Do you get the best price on Amazon PREORDERS?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Have a quick question for all of you....

    I originally preordered the new Beatles Remastered
    Box set from Amazon for about $179.

    Problem is, I would rather wait a few days after the
    release to order it as my credit card enters its new
    billing cycle.

    Do preorder prices usually shoot up the day of or
    after release?


    In advance, Thank You.
     
  2. TravisR

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    I can't know for sure but I think that 9 times out of 10, the price doesn't go up when it goes from pre-order to available. I've seen the price go up on some small titles but not on anything high profile like that. With The Beatles set, Best Buy or Target, etc. might have it on sale cheaper than $180 and Amazon may even lower their price to match the competition.
     
  3. Steve Tannehill

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    I have seen street date prices go up in as little as a week at Amazon, but not the day of or after release.

    I have the stereo box set on preorder, too. I ordered the mono box set from Barnes & Noble because it was cheaper with the AAA discount and coupon.

    - Steve
     
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    I order when they are on sale..
     
  5. Steve Tannehill

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    Ron, this was just posted today at Amazon. So if you cancel your order, it will only be available sometime after release date. I am betting it will be at a higher price, too--the law of supply and demand in play.

    - Steve
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    Steve,

    Good to see you around buddy.

    Yeah, they might jack up the price now. I will wait till it drops
    down to $179 again.
     
  7. Sam Posten

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    Ron, you should be ashamed to buy this Mr. OAR/Uncompressed Uncompromising quality! Should be Mono or nothing for you! ;)
     
  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Sam, that's a highly arguable subject.

    Those masters were originally released in both versions.

    In fact, many of the mono releases of the later albums,
    as far as I know were never released.

    While I understand the mono releases bring out nuances
    never-before-heard, I personally prefer having stereo versions.

    The opinions on this are going to be very subjective.
     
  9. Sam Posten

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    Oh I know Ron, in fact we have a thread on the very subject:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/284896/beatles-in-mono#post_3581372

    I'm just busting your chops buddy =)

    I'll be getting my Beatles fix on the 9th from iTunes. I think they will have both Stereo and Mono, but in the standard (but VERY high quality) 256k Compressed format. Obviously this isn't announced yet but if anyone doubts it they are crazy. I have the Beatles #1s collection and a couple others, so will just need to fill in the blanks, but I'm hoping there is one nice and easy button to push to get the whole collection in both Stereo and Mono for one price.

    And of course I'll be on board for Beatles Rock band too. I played it at Best Buy last week, it's killer!
     
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    Ron,

    What most hardcore fans would remind you to keep in mind, however, is that the mixes that the Beatles concerned themselves with up through Sgt. Pepper, were the mono mixes -- the stereo mixes were typically an afterthought.

    Jay
     
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    I'm just a casual fan, but that would explain why many of the songs sound odd in stereo (on my old CDs), especially when listening on headphones. Most of them sound like they're simply duo-mono, and the others either sound extremely artificial or even have parts of the song be mono exclusively on one channel (probably for the main track w/ a secondary track added to the otherwise silent other channel).

    _Man_
     
  12. Steve Tannehill

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    Originally Posted by Ronald Epstein

    - Steve
     
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    Ron,

    It's also worth mentioning that the stereo set includes only the remixed stereo versions of Help! and Rubber Soul created by George Martin for CD in the '80s -- the original '60s stereo mixes of each album appears only on the mono box sets.

    Jay
     
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    Jay,

    A bit confused. So you are saying that there are a few
    stereo mixes in the mono boxed set?
     
  15. Steve Tannehill

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    The original 1965 stereo versions of Help and Rubber Soul will be included in the mono box (as extra tracks on the respective mono CD's.... which just illustrates how much room is left over on each CD). The 1987 (and now 2009) stereo releases of Help and Rubber Soul are remixes by George Martin.

    - Steve
     

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