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#41 of 45 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted June 05 2003 - 04:07 AM

link is bad Paul. But I totally fall into the catagory. I'm not interested in 99% of the artists out there at the age of 25. They don't make music I want to buy

I buy 3 CDs from Japanese artists at $25-30 a pop because I know I'll get 80%+ decent songs for every US CD I buy.

#42 of 45 OFFLINE   Keith M.

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Posted June 05 2003 - 04:22 AM

I personally hope they go down in flames... This and other stores that feel $18 for cds and $27 for dvds are reasonable prices...If you want to be loyal to a store that has successfully screwed you out of your money, thats your perogative...

The only reason Media Play is still around is because they are a subsidary of BB...


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#43 of 45 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted June 05 2003 - 08:15 AM

The prices are the fault of the record companies, not the stores. $18.99 is the list price for most current major-label CD releases, as ridiculous as it is. Record stores have to charge the list price as they would not make as much money off each sale otherwise (not accounting for sales lost altogether because of the price of course)- they would lose money if they priced them as low as Best Buy sometimes does ($9.99 for new releases for example).
I stand by The 11th Commandment, made more than 10 years ago: Thou shalt not pay $15.99 for a CD, neither shalt thou accept $12.99 as a sale price!
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#44 of 45 OFFLINE   Paul D G

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Posted June 06 2003 - 10:08 AM

I buy 3 CDs from Japanese artists at $25-30 a pop because I know I'll get 80%+ decent songs for every US CD I buy.


I'm with you there. Anyone who complains people aren't buying music should look in my Archives, where a few thousand CDs are stored. And if they complain how many are recent purchases I'd pull out the most recent few which are nearly ALL imported discs from the UK because I can't buy them here. Even imported singles at $10 each.

Now, granted, I'm much less likely to make "risk buys" (ie: cds that look interesting so I buy it) than I used to.

The prices are the fault of the record companies, not the stores. $18.99 is the list price for most current major-label CD releases, as ridiculous as it is. Record stores have to charge the list price as they would not make as much money off each sale otherwise


$19 for a cd is ridiculous and I refuse to pay it unless there is no choice. In Madison, WI, where I used to live, there were two CD shops within a block from each other which sold CDs at $11.99 period. One even knocked a few cents off if you paid cash. This was only a couple years ago so let's say prices rose an extra dollar since then. One of these was a small indie shop while the other simply bought in bulk and distributed to it's three other stores in the state. Shops don't have to charge $19 if they want to, they can still make a tidy profit by selling several dollars cheaper. Greed, I say.

Incidently, I read that the guy behind Vigotone, a maker of top quality Beatles bootlegs got busted recently and was forced to pay $51k in restitution to the RIAA. First thing I thought of was "...and how much did the Beatles get? Probably as much as Vigotone paid them."

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#45 of 45 OFFLINE   James David Walley

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Posted June 06 2003 - 09:08 PM

Wow...I hope it doesn't go under. Leaving aside DVDs, Tower is only one of two places that stocks classical music at all in the Seattle area. (HMV and Virgin have never appeared up here.) If they go, we'll have no recourse but Silver Platters (a small three-store "employee-owned" chain) or Amazon...

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