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#41 of 110 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 24 2007 - 12:47 AM

I dunno. You're probably right.

But I've seen products' prices get lowered when a competing (better or more comprehensive) product gets introoduced into the marketplace.

If for no other reason than to draw consumers' eyes to the original product--which has happened here.

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Posted September 24 2007 - 11:58 AM

Yeah, I guess my reply was as much to Cees' reaction to the new set coming out as it was to your comment about the price, though I didn't phrase it that way at all for some reason. I guess I don't quite get why he'd be upset that a new, more complete set had been released. It's completely different recordings so it isn't like they rereleased this set with 25 new discs plus the 60 old ones.

#43 of 110 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted September 24 2007 - 12:37 PM

Chris,

You're right about it being a different set.
But part of the fun of buying a "complete set" at a bargain price is the fact that you didn't specifically want to buy each and every piece. There are very often some one doesn't love very much (or one is rather impartial about), but likes to have on a "complete set" - if the price isn't too high.

I must admit that the new set seems excellent, and unlike you, I certainly think that the recent lowering of the price on the US Amazon site has at least something to do with the upcoming new set.


(And yes, I may order the new set too.... Posted Image )


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Posted September 24 2007 - 04:31 PM

Yeah, the price may have something to do with it, you're right. I just don't think that a new set in any way diminishes the value of the other one. Part of the fun in listening to classical music is collecting multiple versions of pieces and comparing and contrasting them.

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Posted September 25 2007 - 05:54 AM

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Seeing as how they're two different sets, with different recordings and performers on different labels it hardly seems like this new set would affect the older one's price.
Maybe, maybe not. Could be Sony decided to clear out their box knowing Brilliant Classics was about to release one that had more material. At this price point customers aren't going to be nitpicky about performances and brand name ensembles.
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Posted September 25 2007 - 03:41 PM

That low price for the 60-disc set is tempting, but I'll wait till the Complete set is available States-side.

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Posted September 26 2007 - 01:12 AM

Ordered on the 20th. Received on the 25th. Posted Image

I did pay $3 for regular shipping.

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#48 of 110 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 26 2007 - 03:39 AM

Big spender. Posted Image

I ordered on the 19th, and they haven't even shipped yet. Posted Image
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#49 of 110 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted September 28 2007 - 05:53 AM

Van Beethoven is costing me serious money. I already paid €36 for the set you guys are now all ordering for half the amount. Posted Image
And now I felt compelled to order the new set from Amazon Ger. Posted Image Posted Image
So, in the end I will have paid just over €100 for almost every piece he wrote, performed twice, by different but excellent performers and with two different interpretations for each composition.
Worth it? You bet!

Will arrive in two or three days. Posted Image


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Posted September 28 2007 - 11:55 AM

Cees, please post your thoughts as soon as possible. I'm seriously considering ordering the new Complete set from Amazon.de - but would prefer Amazon.com offer it (and, hopefully, cheaper).

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Posted October 05 2007 - 12:25 AM

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Big spender. Posted Image

I ordered on the 19th, and they haven't even shipped yet. Posted Image
They haven't shipped mine either, I doubt I'll ever see it, unfortunately. I never pay extra for shipping from Amazon, because the "free" shipping always gets stuff to me in two or three days.
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Posted October 05 2007 - 03:08 AM

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They haven't shipped mine either, I doubt I'll ever see it, unfortunately. I never pay extra for shipping from Amazon, because the "free" shipping always gets stuff to me in two or three days.
So why wouldn't you ever see it? I ordered on Sept 20, mine hasn't shipped yet but the order is still there--no cancellation, it says estimated shipping Oct 1-8 so I'm still in that time frame.

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Posted October 05 2007 - 04:11 AM

Same here -- I think my estimated ship date is 10/8. We'll see.

I have had one or two items ordered from Amazon in the past never show up when they changed from "backordered" to "discontinued."
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Posted October 05 2007 - 04:49 AM

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Same here -- I think my estimated ship date is 10/8. We'll see.

I have had one or two items ordered from Amazon in the past never show up when they changed from "backordered" to "discontinued."
I've had quite a few do this. And the MO is exactly the same as we're seeing here.
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#55 of 110 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 05 2007 - 07:03 AM

I checked the link and they no longer offer the set for sale..... Posted Image

I too have ship date up to 8 October. I wonder what news Monday will bring.
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Posted October 06 2007 - 03:23 AM

Archiv Music offers the set for $60 http://www.arkivmusi....lbum_id=171024 However, Archiv warns:
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Special Order: If we cannot ship this title in 45 days, your order will be cancelled and you will be notified via email.

But with Amazon.de continuing to offer the set for Euro 38, it's cheaper having it shipped from Germany (Euro 38 = $54 US approximately these days). My net price including shipping was $65 US last May.
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Posted October 08 2007 - 12:51 PM

Well the sun is now going down on 8th October, and no word from Amazon. What the heck is going on here?

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Fuckin' A bubba....

Exactly!
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Posted October 08 2007 - 12:59 PM

Amazon.de says:

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Verfügbarkeit: Auf Lager. Verkauf und Versand durch Amazon.de. Geschenkverpackung verfügbar.

and Bablefish translates this as:

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Availability: In stock. Sales and dispatch by Amazon.de. Gift packing available.

So Amazon can't exactly claim that they don't have CURRENT STOCK in their own company.
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Posted October 08 2007 - 06:46 PM

That's weird.
I'm away for a few days and they sell out completely. This thread must have many, many readers.

Didn't receive my new one yet. I hope it wasn't presented while we were away (4 days in the country-side).


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Posted October 09 2007 - 03:31 AM

New posting from Amazon this morning:

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Important Message
We thought you should know that we're experiencing a delay with your order. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please take note of the revised shipping and delivery estimates marked in red below.

When will your items arrive?

Not Yet Shipped:
3 items - delivery estimate: October 24, 2007 - November 1, 2007

Order Placed: September 19, 2007

Shipment #1: Not Yet Shipped

Shipping estimate: October 22, 2007 - October 29, 2007
Delivery estimate: October 24, 2007 - November 1, 2007

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