Bad music store experience

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  1. Michael Varacin

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    I'm a little upset. I have been calling a bunch of CD stores today, looking for a copy of "The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 1" on CD. It's out of print, so my only luck is from used stores.

    After about 6 phone calls, I found a place that said they had it. But they claimed it was an import.

    So I drove 1/2 hour to go get it, figuring that the import was a good disk. It turns out, it's not an import, it's a bootleg. Damn thing is a copied disk, with fake jagged cut cover paper and no other labeling.

    I was PO'd. I had to remind them there is a difference betweem IMPORT and BOOTLEG. They responded with yeah, someone made it. But it's the only way to find the disc.
     
  2. Rob Gardiner

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    Michael,

    Technically, since the disc is a substitute for a previously released album, it is a COUNTERFEIT or PIRATE copy, and not a bootleg (which would consist of unreleased material).

    Many shops use the term "import" as a euphemism for all of the above. And many counterfeits and bootlegs ARE actually imports. I have dozens of Beatles & Elvis Costello bootleg CDs and the vast majority are from Italy and Germany.

    It looks like there are legit copies of this disc available on Ebay for about $40-50. Make sure the seller has plenty of positive feedback and states that the disc is an original, legitimate factory pressed CD, not a CD-R.
     
  3. Thomas Newton

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    There's no excuse for the record company having let this album go out of print in the first place.
     
  4. John Watson

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    OOP! Yeah, must be licencing problems that keep this one out of print.

    I could kick myself for selling mine years ago. [​IMG]
     
  5. JamesCB

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    I have the original cassette version of this album. I forgot all about it 'till I saw this post. Too bad it's not on CD. I would've bought a copy if I'd seen it. It's a great album.
     
  6. Jon_Are

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    Wow, I knew it was OOP, but had no idea it's worth so much. I have one sitting on my shelf.

    What to do, what to do...

    Jon
     
  7. Jed M

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    I opened my ebay account 5 years ago just to get that disc. I ended up finding a brand new one in Australia from a place called Down Under Discs. Only cost me 20 dollars with shipping. Great disc, I hope you find a copy.

    Edit: He is still a member, you may want to ask him about another copy. Here is a link to his profile. http://cgi2.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAP...4&frompage=222

    Edit II: He is actually selling a copy now, but for more money than I paid five years ago and not to mention, used, but I can vouch for his honesty. (Admin note - active auction deleted.)
     
  8. Jimi C

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    You never said weather or not you bought the pirated copy.
     
  9. DanaA

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    I thought there were plans to reissue this CD. Maybe it was just speculation or rumor, but I recall reading that, after his tragic death, all of George's CD's would be reissued, including Travelin' Wilburys.

    Maybe my brain is just having a memory lapse though.
     
  10. Jed M

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    The one I bought was pressed in the USA and its the exact same one I had, silk screened and all, before I lost it in college so I would assume its not pirated. It appears the copy down-under-discs is selling now was pressed in Germany, but he claims its the official release. He was honest with me so I would trust him, but ymmv.
     
  11. John Watson

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    Dana, I remember hearing the same thing, probably on the Music Forum here, about a year ago?

    I asked on the music forum about it after seeing Michael's post, but no one has any definitive info at this time [​IMG]
     

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