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Has anyone seen the Warner/Rhino "As Seen On TV" greatest hits CDs on TV? (1 Viewer)

KeithH

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Warner/Rhino has released a number of greatest hits CDs in the past year or so that state "AS SEEN ON TV" on the label covering the top edge of the jewel cases. This includes greatest hits CDs of The Doors, Foreigner, The Doobie Brothers, Prince, and The Cars. Has anyone actually seen these CDs on TV? If so, where? I haven't seen them advertised.

There are a number of good CDs out in this series from Warner/Rhino, and they can be found cheap in some stores. I picked up the Prince disc at Wal-Mart for $9.88 and the Doors and Cars discs at Circuit City for $12.99 each. In addition, I picked up the latest Emerson, Lake & Palmer greatest hits CD for $7.99 at a local dealer. Best Buy advertised the new Christopher Cross greatest hits CD for only $7.99 in last Sunday's flier, and I believe this price is good through at least Saturday. I'm looking to get this disc along with the Doobie Brothers and Foreigner CDs.
 

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I've seen the ads for the Prince and Cars CD's...standard commercials, playing snippets of old music videos and songs on the discs. Though I believe in the ads they are charging full price plus s&h if you order it through the phone.
 

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Kevin, thanks. I figured the ads on TV had mail-order offers attached. This is a relatively recent phenomenon. The first time I recall seeing a CD advertised on TV for sale directly from the manufacturer was two years ago with Beatles 1. It was advertised on TV for $18.98 plus $3 or $4 shipping and handling. :eek:
 

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Keith, I remember the 1 commercial as well, and the outrageous price they were asking for. I always wondered what their logic was in making you pay over $20 along with a 2-week delivery time, when you could go down to a b&m shop and pick it up for $15 or less. I don't think I'll ever understand marketing. :)
 

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Mm, Rhino. On the one hand, they make really nice comps and reissues. On the other hand, when your band ends up Rhino, you know your career must be over.

They're redoing all of INXS's albums too, with lots of bonus tracks.
 

KeithH

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Will said:
On the one hand, they make really nice comps and reissues. On the other hand, when your band ends up Rhino, you know your career must be over.
:laugh: So true!
Kevin,
The record labels running these TV commercials are preying on those who put a premium on convenience. Also, they know they will garner impulse sales. It goes something like this:
"Oh wow! A new Beatles CD is out?! I have to have it!"
Then the person picks up the phone without hesitation and places an order. I think some people also have the misconception that if an item is offered on TV, it is "not available in stores".
 

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