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On 05/05/2021 at 19:18, englishbob said:

Analogue Productions have made a video to try and sell you a copy of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue for £200 :facepalm:

 

 

Was watching a related video with a guy reviewing one of the other box sets and, frankly, that whole thing about a fool and his money rings true. I'm sure it sounds amazing and all that, but what you appear to be paying for is the luxury of it, the hand-cut, pure vinyl, premium experience. The fella reviewing was orgasmic about the sound quality, but I got the impression if you pay that much for one album you're damn well going to try and justify the outlay, you will hear the nuance in the sound even if most people would just say it sounded crisp. Plus with this you would need a proper high-end turntable and amp. Absolute bonkers. 

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Some new old Weezer arrived yesterday.

 

Anyone used Amazon for vinyl before? The driver left it out in the rain all day behind my bins and it was in the flimsyest of packaging, Pretty much just paper. There's a slight crease in one of the corners of the sleeve, which is annoying. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Mike1812 said:

Anyone used Amazon for vinyl before?

 

I have, only once, got 2 12's in one delivery. I can remember thinking it wasn't particularly well protected. I think it was just basically one of their normal cardboard fold around things and no padding. No damage to mine though, luckily.

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Amazon actually have (IMO) class leading vinyl packaging - when they bother to use it. A few times they have just sent the record out in a big box where it floats and bashes about inside. I've even had ones delivered in a brown paper bag or a white plastic bag with no protection. It completely contradicts what they say on their website... 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=s9_acss_bw_cg_UVG18_1e1_w?node=8610081031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-2&pf_rd_r=41H66SV36TWSVCKAJ271&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=d4c50bbf-56aa-4bf9-9755-359fcdfd2775&pf_rd_i=9840751031

 

But when they do use it, no issues whatsoever. I even reuse these ones to sell on vinyl on eBay with no issues whatsoever. The corners are very well protected.

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2 hours ago, Lovelyman said:

Yeah, the main problem I have with Amazon is where the disc ships inside the sleeve and it busts it.

You can get that with anything new and sealed from anywhere, not just Amazon

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Not sure if this should be here or ask the forum but I’ve finally secured room at home to reinstate the decks and the choons so now need to work out how I’m going to do that. 
What are you all using for vinyl storage/display?  
Atm I’m look at one of these IKEA jobs on their side on some legs to get the height right, and then plonk the decks  on top.  
 

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Kallax is it really, sturdy, neat, cheap and perfect size for records.

 

In terms of height for the decks, two units high is a little low imho but not unusable - you want them raised another 15cms or so for ideal height - well, I’m 6’2” and that’s what suits me, I guess it’s personal height dependent.

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3 minutes ago, ZOK said:

Kallax is it really, sturdy, neat, cheap and perfect size for records.

 

In terms of height for the decks, two units high is a little low imho but not unusable - you want them raised another 15cms or so for ideal height - well, I’m 6’2” and that’s what suits me, I guess it’s personal height dependent.

Yeah so I was going to add some legs like these to bring up by just about what you say.  Defo too low without. Just not sure if the build was good enough to fudge adding legs. 

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23 minutes ago, ZOK said:

Yes, that’s spot on.

 

Godmorgon to you too! :hat:

Ha I thought that. 
I apologise in advance for the spamming I’ll be doing on this thread once it’s all set up. It’s been years…. 

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On 08/05/2021 at 13:06, englishbob said:

The Mars Volta continue their meteoric rise of self importance up their own arseholes by reissuing - to their fans - a back catalogue with prices around £46 each for a double album

 

https://cloudshillshop.com/collections/the-mars-volta-lps

 

Only a Mars Volta fan could justify it

 

I like DeLoused and would have bought one, but for £46 they can fuck off

 

The fallout when people had their 180g pressings weighing in at 153g! 

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Picked up the Domino MBV repressings yesterday, can thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering them. Really wish they'd pressed the EPs on vinyl too, some of their very greatest stuff is on there.

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What’s up with Fopp’s record prices? First time I popped in there since after lockdown, I always thought them as very reasonable. 
 

Nirvana’s Nevermind - £30 In Utero - £35

Unkle’s Psyence Fiction - £38

Massive Attack - Mezzanine -£35


 

Most records seem to be £25-£30+ insane. And a 2 for £40 section as if that’s supposed to be a bargain. Who is paying these prices? 

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On 02/06/2021 at 14:19, Oh Danny Boy said:

What’s up with Fopp’s record prices? First time I popped in there since after lockdown, I always thought them as very reasonable. 
 

Nirvana’s Nevermind - £30 In Utero - £35

Unkle’s Psyence Fiction - £38

Massive Attack - Mezzanine -£35


 

Most records seem to be £25-£30+ insane. And a 2 for £40 section as if that’s supposed to be a bargain. Who is paying these prices? 

 

Matching their parent companies prices? I went into HMV once post lockdown and immediately turned around again after looking at the prices.

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Yeah, it’s like who would bother buying from them? Surely their market must only be for young teens and old folks who don’t know better but for the market who Fopp would aim at would know that their indie record shops are 50-30% cheaper. 

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For new records, I've been working on the rule of thumb that a single disc is generally in the region of £14 - £22 and a double has a bit of a broader range of £23 - £35 depending on the limited nature of the release. Direct from the label always seems to be £15 - £20.

 

If you have to go to the reseller market then all bets are off and you can end up paying stupid money for stuff you should have bought over 10 years ago like I did.

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On 05/06/2021 at 17:07, DirkCrisis said:

For new records, I've been working on the rule of thumb that a single disc is generally in the region of £14 - £22 and a double has a bit of a broader range of £23 - £35 depending on the limited nature of the release. Direct from the label always seems to be £15 - £20.

 

If you have to go to the reseller market then all bets are off and you can end up paying stupid money for stuff you should have bought over 10 years ago like I did.

It does sound a lot when you read it back and by contrast collectible old vinyl seems pretty reasonable. 
Chugging through all my 60’/70’s jazz, there are loads that are 50 quid plus and a few that are well above that. Given they’re 50 years old that doesn’t seem a massive premium over new stuff really.  I don’t know if I could spend big money on new vinyl though…
 

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If you buy direct from distros it's cheaper but they don't always carry everything you want. 

 

I buy a fair bit from bandcamp and it's usually the shipping that jacks a reasonable price up. 

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Transmission Records (record shop in Margate that specialises in obscure soundtracks as well as other stuff) have a 25% off all *in stock* items at the moment (so don’t try it on with RSD preorders). Cheeky purchase of the Frisson des Vampires soundtrack (french prog soundtrack to a saucy 70s french vampire flick I saw once), and the Harglow album (think Carpenter crossed with Reznor). Noice.

 

Code is summersale21

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