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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1200 on: December 21, 2016, 02:04:16 AM »
Anyone familiar with Clic Musique? They have some good prices on some harder to find labels. Do they ever have sales on labels or sitewide sales?

This is their site: http://www.clicmusique.com/index.php

They are a distributor, so the plus us that they have  a lot of stuff that is hard to get elsewhere.
I haven't seen any sales. They also sell through Amazon (UK).
You would think buying from them directly would be cheaper, especially if a order involves multiple items.
But no.... ::) I've found that their Amazon price on a particular item is often significantly lower, and their own shipping rates are not very advantageous either.

So, if you find something interesting on their website - check Amazon first before deciding where to place your order.  :)

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1201 on: December 21, 2016, 04:28:39 AM »
Anyone familiar with Clic Musique? They have some good prices on some harder to find labels. Do they ever have sales on labels or sitewide sales?

This is their site: http://www.clicmusique.com/index.php
I use them.  Best prices for Supraphon.  Got some opera on dvd/blu-ray from them. Some of the stuff they sell can be cd that are moving slowly through other channels and they can sell at discount.  So one has to pick carefully (as often).  Excellent on delivery within France.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1202 on: December 21, 2016, 10:38:22 AM »
Thank you both! They have good prices on the Acte Préalable label.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1203 on: March 30, 2017, 08:17:46 AM »
Recently, in the Recordings That You Are Considering thread, I posted a number of Korean market titles that interested me, and asked if anyone knew of any Korean market sellers with a broad catalog.  I did some snooping, and I found one: www.yesasia.com

As expected, there are many enticing recordings; the list of recordings I'm considering has jumped from six to dozens.  The site lists 307 Korean market titles, and while a lot are garbage compilations, they list dozens of core rep recordings from all the majors and some regional labels.  Filtering can be done by country (Japan, Korea, China).  The Japanese listings are garbled, though I already have multiple sources I use in Japan.  The Chinese ones appear slim, at least to my taste, for now, though I suspect that will change.  One bonus - international shipping is free.  I'm going to hunt some more because some titles are not available there.  I also revisited Han Books, the vendor that I bought the original big box format set of Kun Woo Paik's LvB cycle, and they have some items, but the selection is much smaller.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1204 on: March 30, 2017, 08:54:50 AM »
Recently, in the Recordings That You Are Considering thread, I posted a number of Korean market titles that interested me, and asked if anyone knew of any Korean market sellers with a broad catalog.  I did some snooping, and I found one: www.yesasia.com

As expected, there are many enticing recordings; the list of recordings I'm considering has jumped from six to dozens.  The site lists 307 Korean market titles, and while a lot are garbage compilations, they list dozens of core rep recordings from all the majors and some regional labels.  Filtering can be done by country (Japan, Korea, China).  The Japanese listings are garbled, though I already have multiple sources I use in Japan.  The Chinese ones appear slim, at least to my taste, for now, though I suspect that will change.  One bonus - international shipping is free.  I'm going to hunt some more because some titles are not available there.  I also revisited Han Books, the vendor that I bought the original big box format set of Kun Woo Paik's LvB cycle, and they have some items, but the selection is much smaller.
Dear Todd

You could have a look at gmarket, the largest online marketplace in Korea

http://www.gmarket.co.kr/

or more conveniently its automatically translated version

http://global.gmarket.co.kr/Home/Main

It isnt so difficult to buy from them, the shipping cost are reasonable (my wife keeps buying Korean clothes, which are quite trendy).  I almost bought a Cowon Plenue 2 through them, but didnt do it in the end as I got concerned with the import tax.  But CD are sufficiently inexpensive so these taxes are not due, at least in europe.  I made a search Kim and found four CDs available.  This would be my preferred route.



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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1205 on: March 30, 2017, 09:37:20 AM »
You could have a look at gmarket, the largest online marketplace in Korea


That's where I picked up Younwha Lee's Beethoven cycle.  Since it is a marketplace, it seems more limited for my purposes.  The Kim Jeong Won pickings are down to one disc there, for instance, but yesasia has a lot more, including a Schubert three disc set.  On the plus side, gmarket does have some of Kun Woo Paik's early recordings - Scriabin, Rachmaninoff solo works - so I will probably use it as well later on.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1206 on: September 11, 2017, 06:38:45 AM »
This may have been posted on before, but this is the first time I recall seeing this.  You can buy some titles directly from Decca at http://store.deccaclassics.com.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1207 on: October 07, 2017, 02:49:55 AM »
Arkivmusic is the best platform to buy classical music.
Arkivmusic is usually not the cheapest, unfortunately.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1208 on: October 07, 2017, 03:52:35 AM »
Arkivmusic is usually not the cheapest, unfortunately.
I also have been put of by the navigation scheme they have.  Its a site that I have visited a number of time, each time abandonning my searches.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1209 on: October 07, 2017, 02:10:27 PM »
I also have been put of by the navigation scheme they have.  Its a site that I have visited a number of time, each time abandonning my searches.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1210 on: October 07, 2017, 02:39:33 PM »
I also have been put of by the navigation scheme they have.  Its a site that I have visited a number of time, each time abandonning my searches.

My experience is the opposite. The "Tree" organization where you pick the composer, genre, piece, conductor to narrow your search can be uniquely useful. It is also the only way to see an exhaustive list of who has recorded a given piece. The main limitation is that only in-print, distributed-in-the-us releases are included.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1211 on: October 07, 2017, 04:04:40 PM »
My experience is the opposite. The "Tree" organization where you pick the composer, genre, piece, conductor to narrow your search can be uniquely useful. It is also the only way to see an exhaustive list of who has recorded a given piece. The main limitation is that only in-print, distributed-in-the-us releases are included.
Indeed. I often use Arkiv for precisely this purpose (or to see what is available from a particular artist) - and to find reviews.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1212 on: October 08, 2017, 06:38:48 AM »
Indeed. I often use Arkiv for precisely this purpose (or to see what is available from a particular artist) - and to find reviews.
+1 (and good day, Karlo!)

At Arkiv, if you're looking for e.g. Boulez, you know you'll get results for Boulez, and not for Bolling, Boulanger, Bolet or any other approximation that the algorithm might "suggest". That's the problem for me at jpc, for instance: if you change yoyur search criteria from "best results" to "relesase date", all sorts of irrelevant items turn up (just because their are some similarities in the names).

Pity Arkiv stopped producing Arkiv CDs, though. ytes, they were CD-Rs, but thay made some very interesting stuff available...
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1213 on: October 10, 2017, 11:10:55 AM »
Pity Arkiv stopped producing Arkiv CDs, though. ytes, they were CD-Rs, but thay made some very interesting stuff available...
Really? I didn't know that! What a shame - I was able to fill some very particular holes with that service. But they weren't cheap, so I guess it just got too expensive for the (I expect) low volumes.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1214 on: October 10, 2017, 12:09:18 PM »
Presto redesigned their website!

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1215 on: October 13, 2017, 06:49:02 AM »
Still waiting (in Greece) for 3 Amazon orders (coming from 3 different retailers) one whole month after the latest estimated delivery date... >:(

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1216 on: October 13, 2017, 06:51:51 AM »
Still waiting (in Greece) for 3 Amazon orders (coming from 3 different retailers) one whole month after the latest estimated delivery date... >:(
You should contact them...
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1217 on: October 13, 2017, 07:17:52 AM »
You should contact them...
I did it and they said 'just wait a little more'...

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1218 on: October 13, 2017, 07:19:43 AM »
I did it and they said 'just wait a little more'...
Ah. Well at least you are on record, which is good if they get lost along the way, though we hope for a delivery!
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1219 on: October 13, 2017, 10:16:40 AM »
Still waiting (in Greece) for 3 Amazon orders (coming from 3 different retailers) one whole month after the latest estimated delivery date... >:(
I did it and they said 'just wait a little more'...
Amazon marketplace sellers can vary a lot in their delivery times. A month after the estimate is a lot, though. Contact them again soon and ask for a refund if you don't receive the order(s)
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