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Baron Scarpia

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1260 on: February 28, 2018, 01:23:33 PM »
Presto Classical now have wishlists!

To use your wishlist create an account - you can also view your previous orders as long as you use the email for your account that you used for your old orders.

You can still order without an account, and more account features will follow.

The last time I was on Presto Classical I could find no way to create an account, even after placing an order.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1261 on: February 28, 2018, 01:46:59 PM »
The last time I was on Presto Classical I could find no way to create an account, even after placing an order.
This is why this is news.....

Baron Scarpia

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1262 on: March 12, 2018, 09:45:10 AM »
I have bought stacks of used CDs from musicMagpie at AmazonUK.  The discs have always been in excellent condition even if the cases needed replacing.  Delivery to me in Australia has nearly always been within the expected timeline given.  Rare problems were quickly addressed by them and I always leave feedback that includes "highly recommended seller".

My other preferred source for cheap used CDs is decluttr_store on ebay (formerly Estocks USA).  Great bargains regularly pop up and postage is very cheap.  My latest bargain buy was the 43 disc DG set of complete Wagner operas for US$15.99 plus US$1 shipping to Australia.  That came to about AU$22.  On its way now.  Amazing.  I also snapped up the 14CD set of remastered Maria Callas studio recitals for about AU$15 and it was in mint condition.  You have to check regularly and pounce on the real bargains.  For some reason the first time the discs are listed the price is usually US$99, but very quickly they get revised down.  The maximum seems to be US$15.99.  Once again, highly recommended seller.

Continuing the discussion here, since we seem to have digressed into a topic that is more suited to this thread.

I have ordered several things from declutter_store and have been very happy with it.

For things that are available only in the UK, or more cheaply in the UK I have switched to OxfordshireEngland, rather than Zoverstocks. Usually they are within a few pennies on new items and are more reliable in my experience. But I'm still willing to take a chance with Zoverstocks with very cheap used items (like the Diego Fasoli mass in b-minor that they listed for $1.33).

Baron Scarpia

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1263 on: March 19, 2018, 06:06:29 PM »
Two Zoverstocks orders that were placed less than 2weeks ago arrived today, so maybe they have fixed flaws in their process. I got the McCreech Matthew Passion for $2.50 and the Fasoli Mass I’m b minor for $1.50, so I’m not complaining. Hopefully the discs will rip without errors. Fingers crossed.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1264 on: April 26, 2018, 01:27:03 PM »
Didn't like Presto Classical's policy of charging before shipping (even for an item out-of-stock at the distributor which still hadn't shipped after a month). But I like their download service. Seems like FLAC files are generally available for a fair price, and the downloading procedure is painless.

Baron Scarpia

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #1265 on: April 29, 2018, 07:45:36 PM »
Most recent order from Zoverstocks arrived after 2 1/2 weeks, more or less as expected. My faith in them is starting to return.