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Offline marvinbrown

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2007, 02:06:27 PM »

Yes, I've been dissappointed a few times with used cds >:( Problem is that one persons accessment of 'as new' or 'excellent condition' is very different to mine ::)

I only buy 'new' now except in rare situations ie:oop.

I've used Amazon.uk many times. :)


  While we are on the subject of used cds...have you ever noticed that often times on amazon marketplace the used cds are more expensive than the new??  What's that all about I wonder  ??? ?

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2007, 02:10:52 PM »
  While we are on the subject of used cds...have you ever noticed that often times on amazon marketplace the used cds are more expensive than the new??  What's that all about I wonder  ??? ?

 marvin

What bugs me is that often used cds smell funny ??? :P Ever noticed they pong of perfume or something and you can't get rid of it :(
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« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2007, 02:15:44 PM »
What bugs me is that often used cds smell funny ??? :P Ever noticed they pong of perfume or something and you can't get rid of it :(

  I don't know...as I mentioned before I never buy used cds or opera dvds.  That does sound odd by the way- perhaps they do spray them with something after all.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2007, 02:18:47 PM »
What bugs me is that often used cds smell funny ??? :P Ever noticed they pong of perfume or something and you can't get rid of it :(

Send it back if it smells funny. Get a refund.


I haven't had that happen...I don't think.  Maybe my sense of smell is just not as good as yours.   ;D

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2007, 02:30:49 PM »
Send it back if it smells funny. Get a refund.


I haven't had that happen...I don't think.  Maybe my sense of smell is just not as good as yours.   ;D

Yeah well, its more hassle to send it back and it is 'used' ::)

And yes I do have a heightened sense of smell :) but I've put the offending cds under my wifes nose and shes recoiled as well ;D

New cds is the way to go :)
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2007, 04:40:09 PM »
Often, they smell funny because the paper and jewel case plastic can absorb the smells of the environment they are in. You can often determine quite easily if the former owner was a cat owner or cigar or cigarette smoker.  ;)

I am on the fence about 'used' CDs. I am always happy to find a good deal. For many CDs, I am willing to take a risk on if its available used for less than 50% of the full price cost. I will generally look for something that is listed in "like new" condition though. If I am exploring a new artist or composer, I am more likely to buy used (or download)... or if I am buying another interpretation of a Bruckner symphony where I already own anywhere from five to 12 other interpretations for each symphony.
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« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2007, 07:12:50 AM »
I have never ordered from Amazon.uk but finally made an account because I saw a couple of OOP CDs I wanted there for insanely cheap, but for either of the Marketplace sellers I tried, the order doesn't complete, it says they "don't ship to my destination".  :'(

Is there anyway around this, or can US not buy from UK Marketplace? It is maddening to see several OOP things there for so cheap (even with the exchange rate) that I have not seen anywhere else, but not be able to buy!

It's worth using the "contact the seller" facility - I've done this and they changed the destination so I could order.  The problem is worse with books bought cross-border.  For the non-pro-merchant seller, Amazon only allows the seller to be credited through Amazon payments which include a fixed postage credit - fine until you learn the real postage costs to some places.

 

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2007, 07:17:52 AM »
What bugs me is that often used cds smell funny ??? :P Ever noticed they pong of perfume or something and you can't get rid of it :(

Could be the music permeating the silvering...  . 

But ok, if I buy a used CD - forewarned.  I'll ask the seller to send an Yves St Laurent brand-scented one. 

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2007, 09:32:40 AM »
I buy used CDs all the time. I have bought hundreds of them and have yet to get screwed. I do try to get ones advertised as "Like New" when possible, but so much of the stuff I want is OOP or just plain rare that I haven't been too diligent about that. I'm just glad to find it at all. When I buy mainstream stuff, I usually get new though...

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2007, 01:53:53 PM »
An update on the missing cd from secondhandtunes.

They initiated a full refund with no questions asked.

I've re-ordered it from Caimen.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2007, 02:17:51 PM »
I buy used CDs all the time. I have bought hundreds of them and have yet to get screwed. I do try to get ones advertised as "Like New" when possible, but so much of the stuff I want is OOP or just plain rare that I haven't been too diligent about that. I'm just glad to find it at all. When I buy mainstream stuff, I usually get new though...

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I have also always been satisfied with the used CDs I buy and none of them have had any particular odor.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2007, 02:45:45 PM »
I have also always been satisfied with the used CDs I buy and none of them have had any particular odor.

Only odorous CDs I own were bought from a charity shop. They obviously came from a smoker's household - the inlay cards are yellowing and reek of tobacco.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2007, 03:00:30 PM »
Only odorous CDs I own were bought from a charity shop. They obviously came from a smoker's household - the inlay cards are yellowing and reek of tobacco.

For me that would be a nostalgic aroma to luxuriate in.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2007, 03:01:00 PM »
For me that would be a nostalgic aroma to luxuriate in.

Thought as much. ;D


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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2007, 02:39:10 AM »
The only times I had problems with ordering used cds, I was refunded every time. :)

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2007, 02:46:39 AM »
Only order from JPC, and a local site in Holland, never have problems.
Secondhand outlets there are not, at least in my neighbourhood.
I would have nothing against acquiring secondhand cd's though.
Somehow I feel its against my nature to get into the Amazon sites, far to complicated, to many offering, and not knowing whom to choose, nah, stay with the trusted ones.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2007, 02:56:00 AM »
Only order from JPC, and a local site in Holland, never have problems.
Secondhand outlets there are not, at least in my neighbourhood.
I would have nothing against acquiring secondhand cd's though.
Somehow I feel its against my nature to get into the Amazon sites, far to complicated, to many offering, and not knowing whom to choose, nah, stay with the trusted ones.

JPC is like what the most affordable store ever though?  So you probably never want to order secondhand right? :)

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2007, 03:14:49 AM »
JPC is like what the most affordable store ever though?  So you probably never want to order secondhand right? :)

Sort of, yes! :)

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