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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #420 on: March 07, 2011, 05:15:27 PM »
Archivmusic is having one of their periodic Albany sales.  3 CDs for $30 .

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #421 on: March 08, 2011, 05:53:39 AM »
A good time for the inquisitive to pick up a George Lloyd disc, perhaps - his music has been so well-supported by that label. There can never be enough recordings of third-tier symphonists ;)
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #422 on: March 24, 2011, 07:59:14 AM »
FYI, re. MDT:

Many may recall the slow shipping during Dec/Jan.  Apparently that was due to the unusually cold and snowy winter, for my last purchase arrived about one week after ordering.  Furthermore, there was an issue with the item and MDT customer service responded promptly, politely, and professionally.  I have yet to be disappointed by this vendor, my top choice for discs from abroad.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #423 on: March 26, 2011, 07:46:10 AM »
FYI, re. MDT:

Many may recall the slow shipping during Dec/Jan.  Apparently that was due to the unusually cold and snowy winter, for my last purchase arrived about one week after ordering.  Furthermore, there was an issue with the item and MDT customer service responded promptly, politely, and professionally.  I have yet to be disappointed by this vendor, my top choice for discs from abroad.

It does appear the CD's I recently ordered at both MDT and Presto Classical are arriving much faster the past few weeks.   My WAGNER Der Ring des Nibelungen. Bayreuther Festspiele / Pierre Boulez. Deutsche Grammophon 8DVDs was shipped on 3/15 by MDT and the set arrived earlier this week.


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« Reply #424 on: April 06, 2011, 09:03:38 AM »
A nice message greeted me when I visited Amazon UK. It should greet you too, if you live in one of the countries mentioned below.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #425 on: April 06, 2011, 09:07:37 AM »
Still intermittent problems from the UK, in my experience.  One shipment from Hyperion arrived in less than a week, but another from Zoverstock has not arrived after 5 weeks, and a letter from Northern Ireland took well over three weeks.

Another comment, goHastings has sent me the wrong CD again.  This time they have failed to answer my e-mail.
 

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« Reply #426 on: April 06, 2011, 12:35:04 PM »
A nice message greeted me when I visited Amazon UK. It should greet you too, if you live in one of the countries mentioned below.

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But since Norway, within sight across the narrow North sea, is neither EU nor empire, they still charge like the light brigade to send stuff here. Amazing.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #427 on: April 06, 2011, 06:57:28 PM »
But since Norway, within sight across the narrow North sea, is neither EU nor empire, they still charge like the light brigade to send stuff here. Amazing.

Stop complaining, you have JPC and its crazy price reductions shipping to you at 6 Euros per order. >:(


Oh, and speaking of JPC: someone should notify them about this goof up.


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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #428 on: April 06, 2011, 07:41:58 PM »
Stop complaining, you've got JPC and its crazy price reductions shipping to you at 6 Euros per order. >:(


Oh, and speaking of JPC: someone should notify them about this goof up.




JPC had changed its policy considerably. The used to charge 15 euros per order while they are located close to the border with the Netherlands (near Osnabrück).

Now they charge 5 euros and I get almost every month an email offering FREE shipping for orders placed within 3 or 4 days. Naturally now just wait for that and move the wishlist into the shopping bag and .. presto! ;D

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« Reply #429 on: April 09, 2011, 07:33:43 AM »
JPC had changed its policy considerably. The used to charge 15 euros per order while they are located close to the border with the Netherlands (near Osnabrück).

Now they charge 5 euros and I get almost every month an email offering FREE shipping for orders placed within 3 or 4 days. Naturally now just wait for that and move the wishlist into the shopping bag and .. presto! ;D

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What does JPC charge for shipping to the US?  The moment Amazon starts to collect sale tax for CT, I will only buy CD's from Europe since I am not subject to any VAT ...

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« Reply #430 on: April 09, 2011, 07:48:24 AM »
What does JPC charge for shipping to the US?  The moment Amazon starts to collect sale tax for CT, I will only buy CD's from Europe since I am not subject to any VAT ...

They charge a flat rate of 13 euros, and outside EU - no VAT. Details HERE.

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« Reply #431 on: April 10, 2011, 11:52:34 AM »
They charge a flat rate of 13 euros, and outside EU - no VAT. Details HERE.

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Thanks Q.  A flat rate clearly encourages buying more than just a small handful of CD's ...     ;D

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #432 on: April 11, 2011, 06:42:12 PM »
Followup on MDT service:

The last item I ordered from them was slightly damaged--in transit, I suppose.  Several of the retaining clips had broken loose, allowing the disc to rattle around in the case, and it had a nasty little scratch about halfway through the 4th movement of Bruckner's 7th that rendered it unplayable at that point.  I notified MDT of the issue, neither requesting nor demanding any response from them.

The next day their customer service notified me that they would replace the disc.  Shipping was a bit slower this time, but I received it today and it arrived intact.  I'm still a huge fan of this little family business.
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« Reply #433 on: April 12, 2011, 04:22:15 PM »
Followup on MDT service:

The last item I ordered from them was slightly damaged--in transit, I suppose.  Several of the retaining clips had broken loose, allowing the disc to rattle around in the case, and it had a nasty little scratch about halfway through the 4th movement of Bruckner's 7th that rendered it unplayable at that point.  I notified MDT of the issue, neither requesting nor demanding any response from them.

The next day their customer service notified me that they would replace the disc.  Shipping was a bit slower this time, but I received it today and it arrived intact.  I'm still a huge fan of this little family business.

Agree.  I had to replace CD2 of the EMI Barbirolli Sibelius set due to a defect that makes the last few tracks totally unplayable.  MDT ordered the replacement very quickly and even credited me for the postage I had to pay to return the damaged CD to the UK ...

I suspect the retaining clips in the CD jewel cases were broken when the CD's were shipped from the distributor to MDT warehouse, as I have had similar experience even when my order was very well packaged.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #434 on: April 12, 2011, 10:19:08 PM »
Mdt has been a mainstay in my CD buying for over 10 years and are a quality outfit (though I have little but praise for europadisc and prestoclassical as well and use them both regularly, depending on current offers etc).  In fact I have good experiences with most, inckluding Russian and Czech sites (Russiancdshop.com have the best packaging of any site I've used).

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #435 on: April 15, 2011, 11:06:24 AM »
But since Norway, within sight across the narrow North sea, is neither EU nor empire, they still charge like the light brigade to send stuff here. Amazing.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #436 on: April 15, 2011, 11:37:55 AM »
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Happy? ;D

And you don't even have a last date! *mumbles under his breath*
Yeah -problem is the 25 £ minimum - there's a tax limit of (currently) around 22 £, over that Norwegian customs add  25% + 10 £ fee to all incoming orders, which takes a £ 25 order to £ 41, quickly negating all P+P advantages, and making small packages the order of the day.

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« Reply #437 on: April 15, 2011, 11:40:46 AM »
Yeah -problem is the 25 £ minimum - there's a tax limit of (currently) around 22 £, over that Norwegian customs add  25% + 10 £ fee to all incoming orders, which takes a £ 25 order to £ 41, quickly negating all P+P advantages, and making small packages the order of the day.

Wow, in the US I've never had to pay customs for an import (even for several hundred dollars).  On the other hand, the Republicans just voted to abolish Medicaid, so maybe a little import duty wouldn't be such a hardship after all.  Do you like Americans in Norway?

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« Reply #438 on: April 15, 2011, 11:46:21 AM »
Wow, in the US I've never had to pay customs for an import (even for several hundred dollars).  On the other hand, the Republicans just voted to abolish Medicaid, so maybe a little import duty wouldn't be such a hardship after all.  Do you like Americans in Norway?
I excercise my right under some amendment or other to not answer that......

The 25% is Norwegian VAT, added since we don't pay VAtT(subtracted from the order) for exports from the EU (currently 17.5% in the UK)- so it's some kind of quid pro quo, bot it still akes it costly to achove Super Saver delivery.

And with the current state of the US economy, they certainly should collect all the taxes they can.

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« Reply #439 on: April 16, 2011, 05:53:57 AM »
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Happy? ;D

And you don't even have a last date! *mumbles under his breath*

The Super Saver Delivery to European destinations claim by Amazon UK may not be worth the number of bytes it takes up on its server given the general pricing practice at Amazon - it almost always charges more for the same CD's than the boutique online stores (on sale or not).  I have found it is usually a wash and the boutique online stores may come out slightly ahead in terms of money saving ...