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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2007, 01:43:25 PM »
I'm so happy-- cdconnection's free shipping was by priority!!  I've already received it. :)

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« Reply #61 on: September 16, 2007, 03:26:31 PM »
www.crotchet.co.uk

Never had a problem with them, which is more than I can say of MDT.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #62 on: September 16, 2007, 04:21:28 PM »
Anyone has had recent experience with Europadisc (UK)?
I was their satisfied customer years ago, when they weren't on line yet and communication still went by (e)mail.

Just came across them again, the website looks nice with interesting offers.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #63 on: September 25, 2007, 07:38:57 AM »
Amazon download service is now operational in Beta version:

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=dm_hp_brg_lk7/103-7398047-9586264?ie=UTF8&node=195264011

Their selection will be DRM free, at lest for now.

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« Reply #64 on: September 25, 2007, 01:28:11 PM »
Albums pricing looks pretty steep, must be what we pay for high bit rate, drm free music?

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« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2007, 04:10:13 PM »
Albums pricing looks pretty steep, must be what we pay for high bit rate, drm free music?

Yeah, it's like their asking us to share purchased music.  ::)

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« Reply #66 on: September 25, 2007, 04:33:56 PM »
Yeah, it's like their asking us to share purchased music.  ::)

Yeah pretty much. ;D  Even if you can't sell it, share it. :)

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« Reply #67 on: September 25, 2007, 05:02:01 PM »
Yeah, it's like their asking us to share purchased music.  ::)
exactly. But they have nothing to lose anyway  :) Their CD revenues as a percentage are falling, and it was high time they joined the game. And it is always nice to have a large store compete with the current monopoly (ie iTunes).

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« Reply #68 on: September 25, 2007, 05:05:42 PM »
exactly. But they have nothing to lose anyway  :) Their CD revenues as a percentage are falling, and it was high time they joined the game. And it is always nice to have a large store compete with the current monopoly (ie iTunes).

Also nice to have double the bitrate!  8)

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« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2007, 08:54:36 AM »
Just finished my first download purchase from amazon (non-classical). They have a little application called Amazon downloader which keeps track of your downloads, and in case you want to pause you can do so through that application. Very easy process, I quite liked their intuitive interface.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2007, 10:15:15 AM »
Anyone has had recent experience with Europadisc (UK)?
I was their satisfied customer years ago, when they weren't on line yet and communication still went by (e)mail.

Just came across them again, the website looks nice with interesting offers.

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Very good prices and I've started using them again after they same online. Very satisfied so far, but can't say I've had problems with mdt either.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #71 on: September 27, 2007, 10:58:23 AM »
Very good prices and I've started using them again after they same online. Very satisfied so far, but can't say I've had problems with mdt either.

Thanks!  :) I order in the UK for special offers only, since Europasdisc and MDT have different offers they would be quite complementary. For instance Europadisc currently has a BIS offer - I'm tempted to get some of Brautigam's LvB cycle... 8)

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« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2007, 04:15:06 AM »
I have to second Amazon - they can have really, really good prices on a lot of classical CDs.

I have not bought CD's through Amazon but do use the reviews and comments for some recording recommendations.

It's a shame that so many record and book stores are reducing their inventories. I like to hold an item for a while before buying.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2007, 01:37:51 PM »
www.crotchet.co.uk

Never had a problem with them, which is more than I can say of MDT.
They should really pay a bit effort to design their site, Comic Sans as font?!

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« Reply #74 on: October 26, 2007, 01:42:30 PM »
They should really pay a bit effort to design their site, Comic Sans as font?!

They should pay more attention to what they advertise as being 'in stock'. I've had an order placed with them for a month now (something I'm acquiring on behalf of one of our members here), and all I get, week after week, are emails telling me the item is still on order. It's a very poor show; and, as I ALWAYS vote with my wallet in instances of bad service such as these, I definitely will NOT be using Crochet ever again. >:(

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #75 on: October 27, 2007, 08:24:32 AM »
I use Arkive quite a bit.  A decent resourece to see what might be in print.

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/main.jsp

I love ArkivMusic.  What's not to like?  Huge selection, decent prices, low shipping costs, and good service even to Canada.  But best of all, maybe, it's easy & fun to navigate the site which you can do by composer / conductor / performer / ensemble / opera / label.  They also provide recommendations and Classics Today 10/10 ratings, (not that I always agree with Classics Today reviewers).

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« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2007, 04:11:39 AM »
I love ArkivMusic.  What's not to like?  Huge selection, decent prices, low shipping costs, and good service even to Canada.  But best of all, maybe, it's easy & fun to navigate the site which you can do by composer / conductor / performer / ensemble / opera / label.  They also provide recommendations and Classics Today 10/10 ratings, (not that I always agree with Classics Today reviewers).

Here's a new online article talking about ArkivMusics ArkivCD program whereby they reproduce, on-demand, many out-of-print CDs.

I have bought a number of ArkivCDs and they're just fine.  The cover art is like the original;  the only problem has been the notes which have been basically none.  However I believe I heard some to the affect that full notes will be provide in the near future.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/071103/tecnology/net_classical_dc

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/AlbumGroup?album_group=8

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #77 on: December 09, 2007, 01:01:23 AM »
I'm looking for a good Czech source!

Anything I missed besides CDmusic.cz and musicfayre? :)

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #78 on: December 09, 2007, 03:45:04 PM »
I'm looking for a good Czech source!

There's musicabona.com, (or was?  I can't seem to reach their site right now).

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #79 on: December 09, 2007, 09:57:34 PM »
There's musicabona.com, (or was?  I can't seem to reach their site right now).

Musicabona is now musicfayre, though I don't think I like the new incarnation better.

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