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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #260 on: February 13, 2010, 11:13:51 AM »
Until Feb. 7 Abeille Musique offered it around EUR 13 or so.  :o But that's history now.

Winter will come around once again, my friend. :D
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« Reply #261 on: February 13, 2010, 11:16:21 AM »
Winter will come around once again, my friend. :D

You must be paying a fortune to have CD's shipped to you From Europe ...   ;)

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« Reply #262 on: February 13, 2010, 11:20:15 AM »
German postal service doesn't handle international package delivery.  They have subcontracted that to DHL which is independent and not cheap.

I thought DHL is owned by Deutsche Post?

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« Reply #263 on: February 13, 2010, 11:21:29 AM »
You must be paying a fortune to have CD's shipped to you From Europe ...   ;)

Actually, Abeille turned out to be fairly cheap considering the kind of discounts they were offering. Of course, I didn't bite this time around.
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« Reply #264 on: February 13, 2010, 11:24:30 AM »
Actually, Abeille turned out to be fairly cheap considering the kind of discounts they were offering. Of course, I didn't bite this time around.

That place looks like it was running going-out-of-business sales - liquidation sales.

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« Reply #265 on: February 13, 2010, 11:27:47 AM »
That place looks like it was running going-out-of-business sales - liquidation sales.

They aren't likely to go anywhere now that they have GMG's undivided attention. :D They were probably just enticing us; and if so, they have succeeded admirably!
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« Reply #266 on: February 13, 2010, 11:32:26 AM »
They aren't likely to go anywhere now that they have GMG's undivided attention. :D They were probably just enticing us; and if so, they have succeeded admirably!

I do not have any desire to buy anything from them since I only buy from the UK e-tailers, which generally have excellent selections when it comes to early music ...

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« Reply #267 on: February 13, 2010, 11:36:44 AM »
I do not have any desire to buy anything from them

Bummer. I think they just lost a quarter of their potential customer base. :(

( ;) Just kidding.)
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« Reply #268 on: February 13, 2010, 11:45:07 AM »
Bummer. I think they just lost a quarter of their potential customer base. :(

( ;) Just kidding.)

BTW,  BRO offers great prices with dirt-cheap shipping for US buyers.  It provides me excellent opportunities to fill in some of the gaps in my collection, which are often not the most popular selections ...

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« Reply #269 on: February 13, 2010, 11:45:49 AM »
Winter will come around once again, my friend. :D

… and Plato will teach in the Academy again. The eternal return of the same.

Sometimes I forget you're writing from India.  :D 

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #270 on: February 13, 2010, 11:53:32 AM »
… and Plato will teach in the Academy again. The eternal return of the same.

Yes, true, but then the world gets destroyed in 2012. So, the Abeille Winter sale will probably occur only once more. :(

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Sometimes I forget you're writing from India.  :D 

It's the interwebz, after all.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #271 on: February 13, 2010, 12:55:58 PM »
It's the interwebz, after all.

Distances from Santiago-Chile to Chennai-India:

10,136.7 miles

or

16,313.4 kilometers

or

8,808.6 nautical miles

 :o :)


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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #272 on: February 13, 2010, 01:58:32 PM »
You must be paying a fortune to have CD's shipped to you From Europe ...   ;)

Abeille was giving free shipping (to the US anyway) if you bought 16 or more items. So from that point of view, also a  big win.
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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #273 on: February 13, 2010, 05:23:22 PM »
I thought DHL is owned by Deutsche Post?

? They operate in many other countries including the USA and Latin America, so they are more like Fedex or UPS than a branch of a national postal service. 

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #274 on: February 18, 2010, 06:57:38 AM »
Crap. I gave Abeille Musique the wrong address. It's gonna get returned to them.

I don't speak French. What do I do?

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #275 on: February 18, 2010, 07:26:13 AM »
Crap. I gave Abeille Musique the wrong address. It's gonna get returned to them.

I don't speak French. What do I do?
Send them an email in English? I seem to remember someone mentioning that they scommunicated with them in English.

The other two alternatives:

- Take a crash course in written French
- moving to the location you submitted

somehow doesn't seem very practical.

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« Reply #276 on: February 18, 2010, 07:37:22 AM »
Send them an email in English? I seem to remember someone mentioning that they scommunicated with them in English.

The other two alternatives:

- Take a crash course in written French
- moving to the location you submitted

somehow doesn't seem very practical.

Third alternative:

- Q could probably help you with some nice email in French.

 :D

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« Reply #277 on: February 18, 2010, 09:16:04 AM »
Third alternative:

- Q could probably help you with some nice email in French.

 :D
That's wimpy.

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Re: On-line Stores & Sellers
« Reply #278 on: February 18, 2010, 09:41:18 AM »
That's wimpy.

... yes, totally unadventurous and dull.

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« Reply #279 on: February 18, 2010, 09:43:18 AM »
Send them an email in English? I seem to remember someone mentioning that they scommunicated with them in English.

The other two alternatives:

- Take a crash course in written French
- moving to the location you submitted

somehow doesn't seem very practical.

Google has a translation tool.  It' not advertised on their home page, you have to follow the links to more stuff.