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« Reply #320 on: June 05, 2010, 08:23:08 AM »
I look forward to the first reports of somebody accidentely buying a TV because they sneezed ;D

I've already patented a new feature; the appearance of a spouse's face over your shoulder automatically clears the screen and replaces is with a search for lawn supplies.

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« Reply #321 on: June 05, 2010, 02:46:12 PM »
Amazon Seeking a Patent for the 1-Nod Technology

It should be fun to watch the Purchases Today thread if and when this is put in place.

As protection, I have already bought a neck brace to wear whilst surfing.  ;D

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« Reply #322 on: June 05, 2010, 05:46:25 PM »
As protection, I have already bought a neck brace to wear whilst surfing.  ;D

I'm waiting for the first news story, when a 16 wheeler pulls up to deliver 116,387 copies of "The Shawshank Redemption" only to find the resident at his computer, having an epileptic seisure.

 

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« Reply #323 on: June 05, 2010, 06:22:29 PM »
I'm waiting for the first news story, when a 16 wheeler pulls up to deliver 116,387 copies of "The Shawshank Redemption" only to find the resident at his computer, having an epileptic seisure.

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« Reply #324 on: July 13, 2010, 10:00:49 AM »
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« Reply #325 on: July 13, 2010, 11:58:14 AM »
I would say that 99.9% of my collection has come from Amazon Marketplace sellers. There are only a few reliable sellers I buy from on Amazon, but I have got some amazing deals and these sellers sell CDs alot cheaper than buying directly from Amazon or any other online store.
 
Unfortunately, the days of going into a record store and finding something worthwhile, at least for me, are long gone. I have to rely on companies like Amazon to help fill the void.
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« Reply #326 on: July 13, 2010, 12:09:31 PM »
Last time I went into a record store I had more discs than they had.

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« Reply #327 on: July 13, 2010, 12:18:00 PM »
Last time I went into a record store I had more discs than they had.

Lol....I know how sad is that! :D But it's so true. I own around 6,000 or so classical recordings and it seems that every store I've been in for the past 10 years doesn't even have a classical selection worth displaying.
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« Reply #328 on: July 13, 2010, 12:55:28 PM »
Last time I went into a record store I had more discs than they had.

Hi Erato - LOL, too!  ;D

I cannot remember the last time I walked into a 'mortar & brick' music store but the experience was pretty miserable!  :-\

I started to order online in the pre-WWW days (from CDNow as I remembered) - yes, all text based w/o GUI - this dates me back into the 1980s - can't recall - but now nearly ALL of my CD orders are online - use mostly Amazon (mainly the Market Place), MDT, and Berkshire Record Outlet, along w/ several others.

Now, I'm starting to do a few online downloads - yes, for me I'd rather have the disc in hand w/ the liner notes and some type of container, but who knows what will be offered in the future?   :D

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« Reply #329 on: July 13, 2010, 05:37:14 PM »

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« Reply #330 on: July 13, 2010, 05:41:11 PM »
My experience over the weekend at J&R, the B&M store I used to shop very frequently in the 80's, was really not bad.  I found this set at a great price.  The set is not even available on Amazon US ...


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« Reply #331 on: July 13, 2010, 05:48:37 PM »
I bet shipping cost is 300% of the CD price.     ;D

7 Euros on my previous order of 40 CDs.

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« Reply #332 on: July 13, 2010, 06:01:24 PM »
set is not even available on Amazon US ...

So what?
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« Reply #333 on: July 13, 2010, 06:47:46 PM »
So what?

Well, somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed...

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« Reply #334 on: July 13, 2010, 06:59:33 PM »
Well, somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed...

I'm just saying that just because a CD set isn't offered by Amazon doesn't make them a valuable resource for collectors.
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« Reply #335 on: July 17, 2010, 11:05:01 PM »
Lol....I know how sad is that! :D But it's so true. I own around 6,000 or so classical recordings and it seems that every store I've been in for the past 10 years doesn't even have a classical selection worth displaying.
And it's even worse for jazz. Come to think about it, most stores these days don't even have a pop/rock selection worth displaying. Most sales people there are totally clueless also. Even when you ask for a cd from a well known composer or artist they give you that "what planet are you from?" look.
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« Reply #336 on: July 18, 2010, 05:45:59 PM »
And it's even worse for jazz. Come to think about it, most stores these days don't even have a pop/rock selection worth displaying. Most sales people there are totally clueless also. Even when you ask for a cd from a well known composer or artist they give you that "what planet are you from?" look.

This is very true sadly as the days of CD stores are over. There are a few specialty CD stores however and I've spoken with some different people about this same issue. Depending on what city you're near, I'm sure there are some people with a good knowledge of classical music. I'm not expecting somebody to know everything I'm talking about, but I think as requirement in order to work in a CD store the employee must pass a musical knowledge test that covers all genres. This will help weed out those who aren't passionate about music.
 
I actually walked into a CD store about 10 years ago and I asked the sales clerk if he had any recordings of Debussy's La Mer and the guy just looked at me as if I just asked him to give me one of his kidneys. I recall him saying "What is that?" or something to that effect. I just looked at him and said "Are you serious?"  ???
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« Reply #337 on: August 14, 2010, 06:38:11 PM »
I think B&M music store will continue to exist in some form.  Look no further than J&R Music in NYC, where the music store is just one of a half dozen stores under the J&R name.  When stores like HMV, Tower and Record Hunter have vanished over the past twenty years, J&R Music continues to be in business.

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« Reply #338 on: August 14, 2010, 08:19:09 PM »
I think B&M music store will continue to exist in some form.  Look no further than J&R Music in NYC, where the music store is just one of a half dozen stores under the J&R name.  When stores like HMV, Tower and Record Hunter have vanished over the past twenty years, J&R Music continues to be in business.

Well J&R are more than just CDs right? Don't they sell audio/video equipment as well?
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« Reply #339 on: August 14, 2010, 08:55:59 PM »

Well J&R are more than just CDs right? Don't they sell audio/video equipment as well?

A ton of it as well as cell phones, popcorn makers, travel irons, brooms, air conditioners, pens and pencils.  I went to their website and was floored at all the offerings.