Started by Expresso, July 02, 2007, 09:09:12 AM
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Quote from: vandermolen on April 28, 2023, 11:52:52 PMI read yesterday that HMV is reopening its flagship store in Oxford Street, London However I wonder how much classical music will feature. This is partly the result of demand for Vinyl and CDs ( ) growing, not to mention the return of the audio-cassette. What goes around comes around!
Quote from: DavidW on April 29, 2023, 05:06:24 AMThere is a growing nostalgia for tapes, usually from gen Z who didn't grow up with them! It is not on par with vinyl though.
Quote from: Que on April 29, 2023, 04:27:20 AMAudio cassettes were a menace!
Quote from: Que on April 29, 2023, 04:27:20 AMAudio cassettes were a menace! Their advantages - portability and recording ability - are superfluous nowadays.
Quote from: Spotted Horses on May 06, 2023, 09:15:42 PMI have to say Prestoclassical is no longer attractive vendor for downloads. I was looking to purchase a lossless download of a Naxos release and was surprised to see it listed for $13.00. I'm sure the price for Naxos releases was lower in the recent past. I found the qobuz download store selling the same release for $5.99.
Quote from: Brian on May 11, 2023, 08:30:53 AMI wonder if Amazon is not bothering to ship a lot of new classical into the US until individual requests come through.
Quote from: Brian on May 11, 2023, 08:30:53 AMI'm noticing a recent drop in the number of online US retailers that are viable for new releases. Specifically, the problem is Amazon: I just looked at some new releases and many (the Prokofiev Collector's Edition, Pierne Edition, Prazak Quartet big box, Emerson Quartet big box) say they are imports stocked by Amazon UK that will be shipped from England. I wonder if Amazon is not bothering to ship a lot of new classical into the US until individual requests come through.This situation has created a price-matching system - now ImportCDs charges about the same as Amazon for any new release (once you count shipping). It's a bit like airlines or internet service providers. Since options are so few, everyone charges the same thing and nobody seems to offer sales.
Quote from: Brian on May 11, 2023, 10:18:16 AMAh that would be a more knowledgeable explanation. So in this case, the marketplace would be complicated because Amazon US is not playing ball with Warner and Universal.
Quote from: Brian on May 11, 2023, 08:30:53 AMSpecifically, the problem is Amazon
Quote from: Brian on May 17, 2023, 09:30:24 AMHas anybody had any recent experiences with CD Universe? I am tempted by a current sale which is putting some new releases at good prices (Warner Prokofiev Edition for $65, Dorati in Detroit for $79) but I am alarmed by a new wrinkle on their web shop: an "adult" section with lingerie, toys, and adult films. Even the individual CD listings advertise "Discreet Packaging! Discreet Billing!"Let's be honest. If I order Alexandre Bloch's Mahler 7 and it arrives in Discreet Packaging, my girlfriend is still gonna know I've been buying CDs again
Page created in 0.028 seconds with 25 queries.