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Pohjolas Daughter:

--- Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on April 02, 2022, 04:17:02 AM ---Wow!   ??? Were you ordering big boxed sets or individual CDs? I received an email from them about Ukrainian music and was tempted, but no idea what to buy as I don't know the music at all.  I see that they are sold out of a lot of the CDs now alas.  Well, glad that they are selling (particularly as $2 from each CD sold goes to help the Ukrainians).

PD

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--- Quote from: Brian on April 02, 2022, 04:34:57 AM ---They emailed out "Weekend Specials" yesterday so they are trying to make do with a very limited store. The Ancerl Live box was on special so I looked...it was discounted from $99 to $95.

Hmm, that's not much of a discount.  :(

Out of curiosity, I tried entering in an order to see what they would charge.  I clicked on 4 single CDs.  They didn't give me an option re shipping rather it came up with "ShipBlink-Fallback" or in the opposite order--I forget.  It was certainly way way way less than $70!

PD

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DavidW:

--- Quote from: JBS on April 01, 2022, 12:45:55 PM ---Has anyone ordered from Arkivmusic recently? I was about to order 3 or 4 CDs from them, but aborted when the only shipping option they offered was UPS Ground for $70.xx. IOW, they want to charge more for shipping than the total of the CDs themselves. And the shipping charge didn't change if I trimmed down the number of CDs in the order...

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Last year I had to do a chargeback because they wouldn't ship me my order nor respond to emails or answer the phone.  I won't do business with them ever again.  I know that some want to support the little guy, but you can do that with the cd shops in the UK like Presto that tend to offer faster shipping and overall cheaper prices.

JBS:

--- Quote from: DavidW on April 02, 2022, 07:04:10 AM ---Last year I had to do a chargeback because they wouldn't ship me my order nor respond to emails or answer the phone.  I won't do business with them ever again.  I know that some want to support the little guy, but you can do that with the cd shops in the UK like Presto that tend to offer faster shipping and overall cheaper prices.

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I've been very cautious with them ever since they started charging the credit card at time of order and not time of shipping. This would have my first order with them since they shut down their old website. (I intended to order some of the Naxos CDs in their Ukrainian special. But not if I have to pay $70 shipping.)

I've been using Presto, and their shipping times are especially good.

Spotted Horses:
Looks like Archiv music is back up, but the drill-down search system that was the unique feature of the old site is gone. For those who didn't use it, you could select a composer, get a list of all compositions by that composer, then click one on one of the compositions to see a list of all releases containing that composition. For instance you could click Brahms, click String Quartet No 2, and see a comprehensive list of all CDs containing string quartet No 2. There is no way to reproduce that with a conventional search tool, since you can type Brahms String Quartet No 2, but it will match anything that contains Brahms, String, Quartet, and 2.

It was such a unique resource. Why would they scuttle it?

Pohjolas Daughter:

--- Quote from: Spotted Horses on August 30, 2022, 07:41:30 AM ---Looks like Archiv music is back up, but the drill-down search system that was the unique feature of the old site is gone. For those who didn't use it, you could select a composer, get a list of all compositions by that composer, then click one on one of the compositions to see a list of all releases containing that composition. For instance you could click Brahms, click String Quartet No 2, and see a comprehensive list of all CDs containing string quartet No 2. There is no way to reproduce that with a conventional search tool, since you can type Brahms String Quartet No 2, but it will match anything that contains Brahms, String, Quartet, and 2.

It was such a unique resource. Why would they scuttle it?

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Sorry to hear about that.  Wonder if it was causing issues at their end...maybe in terms of slowing down their site too much or taking up too much memory space?  Sorry, I'm not the greatest at computers.

PD

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