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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7000 on: November 19, 2019, 11:44:15 AM »
Some very shady business practices from Amazon, but this isn’t anything new. They’re known to lie (I’m sorry I meant make ‘excuses’) to customers on a daily basis.

I half expected that. Still no delivery notice received. I now await one that will state it has not passed their quality inspection and has been « irreparably damaged ».

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« Reply #7001 on: November 19, 2019, 11:50:59 AM »
I've ordered the Harbach set too, and it tells me to expect it between November 21 and December 2. Yeah, we'll see.

I also ordered the Sinopoli Schoenberg/Berg/Webern set for $15 from Zoverstocks. Based on past experience with them, it'll probably be after the first of the year before I get it. But I can wait.

I received it on the 18th. I had ordered it from another supplier. That one at least is in the can.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7002 on: November 19, 2019, 12:50:08 PM »
I half expected that. Still no delivery notice received. I now await one that will state it has not passed their quality inspection and has been « irreparably damaged ».

I remember one time they told something was out-of-stock after buying it and then it was reposted on their website for a higher price. Needless to say, I got that recording for free as a result. :)
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« Reply #7003 on: November 19, 2019, 04:11:09 PM »
I remember one time they told something was out-of-stock after buying it and then it was reposted on their website for a higher price. Needless to say, I got that recording for free as a result. :)

This Harbach set is still posted at the same price, with the same promise of delivery in 2-4 weeks.  So it's possible they're being honest.  But I wasn't the first to order it, so others should have gotten it before me..at the very least Andre, possibly Erato and j winter.
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« Reply #7004 on: November 19, 2019, 07:25:09 PM »
I ordered the Harbach set at the bargain price too, and received it today. (See the Purchases Today thread for an odd twist to the story.) So evidently it can actually be had at that price.
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« Reply #7005 on: November 20, 2019, 07:14:35 AM »
I ordered the Harbach set at the bargain price too, and received it today. (See the Purchases Today thread for an odd twist to the story.) So evidently it can actually be had at that price.
Unpossible. It is well known on GMG that Amazon makes a fortune by not charging for items it does not ship!

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« Reply #7006 on: November 22, 2019, 12:01:22 PM »
This Harbach set is still posted at the same price, with the same promise of delivery in 2-4 weeks.  So it's possible they're being honest.  But I wasn't the first to order it, so others should have gotten it before me..at the very least Andre, possibly Erato and j winter.

Mine says it's shipped, due to arrive Tuesday.  I'll give a shout if it arrives.... :)
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« Reply #7007 on: November 22, 2019, 02:14:09 PM »
As a heads-up, I ordered the set on the 4th November and it just arrived here (UK) this morning. The local Amazon courier gets bonus points for putting it through the letterbox and not the upstairs window. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/amazon-delvery-parcel-throw-window-driver-a9056071.html  $:)


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« Reply #7008 on: November 26, 2019, 02:17:04 PM »
Mine says it's shipped, due to arrive Tuesday.  I'll give a shout if it arrives.... :)

My Soler set arrived today.  Fyi, it was included in a box with another completely different item I'd ordered, which at least seems to indicate that it came from Amazon's warehouse and not some third party.

Listening to a disc now... delightful, especially at that price :)
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« Reply #7009 on: November 27, 2019, 01:38:24 PM »
My Soler set arrived today.  Fyi, it was included in a box with another completely different item I'd ordered, which at least seems to indicate that it came from Amazon's warehouse and not some third party.

Listening to a disc now... delightful, especially at that price :)

Does it sound better the cheaper it is?    >:D
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« Reply #7010 on: November 27, 2019, 01:58:24 PM »
Does it sound better the cheaper it is?    >:D

You need to ask??  After reveling in Markovina's super cheap CPE Bach?

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« Reply #7011 on: November 27, 2019, 06:13:42 PM »
You need to ask??  After reveling in Markovina's super cheap CPE Bach?

Ahh, the memories......

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« Reply #7012 on: November 27, 2019, 06:56:32 PM »
Ahh, the memories......



Especially sweet because I don’t think Al had that set  >:D

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« Reply #7013 on: November 28, 2019, 10:05:05 AM »
My Soler set arrived today.  Fyi, it was included in a box with another completely different item I'd ordered, which at least seems to indicate that it came from Amazon's warehouse and not some third party.

Listening to a disc now... delightful, especially at that price :)

I received a dispatch notification !! The scheduled date is December 5... :)

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7014 on: November 28, 2019, 04:28:54 PM »
Especially sweet because I don’t think Al had that set  >:D

 I've got a digital copy 8)
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« Reply #7015 on: November 28, 2019, 04:31:59 PM »
I've got a digital copy 8)
Pfui. Can’t fondle a digital copy!

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #7016 on: November 28, 2019, 08:53:09 PM »
Pfui. Can’t fondle a digital copy!

  Speaking of something to fondle :-* :-*

   The Bach 333 box--222 disks, 2 large books, 30lbs in total, is "super-duper" cheap (relatively speaking) from Amazon.de    Even including 60Euros for shipping, it can be had for about $260US.  (It's $488 from US Amazon).   I'm pretty tempted. I just ordered myself a 10.3" PDF reader for Xmas, or I'd have pounced already. 
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« Reply #7017 on: November 29, 2019, 01:16:00 AM »
To me this looks like a bargain at JPC de. 26 CD's with keyboard works, by renown performers for just 19,95!!!

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/bach-complete-keyboard-works/hnum/8023403
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« Reply #7018 on: November 29, 2019, 01:18:20 AM »
To me this looks like a bargain at JPC de. 26 CD's with keyboard works, by renown performers for just 19,95!!!

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/bach-complete-keyboard-works/hnum/8023403

Also Orchestral Works for just 9.95, 11 CD'S.


Also Orchestral Works for just 9.95, 11 CD'S.

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/Johann-Sebastian-Bach-1685-1750-Das-Orchesterwerk/hnum/2428764
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« Reply #7019 on: November 29, 2019, 01:22:37 AM »
Another bargain me thinks.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sämtliche Konzerte (Concerto Copenhagen) 5 CD'S 19,95. JPC de.

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/detail/-/art/johann-sebastian-bach-saemtliche-konzerte/hnum/9254308
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