De Agostini - 'The Beatles Vinyl Collection' mail order set via subscription

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by OneStepBeyond, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    No, it's really not all that. 4 pages, nothing new. I have them as they're my first modern fabs vinyls but if you've got the sort of collection I know you've got then they're not really that important. See what you think of MMT and go from there but I wouldn't think you'd want to go out of your way for a full set, they're unique in a way but not in a substantial way.

    PS - I love your memorabilia thread, that's a stunning collection you've got there.
     
  2. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Down South

    Thanks friend, appreciate your insight and input ... and your posts on the thread
     
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  3. John Barrett

    John Barrett Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to say i've really enjoyed this thread and thanks to everyone for their comments and commitment to this subscription!
    Won't miss the trips to smiths but i will miss the chat after and before every release. Its been (dare i say it) fun.
     
  4. villiers terrace

    villiers terrace Forum Resident

    Had a wasted trip to Tesco’s tonight - for the first time they didn’t have the latest issue on the day of release. Seeing as they still had two copies of 1967-1970 on display, I’m pretty confident they’ll still have some copies of Past Masters next week when I go back.
     
  5. gibtti

    gibtti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    One thing I’ve noticed is that none of the albums in the Deagostini releases have printed barcodes on the sleeves.
    Obviously this was also the case with the initial vinyl reissues of the 2009 remasters but it’s the first time the Anthologies, Love or ‘1’ have been issued in this way.

    Chris
     
  6. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Belfast, Ireland
    I say, well spotted, and yet another spiffing reason to collect the set !
     
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  7. Wayne C

    Wayne C Well-Known Member

    As some may know I’ve had a sustained campaign to buy the two storage boxes from Deagostini, endless emails for the past four months to them, most of the replies I have received say “ these are for subscription customers only” and won’t be made available to those like myself who have trudged to Tesco’s to buy on release day. Well today I have received a rather tantalising reply saying that “the boxes are not for sale yet!”. I’m hoping that this is cause for optimism and also hoping that they ordered far to many from the manufacturer and are now preparing to sell these separately on the shop homepage!. Fingers crossed I’ll keep up my twice weekly emails to them in the hope they do.
     
  8. sleeptowin

    sleeptowin Forum Resident

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    Birmingham
    has the last subscription package been received by anyone yet? does it have the box, notebook, power pack etc?
     
  9. Kenny 101

    Kenny 101 New Member

    Location:
    Wales
    This is my first post so apologies if its in the wrong place. I've collected the whole of this series, Past Masters collected from newsagents today and Ive been generally pleased with the quality of the discs. I found that it was a good way to augment my vinyl collection, so much so that I wanted to se if De Agostini had anything else in the pipeline. I came across their "Blues in Vinile" collection on their Italian site but then realised that this has been running since 2015 and has just finished. The selection of records look really good, have they ever been released in the UK or does anyone know if there are any future plans.
     
  10. grimble

    grimble Forum Resident

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    London, UK
    still waiting for my last package. I'll let you know when mine arrives.
     
  11. gmcmahon1964

    gmcmahon1964 Member

    Location:
    Dublin
    Good morning from a squally Dublin. Easons (GPO Branch) didn’t take delivery of Past Masters this morning so, unsurprisingly given weather and public holidays, the joy of completing the set of newsagent issues is deferred. Will try again tomorrow.
     
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  12. Gibson67

    Gibson67 Life is a Magical Mystery Tour enjoy the ride

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    Diss, UK
    Well Mr postman’s been & gone, No delivery for me today.
     
  13. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

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    South West, UK.
    Same here. It looks that certain Newsagents have ordered a lot of copies with a view to putting on Ebay at a premium. I got a 20% off Ebay voucher code I used, so only an extra £3. Same seller has all the recent editions. Mine arrived in the De Agostini packaging obviously intended for the trade.
     
  14. Daveymoore

    Daveymoore Forum Resident

    Location:
    Manchester UK
    Yes that looks really good and I would certainly be interested.

    Blues in Vinile - DeAgostini
     
  15. misterP

    misterP Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    My account is showing the final two albums as dispatched but no mention of the box, notebook or power pack. Just the Records, magazines and a promotional Dinky Toys leaflet. I’d expect to get it on Friday or Saturday.
     
  16. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

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    Belfast, Ireland
    Still none in Eason in Dublin -allegedly Storm Fionn is responsible - but a pal managed to get me one copy of the Blue from a reseller outside. Now just need to get one more.
     
  17. Antx

    Antx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fife
    Completed the collection, 30 mile round trip to WHSmiths at the Gyle in Edinburgh resulted in getting their 2nd last Beatles blue 67-70 album and the one and only copy I assume left of Past Masters from the rack

    What a struggle with last 2 albums have been....

    Hope everyone’s had a blast like I have on the thread...
     
  18. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland

    I think that it was inevitable that with 1967-1970 coming out in the last week before Christmas, that it would be a massive seller, given the time of year and the content of that particular issue.
     
  19. Antx

    Antx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fife
    It was more a case here in Fife that the stores didn’t get a delivery that previously had other issues, I enquiried at Tesco’s Asda and WH Smith,s around fife and none had got delivery ... I was at stores on Wednesday when deliveries come in first thing and each day up to Christmas Day and none came In , no past masters on Wednesday there either , might be in today but broadened my search to Edinburgh today ....
     
  20. culabula

    culabula Forum Resident

    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland

    Absolutely, the stores failed to anticipate the demand that there would be and sold out on day one, owing to the extra Christmas sales. Here in Belfast, Eason sold out in a matter of hours.
     
  21. FeetPete

    FeetPete Member

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    Kingston, Surrey
    Yesterday New Malden Tesco had 10 copies of the Blue Album, to be replaced by 10 copies of Past Masters today. It’s been a abot fraught at times but I now have the full set.

    I just need to get the corrected Hard Day’s Night. Has any non-subscribers managed to get a replacement from DeAgostini? If individuals can’t get it as a back order, how will Tesco etc manage to get replacement copies?
     
  22. LivingForever

    LivingForever Always one more tomorrow...

    An extremely timely post, as I am about to head there right now! (Had no idea they’d started stocking these, they weren’t back at the start...)
     
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  23. FeetPete

    FeetPete Member

    Location:
    Kingston, Surrey
    It’s the large Tesco Extra in Beverley Way that stocks the Beatles series (and has done since the start) rather that the smaller shop will in the High Street (which has never stocked them).

    I’d hate you to have a wasted journey.
     
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  24. Jimbo Jobson

    Jimbo Jobson Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    I have received 4 replacement copies as of writing with another 3 expected soon.
     
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  25. marty2be2000

    marty2be2000 New Member

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    UK
    I got the last copy of Past Masters today from WH Smith in Dorchester, they only got it today one day late.

    Now I've got almost the whole series, I am going to backorder the missing ones and hope Deagostini do not mess up the order.
     

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