Kinks Village Green Preservation Society 50th Super Deluxe pricing, shipping, etc Thread*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by hutlock, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. hutlock

    hutlock Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Well, I'm trying to decide whether to bite the bullet on this one, as it is on the short list of my favorite albums of all time.

    Where are people pre-ordering?
    What's the best price out there?

    Help me (and I'm sure a bunch of others!) decide what to do here!!!
     
  2. A well respected man

    A well respected man Some Mother's Son

    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
  3. I ordered from the kinks to get the extra single. Yeah it’s more than some of the other places but think the price for the full package is typical of these things when quality goes in them. .
     
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  4. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

    Location:
    Henrico, Va
    $53 is an awful lot for an extra single...
     
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  5. giantleech

    giantleech Lord of all fevers and plagues

    What is (and on) this extra single? Is "kinks" the only place that I can get this version? Am I gonna feel like an incomplete person without this extra single?

    (Edit) Just looked up the extra single info on the Kinks.com site. I am assuming that "Time Song" is a vintage 1968 recorded track. (?) I'll have to think about going for this full (bonus) limited version.
     
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  6. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    Time Song is from 1973. The "single mix" on the bonus 7" isn't on the box but seems to be readily available in lossless flac on Qobuz.
     
  7. hutlock

    hutlock Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    But isn't Qobuz not an option in North America?
     
  8. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    TunnelBear: Secure VPN Service

    Free VPN (virtual private network) that works as a Google Chrome add-on.

    Set up your Qobuz account and pretend to be from the UK.

    After your account is set up you can turn off the VPN and just pay with paypal whenever you wish to download something.
     
  9. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dearborn, MI
    It's on iTunes. Sure it's not lossless but $1.29 is better than $53.

    Ordered my box from Amazon UK. Total is $103 US.
     
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  10. Unless you collect physical records rather that invisible music . :tiphat:
     
  11. eelkiller

    eelkiller Now with enhanced loudness

    As long as it it is not inaudible, I am good. ;)
     
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  12. marigoldilemma

    marigoldilemma Forum Resident

    Location:
    usa
    I'm thinking stereo vinyl + 2cd. I already have the mono and the 3cd deluxe, so I don't see the need for the full Monty here.
     
  13. Electric Sydney

    Electric Sydney Forum Resident

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    Scarsdale, NY
    I’m at the part of my life where I don’t get the point of invisible music and don’t want to know.
     
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  14. hurple

    hurple Forum Resident

    Location:
    Clinton, IL, USA
    Invisible Touch
    Invisible Sun
    Invisible Man
    How To Be Invisible
     
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  15. LarryT

    LarryT Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nowhere Man, USA
    I think it's billed when they ship .... no?
    So, isn't the conversion to USD done when they bill you? It could be more or less than $103 depending on the dollar.
    For example, if I remove the 20% VAT from £94.06 = £78.38 .... the converted price today is about $100.
    Are my assumptions correct?
     
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  16. ermylaw

    ermylaw Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas City
    You’re correct.

    I’d advise anyone buying from them in the US to pay slightly more for something other than their standard shipping since, in my experience, the company they have for that (Ascendia) is terrible.
     
  17. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    Sorry if this has been answered already but is there anything on the 2 CD version that was not on the 3 CD deluxe version?
     
  18. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Closet optimist

    Location:
    Dayton ohio
    Put my preorder in at Amazon UK. For around $100 I doubt I will do better. If so I will cancel and buy closer to home.
     
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  19. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dearborn, MI
    Yes, Amazon charges when shipped because if the price goes down between now and release day, you get the lowest price.

    Item(s) Subtotal: £78.38
    Postage & Packing: £3.08
    Total Before VAT: £81.46
    VAT: £0.00
    Total: £81.46
    Grand Total: £81.46

    Of course it can change by late October depending on the dollar.
    £81.46 was $103 last week and is $104 now.

    But if you are in the US, ordering from Amazon UK is the cheapest way to obtain the set so far.
    I doubt in the next two months, the dollar will crash to the point of it going from $104 to $150+.
     
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  20. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Closet optimist

    Location:
    Dayton ohio
    Good lord, let's hope not but you could always cancel.
     
  21. marigoldilemma

    marigoldilemma Forum Resident

    Location:
    usa
    Yes, Pictures in the Sand, Time Song, and the Preservation bits on disk 2.
     
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  22. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    “Invisible” excellently mastered (DR12) lossless download direct from the master: $2

    Intentionally limited edition 7” vinyl with the same exclusive track, that may also feature pitch wow, tracking distortion, surface noise and random pops and clicks: $53

    That’s the point. I’d rather spend the extra $50 on more music to enjoy, rather than a little collectable that will inevitably be filed away carefully in my wall of records, to be sold for pennies when I die.
     
  23. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    Thanks to @fitzysbuna for pointing out that the VGPS box is now available on Amazon.com.au for $45 cheaper than JB Hi Fi (AU$190 shipped vs AU$235 shipped)
     
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  24. LarryT

    LarryT Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nowhere Man, USA
    Amazon.co.uk at £81.46 ... or AU$143 ?
    Don't know what the shipping would be to Australia, or if they even ship there.
     
  25. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    No more shipping to Australia from foreign Amazon sites, because amazon can’t be bothered collecting tax for our greedy government (yet eBay managed to work out a system very quickly)
     

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