Mobile Fidelity Ultradisc One Step of SANTANA, BILL EVANS TRIO, etc.*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Drew769, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    True, that would have been nice, but things don't usually work that way.
    Even with the increase in production numbers and price, one should be able to purchase/test drive, and if not satisfied, sell at a price to recoup purchase price/shipping cost/a few dollars to compensate for the trouble. Very few limited edition MoFi OOP print titles lose much value from initial cost.
    Even the poorest performing title in the series (Nightfly), has that potential. They seem to easily go for close to $150 now?
     
  2. MemoInPR

    MemoInPR Forum Resident

    I suppose if Analogue Productions can release the Jimi Hendrix's UHQR titles at $100, which seems to be a single 33 rpm LP using the Clarity formulation, MoFi can charge $125 for the upcoming titles One Step titles.
     
  3. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Oh yeah, I've read others account of that happening to them, luckily it's never happened to me.
    You may remember a few years back, Best Buy blew it, and we all got the Kevin Gray multi disc Woodstock boxes for $4.00 each !!!! I remember asking the BB rep over the phone if they were really going to honor it, and she laughed, and said " yes, our mistake ! " :winkgrin:
     
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  4. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    With shipping, those come in at over $120.
     
  5. rushed again

    rushed again Forum Resident

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    I want them to charge me for S&G already.
     
  6. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    Why? It's not like the extra disc incurs a cost for a separate set of packaging, or a separate licensing fee. A single well done, stand alone LP costs $25-35 nowadays. How much is Neil Young's Tonight's The Night Live, or Alternative Moondance at retail, for example?
     
  7. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin

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    Ok, I apologize for doubting you. I assume Music Direct knows they can sell these one steps for that price. I know we are "balking" at the price increase now, but will bite when the darn things are finally released- or at least put up for sale. :sigh:
     
  8. AnalogJ

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    I don't know if I will. I will definitely be more choosy.
     
  9. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Forum Resident

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    It's like if I heard that a ticket to the Broadway show, Kinky Boots, just went up by $50 per ticket. Okay... one more reason not to see it. I can get the AP 45s of the Stevie Ray Vaughan catalog for $55. Now, the One Step is $125 instead of $100. If I'm on the fence already, not being a huge fan, do you think I'm as likely to go for it now?
     
  10. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    Yet those titles are not selling this amount of exclusivity. Or a special process, or the extra packaging.
    Things happen.
    Other thoughts:
    The asking price for a sealed regular edition Abraxas is now more than the retail of the one step.
    MD is in business to make profit, they seem to still be working out the number of releases and price that the market can bare?
     
  11. MOON

    MOON Well-Known Member

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    Glad I had pre orders already in. I am in Canada and when you factor in the exchane rate on our low dollar plus the shipping it is very pricey at even $99 US.

    In the future I will be very selective due to the increase.
     
  12. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

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    I didn't call them all clowns. I said some "clown." Singular. As for the delay, I don't know the reason. As for the possible price increase, give me a break. Don't tell me that they now need to charge $125. Now, for certain titles, I might understand that the licensing fee may be more. Abbey Road, Ziggy, etc. Even then, they still make a nice profit at $100 x 7500
     
  13. Vinylfindco

    Vinylfindco Forum Resident

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    I’ll pay it for the Dylan only because it is one of his best and would be my first Dylan. But Stevie Ray Vaughn? I don’t get why those titles deserve a deluxe treatment.
     
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  14. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Esp. with the recent AP / Ryan Smith 2 X 45 reissues that go for $55.00 ea.
     
  15. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    :doh:
     
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  16. Sam

    Sam Forum Resident

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    Well, I have the AP box st at 45 rpm, and those records do kick ass. Great sound! Can mofi improve on them? I'm sure they could. Will I buy them? Maybe. Maybe for resale and maybe to hear the difference IF reviews say out of this world.
     
  17. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

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    One has to be cautious, by the time the reviews come out, it could be sold out?
     
  18. DeRosa

    DeRosa Forum Resident

    I remember a time when certain people freaked out that Music Matters raised prices from $30 to $35.

    Do the Music Direct discounts apply to pre-orders? It seems that 20% promos are more and more common,
    My recent Acoustic Sounds order was during a 20% weekend, the customer service person I spoke
    with said their busiest times are when they do sales. It feels like the audiophile labels have raised
    "regular" prices so they can offer a promo and sell it for the same price they used to everyday.
     
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  19. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Yes. A notch up from AS, who don't.
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  20. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    I honestly don't think there's anymore to hear there, or at least I wouldn't be able to hear it. :laugh:
     
  21. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    The packaging for these sets is over the top so I can kind of understand the pricing. That said, I think the only titles I’ll buy are the Bill Evans and Dylan titles.
     
  22. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    I don’t think that the Mofi boxes are eligible for discounts, no?
     
  23. MemoInPR

    MemoInPR Forum Resident

    Not according to Music Direct.
     
  24. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

    I guess that makes sense. I’ve paid full price for mine, although it’s been free shipping.
     
  25. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Forum Resident

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    And is the one step version going to sound any better than the SRV AP 45RPM pressing. If it does, it’ll probably be a marginal improvement.
     
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