Newbury Comics vinyl sale this weekend

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by Lebowski, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Lebowski

    Lebowski Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Eastern MA
    In store only.
    25% off.
    Feb 12-14.
     
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  2. whaiyun

    whaiyun Forum Resident

    Location:
    Windsor/Detroit
    15% code from Nov 14-20. Code NOV16
     
  3. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Plus buy 2 get 1 free CD's in store through November 27. To do a sale that long strikes me as an inventory dump. Their DVD inventory at the flagship store in Norwood is nearly extinct and this may be a step to doing the same with CD's.
     
  4. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    Cambridge, MA
    CD inventory at the mall stores near me is nearly invisible. One half of a browser rack. No deep inventory at all. Mostly just the top 20-30 on an endcap and a thin selection in the browser that probably isn't as good as your local BestBuy these days.
     
  5. Davidmk5

    Davidmk5 Forum Resident

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    Marlboro , ma. usa

    Same with my local store , i rarely even bother going in anymore ............ half the time even new releases don't come in or they get one that sold already :shake:
     
  6. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

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    Mass
    Agreed on both counts insofar as the mall stores are concerned. I'm curious about what the Norwood and Newbury Street locations will look like....
     
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  7. kwadguy

    kwadguy Forum Resident

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    Cambridge, MA
    And the Harvard Square store, as well. That one still (last I was in there) had a decent CD selection.
     
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  8. Davidmk5

    Davidmk5 Forum Resident

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    Marlboro , ma. usa

    I have not been to norwood since mid-summer , cd's were getting less than previous visits but still better than most , last time i was in the newbury street one there was not many cd's at all , they keep growing the Vinyl ....... that was also mid summer .
    I need a bullmoose near me ;)
     
  9. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

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    Mass
    Hail to the Moose!
     
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  10. zen archer

    zen archer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Boston Ma.usa
    Newbury Comics seems like they gave up. In August on a hot Sunday afternoon (around 7PM) I stopped at the Bullmoose in Salem on the way home from the Lakes region.
    Bullmoose was PACKED! They had tons of manila packages near the register ready to be shipped. It was an absolute madhouse , people shopping, clerks
    helping customers. This was a Sunday in late August!
    It looked like a week before Christmas.

    Makes you wonder why Bullmoose is doing gangbusters and Newbury is scaling back. What happened? Did Dreese give up, burnt out maybe?

    They use the excuse that CD sales are not there, but how do you explain Bullmoose? Newbury doesn't even have a serious website, and they never bought into blu rays. They have
    never had a good section for Blu's. One of the clerks told me they won't buy cd's from trade ins of The Smiths, Robyn Hitchcock...(among many others) and he laughed and said The Smiths built Newbury Comics.
    The Cd's they stock are the same warhorses that everyone has bought multiple times....it is very rare that you find something unique or offbeat. I'm with Davidmk5 I have not stepped foot in he Norwood store
    since mid summer.
     
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  11. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Forum Resident

    Location:
    Alpine, TX
    From the other newbury comics thread in the music forum
     
  12. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

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    Oregon
    I took the bait...$63 shipping for these

    ORDER DETAILS:

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    Townes Van Zandt Live at The Old Quarter Houston, TX Exclusive LP
    Quantity: 1 — Total: $29.99

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    Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Exclusive LP
    Quantity: 1 — Total: $19.99

    Fela Kuti Expensive **** Exclusive LP
    Quantity: 1 — Total: $29.99
     
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  13. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator Forum Resident

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    Portland, OR
    i believe the sonny LP is the SH/KG cut too. nice.
     
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  14. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Forum Resident

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    Alpine, TX
    They both are - tenor madness too. I ordered both of those in this round. Already shipped, so I should have it all next week. Woohoo!
     
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  15. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    That was my understanding. I was unable to find any intel on other titles besides Tenor Madness and this one though. Please post here if anyone learns more!
     
  16. whaiyun

    whaiyun Forum Resident

    Location:
    Windsor/Detroit
    CCR's Cosmo and Bayou Country are also the DCC plates cut by SH/KG.
     
  17. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Is the consensus that the SH/KG versions beat the original deep groove Fantasy pressings?
     
  18. Lebowski

    Lebowski Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Eastern MA
    30% off everything at Newbury Comics today! Stores only, and no seal items.

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  19. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    The first copy I received was pretty warped. Newbury was good about quickly sending a replacement. It's better but still dished with a smallish edge warp.

    I also didn't see any reference to KG/SH in the deadwax but instead some scratched out areas.

    On the bright side, 2nd copy is playable and sounds excellent. I assume it's the KG/SH version, since it sounds so good.
     
  20. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Forum Resident

    Location:
    Alpine, TX
    I didn't notice the scratched out stuff but likely because how hard it is to see with that color vinyl. Not sure why it's scratched out but what I can see of it, compared with the Tenor Madness deadwax, it should be the SH/KG. I think they both sound great too

    I've had issues with my orders arriving with dinged damaged covers but the vinyls always been flat and fine.
     

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