Price Watch: Rolling Stones Mono vinyl box

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by lennonfan1, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. whaiyun

    whaiyun Forum Resident

    Location:
    Windsor/Detroit
    Ahh hell the deal is gone already?
     
  2. marcb

    marcb Forum Resident

    Location:
    DC area
    As of a little while ago, yes.
     
  3. Todd Fredericks

    Todd Fredericks Forum Resident

    Location:
    A New Yorker
    I had it in my cart and then bam, it was gone. Good deal for those who got it!
     
  4. TBos

    TBos New Member

    Location:
    SD
    I was stupid enough to have it send to my European address and added 30 $ in taxes ... but at 194$ for this box, I don't think anyone can complain ;-)

    So even having it sent to the US comes out way cheaper than Europe ... strange, but people be warned ;-) Don't try to be smart like me lol
     
  5. statcat

    statcat Active Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Not sure what there's to complain about if they actually honor that price...I paid $169.77 earlier.
     
  6. Todd Fredericks

    Todd Fredericks Forum Resident

    Location:
    A New Yorker
    Can you change your shipping address?
     
  7. TBos

    TBos New Member

    Location:
    SD
    Nope, order is in progress ... oh well, lesson learned ;-)
     
  8. GertjanE

    GertjanE New Member

    Stupid question probably, but is there a reason that US customers don't have to pay the taxes?
     
  9. TBos

    TBos New Member

    Location:
    SD
    Good question actually ... I don't know ! But I assume they expect that US customers will have to pay import taxes ...
     
  10. GertjanE

    GertjanE New Member

    Before I forget, and most important, thank you stoneknuckle!
    I managed to order this box for EUR 148,30 from Amazon France. What an amazing price, can't wait to listen.
     
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  11. marcb

    marcb Forum Resident

    Location:
    DC area
    That is sort of it as I understand it (although I think it's more about sales tax than import taxes). I'm sure a European member can provide a better, more accurate explanation.

    Long story, short...because VAT taxes are collected at every destination of production, if VAT is collected on exports to non-VAT countries, an export from manufacturer/distributor in a VAT country to a retailer in a non-VAT country would result in double taxes to the end consumer on the entire good (once in the VAT country and then again as sales tax in the non-VAT country) - whereas the other way around there would be only be the VAT tax collected on the end retail price of the imported good since sales tax is only collected at the final point of sale (and VAT countries/retailers don't have mechanisms for collecting sales tax).

    Thus the double taxation makes VAT countries' exports less competitive. So, in theory, to keep their exports competitive, VAT countries don't collect VAT tax on exports to non-VAT countries.

    Now, of course, this is a simplified view of it and discounts the impact of local VAT/sales tax differences, import duties (where applicable), currency exchange differences, retailers who don't collect sales tax in the US, goods going directly from the exporter to the consumer (as is the case here with Amazon.eu), etc.
     
  12. Frank Field

    Frank Field Active Member

    Thanks to stoneknuckle. It cost me €190 delivered, I'm in Europe, but that is still half price :edthumbs:
     
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  13. rob macd

    rob macd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    boston ma
    I finally received my Stones box after its tour of us and Canada
    The box that holds the lps is split on two corners
    Anyone has any luck with MUSICVAULTZ in regards to damage
    I'll be happy with partial refund or credit
    Don't want to deal with return postage $$$
     
  14. sjmin209

    sjmin209 Member

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    I'm still waiting to hear back from them about my damaged box.
     
  15. statcat

    statcat Active Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    The Rolling Stones mono box shipped to me from amazon France this morning. Thanks stoneknuckle! Requested musicvaultz to refund since I never got it.
     
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  16. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cohoes, NY USA
    Has anyone here ever received a refund from Musicvaultz? I'm asking because someone there told me last Friday to expect to have my money back in "up to 5 business days." Those five days have passed and they still have my money.
     
  17. Beholdentonoone

    Beholdentonoone Forum Resident

    Mine still hasn't shipped and it appears that Amazon.fr is sold out except for Marketplace Sellers...I hope my order doesn't get cancelled!
     
  18. Buggyhair

    Buggyhair Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I received mine today via FedEx. I was one of the victims of the address label snafu, so it had to be sent to me twice. I was worried because the outer box was pretty beat up, but the padding inside the box saved it from damage.
     
  19. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Jeez I guess I need to pay more attention to this thread!
     
  20. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I got a bum pressing of the Stones' Brussels Affair Deluxe box and sent it back (at their cost) for a full refund which was processed quickly.
     
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  21. stoneknuckle

    stoneknuckle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    reading pa usa
    I just got mine. Quite fast from Europe to the US considering I didn't pay extra for faster shipping...however the box that contains the records is pretty banged up on the edges,but all contents is intact,and after shooting Amazon an email they offered a partial refund,so I couldn't be happier...except for the quality of the covers,terrible reproductions(especially the earlier records)but a minor complaint considering the price I paid.
     
  22. marcb

    marcb Forum Resident

    Location:
    DC area
    Mine is scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Hopefully the outer box survived crossing the pond a little better than yours...
     
  23. GertjanE

    GertjanE New Member

    Mine arrived last week from Amazon France in excellent condition. Packaging was very good I thought?
    But I live in Belgium, so shipping takes shorter with less bumps on the way I assume.

    Covers aren't the best, but not bad eather, but pressing quality of the vinyl seems very good. Haven't had a chance to play them though, going to give them a spin this weekend!
     
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  24. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cohoes, NY USA
    Answering my own question in Post #191, I received two refunds from MusicVaultz. It took more time and emailing that one would expect but it's over.
     
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  25. Rentz

    Rentz Active Member

    Location:
    Texas
    $256.55 on an Amazon prime lightning deal right now
    On the fence on spending that much right now
     
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