Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary Edition Price and Shipping Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by What it Is, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Beatmaniac

    Beatmaniac Active Member

    Location:
    Louisiana
    I emailed Amazon.ca about the New Originals optimistically, they emailed me back with the standard apologies, but also stated this:

    "Also I'll escalate this to our appropriate department regarding the negative experience you had with this order so that they'll check with our suppliers to make sure that this item will be listed with the same price as we have listed previously."
     
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  2. mongo

    mongo Forum Resident

    Great, so you're getting the The New Originals Boxset. Kewl!
     
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  3. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    Thanks. I'm gonna print a few of those out myself.
     
  4. whaiyun

    whaiyun Forum Resident

    Location:
    Windsor/Detroit
    I will ask too. I'm pretty upset they cancelled it.
     
  5. cakeordeath

    cakeordeath Active Member

    Got my cancelation email from amazon.ca. Bummer... But, hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. It was worth a shot. I'm disappointed but not outraged. I will still be getting this great box set from somewhere else :)
     
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  6. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Far North
    Yes, I got my cancellation notice now too. But I knew that might happen.
    But sometimes it does turn out differently!
    I just recalled an experience that I had where there was an error and I received a very expensive package at a very reasonable price. And it was dealing with the Beatles own website store.

    About 2 years ago, the website was having a 60% off sale on their clothing (t-shirts, etc.). But they mistakenly marked everything in the store at 60% off. I was trying to order online, but I couldn't get my order to go through. So I called and ordered on the phone. The clerk was very polite and helpful, but kept telling me that she was just seeing the regular price on her screen and that only the clothing was 60% off. But on my screen, it was all 60% off. But then when she selected an item and dumped it into the shopping cart, it magically appeared at 60% off. And then, because I had been having trouble with the online ordering, she provided me with free shipping. So, I got the American Albums box set, which normally goes on the Beatles website store for $165 plus shipping. And I only paid $66 with free shipping.

    A few hours later, the store removed the 60% off of everything except the clothing. But my box set is sitting next to me here on the shelf. So take heart. Sometimes things do work in your favor.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  7. fitzysbuna

    fitzysbuna Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    I have no issue with you ! trust me there are some very greedy people who would have ordered more than 1 copy . they won't bother posting anything here with screengrabs. at that price you could easily sell them for $90 dollars and still make a nice profit . I think that is one of real reasons it was cancelled too many people ordered more than 1 copy . take note next time Bargain happens just order 1 copy also to the person who found it next time don't bother posting it here in forums it is a sure fire thing to get it cancelled.
     
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  8. noname74

    noname74 RIP HMV Canada

    Location:
    Canada
    People ordering multiple copies at the low price could have made billions baby,billions!
     
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  9. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arizona
    I wish the price would go down.
     
  10. MYKE

    MYKE Not The Oldest When I'm Here

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    Madison, Tennessee
  11. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    It has gone down over $30 from the beginning. I know the Beatles and family are rich but they like all Musician and companies deserve to make a profit.
     
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  12. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

    Oh why would you say such a capitalistic thing? Oh the heresy!
    :--)
     
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  13. BuckNaked

    BuckNaked Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
    The box set rocketed to #1 in music on Amazon.ca that day. I doubt the few Hoffmanites who ordered it had enough volume to shoot it to #1 overall. The word was out, baby.....OUT!
     
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  14. jricc

    jricc Forum Resident

    Location:
    Jersey Shore
    Truly bummed about the cancellation...the New Originals price made it affordable for me...I emailed them and they apologized they offered it to me at 20% off the 189.00 price...
    I guess it's the 2 cd set for me...
     
  15. sethICE

    sethICE Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Yes, that was a typo. I meant to say 2LP, not 3LP. Sorry for the confusion.

    I still have my orders in at both Amazon IT and FR (FR is only slightly higher than IT, and bothare lower than US) for the 6-disc set and the 2LP. I cancelled the 2CD out of both orders and ordered it form Amazon US, which now has it for 15.99. I don't have Prime, but I added the Brian Southall book which brings it just above $35 for free shipping. I'll cancel either IT or FR later, when the dust settles....
     
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  16. evilpants

    evilpants Active Member

    Location:
    London, England
    In the UK loads of their staff live in tents in woodland cos the wages are too low to afford housing.

    NOW GIVE ME MY BELOW-COST ORDER, AMAZON!
     
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  17. gottafeelin

    gottafeelin Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois
    A tale of two retailers:

    Amazon.ca claims they "made a mistake" and canceled all orders. They only sent out an email after several complained that they had not been notified about the cancellation.

    I had a completely different experience with Bull Moose a few years ago. They had a blowout sale of the Beatles Mono CD box, priced to move at $100. I missed the sale by a day or two. By that time they had raised the price to around $150 or so. I emailed them and asked if there was any way I could get in on the sale price. They said, "sure" and made me a very happy customer.

    Amazon.ca was well within their rights to cancel the orders. Bull Moose would have been well within their rights to tell me to 'take a hike' when I asked for the deal. Now, when given the opportunity, I now want to give Bull Moose my business any chance I can.

    P.S. I don't think the pricing for the New Originals was a mistake. I think they listed it as "The New Originals" with a low price as an inside joke, thinking that very few, if any, would notice. The joke blew up in their faces and now they are covering themselves.
     
  18. A well respected man

    A well respected man Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    Can you point out where the outrage is? Because the only one I see is that of a few self-righteous people outraged at the possibility of others getting a much better price than them. Or are you saying that you wouldn't order the item at that price if you had the chance? You would assume it's a mistake and let it pass, of course. Come on.

    And no, I wasn't sure it was a mistake. I thought probably it was, but that's Amazon's job. I just ordered something they offered, if they cancel because of a mistake that's fine with me. No "gold rush", "outrage" or complain.

    It's very telling that these people talk about "sticking it", "gold rush" and so on, it seems they are projecting their own self.
     
  19. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arakis, NW England
    Got my cancellation overnight, disappointed? Yes, unexpected? No.

    So it's gonna be the Amazon Italy order for me, £100, give or take pennies, for the box set and double L.P. Mrs richierichie is buying them for my birthday so it's win-win.

    It's no use bemoaning Am. Can., Apple, Macca about the pricing. I didn't expect a box set with six discs, hoped? Yes. But a quality box is gonna cost, it'd be daft to expect anything less. That's my take, enjoy yourselves on May 26, I will.
     
  20. Bill

    Bill Forum Resident

    Sorry, friend. No outrage or price envy here. I ordered from Bull Moose as soon as it announced its very competitive price because I prefer to give my business to a company that consistently demonstrates its respect for the customer, with its pricing, packaging and return policies. That's its price and it's sticking to it.

    In contrast, Amazon's variable pricing, starting at the list price and incrementally lowering it like a carrot to deter guys like me from ordering the Bull Mooses of the world that nip at its sales numbers, strikes me as very cynical, and I wouldn't put it past it to have also intentionally listed the ambiguously described New Originals ("LHCB") half-priced package to chill orders from its competitors with no intention of honoring that price, something it seems to periodically do with irresistable items like this one. I find a certain delicious irony in the fact that those that fell for this apparent scam, thus empowering Amazon to continue the practice and disadvantage its legitimate but smaller competitors, are now dismayed at getting the inevitable e-mails claiming error and expressing respect for each and every consumer.

    I prefer to be well respected by the people to whom I send my money. Fool me once....
     
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  21. GubGub

    GubGub Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sussex
    If you have odered from Am.IT you are more likely to be enjoying yourself around June 3. ;)
     
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  22. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I think these "charts" are calculated over a very short period so possibly a few hundred orders in an hour or so from here would be enough to make it no. 1...
     
  23. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

  24. A well respected man

    A well respected man Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    All that is fine, but once again, where do you see that the people who ordered it are "dismayed" at the cancellation? We all knew it was very likely that would happen.

    By the way, if your order from Bull Moose is cancelled for whatever reason, I can assure you I won't rub it in your face or find it "delicious". I pity anyone who has those feelings about petty things like these.
     
  25. Well....there's profit (Songs From The Wood 40th Anniversary Deluxe 3cd+2DVD = $24 shipped), and then there's PROFIT: Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe 4cd +1 DVD + 1 BD = $115 shipped)
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  26. Bill

    Bill Forum Resident

     
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