Amazon AU price watch thread...

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by Jimmy Agates, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. westcj

    westcj I'm like a wombat on the rampage

    Location:
    Western Victoria
    Good feedback, I was half thinking of buying this, I have the original vinyl release, but in fairly ragged condition ( one of the few Beatles related records in my collection) This is one of the great benefits of this forum - you get honest, unbiased feedback from people who know what they are talking about - most of the time :edthumbs: !
     
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  2. December_boy

    December_boy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sydney
    More of a warning…

    Don’t buy from this ad.

    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (Vinyl/LP) https://amzn.asia/d/1ozgjNh

    It suggests you will receive an older US pressing in the States. There is a suitably worn looking LP in the pictures for the ad.

    Description
    SMAS-11163. HARVEST 1973

    You don’t.

    You get a bog standard recent repress. Sealed. From Australia.
     
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  3. Candyflip Records

    Candyflip Records Well-Known Member

    Which I hope you are immediately returning for 'not as advertised' for full refund?
     
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  4. westcj

    westcj I'm like a wombat on the rampage

    Location:
    Western Victoria
    The Sex Pistols - 76-77 | Amazon.com.au | Music

    Kudos to Amazon UK, the above arrived today in regional Victoria from the UK, ten days after ordering and very well packaged.

    Great value for $50 - well within my limit of $15 per CD for a box set .Three CDs had more than 70 minutes of music on each, one with 55 minutes. Not much in the way of liner notes/booklet and some repetition of songs but listening to it did restore my faith in punk and erased any memory of the 1990's Sex Pistols!
     
  5. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    How's the sound quality? Not that I expect punk to be audiophile, but is there a lot of hiss etc?
     
  6. MichaelCPE

    MichaelCPE Forum Resident

    What an interesting, and strange for me, way of asking about audio quality.

    The thing that is wrong with most punk and related material of the late 70's which have modern re-releases is the excessive compression. With the doco on SBS on Public Image Limited I looked up their recordings, and some had a DR of 14, which is an amazingly dynamic.

    When there is some hiss in an original recording, the issue is whether we get the original or they apply no-noise or similar. For the audio nuts applying no-noise is usually seen as a negative.
     
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  7. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    I should have been clearer - I meant hiss from old cassette s of rehearsals and live shows, demo recordings etc., basically is it bootleg-level stuff getting an official release? A bit like the live stuff on the Iggy Pop Berlin Years box that a lot of people on this forum complained about.
     
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  8. westcj

    westcj I'm like a wombat on the rampage

    Location:
    Western Victoria
    Sound quality is better than expected, given that many of the tracks are fairly rough demos or just mucking around in the studio - no distortion ,clear sound and I had it pumped up to 11! The early recordings also reminded me that Jones wasn't a bad guitarist . I have always preferred McLaren's "Spunk " alternative version of "Never Mind The Bollocks", so I tend to judge the sound quality by the vibe rather than the acoustics!
     
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  9. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Got my Rumer double album. Exceptionally well packaged.
     
  10. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty Forum Resident


    It's down to $42 now. I'm going for it.

    Sex Pistols

    https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B0977CFR16/
     
  11. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

  12. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty Forum Resident

    Adelaideans - put this in your calendar:


    Harvest Festival - Rymill Park November 19-20

    Jack White (only Australian show), The Black Crowes, Kurt Vile (only Australian show), Groove Armada, Crowded House, Courtney Barnett, You Am I, The Avalanches and heaps more.

    See you there!
     
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  13. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty Forum Resident


    I ended up buying this and it arrived today. I cannot find a thing wrong with it. I showed it to two other people and no one can find an imperfection. Listening to it now with no problem. These Warehouse deals are good.
     
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  14. westcj

    westcj I'm like a wombat on the rampage

    Location:
    Western Victoria
  15. westcj

    westcj I'm like a wombat on the rampage

    Location:
    Western Victoria
    I've bought quite a few books and CDs from Amazon Warehouse and they have always been As New or very close to it
     
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  16. westcj

    westcj I'm like a wombat on the rampage

    Location:
    Western Victoria
    Good news - my copy of Stone Foundation "Is Love Enough" arrived today and the correct CD was inside. Bad news - it is very lame jazzy soul - Polish rap may have been better !
     
  17. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    I was about to when I read the description. You took a chance and it paid off :D
     
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  18. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty Forum Resident

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  20. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty Forum Resident

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  21. PdB73

    PdB73 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Western Australia
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  22. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
  23. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Where's my Sex Pistols box? I've heard nothing!

    Due 31/8. My bad.
     
  24. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty Forum Resident


    Mine's currently in Germany.
     
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  25. Aussie pressing

    Aussie pressing Forum Resident

    Location:
    Adelaide
    The Pistols are doing their European Tour.
     

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