Classical "Mega" CD Box Sets

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dajokr, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Mike6565

    Mike6565 Hyperactive!

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  2. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    That is very odd - I've never been asked to provide a passport number for a non-travel related online purchase! I'm not sure I'd be too comfortable with the idea...
     
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  3. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo AFG Editor-in-Chief

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    Damn you, it dropped below $50 and I couldn't resist. Trying to branch out and find new composers, so this should be a good set to dive in to.
     
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  4. bruckner13

    bruckner13 Forum Resident

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    NIF is tax identification number = national identity document. It's required when you make purchases, usually with high value, in European Union. That document, in particular, is used in Spain (and I have it). You can use DNI-NIF to move inside Shengen Space like a passport.
     
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  5. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Lucky you got in first. I saw the price drop and was going to get it tomorrow if no on else did in the meantime. I was weighing this up next to a Milhaud box, so have now bought the latter ;)

    Glad you bought it - it has excellent reviews
     
  6. MichaelCPE

    MichaelCPE Forum Resident

    I get the feeling that most of the people looking at the Amazon Oz website for classical bargains are in this forum.

    The 10CD Freiburger Barockorchester set which TonyACT ordered, then cancelled, fell from $76 back to $14.95 so I snapped that up.

    So in this small world it is which of us bites first.
     
  7. Luisboa

    Luisboa Forum Resident

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    JPC and Amazon DE have the Brilliant set for 60€ + shipping. Not a bad price either, thought this price on Fnac.es is unbeatable (depending on the shiping costs to USA).

    Side note: when ordering from fnac.pt the packiging is not that good. Its good enough for a day trip inside the country and I never had a problem, but Im not sure it would resist a intercontinental Journey without damage.
     
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  8. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo AFG Editor-in-Chief

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    It really is interesting how much of an impact this forum has on the prices and stock levels.

    I wonder if the constant searching for classical sets is what sometimes causes the price drops. Low stock + interest from consumers could trigger part of the algorithm.
     
  9. jsb!

    jsb! Forum Resident

    I keep checking this thread shortly after one of the good deals on Amazon AU ends...

    On the other hand, I did just order the Leonard Bernstein Symphony Edition (60 cds) for $120, so looking forward to that arriving to complement the Concertos and Orchestral Works Edition I got for about the same price a few years ago (& am still nowhere near through...).
     
  10. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo AFG Editor-in-Chief

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    Australia
    That Bernstein Symphony Edition is still $129 AUD from Amazon UK...

    I'm going to wait, I've already gotten too much recently. Plus it could always drop in price again.
     
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  11. jsb!

    jsb! Forum Resident

    Yeah, that’s where I got it from. My first mega-box in a while (which is not to say I don’t have heaps from previous purchases that I haven’t played yet...).
     
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  12. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Ah, the unplayed mega-box - a topic that almost deserves its own thread :D
     
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  13. albelTW

    albelTW Go beyond

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    Well, let me try and temp some of you into adding another unplayed mega box to your collection :laugh:

    Warner's Beethoven box set is less than 1€/CD on Amazon Italy, 74,90€ for 80 CDs. Here if you're interested.

    I swear I'm not hired to advertise them :D
     
  14. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Wait @albelTW, do you mean to say you're not getting the commission Amazon AU pay me?? ;)

    Nice small price for a nice mini box:

    [​IMG]

    ASIN: B009EJSUU0
     
  15. MichaelCPE

    MichaelCPE Forum Resident

    Thanks - I've grabbed the Mozart box :)
     
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  16. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Another Baroque bargain to be had:

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    ASIN: B01JTP9UAC
     
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  17. MichaelCPE

    MichaelCPE Forum Resident

    Oh dear, I've just bought that one too :)
     
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  18. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo AFG Editor-in-Chief

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    Australia
    Leave some for the rest of us ;)
     
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  19. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Looks like I need a finders fee as well as a commission from Amazon :agree:

    That's five for @MichaelCPE so far?
     
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  20. MichaelCPE

    MichaelCPE Forum Resident

    I lose track of which were recommended by you and which I found myself. But it could be five!

    I've also been buying lots single CD and double CD classical and jazz bargains from the outlet store.

    I've only just got Amazon Prime - which means I can buy stuff under $29 (I think it is) without having to hunt for other things to get free shipping. So I'm on a buying frenzy. Moderation will be needed some time soon.
     
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  21. MichaelCPE

    MichaelCPE Forum Resident

    A bargain I've NOT picked up - Brendel - Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas - 9 CD - A$27.12

    Amazon Oz
     
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  22. cws

    cws Forum Resident

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    Here's a bad photo of the new WB Ravel Complete Works box set in rather random but nonetheless august company. I ordered it from Bull Moose. Once released, the set arrived very promptly and was well packaged. I would order from them again.

    [​IMG]
     
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  23. Robur

    Robur Paperback Writer

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    Wait, only 15 duplicate CDs across all of your collection? That's a very impressive feat!

    I think I have more than 15 duplicate CDs just with the Living Stereo boxes and Sony's conductor series alone.

    I'm debating. I have this, erm, legendary Bach box, AND it's Amazon Italy, but I might bite at that price. ;)
     
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  24. Robur

    Robur Paperback Writer

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    In Soviet Russia, Legendary Recordings find you.
     
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  25. MichaelCPE

    MichaelCPE Forum Resident

    Masters of the German Baroque - 31 CD - Ricercar

    is on Amazon Australia for only A$81.88 (sold by Amazon UK with free shipping for PRIME).

    I've ordered my copy.
     

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