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Classical "Mega" CD Box Sets

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

  1. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains I have come here to chew bubblegum…

    Location:
    Chicago
    Amazon DE has the Complete DG for 350 euros or $410 shipped to USA. Mighty tempting considering price ($525+tax) on regular Amazon and it appearing to go OOP
     
  2. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    The complete "who" on DG? It would only be a bargain if it was Karajan or Bernsrein.
     
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  3. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains I have come here to chew bubblegum…

    Location:
    Chicago
    My mistake, Bernstein. My fingers were faster than brain…
     
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  4. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks
     
  5. Torran

    Torran Forum Resident

    Location:
    Italy
    I'm sorry, today also the Sony replacement for Ormandy cd 103 is arrived from germany....
     
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  6. albelTW

    albelTW Go beyond

    Location:
    Italy
    Well, I've been lucky with the set so I can't complain. Ms Rampana has been so kind to tell me she will send another one if the disc does not show up before next friday. So Universal Italy's customer service has been good so far.
    Sony's is on a whole different level of course.

    I don't want to jump to conclusions, but I'm mad at Poste Italiane since it's not the first CD of mine that they lose or that they "lose" so to say.
     
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  7. Torran

    Torran Forum Resident

    Location:
    Italy
    I've to tell you that I have been lucky till now. Only once I've lost a parcel from jpc... I often buy used cds from reBuy and They always arrive quickly and in good condition....
     
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  8. Andy Dursin

    Andy Dursin Forum Resident

    Location:
    Providence RI
    Amazon JP literally seems to have its own internal transit system, because in the past, anything you'd order would arrive within 7 days if not sooner.

    That does not apply, obviously, to normal shipping from Japan to North America. If it went "surface" it probably sat on a boat waiting to be unloaded for the better part of the last year!
     
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  9. indigovic

    indigovic Forum Resident

    Location:
    North Bend, WA
    It would be a tremendous bargain if it were just The Complete Deutsche Grammophon. That’d be one Mega box!
     
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  10. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
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  11. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Classical megaboxes are like banks -- as time goes on they become bigger and fewer, until in the end there can be only one.

     
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  12. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York City
    . . . or like classical mega-box sellers.
     
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  13. Robur

    Robur Paperback Writer

    Location:
    San Francisco
    That's Poste Italiane for you. Still better today than in the 1970s and 80s where vacation postcards from Italy to Germany could take half a year. Postcards!

    Amazon Japan is using DHL - hah! - and their shipments get here days later. JPC uses DHL too, oddly enough they get stuck in customs sometimes for weeks. Now, HMV Japan has been in contact over the past year and asked me if I wanted to wait and that the items would be reserved for me. Not sure about the logistics of that, especially when items are now sold out, but my props to them. Eventually, a month or so ago, they e-mailed again, asking if I still wanted the items as shipping would not 30 or so Dollars more. I didn't mind, especially as the current prices or availability of the four sets are higher nor guaranteed.

    Please let us know about how the delivery turned out, especially with a heavy box like that in their flimsy cardboard stock.
     
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  14. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    I will. I've had bad luck recently with shipment of classical megaboxes. I almost always end up with a smashed corner. And the packages shipped internationally look as if they've been used for football practice and then re-taped along the way. So I did two things: (1) I had it shipped to an alternate address, not Philly; and (2) I paid extra for the expedited, thinking less handling is less opportunity to smash it up. We will see!
     
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  15. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    The packaging from Amazon Global Store UK is absolutely horrendous. I have ordered from them, maybe five times, and in every instance, they ship in a flimsy cardboard box and often there is nothing inside to protect the cd box set from bouncing around.
    Surprisingly though, while the cardboard box always looks on the outside like it has been in a bar fight, the cd box sets themselves always arrive in a perfect shape.
    That was also the case, I am very happy to say, with my Previn set, which just arrived. Outside box in a bad shape, the box set itself inside is fine. This came from Germany for some reason.

    [​IMG]

    Their prices are competitive and contrary to JPC they deliver on a specific date, usually less than two weeks for the time you order. The Previn was $159.25. They ship with DHL Express, which I never had any problems with.
     
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  16. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains I have come here to chew bubblegum…

    Location:
    Chicago
    Were these boxes packed in a manufacturer box and then placed in the amazon box? Or just the box set in the box?

    I recently got thr Tubby Hayes 11lp box from
    Amazon UK to me in USA and Amazon box was TRASHED, but the actualt box set was in a nice tight quality manufacturer box, so it was perfect.
     
  17. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    The ones I have ordered from them contained just the cd box set inside a flimsy cardboard box. No manufacturer's box.
    I remember specifically, that this was the case with Barbirolli, Grumiaux, and the Previn but I have ordered more from them that I do not remember right now.
    I still cannot understand why the outside box is in such a bad shape while the box set is fine.
    Maybe I am just lucky.
     
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  18. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Well it's 3 days until the release of the Muti Warner box and I was hoping FNAC would send it a little early to arrive close to release, but apparently not.

    Given the state of internstional shipping at the moment I might not get it until July!
     
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  19. zarzuela

    zarzuela Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Madrid
    I, on the other hand, ordered the Previn box from JPC and it arrived with a smashed corner, unlike the Ormandy box, which arrived in perfect shape. Any credit or blame should go to the manufacturer (Sony with Ormandy and Warner with Previn), because JPC just tosses the manufacturers' boxes into their own.
     
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  20. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Sorry to hear that.
    I might be wrong but I do not remember receiving anything released by Warner being in a manufacturer's box, contrary to Sony.
     
  21. zarzuela

    zarzuela Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Madrid
    The Previn came in a form-fitting box without any cushioning.
     
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  22. Torran

    Torran Forum Resident

    Location:
    Italy
    I remember to have received the barbirolli warner box with double package but I don't know why... It was just an exception, now I'm waiting for Muti complete warner box... 13 euro for shipping from France to Italy....
     
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  23. Torran

    Torran Forum Resident

    Location:
    Italy
    You can try to get a refund or replacement from JPC :D:D:D
    Amazon is different....
     
  24. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
  25. Randy Lane

    Randy Lane Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arizona USA
    The two new Kubelik Eloquence boxes are now In Stock at ImportCDs.com

    Search results for Classical : ""

    Use the HAPPY10 coupon code to get another 10% off until the close of business tomorrow 06/16/2021.
     
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