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  1. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    All the Bruce albums have now shipped for me.
     
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  2. TheMovieRad

    TheMovieRad Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    English please. I think you’re trying to convey that I may have wanted the other items... Felt bait n switched so I decided I didn’t need the two other albums that would be accompanying my copy of The Rising. You order a pizza along with a salad and a few beers. They tell you “we’re out of pizza”, chances are you’re not giving them your business. My money my standards.
     
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  3. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    How is this a bait and switch exactly? Because no one made you buy the other two records. YOU ordered them. Voluntarily. Why would they assume you needed to be asked if you wanted records that you put into your cart and purchased with your money under your rules? Do other retailers do that for you?
     
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  4. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    It's not a bait and switch....their customer service and websites just suck. I would really only have a problem with this if they now charged you for shipping if your new total was less than $25. They don't do that so I don't personally mind it. I do get that you may have tacked on a few items that you didn't want as bad as the item that ended up getting cancelled. Disappointing but not shady. Just inefficient. For me, their stellar prices make up for snags like this one. But you have a right to feel as you do.
     
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  5. TheMovieRad

    TheMovieRad Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Saying something is in stock and I order it then telling me two days later it’s out of stock and will be back in stock at $28 in a few days is bait n switch.
     
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  6. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    This has never happened to me but that would tick me off.
     
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  7. TheMovieRad

    TheMovieRad Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I’m glad everyone got their Bruce records. $9 is highway robbery and I moved swiftly... Do me a favor - if you did get your Bruce records leave me alone to fester in my anger. These will be back up on their site in a week at normal prices of $28...
     
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  8. DLD

    DLD Senior Member

    Location:
    Dallas, Tx
    With their recent hiccups anything is possible but, other than the recent cancelled orders, this place has been gold
     
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  9. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    English please? If I was an ESL or had other grammar challenges that would be offensive. Instead, it was simply the auto-correct on my iPhone (again). I was saying...

    You wanted the rest of your order enough to order it, I don’t understand the problem.

    I don't understand the drive to jack up the order to more than $25 to save a mere $1.99 on shipping, especially to get another item or two that you apparently didn't really want. But you said it, your money, your standards. Bottom line, there is no bait and switch going on. When The Rising went out of stock, the price reverts to where it was before (in this case, nearly $28) and shows as "backorder". Their site, their rules.

    The bargain bin is terrific but never a guarantee. That's why we are often stoked when shipping confirmation comes through.

    BTW, if you qualify for free shipping and an item ends up being unavailable causing your order to drop below $25, they do not charge you shipping (or at least in my experience).
     
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  10. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

    [QUOTE="TheMovieRad, post: 23791875, member: 7766] You order a pizza along with a salad and a few beers. They tell you “we’re out of pizza”, chances are you’re not giving them your business. My money my standards.[/QUOTE]

    What kind of pizza did you order?
     
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  11. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    I'd save going to AMEX for something more important, just refuse the package and let them know you intend to do so.
     
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  12. TheMovieRad

    TheMovieRad Forum Resident

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    What kind of pizza did you order?[/QUOTE]
    I ordered a Bruce Springsteen with Rising crust. Got a side of Dag Nasty and Only Crime.
     
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  13. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    So these arrived today... I didn’t know the CD hype sticker was signed by Lawrence!!!! Jeebus!!!! Now I don’t even want to open it!! Are they all like this?!
     
  14. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    Oh yeah, I have four of the set and they are all signed. Forgot to mention that :)!!!
     
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  15. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Are they signed inside too or just on the sticker?! Oh MAN. Well now I DO need them all. DAMN IT.
     
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  16. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    Just the sticker. I remember one of mine is smudged so it is the real deal.
     
  17. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Yeah mine is smudged just a tiny bit. That’s real Sharpie for sure.
     
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  18. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    But hey, any joker could have written "Lawrence"...you don't HAVE to get them all.

    Seriously, I found two during last summer's blowout bin rampage IIRC. Thought it'd be cool to have a couple Felt albums in this format, particularly because I had never owned those albums before. Then a couple months back I found two more at Amoeba LA. Twice as much IIRC but still in the low $20's.

    I'm not going after the rest. I'm not I'm not I'M NOT!!!
     
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  19. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    I mean, I honestly can’t even count how many copies of these albums I own at this point. But yeah, now that I’ve seen these packages... I’m in for the lot.

    Super pissed that I missed Train Above The City when it was in the Bargain Bin! Grrrrrr. I’m going to have a very hard time paying full price for that one.
     
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  20. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    Yeah, I have that one, along with Pictorial, Poem & Seventeenth. The incoming vinyl from the blowout bin will be the first and likely only Felt vinyl I pick up.
     
  21. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    I was pretty let down by the packaging on the LPs. Very thin/flimsy cardboard. Nice graphics though — the gatefold photo on Forever Breathes is spectacular. But yeah, considering the price tag on them, they could have at least used standard weight sleeves.
     
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  22. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress

    Location:
    USA
    Third try ordering Springsteen Live Dublin LPs. $14.60 :whistle:
     
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  23. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    Wow, that one keeps rising from the dead. I presume it showed as "in stock" when you dropped the order because it is backorder now.

    Felt arrived yesterday. Really nice album, one I've never heard before. Great sound but agree, the flimsy sleeves are a bit of a head-scratcher.
     
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  24. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    It’s a great album for sure, and given that it came out on el originally rather than Creation, it hasn’t been nearly as popular or well distributed. I bought the original el CD when it came out but I don’t think I’ve ever even seen an LP copy since maybe 1991?
     
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  25. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress

    Location:
    USA
    Oh shoot, I forgot to use a credit card directly. I've used paypal everytime, and I'm thinking the delay in payment with paypal might put me further down the queue. (just a guess, we'll see what happens this time)
     

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