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DeepDiscount Blowout Bin

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by elsanto, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    There was one (maybe two?) large dumps later in the year as well, but that one was definitely the biggest and had the most popular titles.
     
  2. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    There were a couple of large additions since then. A ton of Music on Vinyl additions (many of which are still there), a bunch of the Steve Miller reissues, Todd Rundgren, etc....
     
  3. samwisefan

    samwisefan Forum Resident

    Thanks for the answers to my question. I'm happy to have found this forum. It's always nice to find like-minded people who love collecting music as much as I do...and who love a bargain as much as I do. :)
     
  4. Gabes

    Gabes New Member

    Location:
    Montreal
    Just received another DD package in Canada and was once again dinged with taxes and “handling” by RR Donnelley Logistics. I guess I can pore over the DD fine print but from what I’ve seen there’s nothing that states CAD orders can be hit by charges like this (to be clear this is a charge from RR, not duties).
     
  5. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress

    Location:
    USA
    Got a shipping notice for UFO : (Deluxe Edition) Strangers In The Night. :goodie: (ordered 9/23/20)
     
  6. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    So what Donnelly Logistics does is handles the customs clearance instead of letting it sit in a Customs lineup. They pre-pay the duties and taxes, similar to what any other courier company would do, so it doesn't sit in Customs hell for weeks (as is typical when USPS hands off to the CBSA for Canada Post to collect and deliver after clearance). The item is either mailed to them through USPS or they pick it up from a warehouse in the US, then they drive it across in a freight manifest and take it to their Canadian warehouse. They'll then slap a new domestic shipping label on it and give it to the Canadian post to deliver to you. They are not a government service, they are a reshipper contracted by the sender to expedite clearance.

    The amount you are being asked to pay is probably the duty and/or tax associated with bringing your package across the border. Those fees aren't negotiable, anything over $20 (or $80, depending on how they're doing it) is eligible for tax and sometimes duty. Most couriers will tack on a handling fee as well.

    It sucks, but thank the Canadian government.
     
  7. allbrosca

    allbrosca Dancing Madly Backwards

    Location:
    Toronto
    I have had a lot of orders shipped into Canada by DD. There appears to be no rhyme or reason as to whether it is shipped through Donnelly or through USPS. It is not based on price of the order it just seems to be random in my experience. If it goes through Donnelly there is always a handling fee and HST (value added tax as a percentage of price on shipment varying by province). and if applicable duty as well. If it goes through USPS it takes a lot longer to get to me, but there is no handiling charge and rarely HST or duty. I think I would prefer to wait and avoid the extra charges!
     
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  8. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA

    Yeah, if you ship to Canada, never, ever, ship by UPS/Fedex. Only ship via USPS. If you ship USPS, once it is delivered, it's delivered. If there are import duties, either the post office collects those at the time of delivery, or else they don't get collected. All done. If UPS/Fedex delivers, then they'll ask the recipient to pay, but won't force them to. If they don't (and they usually don't) then the shipper is on the hook for the fees--and they will come at you for them: Surprise!
     
  9. allbrosca

    allbrosca Dancing Madly Backwards

    Location:
    Toronto
    And UPS, FedX Donnelly etc will also charge additional fees for administration, handling etc. that are often more than the duty and taxes
     
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  10. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    I probably told this story before. But, hey, it's appropriate for this discussion. I sold a DVD player to a guy in Canada when I was younger and naive. I shipped it via FedEx, and the guy didn't pay the import duties, so FedEx came after me for those. I contacted the guy and told him that he owed the import duties to FedEx, and he blew me off. I managed to talk FedEx out of it, but it was a one-time thing they did as a courtesy. But I learned my lesson.

    The best part of this story is this: several months after the guy got the DVD player, it apparently went bad. Now, it would have been covered under warranty which was a year, and he wanted a proof of purchase from me. so he reaches out to me and asks if I can give him a copy of the purchase receipt. I'll let you guess whether I gave it to him.
     
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  11. samwisefan

    samwisefan Forum Resident

    This is off-topic, so if it's not allowed just ignore/delete...

    Polyvinyl Records is having a big sale right now where lots of stuff is 70% off. They have a pretty small roster of artists, but if you happen to like a band that's on their label you may be in luck. (Let's just say, if you're an of Montreal fan you'll be very happy.) As for me, I listened to some samples and ended up buying stuff from 5 artists I'd never heard of before. At that price it's fun to experiment. :)

    Polyvinyl Records - Artists, News, Music - Shop Vinyl, Merch, Music and More

    Oh, and they only charge $4.00 flat for shipping, no matter how many items. And they didn't charge me sales tax either.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
  12. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston MA
    Warning: The Percy Sledge collection on the front page is latter day re-recordings. Only costs $4 though, and worth that.

    And a recommendation: The Alarm EP (Where Two Rivers Meet) on page 2 includes a ten-minute song that's one of the modern Alarm's best tracks, and it's only on that record.

    And the wonderful dB's EP is still there.
     
  13. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    So I decided to spin the only of Montreal I own, "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?" and proceeded to load up a cart of 17 items (5 on vinyl, 12 on CD). $65.10 out the door. There are discount codes that stack if you spend $50, $75 or $100. Of course I used the $75 one. Good times!
     
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  14. Jesse O Taylor

    Jesse O Taylor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    US
    Polyvinyl is a great label with some bands that I truly love, but they've had sales like this literally every few weeks for the past couple years.

    At this point, their sale prices are basically the normal retail market prices.
     
  15. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    It’s totally allowed but you should start a new thread for it here in the Same section too so folks who don’t look in here can check it out! Thanks for the tip!
     
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  16. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    Wow....some great deals here! I had never heard of of Montreal but loved the clips I played down. Great sale prices combined with free shipping for over $50 plus more money off using the coupon codes they show you at the checkout stage made placing an order a no brainer!!!! Thanks for posting this!!! Now I wonder if there are other artists I would like on the label......
     
  17. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    Which of their bands do you recommend? I'm pretty much a rock/pop kind of guy. Really loved the of Montreal samples I played down. The sale prices combined with the coupons and the free shipping almost felt like stealing lol!
     
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  18. Jesse O Taylor

    Jesse O Taylor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    US
    Of Montreal has some fantastic stuff.

    My favorite album on the label is Deerhoof's Offend Maggie.

    Polyvinyl Records - Artists, News, Music - Shop Vinyl, Merch, Music and More

    It's kinda avant garde progressive garage rock from San Francisco, with a female singer from Japan. It's... unique, and not necessarily for everyone, but they have one of the best drummers in the game (Greg Saunier, who did an album with Sean Lennon), and are killer live.

    All of their albums are pretty good, but this one in particular is layered, deep, and consistent.

    Hell, I guess I'll buy a copy after talking about it so much :) Already had it on black, but that purple vinyl is purdy.
     
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  19. Comicsanstombstone

    Comicsanstombstone Active Member

    Location:
    LA
    La Sera "Music for Listening to Music To" is very good, kind of Pretenders/Smiths-y. All of the Sonny and the Sunsets albums are fine, garagey pop from SF that will appeal if you like Jonathan Richman. Saturday Looks Good to Me - "All Your Summer Songs" is great, sixties pop with dub touches in the production and various singers, reminds me of His Name is Alive's "Stars on ESP"; the main dude sings more on their later albums, which aren't nearly as good.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2021
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  20. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
  21. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    And if you need more to fill out a $25 order for free shipping...

    Status Quo - Backbone (with bonus live CD and t-shirt), $12.88
    Status Quo Backbone [Import] on DeepDiscount

    Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil) has a solo album for $3.99???
    Peter Garrett Version Of Now [Import] on DeepDiscount

    I think this is a nice steal for $3.99, UK prog band Magenta:
    Magenta LOST REEL [Import] on DeepDiscount

    And in keeping with the Hotrats covers theme, this LP by the singer of Golden Earring for $8.93...
    HAY,BARRY / MEIJERS,JB For You Baby [Limited Turquoise Colored Vinyl] [Import] on DeepDiscount
     
  22. samwisefan

    samwisefan Forum Resident

    Thanks to some recommendations on this forum, I made a purchase...

    Inflorescent [Import]

    Friendly Fires
    602577541599
    CD
    1 $3.99 $3.99

    Isola [Import]
    Kent
    7432152081294
    CD
    1 $3.99 $3.99

    Turn Ons: 10th Anniversary Edition (3CD+DVD) [Import]
    The Hotrats
    740155726232
    CD
    1 $11.64 $11.64

    Where the Two Rivers Meet
    The Alarm
    881034124951
    LP
    1 $6.35 $6.35

    And in the process I was excited to find the Swedish version of "Isola" by Kent. It's a late-90's album I've always liked and I've only ever heard the English version of the album until now. (They're a Swedish band, but recorded two of their albums in English when they were trying to conquer a larger market.)
     
  23. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    I made a purchase too, Paul Mcartneys new one and Barry Gibbs new one, both 12 bucks each. And a Brazilian cd comp called Black Sun 4 bucks, Paul Horn and others Brazilian instrumental tracks comp from Germany.
     
  24. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    Current codes from another board. Both are 10%; neither stack:

    DEEP10

    PLUNGE

    PLUNGE worked for me tonight on some films.
     
  25. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    How slow has DD delivery been lately? They've always been slow, & now they have a banner stating they are slower than usual.
     
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