Endless Defective Brand New Vinyl

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Talisman954, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. sennj

    sennj I'm slower than I look...

    Location:
    Muskegon, Michigan
    Just had a guy write to me that the sealed Zappa "Roxy & Elsewhere" album that I sold him actually has "Apostrophe" as the first album in the set.

    Gave him a full refund of course, but this really p****s me off. Defects are bad enough, but getting an entirely unrelated LP in a two-album set? I'm never selling a sealed record again...:nyah:

    Sorry--this is the first thread I found to vent on!
    :winkgrin:
     
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  2. Norco74

    Norco74 You can tell me by the way I walk...

    Very unusual…
     
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  3. Blue Cactus

    Blue Cactus Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois
    Happens every once in awhile I’m afraid. Companies in too much of a hurry to get product out the door I guess. Happened to me about 10 years ago when I got the Fleetwood Mac s/t double 45rpm, got 2 records of sides one and two. I even remember buying the White Album as a Christmas gift for my sister in the early 70’s and one record was Sgt. Pepper.
     
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  4. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Senior Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Unless it's a Tom Jones LP.
     
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  5. Blue Cactus

    Blue Cactus Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois
    :laugh: :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    You'd be surprised. Over the decades, I've had to exchange a handful of albums that had the wrong disc in them -- on a couple of occasions, it was a double LP that had two of disc 1 and no disc 2!
     
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  7. Norco74

    Norco74 You can tell me by the way I walk...

    It only happened to me twice. Once on a double vinyl and once on a double CD. I must be lucky then!
     
  8. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Senior Member

    Location:
    Australia
    I hear your frustration as I bought a 3LP Who
    Live At Leeds and it arrived with all discs saucer shaped and only partly playable and the jacket looked like an elephant had sat on it!

    Oh Amazon's outer packing box was perfect so they knew it looked skewing from the get go.

    Solution: Too big to deal with, care or have systems in place to make any difference so vote with your wallet and give them a wide berth!
     
  9. 00Diablo

    00Diablo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    yeah, I’ve pretty much stopped buying new vinyl because of this, except for the most special of the special releases to me. I’ve gone from buying 5-6 titles a month to maybe 5-6 titles a year. I still buy CD’s now and then, rip them to iTunes, and supplement with streaming services.
     
  10. Norco74

    Norco74 You can tell me by the way I walk...

    Ditto. At the current price and quality, I mostly buy what I consider exceptional album. Reviews on this forum also help in my decision. I noticed that some labels are definitely pressing very good to excellent quality vinyl while others are pressing pure you know what.

    Investing in a quality DAC is also a good strategy if one is looking for a side move to vinyl.
     
  11. Talisman954

    Talisman954 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Had some tough luck with vinyl lately, ordered 2 orange vinyl versions of the new Abba album from Amazon, both defective on track 1 side 2, huge click tracks at the start of the song for the first 30 seconds, so i tried the black vinyl version and exactly the same issue, i then purchased the Steve Perry Christmas album from Target on red vinyl and that was clean, and i grabbed the clear vinyl Walmart exclusive of Journey Escape for $15 and that was fine.
    I would say 95% of vinyl i get from Amazon i have to return, yet Target vinyl seems always to be fine.
    It must be just luck i assume ? because Amazon have no control on pressing, unless it’s due to poor storage ? i just know over the last 2-3 years i have had to return an amazing amount of vinyl to them, and while I accept surface noise as normal for vinyl, i wont deal with loud clicks and warped brand new vinyl when they are charging $25 for it.
     
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  12. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Senior Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Amazon storing vinyl badly that would explain a lot, I got a 3LP Live At Leeds that looked saucer shaped and could barely play!
    N.b. Outer packing box was perfect.
     
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  13. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    Location:
    So. Cal.
    (Almost) All the warped vinyl I've ever gotten have been from amazon, which makes me think it has something to do with their storage.
     
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  14. leavingthistown

    leavingthistown Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Yorks
    Have long since reached the point where I would not return something that clicked for 30 seconds on the basis that the replacement would probably click for a minute
     

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