Is Popmarket still good to buy from?

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by Turnaround, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Turnaround

    Turnaround It's after 7. Don't waste good lip gloss! Thread Starter

    The forum used to have daily posts about Popmarket -- great deals, great packaging for shipping -- until they went under in 2017. Then Popmarket rebooted under new ownership. I still receive their daily emails.

    Do any forum members still buy from Popmarket? What do you think of their pricing, timing and shipping?
  2. slashdot87

    slashdot87 Forum Resident

    I posted that same question on their Facebook page and never get a response from "customers." I check them daily as well and have almost bought from them, but usually Amazon beats their prices by a few dollars, plus with Prime, Amazon is still a no-brainer, most of the time...
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  3. RadioKing

    RadioKing Forum Resident

    San Francisco, CA
    Pop Market recently had a 15% off plus free shipping coupon, and I just compared that pricing vs. Deep Discount with their recent 15% off coupon (free shipping over $25). These were for cds, including some of the Cherry Red label compilations that Pop Market features. Deep Discount was slightly cheaper. Pop Market rarely has those coupons, and I think overall their pricing is usually going to be higher than DD (and maybe Amazon), at least for cds.
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  4. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Occasionally, I’ve received a daily email from PopMarket that seemed intriguing and enticing.
    Upon researching the price, the offer was close to whatever Amazon was selling the same item for.
    So, I ignored the bait and didn’t bite.

    Sometimes I’d go into CamelCamelCamel and set up my Buy price, and wait.

    Years past, before PopMarket was resurrected by new owners, I’d probably made about 2 dozen impulse purchases.
    Also more on their Black Friday hourly extravaganzas.

    No more. The deals just aren’t there anymore...
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  5. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    Prescott, AZ
    I used to buy constantly from them - haven't heard from them in the last - I'd say - 2 years. So not any more.
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  6. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I like the “old” PopMarket. If there was any problem with a box set, they would just send you a new one; no returning the old one. No wonder they went out of business.
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  7. Pop Market is importcds is SuperD is...(all the same company).

    They are safe to buy from, just don't have the deals that the former Sony specific site had, now it is just an empty nameplate propped up by a very large distributor.
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  8. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    is Collectors Choice is DeepDiscount.

    I think Pop Market is now pointless. But it's safe if you find something you want at the right price.

    Note that customer service is nominal/poor. So hopefully you get what you want and you keep it. If you are picky, I don't recommend dealing with any of their brands.
  9. Audionerd

    Audionerd Forum Resident

    I bought a super deluxe box set from them post-bankruptcy/ownership change, and it was shipped with minimal packaging (just put in a box with a small piece of bubble wrap). Of course it arrived damaged, but I had no problem returning it. Reached customer service over the phone - I think they picked up on the 3rd ring - and they had me send it back at their expense, no problem.
  10. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    SuperD are not cheats. But they are not set up for customer service. You're lucky you found a phone number and you're lucky you got someone on the line. Usually, it has to be done through email, and it can be slow, and you may have to ping them multiple times to get a response.

    They also don't do advanced replacement shipment (they ship replacement as you ship the defective copy) and often they won't do replacement shipping at all (only refund upon return).
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  11. statcat

    statcat Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Yeah they did this with me with The Kinks mono box set. The set I received was just shoved in a box, no bubblewrap or protection and severely banged up. I complained and then they just sent me another one, thrown in a box and severely banged up again. :laugh: I just let it go at that point. They needed to invest in some actual packing materials.
  12. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

    Carbondale, IL USA
    I've only dealt with them on Discogs and it seems they've taken over.

    I've had two experiences with them. One good, one bad. I bought an LP NEW. I merely contacted them about how to get a hold of the manufacturers and they sent me a new one for free and no need to return the bad one. The bad experience is them stating they had an expensive box set that was in my wantlist for many moons. It pops up, I buy it. A week later they tell me they don't have it. During that time, another decently priced set showed up and I didn't get to buy that one because I thought I had one coming.

    As a seller, it's getting hard to compete with them on some items. I see them listing the same product various times New/Sealed under the same listing. I thought Discogs had a rule you could only have one item in the same shape for sale. Aren't they a distributor connected to Alliance? It doesn't seem fair that distros are starting their own stores.
  13. japes

    japes Forum Resident

    richmond, va
    I purchased two of the erroneously listed Emmylou Harris RSD box sets for myself and my girlfriend from Popmarket on Discogs. As many well know, PM sent out single albums from the box and not the set itself. I returned both records and but have yet to receive a refund for them.

    I have been corresponding with them since January to no avail.
  14. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Have you explained the situation to your credit card company?

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