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Just received the new Music Direct yearly catalog in the mail.

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by PB Point, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. StimpyWan

    StimpyWan Forum Resident

    I usually leave my MD catalog on the kitchen table. That way, I can scan through it, while goodies are simmering on the stove. A feast for the eyes, and the taste buds. :cool:
     
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  2. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    It's your reluctance to drop a 10 second email to ask them to not send it that's off-putting. MORE TRASH FOR ALL!!! I guess since it's not your problem then who cares.
     
  3. ubiknik

    ubiknik Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL USA
    I noticed that 150$ HEX mat is described as a clamping device in the catalog,
    but isn't it just a mat??
     
  4. BackScratcher

    BackScratcher Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    I also just received a beautifully photographed and printed 150+ page catalog from retailer/custom installer ListenUp, focusing on high-end home audio and AV systems. (Online version is here.) Very nicely done, although my home isn't even in the same league as those pictured. (Makes me want to get a bigger house.)
     
  5. mkane

    mkane Strictly Analog

    Location:
    Cloverdale,CA
    the best always bubble to the top
     
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  6. MCM_Fan

    MCM_Fan Senior Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Outlandos d'Amour was the first album I ever bought. Still have it. Before that, I was all about the 8-track tapes. Don't still have them.
     
  7. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    We all receive print catalogs that we did not order or do not want. What I do (and recommend) rather than binning them is to pass the catalog to someone who wants it. An email or two or three, a passing mention during a phone call and the catalog will have a home and at least be skimmed before it goes into the recycling bin. Just a suggestion.
     
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  8. Roycer

    Roycer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wyoming
    @luckybaer you like Charlie Daniels band I see
     
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  9. psulioninks

    psulioninks Forum Resident

    Location:
    Midwest USA
    I got two copies the same day (addressed exactly the same). They must REALLY want me to order!
     
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  10. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    Like I said in this thread already, I live in a rural area of a rural state. I'm not spending part of my life solving other people's problems. You live in Toronto so you can do what you like. My catalogs are thrown in the trash without a second thought as is all the junk mail.
     
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  11. luckybaer

    luckybaer Thinks The Devil actually beat Johnny

    Location:
    Missouri
    I have a job, a wife, a teenage son, and a son in college. I take care of my 85 year old mom. I do the yard, laundry, minor repairs, etc. around the house. I serve as a tutor for my youngest, honest consultant for my eldest, and I help my wife with her business’ finances. I have to manage our financial accounts, file all our taxes, and pay our obligations timely.

    I don’t THINK I’m that different from millions of other Americans. Maybe times have passed me by? I doubt it.

    I’m glad some folks have time to reach out to their social networks and neighbors to see if they want a particular catalog. I just don’t have the time to put that very high on my list of to-do’s.

    I WILL take the time to ask companies to take me off their snail mailing lists.

    The recycling bin is there for a reason - follow reduce/reuse/recycle.

    If anyone in my social network cared enough about a particular hobby or online vendor, they can make contact and get their own catalog.

    Disclaimer: I gave catalogs to a co-worker who was getting into another hobby I had. It required little to no effort on my part, though. The mutual interest literally came up during water cooler talk.
     
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  12. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    And seeing them within an “antiquated” technology, as thick printed catalogs seem to be!
     
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  13. Big Blue

    Big Blue Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I do think it probably would have taken less time and effort than posting in this thread...

    Honestly, I don’t “unsubscribe” from unsolicited print, either. It just doesn’t occur to me to do so. You want to send me a yellow pages even though I’m just going to google any business I want to call anyway? OK, that’ll just be a useless thing I have in the house for a couple of years until I get around to recycling it.

    How this has anything to do with the MusicDirect catalog, though, I am struggling to understand. It’s just so fun to look through, even if not buying anything!
     
  14. carbonti

    carbonti Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    Drama queen. Can’t be bothered so it’s not your problem? Toronto, NYC, flyover country, rural rural. Still all one country and all one planet, right?

    Well maybe sometimes it’s not a bad thing to go out of your way to contribute to being part of a solution rather than perpetuating something, that to you, is useless and is therefore wasteful. Doing a small act, like reducing waste or lowering your carbon footprint, by stopping a catalog you don’t wanna get, is not a bad thing to do. Small acts contributing to positive intent is a life well lived.

    Back to topic: I’m a MD customer. Nice catalog and I like receiving it, enjoy browsing the stuff and appreciate the work they put into creating it.
     
  15. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    Location:
    So. ME USA
    I received the MD catalog yesterday. I display it on my poor excuse of a coffee table. I've ordered from MD a bit over the years. Excellent company with great customer service!
     
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  16. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    No doubt you're right in sync with Idaho state policies:

    Recycling in Idaho - Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

    "Who is in Charge of Recycling in Idaho?
    Recycling, like garbage collection in Idaho, is an optional service provided at the discretion of local governments or by private recycling companies. Although the state has no mandated waste diversion goal, pollution prevention and recycling are supported and encouraged through public education and outreach activities conducted by DEQ."

    Good luck with all of that.
     
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  17. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    Thank you. We prefer it to what you are forced to deal with. :)
     
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  18. luckybaer

    luckybaer Thinks The Devil actually beat Johnny

    Location:
    Missouri
    Thanks for the sanctimonious lecture, Bret.

    Whatever happened to live and let live? You want to go balls to the wall reduce/reuse/recycle? Knock yourself out. Not everyone is a fervent acolyte of the environmental movement.

    Let the forum’s resident “shakes fist at cloud” persona chuck the doorstop in his trash if that’s what he wants to do.

    In this day and age we could all use a little less pretentious virtue signaling - from everyone, regardless of where they stand.
     
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  19. Otlset

    Otlset under western skies

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Hmmm, you know, that's true!
     
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  20. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    That's what you don't seem to understand. Nobody forced me to deal with the three Rs. Nobody had to. Sometimes, as @carbonti already posted, we have to do things even though (or because) they benefit someone or something other than ourselves.
     
  21. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Straight up garbage in here. You can virtue signal my *******.
     
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  22. jonwoody

    jonwoody Incessant Streamer

    Location:
    Washington DC
    I checked the mail today and no catalog. I would never have even thought about it but now you guys have made me really crave one! :p
     
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  23. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    I love this post! Seriously. In two, short sentences - eleven words in total - there's a baseless accusation, a conclusion beret of so much as a single fact, a baseless assessment of intent, a veiled personal insult, and a masked epithet. Only two simple sentences, yet every single word was wrong. Astonishing.

    On top of it all, it's hard to tell if @Synthfreek was railing at the laissez faire or at the environmentalism. Such is excessive vitriolic brevity in that it is often impossible to determine what the poster actually means.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
  24. Roycer

    Roycer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Wyoming
    This sounds like a vinyl vs digital thread.
     
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  25. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    No wonder I just put you on ignore, "Agitater". Appropriate username, eh? :)
     
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