Oldies dot com having a year end blow out, but.....

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by keithdylan, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. keithdylan

    keithdylan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Oldies is having a year end blow out, and there are some interesting items in the vinyl section dirt cheap. HOWEVER. each record comes with a dollar per piece of vinyl, that's for Ba Ba Booey, shipping charge. Now I don't know what you envision when the banner says "free shipping on most orders over $50", means to you, but it doesn't mean "$16 in shipping on a bunch of records" to me. I understand if you are buying something bulky, or heavy having a surcharge, but you sell records, and you are selling them cheap, you have to expect people to stock up and have to send orders of 10-15 albums. Work surcharges into the price and make people feel they are getting a break at the $50 level. Still there are some fun items dirt cheap, but I deleted my entire substantial cart on principle. I have purchased from them during a blow out sale before, and had a pretty heavy order weight-wise, and received free shipping in the past. So I know it can be done.
     
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  2. drpep

    drpep Whizzing and pasting and pooting through the day

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    Corning, New York
    Pieces of vinyl boff!
     
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  3. n.phelge

    n.phelge Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas
    Looks like they have a CD sale going on now, but I was just wondering if anyone who has purchased from them recently can confirm if they are now shipping CD-Rs or standard CDs.
     
  4. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    I would not by any LP's from this store that have a WZ product code which indicates it is still sealed! They are ALL warped badly!! The 45's I received were fine. Their return policy states you have to return them in their ordered state. Hard to see a warp without opening the record. I sent them an email so we shall see.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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  5. Davidmk5

    Davidmk5 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Marlboro , ma. usa
    I ordered a ton of old stock lps that were sealed last year EVERY SINGLE ONE was warped so bad you could not play the 1st 2 songs on each lp , i was bummed but it was every one , ended up with a refund .
     
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  6. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    Yeah it sucks because they have some good stuff. They responded to my email by telling me to call them. Hopefully they refund me me for the warped records. The CD's, 45's, books and DVD's I got were fine.
     
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  7. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    I just wanted to report that customer service were a pleasure to deal with. They refunded me through PayPal for the warped records without an issue. Plenty of good deals to be had but just be careful ordering LP's that are still sealed....which is true no matter where you get them.
     
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  8. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    Alpha (associated label) switched to dvd-r a couple years back. No idea re: cd vs cdr.
     
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  9. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Thanks for the heads-up! It's good to know they're shipping DVD-R discs instead of real pressed DVDs.
     
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  10. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I guess I've just been lucky — I've ordered at least a half dozen "WZ" LPs from Oldies.com and none of them have been warped. Most of them have been cutouts and the jackets have ranged from near mint to pretty wrecked, but the vinyl has always been in new condition.
     
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  11. Planbee

    Planbee Nothing To See Here

    Location:
    Chicago
    When the picture/image quality sucks (as it usually does with Alpha), does it really matter which kind of DVD you get? You have to be a real fan of obscure old movies/actors/actresses to sit through one of their DVDs.
     
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  12. AdamChanSiuLung

    AdamChanSiuLung Forum Resident

    Location:
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK
    For me it matters. My problem with CD-Rs and DVD-Rs is that they scratch too easily and are basically not as durable. I generally steer clear of them unless there is absolutely no other way of obtaining the music or programs featured on them.
     
  13. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    I always make at least 1 back up of anything important that's either burned or is a file.
     

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