Received a CDR from second time this year for an album recently released.

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by TaumpyTears, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. TaumpyTears

    TaumpyTears Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Down under
    I use my amazon app on my iPhone XR and it’s definitely not viewable or its incredibly well hidden.

    as I said I’m not pissed or anything since amazon does good by their customers, I was just curious as to why they go this route. And if I saved anyone the trouble, I’m good with that too.
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  2. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Another brand new release using CD-R'$.
  3. TaumpyTears

    TaumpyTears Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Down under
    I can. And they can make it clear on all platforms too.
  4. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Orbiting Sgr A*
    I have found it helps to check the "item description" where they usually list the name of the label the disc is from. If the field is blank or if a name appears that I am unfamiliar with, then I either pass on the offer or research further by doing a Google search for the label. This has saved me from falling victim to the CD-R sale on several occasions. You can also contact Amazon and their customer service should tell you if it is a MOD disc, which may also mean it is an Mp3 disc as they will burn it from whatever file is available.
  5. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

  6. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa
    It's a public forum where newcomers should be made to feel welcome. Fresh perspectives are a good thing.
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  7. Big Swifty

    Big Swifty Forum Resident

    Yes, I completely agree.
  8. mikedifr0923

    mikedifr0923 Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Is there an option to order the actual CD? A separate listing? Or CDR only?
  9. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    I guess you could import the UK release.

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  10. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Yeah, that's pretty ordinary!
    False advertising actually.
    edit: I most certainly would be jumping up and down and causing a riot!
  11. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    I’m looking at that link on my phone, ie. the Amazon mobile site, and I can’t see anywhere that it states it’s a CD-R. Likewise for the Liam Gallagher disc. Can you please state exactly where you see it? It seems to me that it may well not be shown for all visitors.
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  12. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    No kidding. Especially the price you're paying for it, Geesh.
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  13. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Amazon US
    I am signed in, not sure if that matters or not.
  14. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Absolutely a vile and contemptuous practice.
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  16. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    It should be clear as day, the customer is getting a CD-R, NOT a CD.
    2 different beasts all together.
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  17. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    Thank you - I can confirm I see the message when I switch to the full site, but it’s not displayed for the mobile site. I wouldn’t necessarily presume this omission is nefarious, more likely it’s an oversight in the design of the mobile site (other useful features are also omitted in the mobile site, such as the listing of alternate formats which you only see on the full site).

    Having said that, it’s a serious problem for Amazon to make this mistake, and the one time I bought a CD-R from them, I was very unhappy with it and immediately sent it back. Why are the labels authorizing this at all? The music industry really are their own worst enemy and downright stupid on top of it. Or maybe this not only makes a a few more cents for them and Amazon but also usefully alienates anyone who is holding out for physical media against streaming.
  18. SKBubba

    SKBubba Forum Resident

    Why don't they just sell the lossless download?
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  19. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Glad we got some clarification on the problem, different devices, different information displayed.
    That's a pretty big mistake just the same, it can't be viewed on an app.
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  20. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL
    Yes, the app is just a thin wrapper around the mobile site, so that makes sense you won’t see it there either.
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  21. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Probably due to major US manufacturing plants being shut is my guess. Cheaper of course than importing from Europe if an actual manufacture is even done.
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  22. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Surely there would still be plenty of plants around though? No?
    I know I've read on this board about the demise of the CD, but is it really in that bad of shape?
    Considering we are talking about big name artists too.
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  23. c-eling

    c-eling I never dreamed another way.

    Small independent plants. Metropolis Records uses one in Wisconsin (2019 being the latest) Looks like the majors are outsourcing to Mexico and Optimal Germany for the most part.
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  24. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    The least they could do is offer the disclaimer, "Of course, in another 10 years or so, the disc could end up unreadable, you'll have no recourse and we'll be your only option anyway...and that's why we'll gladly refund your money now, to keep you quiet and let us get away with it."

    Yeah...that seems all legal and stuff...
  25. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Wafting in and out of Forum

    Phoenix, AZ USA
    It shows up in Firefox on my laptop but not in the Amazon app on my iPhone
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