Rough Trade Sale coming May 21 ...

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by DapperGentleman, May 18, 2021.

  1. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    OK, Rough Trade is running a surprise sale. It's been alerted to newsletter subscribers, so don't hesitate.

    The sale is tricky. Some deeply discounted stuff; some only slightly discounted. Also, some only on specific formats (lots of cassette tapes!?).

    Still, a few things I spotted, and I haven't tried very hard. There are a LOT of titles marked down:

    Blondie 'Against All Odds', the 10LP version for $225:
    Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982 - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Alarm 'Omega' on red vinyl for $11.50:
    The Alarm - Omega - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Shearwater 'The Great Awakening' 2LP - did not get widely distributed - for $18.00
    Shearwater - The Great Awakening - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Rolling Stones 'Hot Rocks' 2LP for $25:
    The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971 - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Joan Shelley's latest 'The Spur' for $10.50 (this sold out while I was watching, so other people are on the sale too):
    Joan Shelley - The Spur - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    Sophie Ellis Bextor's first band TheAudience - 2LP on black $20 or blue $28 - quite good
    TheAudience - TheAudience - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Tindersticks 'Best Of' 4LP box on orange for $40.50:
    Tindersticks - Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92 – ‘21 - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Police 'Around The World - Expanded' LP + DVD for $17:
    The Police - Around The World (Restored & Expanded) - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Calexico - 'El Mirador' on gold for $13:
    Calexico - El Mirador - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    Father John Misty's 'Chloe' box for $42.50 (other LP formats discounted as well):
    Father John Misty - Chloë and the Next 20th Century - (Tape, Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    Lucius' latest on Rough Trade Exclusive Vinyl for $13.50:
    Lucius - Second Nature - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    ... whoops, just lost another item out of my shopping cart. Gotta run ...
     
  2. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    OK, here's the 5:20AM California update. I've been at this for 90 minutes.

    1) If you don't like Rough Trade sales, you REALLY won't like this one. Go back to bed.
    2) It's wonky, in both a GOOD and BAD way. Stuff you put in the cart seems to disappear. Pages have to be refreshed to see the sales price sometimes. However, they have added quite a few titles just this morning since I first looked. And, some of the 4:00AM sales prices have been lowered again since then.
    3) No shipping, and no sales tax, shipped to California, if you can get to $100. That's good for me.

    A few more that caught my eye:

    dB's - I Thought You Wanted To Know - demos / unreleased for $18.50
    The Db's - I Thought You Wanted To Know: 1978-1981 - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    St. Etienne - I've Been Trying To Tell You for $14.50
    Saint Etienne - I’ve Been Trying To Tell You - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers - In My Prime 2LP for $21.50
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - In My Prime - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Scott Walker - Boy Child: Best Of 2LP for $24.00
    Scott Walker - Boy Child: The Best Of 1967-1970 - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Starlight Assembly (the guy from Breathless, and Ivo from 4AD is involved) for $13.50
    Starlight Assembly - Starlight And Still Air - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Moby - Remixes 2LP for $17.00
    Moby - Reprise - Remixes - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    Thomas Leer - reissue of Contradictions - 2LP for $20
    Thomas Leer - Contradictions - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Calexico - Seasonal Shifts for $15
    Calexico - Seasonal Shift - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    Courtney Marie Andrews latest with signed postcard for $24.00
    Courtney Marie Andrews - Loose Future - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    Damon And Naomi - A Sky Record for $11.50
    Damon and Naomi with Kurihara - A Sky Record - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    ... and that's all I've been able to get excited about.
     
  3. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    DAMN IT.

    Shopping now.
     
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  4. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    even with the updates to their site, it still sucks.

    still waiting on that 10% off coupon they promised for signing up for the newsletter two months ago. oh well!
     
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  5. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    Everything I tried to get was either sold out or on tape.
     
  6. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes, I see from the Reddit vinyldeals group that the Rough Trade sale went live yesterday. I only spotted it very early this morning.
     
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  7. aperfecttool

    aperfecttool Ænimic \m/

    Location:
    RDU, NC, USA
    try
    EMAIL10
     
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  8. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    sweet, thanks!
     
  9. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I ordered 14 items across 2 orders - all 14 were 'fulfilled' (but not yet shipped).
     
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  10. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Rough Trade's sale seemed to stall after just a couple of days. Their offerings are so obscure that nothing seemed to be moving.

    It looks like they have ratcheted prices down on remaining titles. Examples:

    The Police 'Around The World - Expanded' LP + DVD for $8.50
    The Police - Around The World (Restored & Expanded) - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    George Michael 'Other' big deluxe box set for $62.50 (It's $103 at Amazon)
    George Michael - Older (Super Deluxe Box Set) - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Sleater Kenney 'Path of Wellness' on Rough Trade Exclusive vinyl for $4.99
    Sleater Kinney - Path Of Wellness - (CD, Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Lucius - Second Nature' on pink with swirl for $6.75
    Lucius - Second Nature - (Vinyl LP, CD) | Rough Trade

    'Toomorow' soundtrack with Olivia Newton John for $7.00
    Toomorrow - Toomorrow Original Soundtrack with Olivia Newton-John - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Bauhaus 'Sky's Gone Out' live for $8.25
    Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade

    Gothic-Jazz from Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - 2LP for $8.50
    The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - (Vinyl LP) | Rough Trade
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2023
  11. Comicsanstombstone

    Comicsanstombstone Forum Resident

    Location:
    LA
    Nightingales pigs on purpose 2LP for $9, bargain.

    Gilli Smyth - Mother LP for $7, that's an odd but good one
     
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  12. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    can’t believe that lucious release seems to have flopped so hard. there were several exclusive versions at different retailers that have all been clearanced out now. it’s actually a pretty dang good album!
     
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  13. Patanoia

    Patanoia Third Ear Centre

    Location:
    Grapevine, TX
    I agree. I prefer Lucius in their more Americana mode (like on "Wildewoman") but this album really grew on me. A steal at under $7.
     
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