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uDiscover Sale

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by I Have Been Floated, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    I received an order about 10 days ago that was placed on Oct. 29 and included Byrd in Flight, Waiting Game, Blakey Roots & Herbs and Coltrane Love Supreme. It sounds as if they ran out of stock before filling all orders from that timeframe, if people who placed orders just a few days later are still waiting for shipment.

    The one-time-use coupon codes are a big incentive to place large orders. But then every single title has to become available before they ship. It is indeed quite the Waiting Game...
     
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  2. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    i seriously doubt its a stock issue with these guys. it's a logistics nightmare overall as the distributors are woefully incompetent.
     
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  3. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Got a shipping notice/tracking on the two PJ Harvey reissues out tomorrow. So those are on time.

    Honestly, given the fiasco with the Tone Poet and Verve AP titles at Target, those appear to be the problem areas. Between Target and uDiscover, these releases have been SERIOUSLY botched. I haven’t had any trouble at all getting them from indie stores.
     
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  4. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    Hmm, I pre-ordered those from them as well—and had completely forgotten about them—but I have yet to receive a shipping notice. Hopefully soon.
     
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  5. Petter Premberg

    Petter Premberg Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    I guess new TP releases and pre orders at $20 or something would be a pretty attractive proposition, especially since nobody else were doing more than 30% off.. same for the AS/Verve ones.

    As an example of how ridiculous those prices were, I tried putting through a speculative order of three TPs to the UK, costing £35 over here. It's was something like this:

    Price: $75
    After code: $60
    Shipping: $45 (yes, they were going to charge $15 shipping for each record!)

    Then some taxes and stuff, but even after all that, it would have been like 20-30% cheaper than ordering from the UK, after currency conversion. I didn't put it through though, after reading about all the shipping issues, the risk in case of returns, etc. Anyway, I can see why there would be a huge demand for these records at those levels of discounts. They probably should have managed all that a bit better :)
     
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  6. Starquest

    Starquest Forum Resident

    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    It's not sold out on amazon. That tells me that they allocate a certain number to each retailer or distributor or whatever. Maybe udiscover doesn't get as many because they often sell them for a lower price.
     
  7. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    I think that makes sense except for the part where uDiscover owns Blue Note. I don’t see why they would short themselves on their own titles but then again, it isn’t like there is any better explanation for how they do things.
     
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  8. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    it's pretty amazing that they can be the industry juggernaut and still rely on morons who fail daily at the logistics game.
     
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  9. Channel Z

    Channel Z Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois
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  10. Briskit

    Briskit “I don’t know karate, but I know ka-razy!”

    Location:
    St Kilda
    Back in 3 day lockdown.
    Nothing to do but watch tracking notifications.
    Some of my order from November has made it to Japan....
    :wtf:
     
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