Walmart color vinyl

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  1. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Comfortably Dumb

    When I checked Walmart's website just now, the first two albums are still available from Walmart (not from resellers), for $22.97 each, and have been for a few weeks.
     
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  2. imsjry

    imsjry Forum Resident

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    Do we think they are making more of these Metallica or were these leftovers? I need a Master of Puppets and they’re gone.
     
  3. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Comfortably Dumb

    I think they had one initial pressing run of the six albums, and that's it.
     
  4. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

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    I'm curious where you read or heard this. I don't have a solid reason to doubt it, other than general assumptions regarding how corporations like Walmart operate and the fact that AFAIK they never said any of these were limited editions.

    My hunch is that they're observing and learning from the ongoing vinyl frenzy and either pressing larger numbers, or repressing them in response to demand. After all, their sole purpose for existing is to make money, and they have vast resources for analyzing and understanding their markets, and a strong motive to short circuit flippers and steer more of that $$ into their own coffers. I could see them playing a balancing act, generating a FOMO buying frenzy by not offering any info on numbers for pressings that in reality aren't limited at all, and continuing to press them until demand dries up.

    But maybe I'm giving them too much credit. I guess time will tell..
     
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  5. fluffskul

    fluffskul Would rather be at a concert

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    Overestimate or underestimate Walmart at your own peril...

    But I align with your thinking. I'd be surprised if any of these Walmart pressings ever carry significant enough demand to be profitable for flippers/speculators. I would think a company like Walmart, who is notorious for bullying its "partner companies" entered into any contract that wasn't one-sided. While also acknowledging this colored vinyl is like 0.0000000000001% of their sales. Probably less. So maybe they don't really care, and these pressings may eventually be sought-after. But I'd put my $ on your assessment, that even a little tiny thing like their vinyl rac is managed by some brilliant people with tons of data.
     
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  6. bigtail

    bigtail Forum Resident

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    The Eagles albums to be released in October (pre-order on web site)...
     
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  7. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress Thread Starter

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  8. Patanoia

    Patanoia Third Ear Centre

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  9. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

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    Finally tracked down and acquired the lot for retail and went ahead and grabbed the remasters for $5 apiece. Damn these things are HOT!!!!! Get them NOW if you can.
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  10. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

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    Frankfort Kentucky
    EXCELLENT DEAL!! WOW!
     
  11. Hi Lizard

    Hi Lizard Forum Resident

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    Frankfort Kentucky
    They already flip for insane prices.
     
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  12. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress Thread Starter

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  13. sbsugar

    sbsugar Representing Benton County since 2010

    Peggy Lee....Her Original Capitol RecorIDNGS? Wow.
     

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