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Zavvi: Best of Jazz Starter Kit - All Time Classics Albums – Set of 10 Mystery Vinyl LP

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by atlantasteven, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. Capstone23

    Capstone23 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Got Ella and Louis, Out To Lunch, Getz/Gilberto, Money Jungle, and Sketches Of Spain.
    I'd gotten the others in the last round, but Sketches of Spain is new for me and I'd always wanted this album so I am happy. It's about as I'd expected and the others will make great gifts.
     
  2. Diapason

    Diapason Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    Sketches of Spain eh? Nice.
     
  3. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    Perhaps someone miscalculated and that's all they had left to make the numbers up.

    As an aside I thought the person asking £35 each for these on eBay was being rather optimistic if I'm kind, or greedy if I'm not.
     
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  4. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

    They probably won't get it. eBay full of these Zavvi dupes. I sold my complete set of spares as a job lot for less than that last time!
     
  5. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I hope they don't get it, I can accept £15 as that is what they cost and many people paid, but I did think £35 was OTT.
     
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  6. rain_king

    rain_king Active Member

    Location:
    California
    Wow whoever you sold to got a good deal!

    (I mean, the same deal we all got I guess, which is a good one.)

    Also, I'm constantly shocked by what some things successfully sell for on eBay. It seems that there are people out there willing to pay big bucks for records and yet don't do their research--for example, I've seen records auction for ridiculous amounts when the exact same thing is available on Discogs for half the price.
     
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  7. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

    Yes eBay can be crazy!!! Check out how much Daft Punk's Discovery Vinyl is currently selling for. It was about £80 last time I looked. The band just split and the fans went bonkers and are buying everything up as there have been no re-releases yet. Bonkers!
     
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  8. rain_king

    rain_king Active Member

    Location:
    California
    Definitely, any time a band breaks up or somebody dies, prices shoot up. They probably do any time an artist is in the news for whatever reason, has a movie made about them, etc.

    But this phenomenon of eBay auctions ending at prices above Discogs--where you don't have to wait for an auction to end or deal with the drama of the bidding process--is what's truly baffling to me.

    And both eBay (But It Now) and Discogs feature lots of very very optimistic asking prices, but I think eBay is probably worse in that regard.
     
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  9. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Is Zavvi still shipping unsealed albums this time around?
     
  10. Daniel Gallagher

    Daniel Gallagher Member

    Location:
    London
    My copy of Money Jungle this time around is unsealed (previously received three copies all shrinkwrapped).
     
  11. Daniel Gallagher

    Daniel Gallagher Member

    Location:
    London
    Same as tinyplace: 2 x Out to Lunch, Getz/Gilberto, Money Jungle, Sketches of Spain. I don't think I can face complaining to zavvi about the duplication, I will probably slowly gift these away.
     
  12. michielster

    michielster New Member

    Location:
    Brussels
    Also got mine today: Out To Lunch, Getz/Gilberto, Money Jungle, Go! and Sketches Of Spain.
    All sealed except 'Go!' Very happy I got Sketches of spain out of this, the rest I had already. Will be nice gifts or they'll end up on Discogs for a fair price!
     
  13. Matthew Rose

    Matthew Rose Active Member

    Location:
    Wirral, England.
    When did you guys all order yours? Ordered mine 29 March - status still 'Processing'.
     
  14. Patanoia

    Patanoia Third Ear Centre

    Location:
    Grapevine, TX
    I ordered mine on March 25, mine also shows "Processing".
     
  15. Matthew Rose

    Matthew Rose Active Member

    Location:
    Wirral, England.
    At least I'm not waiting on my own then
     
  16. Patanoia

    Patanoia Third Ear Centre

    Location:
    Grapevine, TX
    I contacted Customer Support earlier this week and got a boilerplate response: "Recently we’ve experienced record orders and with our additional safety precautions to protect employees, it has meant slower than normal dispatch times." Today I got this update: "We have been informed that the release date for Best of Jazz Starter Kit - All Time Classics Albums – Set of 5 Mystery Vinyl LP has changed to late May 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause." Not sure if the Starter Kit has an actual "release date", or just someone going into a warehouse and assembling the sets?
     

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