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okay, before anyone gets carried away, I think this (or something similar) has been mentioned before, and it's probably the same records for the most part. having said that, the prices on a number of records that I keep being tempted to pull the trigger on continue to drop on roughly a weekly basis, and I'm wondering if anyone else is doing the same (opening up a couple of amazon tabs once a day is a nice distraction from writing my master's thesis)

NIN - The Slip $8.02 (not that cheap, but significantly cheaper than I've found anywhere else)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B71NPC/ref=oss_product

Anti-Flag - The People or the Gun $3.66 (yes, this has been on clearance at Hot Topic for about 6 months, but still)

http://www.amazon.com/People-Gun-Vinyl-Anti-Flag/dp/B00230AHY4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1278982379&sr=1-2

Julien-K - Death to Analog $5.41

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Analog-Vinyl-Julien-K/dp/B001T46UB4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1278982862&sr=1-5

Dead By Sunrise - Out of Ashes $12.89 $12.57 $12.26 $11.95 (not really a big fan of them, but it's basically Julien-K + chester from Linkin Park... anyway, it's gone down $2 over the past 2-3 weeks)

http://www.amazon.com/Out-Ashes-Vinyl-Dead-Sunrise/dp/B002MJM85C/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1278982249&sr=1-5

The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die $12.66 $12.34 $12.03 $11.73 (I've seen this one as low as ~$7, but I didn't have the free amazon prime for students then, so I'm waiting for this to get that low again)

http://www.amazon.com/Invaders-Must-Die-Vinyl-Prodigy/dp/B001PA65VM/ref=br_lf_m_1000511031_2_36_ttl?ie=UTF8&s=music&pf_rd_p=1264267362&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_i=1000511031&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0MNSXJD4YRFSHTJKS74B

but yeah, anyone know of any other records that are plummetting in price on amazon?

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hmm... never had that problem before. I have had the occasional packaging issue with them (they either use a box that's too big (not that bad) or a box that's too small (sucky)), but I haven't ordered anything from them for a few months and supposedly they're getting better.

I'd imagine they'd be pretty good at fixing the cd/vinyl issue at no cost to you (other than your time)...?

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i've never had a problem with getting vinyl from Amazon. i've always gotten vinyl and not CDs and the vinyl has always arrived in tip top shape. there are a few folks on here who have had problems though.

i got both the Nirvana Live at Reading double LP and the Bleach double LP reissues for $10 each at separate times. it seems like there is some automatic pricing going on and you need to catch them at the right moment to a good price.

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You have to be very careful reading those things too. Just because it says "LP" doesn't mean it's vinyl. Nor does the word "record" mean vinyl. LP means "long playing" or full-length album. Record just means a collection of songs. It's dishonest to use those titles to describe a CD, but not technically wrong. Beware.

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You have to be very careful reading those things too. Just because it says "LP" doesn't mean it's vinyl. Nor does the word "record" mean vinyl. LP means "long playing" or full-length album. Record just means a collection of songs. It's dishonest to use those titles to describe a CD, but not technically wrong. Beware.

you can always just click on vinyl in the format section if you're searching in the music department (not to mention they usually list "Vinyl" in the product name), but I'm always careful anyways.

I've also noticed that they sometimes put "Single" in the title when I don't think it is, such as the "Invaders Must Die" record in my original post is evidence of that, I believe. while there is a single of that name, I think it would listed as an import, and I'm pretty sure it's not a double. but yeah, gotta be a little careful

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You have to be very careful reading those things too. Just because it says "LP" doesn't mean it's vinyl. Nor does the word "record" mean vinyl. LP means "long playing" or full-length album. Record just means a collection of songs. It's dishonest to use those titles to describe a CD, but not technically wrong. Beware.

Ya agreed, unfortunately for me both times I got screwed the word "vinyl" was right in the title in capital letters.

I totally support Amazon though, as they got the money back for me both times.

I've heard stories of people snagging rare records from Amazon on the cheap as well, so I'd likely try again. I'll just have to take the chance of getting a CD, getting it shipped in a ridiculously over-sized box, or getting a record shipped in an envelope.

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I was buying some dog toys and figured I might as well hop on some deals. I have had a record I ordered from Amazon come in a giant box with air cushions, or whatever they're called, and the corners where all bent out of shape. But a lot of posters here have been claiming they're getting better, so what the heck? I picked up that Anti-Flag for $2.99 and Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown for $4.49. I haven't really been all that into Green Day's newest music, but that price for a double LP is pretty hard to pass up.

After the dog toys and records I was $0.96 short of qualifying for super saver discount, so I bought The Oblongs series which was down to $12.99 again.

Oh, for grins and giggles I got the Hide-a-Bee and Hide-a-Squirrel toys if dog owners were curious. Great toys, last a long time.

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how do you find these cheap vinyl on amazon?

is there a page or an easier way to search rather than just searching for each album you're interested in?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/music/387647011/ref=pd_ts_pg_1?ie=UTF8&pg=1

this is a helpful page--it's the bestselling vinyl on amazon, and it's updated hourly. otherwise, it seems like most (if not all) of the records on sale were released in the past year or two, so if you know of any records released in that time period, they're probably worth checking

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how do you find these cheap vinyl on amazon?

is there a page or an easier way to search rather than just searching for each album you're interested in?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/music/387647011/ref=pd_ts_pg_1?ie=UTF8&pg=1

this is a helpful page--it's the bestselling vinyl on amazon, and it's updated hourly. otherwise, it seems like most (if not all) of the records on sale were released in the past year or two, so if you know of any records released in that time period, they're probably worth checking

Another good way (on .ca, anyway, I can't find the link on the .com) is to search the Music Deals Store exclusively with the words 'vinyl' or 'LP'. Crazy sales can go as long as a day before showing up in there, however.

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I missed out on the last two sales of this kind, but I'm glad I did because I got fucking amazing deals. Oneida's "Rated O" (triple LP) for $5.49, two of the Young Widows split 7"s for $1.50 each, Keelhaul's newest (double 180g) for $4, Clouds's "We Are Above You" (LP+12") for $4, etc etc. I found this right before I was planning on going to bed, and stayed up for another hour and a half looking for deals.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/music/387647011/ref=pd_ts_pg_1?ie=UTF8&pg=1

this is a helpful page--it's the bestselling vinyl on amazon, and it's updated hourly. otherwise, it seems like most (if not all) of the records on sale were released in the past year or two, so if you know of any records released in that time period, they're probably worth checking

Another good way (on .ca, anyway, I can't find the link on the .com) is to search the Music Deals Store exclusively with the words 'vinyl' or 'LP'. Crazy sales can go as long as a day before showing up in there, however.

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1282928363/ref=sr_pg_1?ie=UTF8&keywords=vinyl&bbn=13650871&rh=n%3A5174%2Cn%3A!44259011%2Cn%3A!251269011%2Cn%3A13650871%2Ck%3Avinyl%2Cp_n_binding_browse-bin%3A387647011&page=1

Here it is for amazon.com users.

You find deals like this: http://www.amazon.com/Swoon-Deluxe-Large....8363&sr= 1-517, where the fan pack is cheaper than the standard edition.

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I missed out on the last two sales of this kind, but I'm glad I did because I got fucking amazing deals. Oneida's "Rated O" (triple LP) for $5.49, two of the Young Widows split 7"s for $1.50 each, Keelhaul's newest (double 180g) for $4, Clouds's "We Are Above You" (LP+12") for $4, etc etc. I found this right before I was planning on going to bed, and stayed up for another hour and a half looking for deals.

anything else? i just grabbed the clouds lp. keelhaul price went back up though. bummer.

heres one i found. already have it though...

cave in - tides of tomorrow $2.49

http://www.amazon.com/Tides-Tomorrow-Vinyl-Cave/dp/B00006SM6N/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282929805&sr=1-3

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I missed out on the last two sales of this kind, but I'm glad I did because I got fucking amazing deals. Oneida's "Rated O" (triple LP) for $5.49, two of the Young Widows split 7"s for $1.50 each, Keelhaul's newest (double 180g) for $4, Clouds's "We Are Above You" (LP+12") for $4, etc etc. I found this right before I was planning on going to bed, and stayed up for another hour and a half looking for deals.

anything else? i just grabbed the clouds lp. keelhaul price went back up though. bummer.

heres one i found. already have it though...

cave in - tides of tomorrow $2.49

http://www.amazon.com/Tides-Tomorrow-Vinyl-Cave/dp/B00006SM6N/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282929805&sr=1-3

I snagged the last two copies they had of tides of tomorrow (sorry for being so greedy!) and pre-ordered the re-release of the deftone's white pony. With free shipping it only came to a hair over $30. I can live with that...

edit: Tried to get that clouds lp but it was back up to around $20 :(

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