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  1. Hey folks, I wanted to raise some awareness about a Discogs scam that almost got me. Earlier this week I was about to buy the Bad Religion box set from a seller on Discogs who looked legit. Almost 300 items sold, high percentage of positive feedback, and appeared to be located in the UK. Price was below average but not so amazing that it was too good to believe. Figured the guy was just looking for a quick sale. DM'd the guy with a few questions about condition and shipping and he got back to me quickly. In hindsight, I should have asked for pictures too. Anyway, I put my order through and go to pay. I get an error. I try again and again over the course of an hour then I get a message from the seller saying "hey, is something wrong with the order?". I told him I was having issues with the Discogs payment at checkout and he gives me an email address to send payment direct via PayPal. Not proud of myself but I almost did it. I actually tried to send the payment through but thank fuck it was flagged by PayPal security as a high dollar value international transfer and didn't go through. I go into PayPal's support chat to figure out what's up. Meanwhile I keep getting messages from the Discogs guy asking where the payment is. PayPal confirmed that they flagged the transfer and asked me to confirm I wanted to send the money. At the time I said yes and they said I was now clear to send at my discretion. This is when it dawned on me that there was no option to send the money Goods and Services - only Friends and Family. Red flag goes up and I messaged the Discogs dude that I am not going to send almost $900 CAD as Friends and Family - we need to figure something else out. I wake up the next morning and my order is cancelled. Discogs guy is no longer responding to my messages. At first I'm bummed that I missed a good deal and I'm mad that the Discogs checkout screwed me over. Then I think about it a little more and start Googling the same type of scenario. I'm pretty sure it's this scam: https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/951380?page=1&message_id=9630935 People's accounts are being hacked, items are posted for sale, their payment settings deliberately disabled, and then the scammer messages for a Friends and Family PayPal transfer. The other reason I think this is what happened to me is because PayPal customer support told me the guy's name tied to the PayPal account. I googled it afterwards and it's a Ukrainian name. So now I think I dodged an expensive bullet but wanted to share my near miss with others. Be smart about paying for stuff and maybe change your Discogs password. Stay safe out there.
    13 points
  2. I'll try to keep this short, so let's go. About a year ago I was fed up with intl shipping prices and the new EU tax law, that you have to pay tax (it's 27% here in Hungary) on everything you order, it is especially disgsuting that the amount is calculated on the item + shipping total, so basically a 20-dollar record with the least awful scenario of a 20-dollar shipping would end up in my hands for a whopping $50,8 which came to the point that collecting is becoming unsustainable. This is when I dug into mail forwarding services, and after about 5-6 shipments without any issues I can confidently say that it's a game changer. Disclaimer: please look into it yourself with your country details etc. So the process is I'm using ship7.com who has a warehouse in Delaware (tax free US state), I ship my records there mostly for free or cheap media mail, I have up to 60 days free period (after that it has a small fee)to wait for multiple packages and then I ship them out to Hungary together for way cheaper than it would be directly from the labels/stores would be, not to mention you can get US indie exclusives, get stuff from stores that only ship to the US etc.. (Also, this is up to how rulefollower you are you can play with declared value, but then again it might be risky, so it's on you to do it or not, but alone saving on shipping is huge, saving on tax is enermous). Obviously inserting a middleman is always a risk, as you have no help from the place you bought the record anymore after if arrives to the warehouse, but I was at a point of either this risk or selling off my collection. the rant stops now, here are some pictures of my last 10-record (teamed up with a friend for HIL, that's why only 9 records pictured) shipment and a sheet about the savings.
    8 points
  3. I know of 1 thing I’m missing aside from test presses.. but I think my collection of The Bronx / Mariachi El Brox is pretty comprehensive.
    8 points
  4. less than 100 left. and yes we have a full length coming out in october. thanks for your ears!
    7 points
  5. Record collectors were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.
    6 points
  6. ParallelofDeath

    Buy from Japan

    Economy shipping from Japan can take 2-3 months. In other words, faster than the average pre-order. Totally worth it.
    6 points
  7. 6 points
  8. Ok, I'm pretty bummed at the amount of excitement this release is generating, so just wanted to post. Thanks a ton to Fat for taking care of business and getting this thing pressed. This is an absolutely badass album that I thought was going to be on my "want but will probably never happen" album list forever (especially after the box set came out without this included). The cover versions on here are pretty much all better than the versions by the actual other band's recordings of them. I am a little annoyed like an old man that the press blurb for this everywhere says it came out in 2006 when it came out in 2001 and was a super important bridge between Bad Astronaut's first and second album which seemed like it took forever, so we heard Armchair Martian's version of Bad Astronaut songs before the Bad Astronaut versions. This is some prime Joey Cape songwriting years back when he didn't post anything online so you never knew what the fuck his plans were or if Lagwagon were even going to be a band anymore. Anyways, yelling out into the internetverse how stoked I am for this one, and again thanks to Fat for putting out something that might not be the number 1 selling record of the year, but means a lot to plenty of people nonetheless.
    6 points
  9. hey guys just let them focus on making new terrible music leave them alone
    5 points
  10. Do you think God stays in heaven, because he too fears of what he's created... here on earth?
    5 points
  11. I just bought one from here for $33 shipped! https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/say-anything-in-defense-of-the-genre/hnum/11012458
    5 points
  12. Record stores organize soundtracks in a separate section for a reason and it isn’t to help soundtrack fans find records easier. It’s so normal people don’t have to wade through them when they are digging. They are on the same level as holiday albums.
    5 points
  13. Alright guys, it's time for a final roll call. Now that I believe I have all PMs, here's the breakdown I've got. ☑️ Myself – clear, purple marble ☑️ Bronchitis – Pink ☑️ FEN1XD0WN – clear, purple splatter ☑️ Deathbyart – clear, purple splatter ☑️ Hallowken78 – clear, purple splatter ☑️ Achillesstand7 – clear, purple splatter ☑️ Swisherprice – clear, purple marble 💸 ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED 💸 I mocked up both carts from the band's bandcamp and also their Red Creek label. Bandcamp is factoring in tax and substantially higher, so Red Creek it is. Here's what I've got: €238.83 / 7 = $34.12 + $3 Media Mail = $37.12. I'm going to ask 🔺 $37.50 Paypal'd from each of you, since Google conversion never tends to equal out favorably to the US dollar. And checking now, it is not a clean 1:1 like it was yesterday. (The Euro is actually just barely stronger at the moment. So the sooner we can place an order, the better.) I've fixed my account so I can accept Friends & Family payment which I would truly appreciate. I have 50 positive feedback on this site, and I recognize all of your names – I've been a part of VC for over a decade and won't bolt with $240 in my account. You're in good hands. Please note that very, very often – almost like clockwork – with these bulk group buys from abroad, there always seems to be a bit of transit damage that gets spread to all copies. It could have something to do with the weight of 6+ records in one mailer, traveling halfway across the world, but I'll usually see something like 1 corner ding in the same spot for everyone's copy. Like the entire box was dropped on one corner or something. Etc. I will add a note asking for extra packaging and care but there is no guarantee that will do anything. Please know that I will ship your record very securely once it arrives at my place... but you may want to prepare for a lil' cosmetic damage to the record. If it happens, there is a very good chance we'll all get fucked in the same way, in the same spot. Like Eskimo Brothers but for vinyl imports. It could be a bonding experience. I will be messaging each of you with the total due and Paypal address to send it. If we can secure all payments today, I will pull the trigger this evening. Thank you.
    5 points
  14. Feel like this is probably ok to share since there's quite literally no way to buy it/give them money for it instead at the moment https://mega.nz/folder/np0VkZSI#_deI_dMP2R9439sV6a40GA Lineage: THORENS TD 209 --> 2M Bronze --> NAD Stereo 3045 --> Focusrite Scarlet 6i6 --> Audacity (recording) --> iZotope RX 9 (de-click & noise removal) --> Audacity (label tracks)
    4 points
  15. New City of Caterpillar LP from Relapse! https://store.relapse.com/item/112727
    4 points
  16. Buncha indie rock stuff on sale at Turntable Lab already, you can save an additional 20% with the code EXTRA20: https://www.turntablelab.com/collections/vinyl-clearance-sale?goal=0_8b218d7604-a98f3001bb-28752089&mc_cid=a98f3001bb&mc_eid=5ba8f5a4fd
    4 points
  17. Good Nature is a great vibe album and I’ll die on that hill. I could never fully get into Altogether though. I don’t think it’s as heinous as a lot of people make it out to be, but it was definitely the tipping point that made me realize I can’t confidently PO anything this band puts out anymore.
    4 points
  18. Cool catch on that variant. I feel like DW will get a US exclusive and it’ll still be $30 PPD and probably pretty decent. I’m pleased with the options we have to choose from at present though, and am confident I’d be content with my choice. ⚠️ We are officially at max capacity since I got 1 more PM just a moment ago. Sorry folks; I have a stack of mailers for everyone, don’t get me wrong, but I didn’t think we’d have so much interest. That being said, as much as I hate to say, please no more new PMs. I have an AM meeting that needs my attention over here, but afterwards I will compile the latest and final list of buyers. The good news is that since we’re at max, if everyone pays today I can place the order this afternoon. Thanks all.
    4 points
  19. waiting to find out the mildly damaged records have been snapped in half and then they don’t actually have spares to ship.
    4 points
  20. I miss the starburst variants that Tiny Engines was famous for. Those almost always came out fantastic. Stoked on this release! I liked Death Spells just fine, but Death is a Relief and the Black Moon EP REALLLY vibed with me.
    4 points
  21. https://www.ebay.com/sch/purenoiserecords/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
    4 points
  22. https://rivalschoolsnyc.com/Secret-Page https://rivalschoolsnyc.com/Deluxe (Updated URL) Looks like United by Fate is getting a repress and it’s gonna be a deluxe 2xLP. More info to come.
    3 points
  23. 3 points
  24. Starting this because tapes are the predominant medium in this genre and I don't wanna fill the vinyl thread full of tapes all the time! I'll start with Summer Offensive by Contention.
    3 points
  25. I only wish I could like this more than once.
    3 points
  26. Yeah that song sucks, cliche maroon 5 sounding shit... And after paying stupid dollars for the reissues from clouds hill then to have a million variants available everywhere way cheaper... there is zero chance I'll preorder this at 40 euro plus shipping.
    3 points
  27. https://stormchasersltd.bigcartel.com/product/storm036-their-they-re-there-pacemaker-them-dogs-lp had a handful leftover after patreon subscriptions went out. small batch just went up!
    3 points
  28. Yesterday - I didn’t know this existed today - I need this
    3 points
  29. Got my silver in today, sounds good, 45 rpm. C'mon Remains repress!
    3 points
  30. Very cool. Was wondering if they were going to put out the original demos as well, but it looks like it's just the updated versions. Still rad to see some of these songs getting a formal release.
    3 points
  31. I'm gonna do a rip of it if nobody else does by the time my copy gets here, so I'll at least pass it on to whoever here wants it
    3 points
  32. The new single kicks ass: also looks like the digital single dust will be on this release too.
    3 points
  33. New Nadja CD/CS coming out in a few months https://katuktucollective.bandcamp.com/album/labyrinthine Four extended tracks of atmospheric doom sludge, each with a different guest vocalist: Alan Dubin (Gnaw, Khanate), Rachel Davies (Esben & The Witch), Lane Shi Otayonii (Elizabeth Colour Wheel), & Dylan Walker (Full of Hell).
    3 points
  34. These songs are awfully terrible, not that it's a surprise after the last 2 records though
    3 points
  35. New ep out from Calgary's finest. I’m so excited about these songs, now their first set at Wild Rose is going to be even longer 😍
    3 points
  36. This is super gross and embarrassing. Never seen a less-inspired release from an artist before, let alone one I sort of respect and still enjoy nostalgically. The price. The format. The art. The content. Awful.
    3 points
  37. New album : https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0B72B3NRC/ 09/16/2022 1 - Blacklight Shine 2 - Graveyard Love 3 - Shore Story 4 - Blank Condolences 5 - Vigil 6 - Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazon 7 - Cerulea 8 - Flash Burns from Flashbacks 9 - Palm Full of Crux 10 - No Case Gain 11 - Tourmaline 12 - Equus 3 13 - Collapsible Shoulders 14 - The Requisition
    3 points
  38. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B6Q6Y8VF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 WANYK on gold. Ships around 8/26. https://smile.amazon.com/Lost-Your-Eyes-Debbie-Gibson/dp/B000091MEO/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1657988963&refinements=p_32%3ASlipknot%2Cp_n_binding_browse-bin%3A387647011&rnid=387643011&s=music&sr=1-2 WANYK on light blue. Ships around 8/26. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0B6Q6Q6BQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?crid=UYYGLGHFBZJU&keywords=slipknot we are not your kind vinyl&qid=1657915027&sprefix=slipknot we are n%2Caps%2C146&sr=8-5&fbclid=IwAR3PsK-ZECK7TL5ah9lReSgGJ3wT9pNnlxBfPyF8RRWFroUTeM3T4YVNmwc&sa-no-redirect=1 WANYK on clear. Ships around 8/26.
    3 points
  39. Alright all, the deed is done. Order placed! The screenshot above was my cart mockup at Red Creek, so all I did was submit it as is. Bank flagged the payment, I authorized it, and it looks like it went through the second time, automatically. There was no spot to add a note to the label so I just e-mailed them and asked them for a little extra love & care when packaging the order. Thanks for the speedy turnaround and payments. Probably the fastest group buy I've been a part of, from conception to order placement. The last buy I orchestrated took over a year to manufacture the variants we needed, and after being strung along with "your new shipment expectation date" e-mails – every 2 weeks, for about 5 months – we all decided to cancel. I hope the production and shipment of this release goes substantially smoother.
    3 points
  40. New ep dropped today. Looks like five variants so far. Pressing Info: Half Blue / Half Gold / 200 - https://shop.brooklynvegan.com/collections/exclusives/products/gleemer-here-at-all-lp-limited-edition-only-200-made-half-blue-half-gold-vinyl Yellow With Black Splatter /250 - https://otherpeoplerecords.com/products/gleemer-here-at-all-lp-yellow-splatter White With Green Splatter /250 - https://evilgreed.net/search?type=product&q=gleemer Clear Light Blue /300 - Indie retail exclusive Glow In The Dark /400 - https://otherpeoplerecords.com/products/gleemer-here-at-all-lp-glow-in-the-dark
    3 points
  41. loooool nothing ass label? Have you checked their roster/releases? poor you, must be very hard to swallow 20 dollars on shipping once in every 1000 orders, too bad anyone outside of the US pays that on 999 of 1000 orders...
    3 points
  42. Revolver dropped theirs from $41 to $40. Now it's a bargain.
    3 points
  43. I suppose we may have wavering opinions of what “taking advantage of the fans” actually entails. Keeping stuff in print is really cool, especially when you price it reasonably. I have friends who’ve wanted to own Fake Train without the extra content from Rat Conspiracy – which is bizarrely overpriced on the aftermarket – and before this 2022 press, your best bet was a 2017 repress which was starting to climb up in price. I hardly think it’s scummy of Numero to reissue it on colored vinyl, 5 years later. Compare that to someone like Newbury who seem to price their exclusive based on the OOP aftermarket value established today [“yeah $40 MSRP for a single LP is high but it beats $100 on Discogs, right?”]. Or who also press 800, sell 700, and “find a box” of 100 to sell for double the original MSRP, later on in the same year. To me, that is infinitely scuzzier. tl;dr I’m not sure Numero is actually doing anything, really, to vilify here. There was probably not enough interest to justify colored variants for Unwound vinyl in the early 00s. The individual box sets could’ve been colored and that’d be cool, but I think their presentation and content offer up enough for fans to double-dip. At least this way, the catalog is staying fresh and in print, and reaching a wider audience at a fair price. The ol’ “black vinyl first, color vinyl later” sale approach is so tried-and-true at this point. I half expect to see (and re-buy) anything in my collection that I currently own on black wax, at some point, on a colored variant. Even stuff I’m convinced will never get reissued or see the variant treatment.
    3 points
  44. Looks like Iodine and Unoriginal Vinyl are doing a collab on a repress of Stretch Arm Strong's "Rituals of Life" that goes live next week!
    3 points
  45. Understatement of the year. 🙄
    3 points
  46. Finally! Killer Klowns! https://waxworkrecords.com/collections/all/products/killer-klowns-from-outer-space
    2 points
  47. That's addiction talking. Do not buy this.
    2 points
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