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    Buffbloom reacted to Derek™ in AFI "Sing The Sorrow" - Boot Available Today   
    That’s cool and all if that’s a principle artists want to apply to their music, but I’ve found that 99% of them eventually go back on that idea, because money.  Life happens, expenses happen – I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard an artist or label say that there are zero plans to ever repress a certain album, only to see it as a limited drop or RSD exclusive within 2-5 years.

    Bootleg markets – especially those priced this excessively – are everything wrong with modern vinyl though.  Someone in another thread speculated that the kind of music that gets posted on VC – shit from the last 30 years, colored vinyl, limited editions – are more or less the NFTs of music enthusiasts.  That seems exemplified with boots.  These are all sourced from MP3s and can sound serviceable at best… but jokes aside, you can legitimately stream the same music at 320 or even 192 kbps, while simultaneously playing a YouTube video of “Vinyl Crackle Sound FX”, and you’re going to get the same result.  From a listening perspective, it’s a total meme to willingly pay $70 for this junk.  What that leaves is the satisfaction people get from having the spine of this record visible on their shelf.  Or the option to have it framed, I suppose.  Or the opportunity to snap a photo of it for Instagram (perhaps alongside the more affordable albums in the band’s discography) to larp as a devout fan and flex a complete collection, I guess.
     
    “But OG copies are $600.  I’m not paying that.”  Then don’t, as you shouldn't.  Anyone who has been collecting vinyl for more than 6-7 years is probably aware of how everything eventually gets a reissue or repress.  There’s been stuff that I would have never in my wildest dreams imagined would get repressed; albums from bands who’ve been defunct for 10+years, with labels no longer in business, and seemingly no demand to have the music pressed again.  Patience is a virtue, etc.  I would rather have a gap where that album will eventually go, than a garbage copy that “sounds okay” as MP3s on wax.  But I’m me and you’re you.  Maybe I value shelf space more than you do.  Maybe $70 means more to me and the new releases I buy than it does to you and the prospect of saying you can finally own something that resembles a coveted album. People buy pastries with the sole intent of sitting on them and ripping ass so who am I to say what the world should or should not be spending money on at the of the day?
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from phillybhatesme in AFI "Sing The Sorrow" - Boot Available Today   
    I hope these $50-$70 boots keep selling for the next year and then in 2023 they release a really great, mastered for vinyl, MOV #'d press for the 20th anniversary for $40 that puts them all to shame.
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    Buffbloom reacted to dawhizz in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    The only part he was joking about was that he bought one to play. 
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    Buffbloom reacted to Derek™ in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    Actually, jokes aside, there was this dude in a Facebook group for Boris who was gloating about keeping his latest purchases not only sealed, but contained within their mailers.  I'm not sure if he thought that exposure to air would somehow taint the music but he received so much flack for the post – rightfully so – that he initially got defensive over other people "telling [him] how to spend [his] money", but quickly removed his posts when he couldn't keep up with the text abuse.  I'll never forget that guy.  One of his main interests on Facebook was sourdough bread.
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    Buffbloom reacted to seb in What is the vinyl you never open/listen to in your collection?   
    Hi everyone - my name is Seb (French living in the UK (London)). I was wondering what is the vinyl among your collection that you haven't opened/listened to yet?
     
    Very often it's a record bought during a frenetic shopping session and been put aside... and then another serious buying spree happened!
     
    Unfortunately I have many of those... but I would say a record from Pierre Henry (experimental music) "Mariage de la feuille et du cliché!"
     

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    Buffbloom got a reaction from whoa in P.O. NOW mewithoutYou Collector's Editions/Everything Else Thread   
    Received shipping notice today, checked the mail and it was already here!
     
    BOLO
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from TheLegendOfMidna in AFI "Sing The Sorrow" - Boot Available Today   
    https://rockbottom-records.com/products/afi-sing-the-sorrow
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from IndigoHollow in P.O. NOW mewithoutYou Collector's Editions/Everything Else Thread   
    Received shipping notice today, checked the mail and it was already here!
     
    BOLO
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from IndigoHollow in AFI "Sing The Sorrow" - Boot Available Today   
    https://rockbottom-records.com/products/afi-sing-the-sorrow
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from YesPlease in AFI "Sing The Sorrow" - Boot Available Today   
    How is the band turning down $70 a pop by not pressing this officially? 
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from N8TRU in Urban Outfitters Exclusive Vinyl & Sale Discussion   
    We should get a VC fund together, buy all the equipment and a warehouse, and just get into the diy business. Let's do it! Let's start making computer chips! 
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from tape in PO: Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor's Version) 4xLP out on 11/12   
    Figure it out, Juan!
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    Buffbloom reacted to tipyourbartender in Urban Outfitters Exclusive Vinyl & Sale Discussion   
    You insinuated that eating meat and dairy, or diary as you put it, is unacceptable and anyone who does is fucking stupid and a dummy. Why inject this crap into a conversation about vinyl?
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    Buffbloom reacted to MyEnemy in Urban Outfitters Exclusive Vinyl & Sale Discussion   
    I mean, same thing could be said for anyone who still eats meat and diary in 2021. 🤷‍♀️
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    Buffbloom reacted to scottheisel in Urban Outfitters Exclusive Vinyl & Sale Discussion   
    I wouldn't mind the existence of all these garbage major label novelty releases if they would just re-build their own in-house pressing plants to stop this crap from clogging up all the indie pressing plants nationwide.
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    Buffbloom reacted to jhulud in PO: Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor's Version) 4xLP out on 11/12   
    Just got shipping notice for the Target version. I didn’t order the webstore edition. Maybe later. 
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from Snaggle Von Swift in PO NOW: Dashboard Confessional - All The Truth That I Can Tell (2-25-2022)   
    Bandbox isn't bad. I've grabbed a few of their exclusives with the membership and it's really easy to skip months or cancel and the records are usually hand numbered. The zines are 12x12 and and a pretty cool insert to slip into the polysleeve with the record.
     
    My favorite part about the subscription is that they send you an email a few days before they bill you to have you choose your next record and if you don't see one you like, you just skip and try again next month. No shitty tricky charges or unwanted records. 
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from IndigoHollow in PO: Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor's Version) 4xLP out on 11/12   
    You can lead a horse to water... 
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    Buffbloom reacted to jhulud in PO: Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor's Version) 4xLP out on 11/12   
    I forgot about the Target PO. Oops. It’ll pop back up closer to release date. Hell, Fearless is still available anyways.  
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from lexicondevil in PO: Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor's Version) 4xLP out on 11/12   
    I found this for Juan
     
    https://www.target.com/p/taylor-swift-red-taylor-39-s-version-target-exclusive-vinyl-4-lp/-/A-84294181
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from Snaggle Von Swift in PO: Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor's Version) 4xLP out on 11/12   
    I found this for Juan
     
    https://www.target.com/p/taylor-swift-red-taylor-39-s-version-target-exclusive-vinyl-4-lp/-/A-84294181
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from Han Solo in PO: Taylor Swift - RED (Taylor's Version) 4xLP out on 11/12   
    I found this for Juan
     
    https://www.target.com/p/taylor-swift-red-taylor-39-s-version-target-exclusive-vinyl-4-lp/-/A-84294181
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    Buffbloom got a reaction from tokimedo in AFI "Sing The Sorrow" - Boot Available Today   
    I couldn't find this on their website, but I did find a boot of Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinkin Rich by Warrant for an inside joke with my dad.  I've been looking for a copy for years.
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    Buffbloom reacted to stl_ben in Every Time I Die/Cave In - Split 7"   
    I have roughly 600 records for sale on discogs/ebay...please feel free to bump each thread I have anything for sale in.  You know what they say no publicity is bad publicity.
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