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    stl_ben got a reaction from chrisapple in The Third Man Records Thread   
    I think its less sneaky and more just their approval cycle doesn't always match up with when you decide to pay.  For instance the vault is always announced in the 3rd month of a cycle, you could always sign up in one of the first 2 months and your payment would always be before the announcement.  IMO its best to sign up the last day possible to have as much time as possible to wait for the next announcement. 
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    stl_ben got a reaction from uglyme in PO: Weezer "OK Human"   
    nothing like preselling a new album before the last one is released.
     
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    stl_ben reacted to holyvacantsholyhell in PO: Weezer "OK Human"   
    Funny, you taking issue with what you perceive to be scummy ways to make a buck 
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    stl_ben reacted to HeartSwells in Fueled By Ramen 25 Years vinyl   
    Managed to get a full refund after submitting one on Sunday, best of luck!
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    stl_ben reacted to Tidal Wave in Interested in trying to license some albums, but have licensing/contract questions   
    My honest advice is don’t try. 
     
    unless you are willing to commit to taking on the hours of a second job and not only not making a profit but realistically losing a couple thousand dollars per release. 
     
    if you are still interested there are a couple people here that run labels that could probably help, but I’d guess their initial response will be the same. 
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    stl_ben got a reaction from tokimedo in Fueled By Ramen 25 Years vinyl   
    If these records are all $20 and there was no benefits to paying in advance...Ima write a sternly worded email.
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    stl_ben got a reaction from Plarocks in The Third Man Records Thread   
    They got you now!  
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    stl_ben got a reaction from vinyl addict in The Third Man Records Thread   
    I think its less sneaky and more just their approval cycle doesn't always match up with when you decide to pay.  For instance the vault is always announced in the 3rd month of a cycle, you could always sign up in one of the first 2 months and your payment would always be before the announcement.  IMO its best to sign up the last day possible to have as much time as possible to wait for the next announcement. 
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    stl_ben reacted to Buffbloom in Fueled By Ramen 25 Years vinyl   
    Kind of like Happiness 😉
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    stl_ben got a reaction from Mars in The Third Man Records Thread   
    I think its less sneaky and more just their approval cycle doesn't always match up with when you decide to pay.  For instance the vault is always announced in the 3rd month of a cycle, you could always sign up in one of the first 2 months and your payment would always be before the announcement.  IMO its best to sign up the last day possible to have as much time as possible to wait for the next announcement. 
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    stl_ben reacted to streetwaves in Fuckin' USPS' Network Distribution Centers: the thread.   
    I can't believe some of the advice being doled out regarding "customer service." You don't need to take your listings down or rush out to ship something the next day just because it's Christmas. If someone demands that you ship immediately because they couldn't get their shit together in time to order something, fuck them. 
    It's always the guy who buys the $2 7" who wants it tomorrow. The entitlement generation is the worst.
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    stl_ben got a reaction from Multiverse in WTT / WTS: frank ocean - blond cassette bootleg (black cover) for a handful of different vinyl releases (boris, macintosh plus, king gizzard, the microphones / mount eerie, freddie gibbs, lightning bolt, ETC)   
    So is it still available for trade?  The tape that you says sounds bad you may want to record over it. I mean if its so desirable surely its gone already.
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    stl_ben got a reaction from Shelby American in Fuckin' USPS' Network Distribution Centers: the thread.   
    People complaining about $10 packages seem to vastly outweigh the people complaining about $500 packages.  My average order I ship out is close to $100 and boy do the Nickle and dimers get way more picky about everything. 
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    stl_ben got a reaction from AmbientRock in Fuckin' USPS' Network Distribution Centers: the thread.   
    People complaining about $10 packages seem to vastly outweigh the people complaining about $500 packages.  My average order I ship out is close to $100 and boy do the Nickle and dimers get way more picky about everything. 
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    stl_ben reacted to AmbientRock in Fuckin' USPS' Network Distribution Centers: the thread.   
    Step up your customer service game people. Some buyers are still going to be dense, but a little communication goes a long way. If someone buys something a day before Christmas eve, it doesn't hurt to send a "hey, hope you're not expecting this by tomorrow... because if so, here are some options... (offer expedited shipping at a higher price, refund if the buyer prefers, or maybe the buyer says "no problem"" message. Or realize that people get bent easily this time of year and ship the damn thing out Christmas eve, or remove the listing.
     
    It should be a mystery to NO ONE who has sold records during the pandemic that delays were likely to happen during the holidays. Serious sellers should also understand that buyer's get extra sensitive during holidays.
     
    Been doing this for 10 years. Some buyers suck, but I'm telling you from experience that most of it can be mitigated through OPEN DIALOGUE and PRO-ACTIVE COMMUNICATION.
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    stl_ben got a reaction from mtlcrmama in WTB/WTTF: Twilight Saga New Moon colored 2xLP   
    Sold mine recently for around $400.  These are getting way harder to find than I ever expected.
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    stl_ben got a reaction from diabretic in PO: Metallica (6 Albums, Walmart Exclusive Variants)   
    Where is the extreme hate for Taylor Swift having an exclusive Target version of a record.....
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    stl_ben reacted to Tastetherainbow in PO: Metallica (6 Albums, Walmart Exclusive Variants)   
    oh and I bought the first 5 albums on those gorgeous capitalist colors.
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    stl_ben reacted to ntslash in PO: Metallica (6 Albums, Walmart Exclusive Variants)   
    I buy what I want from where it's most convenient or most cost-effective.  If you want to judge me for that, then go fuck yourself. 
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    stl_ben got a reaction from mertzrock in PO: Metallica (6 Albums, Walmart Exclusive Variants)   
    Where is the extreme hate for Taylor Swift having an exclusive Target version of a record.....
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    stl_ben reacted to sugareggs in PO: Metallica (6 Albums, Walmart Exclusive Variants)   
    Not every town has a cool record store. Maybe this release is for the kid who picks it up in nowheresville USA and it changes his life. 
     
    I also think its pointless to adhere DIY punk mentality to a band of Metallica’s level. You want to talk corporations, they ARE a corporation 
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    stl_ben reacted to Olsvik in Alchemist x Freddie Gibbs - Alfredo   
    what the fuck is wrong you guys...genuinely? I know toddlers more mature
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    stl_ben reacted to se7enstitches in Alchemist x Freddie Gibbs - Alfredo   
    Im hoping one day we get a limited hip hop drop where people dont complain about prices. Are you all really so surprised every time, even though the price is high...every time? Every couple months do you have to re-learn basic things like putting on shoes or how to log in on your work computer? Who knows amirite? Whats up with these prices though???
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    stl_ben reacted to jhulud in PO NOW: Taylor Swift - Folklore 2xLP   
    I thought I'd never see a day when I'd have to think about locking a T-Swizzle thread. Geez. 
     
    Everyone just chill the fuck out. Please. 
     
    If posting lists of preferred records from her are your bag...so be it. There's really nothing else going on but my incessant bitching about not receiving my order. Other than that, let's stay on track and not at each other's throats. 
     
    2020 has been enough of a shitshow as it is. Don't need any more bullshit around here and overall in VC in general. 
     
    Thank you. Love all y'all...
     

     
     
     
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