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  1. Following up on the red vinyl reissue of Unknown Pleasures from earlier this year, there's a couple of really nice looking box sets just announced by Rhino. (I almost posted this into the existing thread for that release but since these new sets span way more than just Joy Division I figured they merit their own post.) First is Factory Communications: 1978-92, available for the first time on vinyl, with silver vinyl exclusive to the Rhino UK shop. It runs £128/$155 before postage: https://store.rhino.co.uk/uk/factory-communications-1978-92-limited-edition-silver-8lp.html Second - and way more interesting to me, but £180/$220 - is the Use Hearing Protection: Factory Records 1978-79 box which reproduces the first 10 Factory objects including the never-officially-released No Fun City film, aka FAC9, though it's unclear if it's the whole The Factory Flick or just the part with Joy Division; the wording makes it sound like the latter: https://store.rhino.co.uk/uk/use-hearing-protection-factory-records-1978-79-limited-edition-box.html Both way pricey and shipping is ridiculous. If you have the free cash to drop on either of these, I envy you. I'm going to really try to resist the temptation to pickup Use Hearing Protection but I may not have the willpower. Pray for me...
  2. I still don’t see what’s gimmicky about a smaller, more poorly manufactured version of something all of us already owns, except only able to play a dozen or so titles (pressed on cheap plastic instead of vinyl and costing twice as much as a standard 7” single) and whose sound quality is questionable at best, unlistenable at worst.
  3. The trouble with that logic is it would require someone to buy one in the first place to resell it.
  4. If you’re not paying some European gentlemen with a small booth at a random record show in a German village 10 euro each to ultrasonically clean your records you’re doing it wrong.
  5. Not directly related to the delivery of records, but makes you wonder what they’re going through on their way to you in the back of these delivery trucks: Postal Worker Cooks Steak on Dashboard
  6. Yeah, I’m a total hypocrite because I’ll buy stuff like the Slowdive reissues on MOV. BUT those are incredibly expensive for original pressings. I reckon first pressings of this don't go for much more than the reissue, probably less.
  7. Yes, but it’s barely cheaper in Europe. Around 20-25 euros. MOV is just plain expensive.
  8. New vinyl pricing is crazy. I saw this a few weeks ago and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at $30 for a single LP. I know it’s “high quality” but still... I love this album and don’t own a copy on vinyl and I’m not in any rush to buy it. If someone like me can pass - who I’m guessing is prime target audience - I can’t imagine they’ll be selling through those 1,000 colored vinyl copies anytime soon.
  9. So I happened to click a PledgeMusic link I'd had saved and instead of their home page I was greeting with this message: Probably a huge long shot, but presumably if you're still waiting on a refund from them you could contact the liquidator at the given email address and add yourself as a creditor.
  10. Can I mention again those miserable excuse for mailers that are so often used by many UK shops and labels? I see them slightly less than I used to but still way too often. You know the ones I’m talking about: they’re really just thick paper envelopes and not cardboard. If you’re lucky, you get an insert to stiffen it (and for some reason inserts in the UK seem to be half as thick as US ones). I’ve seen them used for both singles and LPs. You’re 100% guaranteed corner damage and probably some warping. They're rare in the rest of Europe but the Brits seem addicted to them...
  11. The individual page for the splatter has a signed and unsigned option so I'm assuming they're just assuming someone who'd buy the bundle would want the signed version and including that without giving the option.
  12. I love DJ Shadow but completely stopped trying to collect his single releases a few years ago when he started doing random ones in editions of, like, 100 and stuff that was exclusively packaged with $300 toys, etc. I have neither the time, patience nor money to collect releases like that...
  13. Not available online. This is what they’re referring to by “two days”: Rappcats and DJ Shadow present: The 4th Annual DJ Shadow Storage Sale August 10th & 11th, 2019 5638 York Blvd, Los Angeles Noon-6PM Did we mention the exclusive 7-inch yet?Shadow and Mass Appeal Records have prepared a limited-edition vinyl 45 of his BRAND NEW upcoming single with De La Soul, “Rocket Fuel.” Only 300 copies were made, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the sale.
  14. As a huge Replacements fan, I’ve always felt a little guilty for liking this album as much as I do because it’s basically the first solo Westerberg album and not a true ‘Mats effort, but it’s just so gorgeous I can’t help it. One of the few records I can drop the needle on and listen to both sides start-to-finish. Gonna be hard not to pick this up...
  15. It would’ve just been too easy for them to have put a bundle up, right?
  16. Can’t believe anyone buys this crap. On a totally unrelated note, how’re people enjoying that sweet clear vinyl Baby One More Time Urban Outfitters exclusive?
  17. I guess we’ll all just have to wait for answers until this gets investigated further on Portlandia...
  18. I personally don't use Reverb for buying or selling but I just read the Sales Tax FAQ on their site and it looks like the setup there is already similar to what Discogs is implementing. Honestly, Discogs was one of the last holdouts; Amazon, eBay, Etsy, etc. have all been doing this for some time. I'm afraid with how easily its become to track digital transactions, unless you're dealing with well-concealed cash in a plain paper envelope or some super-anonymous cryptocurrency the government is going to find a way to take "their fair share."
  19. Just a quick bump to remind any affected US based buyers that are considering a Discogs purchases to get it in over the weekend/before Monday when the tax hike happens. (Plus who knows how many European sellers are going to start blocking all US sales come Monday morning...)
  20. That would make a 6.5, like, the worst rating ever.