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  1. Mine finally arrived today! They sent me a replacement copy on 2/4 and this one successfully made it across the Atlantic. Have you received yours yet?
  2. Diorama arrived today (shipped 1/17, I'm in the eastern US), but waiting on Young Modern - they were in the same order and I got shipping notification at the same time, but I guess they put them in two separate boxes for some reason.
  3. Still waiting on mine. If it's not here by the end of the week, I guess I'll email them about it, but I don't think there was any tracking for it so I'm not sure how much they can really do.
  4. Anyone else in the US still waiting on this? I got a shipping notification from Rough Trade on 11/28, but nothing yet...
  5. Got my white copy from TTL today. Mine is ever-so-slightly not 100% flat, but I definitely wouldn't call it "warped", so hopefully all of these are better.
  6. I had a similar experience - TDS, Fragile, Broken, and NTAE all came shipped in a flimsy mailer with no extra protection, and the corners of Broken and The Fragile were particulary messed up, so I asked for replacement sleeves for those. A few weeks later, I get this huge box - they shipped a sleeve for Broken which they sandwiched between two heavy pieces of cardboard, wrapped in bubble wrap, put this thick 1" foam (like pipe insulation) around the corners, put another layer of bubble wrap over that, then boxed the whole thing. Needless to say, it was in perfect condition, and made me wonder why they didn't send the records like that to begin with. A week later, I still hadn't gotten anything for The Fragile, so I emailed customer service again to check, and they said it was shipped separately. A few days after that, I received new sealed copies of TDS and NTAE - each in its own unprotected mailer, and TDS was comically beat up, like someone was throwing the box at a wall or something. A few days after that, I got a sealed copy of The Fragile, also packaged shittily, but fortunately in decent shape. Then, a week ago, I got another sealed copy of Fragile Deviations, which I had never even asked about. So, I basically ended up with two of each of them - no wonder these were so expensive, if everyone gets multiple copies!
  7. Dude...they really fucked me over - the records don't even have corners! They're all circle-shaped and shit! Those cheap bastards must have cut them off, or maybe they broke off in shipping.
  8. Yeah exactly...I have plenty of records that arrived with sleeves in worse shape, but came from a small indie distro or were sent from Japan or something, so as long as the vinyl was in good shape I didn't care. But given the delay, cost, and the fact that a major label should have a better grasp on how to properly pack things, I figure I might as well ask. On a brighter note - holy shit these sound great! TDS and The Fragile are two of my all-time favorites and, while I haven't owned either on vinyl before, I've listened to the original CDs hundreds of times. And these blow them out of the water. I had a little bit of surface noise on the B side of TDS that a wet cleaning took care of, but otherwise sound perfect.
  9. Yep. I had a 1:36 order confirmation and no luck on the CD. Either way, really enjoying the new music.
  10. Dammit. So, 8 months later, Fragile, Broken, TDS, and NTAE showed up...and all of them have smashed corners. All 4 were shipped together in one of those amazon-type mailers, with no padding or corner protection of any kind. I have literally never asked for a replacement sleeve before but might have to here. Especially since I waited 8 months and they couldn't be bothered to give a shit about packing this decently.
  11. I finally picked these up a couple weeks ago, and have to say how impressed I am with how great these sound...I know Warp always does a good job in general, but they really knocked it out of the park with the quality of these. Highly recommended for anyone on the fence, and very reasonable shipping from Bleep as usual.
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