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    Oblivions got a reaction from thglif52 in PO : Dashboard Confessional - The Best Ones Of The Best Ones   
    Those EPs were the peak of my DC fandom. It felt like Chris Carrabba could do no wrong and I'd be young forever.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from hobbesthecat in Terrible Traders/Buyers/Sellers   
    Dealing with buyers is a little like doing Jedi mind tricks sometimes. I’ve had to over apologize and be over sympathetic to walk some people off the ledge and back into a rational place where they’d accept a more realistic resolution. But some people are hellbent in doing things the hard way. I usually detach and cut off communication once they go full crazy or let me know they won’t accept anything but their unrealistic resolution. At that point, I let PayPal handle them and I just calmly provide my side of the situation to the claim and I’ve been lucky to never lose. Calling PayPal and speaking to someone is really helpful and better than simply writing a message via email or the resolution center. Sorry you had to deal with that buyer.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from backpackoat in PO: Nada Surf - Never Not Together   
    I like both! But if I had to choose my least favorites of the post-Let Go era, I'd choose those before You Know Who You Are (which I think was a needed return to a more dynamic and textured place after the straight-forward, workman-like Astronomy).
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    Oblivions got a reaction from N8TRU in VNYL   
    "We tried to get XYZ label to press XYZ album and let them know the passionate fan base we've curated for that album but, alas, they would not...so instead here is a brand new copy of the Orwell's debut album on limited edition clear vinyl!"
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    Oblivions got a reaction from Tommy in Third Eye Blind - Screamer   
    It’s my second least favorite, in front of Ursa Major, but it’s still fun and I’ve been listening to it non-stop. The slick pop production and slight tweak away from their guitar focus rubbed me wrong at first but this is packed with those 3EB ear worm melodies and Stephen Jenkins’ satisfying delusion. I just think Dopamine and OOTV had better 3EB power and I give them extra points for being committed, focused rock records, so it’s a thumb up even if it’s near the bottom for me.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from Fowty Dollaz in PO: Better Oblivion Community Center   
    I have too and it was fine and I know not everyone gets the bad experience, even with very bad retailers with much worse reputations. I was just thinking aloud as my time, energy, and purchases are more limited these days and the potential for a bad customer service experience feels more daunting when you're no longer in your prime vinyl buying shape. 😊
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    Oblivions got a reaction from corey. in [PO] (SANDY) ALEX G-- HOUSE OF SUGAR   
    House of Sugar is his first killer album, IMO. Instead of circling and meandering around an idea, he hits it head on and packs all the power into a tighter, more efficient package. It *is* less effortful which can read as 'light' or 'lacking' on the first or second pass but it's a masterful album. Once it sinks in, every song becomes an ear worm and each choice hits with precision. I might still prefer his lo-fi indie rock stuff and how it translates live but, of the 'proper studio' albums, this is the first one that realizes the potential he flashed on those 'killer tracks' on Rocket and Beach Music. Stick with it.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from RecordsandIPA in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from N8TRU in PO: Weezer "Van Weezer"   
    Weezer is essentially 3 different bands now, all called Weezer and featuring the same members. Rivers just cranks out a ton of rock, pop, and nightmare studio atrocity songs and saves them in a different folder until each gets to 10-12 songs.
    As far as the long pre-order lead in, I think Weezer probably haven't finished the album but wanted to join GD and FOB on the synced release date scheme. I'm assuming the posted release date is worst case scenario and it actually gets released way before then once they finish the album.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from tdogg241 in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from webdoggy in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from 212 Margarita in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from N8TRU in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    I like the idea that their post-Warning career is one big fuck you to the super fan who stole the master tapes for their unreleased Insomniac-sounding follow up to Warning. “You stole our sequel to Insomniac and now you’ll never hear good new Green Day music ever again.”
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    Oblivions got a reaction from Shitty Rambo in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    I know AI gets love from a lot of Green Day fans but, the moment I heard the first singles, I knew I was listening to a very different thing than whatever 1,039 to Warning Green Day was. I don't even think I dislike that record. It just feels like a different band doing something else that I wasn't that interested in. My little brother loved AI for like a summer before he became a proper metal head. Lol.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from Matt Danish in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    I like the idea that their post-Warning career is one big fuck you to the super fan who stole the master tapes for their unreleased Insomniac-sounding follow up to Warning. “You stole our sequel to Insomniac and now you’ll never hear good new Green Day music ever again.”
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    Oblivions got a reaction from kannibal in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from ChristDeformed in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from bubb4 in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from xfactor675 in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from jonnywreck in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from Shitty Rambo in PO Now: Green Day - Father Of All Motherfuckers   
    Does this Green Day band have anything to do with the 90s band Green Day that broke up after their final album Warning? Cause that band was pretty good and this is not pretty good.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from danmpie7 in Tegan and Sara - Hey I’m Just Like You - out 9/27   
    All I ask is they go back 10 years to my own personal favorite era (The Con/So Jealous) despite it not being as nearly successful or current as their electro mainstream breakthrough era. Is that too much to ask, Tegan and Sara?
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    Oblivions reacted to N8TRU in Terrible Traders/Buyers/Sellers   
    Dispute was closed in my favor today. Thankful I don't have to deal with this further...
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    Oblivions reacted to N8TRU in Terrible Traders/Buyers/Sellers   
    I was thinking the same about the refund portion but this dude is not being reasonable whatsoever. I don't mind negative feedback because it's the only negative feedback I've ever gotten. Thanks again.
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    Oblivions got a reaction from N8TRU in Terrible Traders/Buyers/Sellers   
    In this case, I think the worst PayPal can do to you is make you offer a refund upon return. It’s not the best result for you but you do get the item back and you aren’t responsible for return shipping costs. Also, unless you sold it for a premium, the seam split on a VG record shouldn’t knock too much money off your next sale, if any.
    If PayPal asks you to do anything more than that, that’s when I’d give them a call. 
    All that said, unless the buyer chills out, you might end up with bad feedback. If avoiding bad feedback and getting customers to walk away and leave you alone is a higher priority than “being right!!!”, sometimes a more reasonable partial refund is worth your while. 50% is wack though. I’d offer $2-3 bucks or 5-10%, whichever is higher, at most.
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