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Where are you preordering yours from and why are amazon taking the mick?
£9 on Norman's anyways
didn't realise it was coming out so soon
£9 for the LP delivered.
as you were then.
especially when it comes to European labels like Tomlab, who are putting it out here.
as others have said, £9 on Norman, who are far more worthy of yr money.
I've never noticed such bizarre pricing on amazon before, I'm sure I've bought MG albums for about £8 new, just like P J Harvey, Mogwai and Earth albums that I've got on CD this year from Amazon. Anyway. Hey ho, to Norman we go.
and the price goes down nearer release they refund the difference.
But recently I've noticed physical copies of stuff from slightly more obscure labels have been getting really expensive.
Recent examples the Tim Hecker album, How to Dress Well and the East River Pipe album - all priced at around £20 which is ridiculous. I buy most of my stuff from Amazon because I have Prime and so I've already paid the postage, but even paying postage they were much cheaper elsewhere (Boomkat and ebay in those cases).
Are they getting less interested in selling physical CDs from outside the mainstream?
shot up in price on Amazon recently. I ordered it at the end of Feb and it cost about £9. It now is listed as nearly £14.
Currently at £17.99.
How can Amazon justify charging 40% more? They are obviously not interested in selling it.
i assumed it was some sort of pricing error as a result of the fact it hadn't been released yet (e.g. see the new TV On The Radio album currently available for preorder at £26.88) but perhaps not.
It's £7.99 delivered, no?
for that price off Play.com
and possibly one of Amazon's best customers, but seriously no-one is going to pay £17.99 for a CD in 2011.
Amazon have always been great for stocking an amazing range of stuff, but I fear they are beginning the gradual winding down of CD sales.
amazon is a business. like all businesses the main purpose of amazon is to make profit, not to please mountain goats fans. so if they're likely to make more money selling fewer units at a higher price, they will do this. it's not really something to get outraged about, it's just how stuff works.
I'm not outraged about it at all, just baffled.
I just can't work out why it's that price given that
-other MG albums were £8ish on release.
-other similar sized recent releases have been about £8
-other retailers are selling it for about £8
it just seems really bizzare that they're making this particular record so expensive. An extra quid or two I could understand but who the hell is going to pay this price when it's so much cheaper elsewhere? I just can't see any logic to it...
what with the music business being properly international these days and releases rarely coming out on properly local labels anymore.
f'r instance the first Parenthetical Girls album was £31.99 when I looked the other day.
The economics don't work in the way you say because I seriously don't believe that anyone would pay that price for a CD when it is so transparently easy to get it 40% cheaper somewhere else.
Seriously, why would you pay Amazon £17 rather than pay someone else £12?
In a world where there are so many people willing to sell you stuff and it is so easy to compare prices, why would a company with such a dominant market position (and therefore able to buy stock more cheaply than anyone else) chose to price themselves out of the market?
That's why I say that they plainly actually don't want to sell this stuff at all any more, which is a shame I think.
in terms of how they buy online. admittedly these people tend not to be mountain goats fans but i'm sure amazon have some sort of reasoning behind it rather than putting a price together like a family guy joke. i've now seen the post below. i'll stop talking now
It has already been established that Amazon are selling it at £7.99 delivered.
They often put a stupid price on pre-release because they want it listed but they don't know how much they'll be selling it for. Even if you're daft enough to order it during that period they still only charge you the cheaper price. There's really not much more to say on the matter.
i was all set to buy it from Norman
now I'm torn
Norman = great :)
money = scarce :(
I don't think it was clearly established at all scanning this thread back. The '7.99 no?' comment was then linked to play.com not amazon. No-one seems to have said unambiguously (unless I missed it) before you that the price drop had occurred.
Anyway, consider the thread ended.
My boots are chilled as a kipper, skipper.
It is made out of pure human shit
It still only cost £11 including shipping over here. They were giving away old school cassette tapes with a limited number of pre-orders so hoping I get one of those.