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UK and EU orders for new box set

joepert ·
Through this forum I got the link to this site: https://store.universalmusic.com/crowdedhouse/ I ordered the CD's there. The price is quite a bit higher than in the Australian store, but as p&p from Australia is much more expensive and import duties will also be an issue, for those in the EU, ordering from this UK-based Universal shop makes sense as in the end it will probably be cheaper and faster than having stuff sent over from Australia. I'm a bit surprised though that this UK shop...
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agrasso ·
Also, all the remasters are available for pre-order on Amazon! http://amzn.to/2d6cJ4e
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stuartjb ·
I've found in the past that Amazon somehow seems to be cheaper than the actual source , and often wonder how that's possible !
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stuartjb ·
Also wondering , will the "boxed set " option be available on Amazon, as that's supposed to save money - if you're buying everything. Bit of a bummer, that Time On Earth isn't included in that Bundle though - serious frustration for the completist !
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Paul H ·
Because they do that fabulous off-shore bank account thing where they get to pay no tax. Which is why they've been able to consistently out-price other retailers for so long.
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stuartjb ·
Does anyone know if the "boxed set" version of both formats with the free tote bag will be available on amazon and the likes, or is that exclusive to the crowded house website?
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Paul H ·
I think it's just a deal Universal are doing for anyone who wants to buy the whole set. I'm surprise that Amazon are so uncompetitive at the moment. Personally, I prefer to buy from my local record store a) to keep people in jobs and record stores on High Streets, and b) in order to make returns easier if I need to. But the price differential between Universal and Amazon is likely to be replicated in stores as well which is really tempting me to go down the Universal route.
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Possessed7 ·
I certainly hope £25 isn't the normal price in-store. Amazon often drop prices at the last minute (Conor Oberst's album has dropped to £9.99 after being almost £16 since it was listed). They're the equivalent of £13 each on Amazon Canada. I expect the UK price to fall to something similar, certainly cheaper than the £19 per double CD charged by Universal.
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Paul H ·
I sincerely hope so. Actually, what I really hope is that my local record store has them in for much less than £25. I'd much rather buy them in-store than worry about shipping damage etc.
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stuartjb ·
Ok, looking for advice here! . Through some skillful eBay selling etc I've raised the cash for the box sets. I know Amazon will come down in price, but at the moment it's working out around £70 cheaper to buy the " boxed set " option direct from universal.. Surely Amazon won't reduce prizes by more than £10 per cd?! I'm thinking of going ahead and ordering the "boxed set" now? Thoughts?
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Paul H ·
I've been thinking the same thing but I'm really wary of ordering from Universal in case I have to arrange returns. I just can't help thinking it'd be a palaver. Amazon, for all it's faults, has a fabulous and simple returns policy.
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Brickfield ·
It's been so long since I ordered anything online, I'm a bit out of the loop as to what options there are now. Most places I used to order from have now closed down. There's Universal and Amazon... what else? HMV? Any suggestions?
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Possessed7 ·
I'm beginning to lose faith that these 2cd sets will be available at less than the £19 charged at the official store. Amazon and HMV are charging £25 in most cases. Like everything, my money is finite. In principle I just can't justify £20 for a 2cd set, especially when I have one of the discs. I appreciate that serious work has gone into them, but I'm not aware of any major reissue campaign that's went down the deluxe 2cd route and pitched them with such a high price point. It also seems...
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stuartjb ·
Ok, I've taken the plunge and ordered the Vinyl set from universal . At £88 delivered, I can't see Amazon beating that price ? I'll ponder the CD's over the next few days - suffice to say that Amazon are still listing them at £24.99 a pop ....
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Sad Claude ·
Amazon UK now down to £14.99 for all but Time On Earth (which is at £18.95) - time to buy I reckon - if they drop the price further they'll pass that on to you, but they can't make you pay more even if the price rises again.
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Possessed7 ·
That's good enough for me to bite. Money's still tight, so I'm limiting myself to 3 on release. Together Alone and Afterglow are definite - for anyone that's heard a lot of the unreleased stuff, do you have suggestions for unmissable material? I'm tempted by Intriguer as the less 'produced' material might be a revelation, but the earlier albums certainly boast a greater number of bonus tracks.
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Nomis ·
Thanks Sad Claude for flagging this. £14.99 per album is not a bad price. I've been holding off going for the Universal box set, but might take the plunge now with Amazon, though maybe only the first 4 or 5 albums for now.
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Paul H ·
I've received an email from Amazon advising that the deluxe CD of Time on Earth has been put back to Nov 11 by Universal. Wonder why.
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Guy. ·
According to my retailer Time on Earth is released by a different record company...! remember the vinyl TOE is delayed too.... and the price for that title is higher than the others
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Paul H ·
Not now it isn't. Amazon UK has dropped the price to match the other titles. And I thought ToE was issued on Universal (at least in the UK anyway).
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GeoffR ·
Stuart, you're the man whose opinions I will need on the vinyl, and how it compares to the original pressings (as I know you have them). Make sure you let us know!
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stuartjb ·
Certainly will do Geoff!
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What does the collector's box look like?

BRANDO BRANDT ·
Can someone please post a picture of the collector's box that houses all 7 deluxe-reissues? I'm genuinely intrigued...
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Steve Shealy ·
I'm not aware of any box.
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Nothing Wrong With You ·
I think the closest you'll get is by keeping them in the tote bag...
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BRANDO BRANDT ·
Maybe I totally misread the description on the website, if so it is a little misleading: LIMITED EDITION 30TH ANNIVERSARY CD BOXSET COLLECTION
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N.F.Addict ·
Perhaps whoever the webmaster/web mistress at the website got confused because the CD versions don't look anything like CD covers. When I brought all 7 just the other day at my local Sanity Music, the sales assistant went looking for the discs in the DVD section of their storage area behind the counter. The covers look more like DVDs then CDs. They are unique however because they all have a distinctive look to them & they look as if they belong to a specific set.
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UK Neil ·
The 7 cds are "boxed" in a "tote bag" if you're lucky (twice) enough to get one , but I think that the "tote bag" is a freebie thru ordering from the CH/Universal website. I could be wrong on this but I have not seen any "box" promoted on this, only the "tote bag". Hope this eases the pain ........
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Dazz ·
There seems to be no outer box housing all the issues (unless you count the box it was delivered in).
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Enzboy ·
I would have at least preferred to have an outer box to hold all these deluxe editions. It would make a nice display alongside my Enz box sets.
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Axver ·
Lucky enough to get one indeed; I ordered through the CH website, and no tote bag.
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Nothing Wrong With You ·
I had an email saying it will follow later, it's being sent from elsewhere.
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Nothing Wrong With You ·
And it literally just came through the door as I submitted the last comment.
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