Comp, they come in right about $20 each, including shipping, from Amazon UK. I haven't actually gotten any yet, I figure 10-14 days to arrive. I'm really in it for the bonus discs and the liner notes, and packaging. I already have the original discs, of course, and probably won't notice too much of a sound upgrade on my moderate equipment. Still, I've been whining about the box set for years, so I'll shell out $140 and be ecstatic to have all these rarities. Just wish they would get here!

Steve is right. Amazon.co.uk is the best site for US customers to get ahold of these sets at a reasonable price. My sets should be arriving tomorrow and I am beyond excited!

Thanks! That helps a lot. I can either be patient and see how the U.S. releases affect worldwide pricing, buy the physical copies right now for just a little more than the digital copies, or stalk Painaporo's mailbox, grab the albums on arrival, and run away cackling.

Well, the 18th is now here and Amazon.Ca simply changed the release date to 'Not in stock; order now and we'll deliver when available'... real nice!

I'll be surprised if I get these in 2016...

Brando, it is easy to set up an Amazon account in another country, I set one up in CA and UK for this, I originally ordered from Canada then cancelled and ordered from UK. May have to wait on shipping, but it may be worth the effort for you.

 

Hello all---

This has nothing to do with the band's decision to release all the new recordings or Jeremy's fantastic archival work, because there has probably never been a better time to be a CH fan.  But this release has been a mess for US fans.

There are apparently issues in Canada, and I think the UK release was also delayed a little.  But did any other territory have the same situation as the US, where the physical CDs are only available from the official/label store at full MSRP [$30 each, plus shipping]?

The idea of paying $210 plus shipping for them when I can get them for about $140 from the UK is ridiculous.

On one hand, there's the whole "We've waited 10 years for these songs, you can't wait another month or two?" argument.  But on the other hand, it's just hard when everyone is discussing how awesome the new material is.

I ended up downloading 10 or 12 of the new tunes from iTunes, just to tide me over.

And I'm kicking myself now, because I had Amazon UK deliver the CDs to my work address back when the release date was a week earlier.  And now, the estimated delivery date is next week [11/25] when we're closed for the Thanksgiving holidays.

That's just perfect, isn't it?  They're finally on the way, but I'll have to wait several more days now.  Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor?

mattl

Steve Shealy posted:

Brando, it is easy to set up an Amazon account in another country, I set one up in CA and UK for this, I originally ordered from Canada then cancelled and ordered from UK. May have to wait on shipping, but it may be worth the effort for you.

 

Is there a benefit to setting up a separate account?

I logged into the Canada and UK stores using my same [US] login information, and it worked fine.  I've previously ordered that way from the UK store, with no problems at all.

mattl

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I just ordered from the UK and cancelled my Canadian order and ended up saving money! Unreal!

Time On Earth isnt available yet on the UK site so I kept that one from my original Canadian order. 

Thanks Steve.

What's interesting is that I found a blog on the Amoeba Records site, announcing the vinyl releases back on the 6th of September.  The release date at that time was November 18.  Today's the 18th and Amoeba still has the vinyl as a pre-order.  Cost: 24.99.  TOE and Intriguer vinyl are missing.  

Amazon US shows a Dec. 16 release for vinyl; $22.55 for all except  Intriguer at $24.51.  I'm tempted to pre-order the vinyl with the download codes and get the CDs at a later time.  I suspect the vinyl will have limited availability, smaller production run which keeps the price higher.  But I need a new turntable!

I suspect once the Deluxe CDs are sold in the US market, the price will go down significantly.  Affording both will be a steep mountain to climb and a selling of my soul to my better half.  I'm trying to be patient.

 

mattl posted:
Steve Shealy posted:

Brando, it is easy to set up an Amazon account in another country, I set one up in CA and UK for this, I originally ordered from Canada then cancelled and ordered from UK. May have to wait on shipping, but it may be worth the effort for you.

 

Is there a benefit to setting up a separate account?

I logged into the Canada and UK stores using my same [US] login information, and it worked fine.  I've previously ordered that way from the UK store, with no problems at all.

mattl

I guess I didn't know you could do that. 

I'm in Canada and Amazon.ca has delayed TOE until Dec 2 and because of that the rest of my CDs haven't shipped either. I was really looking forward to opening them up before I head out on a trip...

My local record shop thought they would have the vinyl in today for most of them. I know I'm getting a couple for Christmas, so maybe I'll slip the download codes out and put them away again!

Ajax posted:

I'm in Canada and Amazon.ca has delayed TOE until Dec 2 and because of that the rest of my CDs haven't shipped either. I was really looking forward to opening them up before I head out on a trip...

My local record shop thought they would have the vinyl in today for most of them. I know I'm getting a couple for Christmas, so maybe I'll slip the download codes out and put them away again!

Hi Ajax,

I'm in Canada as well. Check-out my previous reply a few posts up.

You can get the CD's at Amazon UK for cheaper than the best price on Amazon.Ca. I'd locked them in at $22 and from the UK they're coming in a few bucks cheaper (with shipping included). Might want to consider this option.

We have nothing in terms of release dates now that they're officially 'not in stock'.

 

I was supposed to receive all the CDs except Time on Earth from Amazon UK this last Wednesday, which seemed pretty quick. Unfortunately UPS has somehow bungled things, and though the package has been in my city for two days the status has not changed since it arrived. I am in agony waiting for them to sort this BS out. aaaarrrrgghhh

Cannot advocate ordering them from Australia (via CH site) enough.

No nonsense, 3-day Fedex International delivery. Done.

Because my Woodface copy arrived with a cracked case, I was going to replace it via Amazon USA, but no thanks for a 1-2 month delivery window.

WELL worth a few extra bucks. I've actually enjoyed the remastering more than the unreleased tracks.

I ordered the set early from the UK, including the free tote bag. I didn't realize at the time that the set did not include the debut album. I later got impatient (and budget foolish) and bought all of the MP3s on the release date. Today my box of six deluxe CD sets arrived, with the tote bag. I've listed it on eBay for my purchase cost of $21 each, not counting shipping. I have the collection in hand, so no delays, if anyone wants it guaranteed before the holidays -- including a free tote bag. I'm not looking to profit, just break even. All are unopened in the original packaging and shipping container. If you are interested, go here http://r.ebay.com/yIGBjn

It looks like Time on Earth vinyl has been pushed back until January 13, at least via Amazon.com 

All the other records still show a release date of December 15.

 

 

From what I've read in a new topic, the vinyl releases in the US are missing download cards.  Amazon US is selling the import CD reissues, at $27.99 a pop.  No sign of a US CD release.  I'm starting to doubt that there will be a US release.  I hope I'm wrong.  

I ended up buying TOE ($19.95) and Afterglow ($25.95) with Amazon points from the US store, and the rest of the reissue discs via Amazon UK.  The other 5 discs came out to be $17.73 US per disc (including shipping) as opposed to $27.99 per disc via Amazon US.  Finding out the download codes weren't included with US vinyl releases changed my purchasing direction.  Thank you all for pointing out different directions to purchase this House set.  Saving over $50 is no joke. 

The Amazon UK shipment arrives in 2 weeks.  The anticipation and delivery anxiety will get the best of my nails!  

Thanks, Jeremy, for being so patient throughout the release and being available on the forum to fellow fans.  Your updates and insights have made us feel so much closer to the creation of this monumental project.  We are very lucky to be FRENZ!   

 

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