Brundlefly

What do you pay for limited editions in your country?

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I'm asking for the price you pay in your country for special editions, expansions, complete scores, ... you know what I mean.

 

As far as I can see, on the websites of the labels themselves, there are normally three price ranges:

1CD = normally 19,99$

2CD = normally 29,99$

3CD = normally 34,99$

Of course, that's without shipping fees and it's dollars. So what do you have to pay in England, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, ... ?

 

I will start with Germany:

There are two criteria that normally influence the price - the number of discs and the label's shipping fees.

 

Quartet Records

1CD = 16,95€ = 20,14$

2CD = 21,95€ = 26,08$

 

La-La Land

1CD = 22,95€ = 27,26$

2CD = 36,95€ = 43,90$

3CD = 49,95€ = 59,34$

 

Intrada

1CD = 27,95€ = 33,20$

2CD = 37,95€ = 45,08$

 

Varese Sarabande

1CD = 34,95€ = 41,52$

2CD = 42,95€ = 51,02$

 

It's annoying that you have to pay twice as much for Varese Sarabande as for Quartet, althought the latter is clearly the better special label.

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It's hard to show the comparison, but let's say for a LLL release like E.T., it costs me in canadian dollars (shipping fees included) 2-3 times the price that I usually pay for a single CD.

 

It's luxury, but I say to myself, it's still cheapier than a bottle of Veuve Clicquot!

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Few years ago the canadian dollar was in pair with US dollar, that's not the case anymore.

 

41,23 $USD is actually 52,60 $ CAN, that's not so bad.

 

A bottle of Veuve Cliquot costs me 70 $ CAN.

 

About canadian labels, I practically don't buy anything canadian, my tastes are for US and France artists, unfortunately!

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ET cost me just shy of $47 so thats just below €40. 

 

That's not the cheapest in the world but for the definitive release of one of the greatest scores of all time? I'm ok with it. 

 

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1 hour ago, Bespin said:

About canadian labels, I practically don't buy anything canadian, my tastes are for US and France artists, unfortunately!

Sorry, I wanted to ask for big differences of shipping fees that the different American special labels (LLL, Intrada, Varese) request for sending it to Canada.

 

I'm asking, since LLL and VS both want 19,99$ in the US for a 1disc set, but in Germany LLL is more than 27$ and VS is more than 41$, cause if the different shipping fees.

 

3 minutes ago, Bilbo Skywalker said:

ET cost me just shy of $47 so thats just below €40. 

 

That's not the cheapest in the world but for the definitive release of one of the greatest scores of all time? I'm ok with it. 

 

 

Where do you come from?

 

2 minutes ago, Thor said:

They don't sell limited editions in my country. Neither in physical stores or in the online stores.

 

Where do you come from?

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I don't pay anything because not a single store offers them here in Finland. In the end it is usually still cheaper to order overseas than go with the European labels. Plus faster.

 

Also I tend to bundle multiple releases in a single order to ease the shipping cost a bit compared to ordering these things individually.

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5 minutes ago, Brundlefly said:

Ah, okay. Well, we have soundtrackcorner.de and amazon.de and ebay.de to purchase soundtracks.

 

Does the Amazon version of your country offer special releases?

We don't have our own Amazon but the one's for sale e.g. in the UK store usually have pretty high prices. Especially when slapped with the label IMPORT on the site. Funnily enough quite a few regular soundtracks are initially marked as imports with a higher price until they get some in stock and the price goes down.

6 minutes ago, Richard Penna said:

I'd pay around £15 or so for a single CD, which is actually pretty good considering it's not a mainstream release.

 

It's shipping where we get burned - a minimum of £10 for one disc.

Yup. The ordering of a single CD from US is really expensive these days. I remember getting some used CDs from Amazon marketplace that together cost much less than the postal fees. :P

 

And I am so glad the specialty labels mark a token value for these CD packages so the customs usually don't bother with them.

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1 minute ago, Incanus said:

We don't have our own Amazon but the one's for sale e.g. in the UK store usually have pretty high prices. Especially when slapped with the label IMPORT.

The German amazon prices for special editions have a crazy range from incredibly expensive unpayable unreasonable to unreasonable low prices.

Secret of NIMH by Intrada plus shipping fees costs 30€. Amazon sold it for 16€! I bought one copy and the price rised to 40€!

The Jurassic Park Collection costs 75€ with sipping fees. On Amazon it was for 50€! The next day it was 95!

Should I be able to see the logic in it?

4 minutes ago, Bilbo Skywalker said:

There's no Irish Amazon. We use .co.uk and they don't have ET (I just checked) so I assume they don't generally get LLL releases. 

Normally they need a few weeks.

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5 minutes ago, Incanus said:

 

And I am so glad the specialty labels mark a token value for these CD packages so the customs usually don't bother with them.

 

God yes. I've been really hit by customs a couple of times by other companies stating the real value. Over here it's £8 customs, plus £8 for a Royal Mail 'handling fee'.

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Just now, Stefancos said:

Brundlefly, i hate to come of sounding like a dick, but you're supposed to use fhe currency symbols before the number, not after.

 

Criticizes another for their grammar...

 

Types "the" as "fhe" in his criticism...

 

Classic!

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47 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

Brundlefly, i hate to come of sounding like a dick, but you're supposed to use fhe currency symbols before the number, not after.

 

Jay, you should have logged out of your other account before posting this. 

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2 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Or Woj!

 

What? 

2 hours ago, Jay said:

 

Criticizes another for their grammar...

 

Types "the" as "fhe" in his criticism...

 

Classic!

I don't consider currency symbol usage to fall under the cloud of grammar. It's more of a convention. 

 

Take American money. Add 1¢ to 99¢ to get $1. 

 

Whoa dude, that symbol changed sides! 

 

Why? 

 

Who cares. 

 

I actually spent five minutes trying to figure out if fhe was an ASCII spelling of the euro symbol, thinking my phone was missing a font. I need sleep. 

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Hey don't forget the "protection money" Screen Archives Entertainment is collecting from their customers in the form of the optional safer registered delivery in areas of the world where alledgedly their packages have frequently gone missing, the whopping $45 on top of the normal shipping fees if I have understood it correctly. It is optional but it is always nice to hear in advance that my package might, just might, go missing if I don't pay some extra for it. You don't want your CDs to have an accident, do you?

 

I have ordered from them recently and risked the normal delivery (still expensive) and it arrived more or less in normal time without a hitch.

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10 minutes ago, Incanus said:

Hey don't forget the "protection money" Screen Archives Entertainment is collecting from their customers in the form of the optional safer registered delivery in areas of the world where alledgedly their packages have frequently gone missing, the whopping $45 on top of the normal shipping fees if I have understood it correctly. It is optional but it is always nice to hear in advance that my package might, just might, go missing if I don't pay some extra for it. You don't want your CDs to have an accident, do you?

 

I have ordered from them recently and risked the normal delivery (still expensive) and it arrived more or less in normal time without a hitch.

 

That whole thing is a rip-off. I used to fall for it because of the sense of urgency it conveyed. But not once in my personal history of online shopping have I had an item go missing in the postal system. Not meaning to say it'll never happen, but the likelihood of it happening is statistically low.

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1 hour ago, Stefancos said:

Wait, so if the $20 CD you ordered goes missing, you gotta pay them $45 to have a new one shipped?

No. They don't replace any lost CDs if your package was sent with regular shipping fee, only if you take the extra $ 45 registered mail option.

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It is "protection money" in a very literal sense. I never realized what "Wild West" the normal shipping of CDs from one continent to another is, how fraught with peril the airlines and waterways of the world are and how hungrily soundtrack pirates hijack our precious expanded editions in the highways and side paths of the postal wilderness. I guess the next level will be an armored car and an armed escort for $ 100.

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1 hour ago, Incanus said:

It is "protection money" in a very literal sense. I never realized what "Wild West" the normal shipping of CDs from one continent to another is, how fraught with peril the airlines and waterways of the world are and how hungrily soundtrack pirates hijack our precious expanded editions in the highways and side paths of the postal wilderness. I guess the next level will be an armored car and an armed escort for $ 100.

 

OK guys, shipment of the Waterworld copy for Mr. Mikko Ojala is a go! To Finland we go! Remember: we do not stop under any circumstances! And keep a watchful eye! Danger lurks ahead!

 

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23 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

 

OK guys, shipment of the Waterworld copy for Mr. Mikko Ojala is a go! To Finland we go! Remember: we do not stop under any circumstances! And keep a watchful eye! Danger lurks ahead!

 

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Now that's more like it! They should blast March of the Resistance as they come!

30 minutes ago, Brundlefly said:

...000

Yeah 100k would probably be more accurate.

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LEs are ridiculously expensive in my country due to shipping, customs and a weak currency.

 

For example, LLLs Twister, if ordering today via a third party importer (a necessity due to our extremely unreliable postal service), would cost me the equivalent of $63.

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On 9/14/2017 at 2:46 PM, Bilbo Skywalker said:

There's no Irish Amazon. We use .co.uk and they don't have ET (I just checked) so I assume they don't generally get LLL releases. 

The only labels I’m aware of that sell directly through Amazon are Intrada and Screen Archives. 

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15 minutes ago, Jay said:

Hey that's some nice artwork in your avatar

 

Thanks Jay. I have no idea where I found that particular Indy image, but I know it was ages ago when I was browsing for alternate Indy poster art for a custom cover.

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On 9/14/2017 at 2:46 PM, Bilbo Skywalker said:

There's no Irish Amazon. We use .co.uk and they don't have ET (I just checked) so I assume they don't generally get LLL releases. 

The only labels I’m aware of that sell directly through Amazon are Intrada and Screen Archives. 

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