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ByersVinyl

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Link to Internation PIF thread (the thread with all the love)

https://www.needlesandgrooves.com/threads/the-international-pay-it-forward-thread.76/



I cant find this one - And well it was comforting

Im gonna tag in a few people, I will miss a few - its early !

@Mr Moore @Thackeraye @anazapela @hamicle @Captainfog @Joe Mac @Selaws @foks @MigraineBoy @Bsdmr2 @Allyngr @Ed Selley @Gavaxeman


Given we mainly just posted - Got a shipping notification and then further progress - My input might be minimal. I need to google UK based Vinyl subscription services - Any good ones ?
 
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anazapela

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I cant find this one - And well it was comforting

Im gonna tag in a few people, I will miss a few - its early !

@Mr Moore @Thackeraye @anazapela @hamicle @Captainfog @Joe Mac


Given we mainly just posted - Got a shipping notification and then further progress - My input might be minimal. I need to google UK based Vinyl subscription services - Any good ones ?
I was hoping a UK thread would appear!

There's an Irish one that's been mentioned a few times (i think there's a thread for it now too) called Loves Vinyl... seems decent
 

ByersVinyl

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Wax & Stamp any good ?
Value for money at least - Lot more in terms of quantity for my money !


Less is sometimes more tho......
 

hamicle

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I did Flying Vinyl for a few months, a box of five 7” singles for £20 delivered every month. Mostly up and coming indie rock and moody synth pop. Festival fodder, I suppose.

It’s really well done but I found I couldn’t really get excited about most of the music featured.
 

Selaws

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Had a fantastic update this morning 'Your parcel is out for delivery with Ishmael.'!!!!!! So unless Ishmael gets lost I should have a package waiting for me when I get back. My last big VMP package for a while.

Just to repeat what @hamicle has said, I also joined Flying Vinyl for a while. Its a nice package of records but in all honesty they can be picked up individually on discogs for £1-£2. If your really into indie then I recommend it as its a nice mix, but after a couple packages I kind of gave up.

@ByersVinyl I have heard of Wax & Stamp and saw that they had 'Better Oblivion Community Center' as one of their picks, which is a fantastic album. The only thing I would say is that there doesnt seem to be anything special about the pressing (unless I missread?). In which case I cant see whats stopping people just going out and finding it cheaper themselves? Like take BOCC as an example and it can be picked up for £17 whicle Wax & Stamp cost £31 plus postage (albeit with an additional EP/Single). Unless I am missing something here?
 

ByersVinyl

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I did Flying Vinyl for a few months, a box of five 7” singles for £20 delivered every month. Mostly up and coming indie rock and moody synth pop. Festival fodder, I suppose.

It’s really well done but I found I couldn’t really get excited about most of the music featured.
Had a fantastic update this morning 'Your parcel is out for delivery with Ishmael.'!!!!!! So unless Ishmael gets lost I should have a package waiting for me when I get back. My last big VMP package for a while.

Just to repeat what @hamicle has said, I also joined Flying Vinyl for a while. Its a nice package of records but in all honesty they can be picked up individually on discogs for £1-£2. If your really into indie then I recommend it as its a nice mix, but after a couple packages I kind of gave up.

@ByersVinyl I have heard of Wax & Stamp and saw that they had 'Better Oblivion Community Center' as one of their picks, which is a fantastic album. The only thing I would say is that there doesnt seem to be anything special about the pressing (unless I missread?). In which case I cant see whats stopping people just going out and finding it cheaper themselves? Like take BOCC as an example and it can be picked up for £17 whicle Wax & Stamp cost £31 plus postage (albeit with an additional EP/Single). Unless I am missing something here?
Yeah I had similar views on both these after googling.
I just want a club that can press some exclusives ideally UK based (or Ireland). But I still like the idea of being curated some music. Hell Id still bbuy the records if we did a Needles & Grooves pick of the month. But it might not keep its momemtum.
 

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Yeah I had similar views on both these after googling.
I just want a club that can press some exclusives ideally UK based (or Ireland). But I still like the idea of being curated some music. Hell Id still bbuy the records if we did a Needles & Grooves pick of the month. But it might not keep its momemtum.
Hopefully once theres a solid template set up for the Needles & Grooves ROTM it should run quite well......fingers crossed!
 

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Yeah I had similar views on both these after googling.
I just want a club that can press some exclusives ideally UK based (or Ireland). But I still like the idea of being curated some music. Hell Id still bbuy the records if we did a Needles & Grooves pick of the month. But it might not keep its momemtum.
Take a look at the loves vinyl forum and then the club! New club here in Dublin!
 

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Wax & Stamp any good ?
Value for money at least - Lot more in terms of quantity for my money !


Less is sometimes more tho......
I subscribed to wax and stamp for a while a few years ago, I wasn’t too bothered by the service really, the choices weren’t particularly great but looking at the history they’ve pulled a few decent records. I found their picks to be very hit and miss.
 

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Um, I haven't cancelled my VMP membership yet! I'll see what the next Classics and see. Very tempted to quit and just buy another record from my local shop. I suppose I'm lucky that I have some good local shops...
 

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East Midlands based. Vale of Belvoir to be precise. So quite fortunate to have decent record stores in Nottingham close enough.
 

Joe Mac

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East Midlands based. Vale of Belvoir to be precise. So quite fortunate to have decent record stores in Nottingham close enough.
There are great record stores in Nottingham! I used to bunk of school all the time as a teenager and get the train into Nottingham and wander around the then cd stores!

I’m a native of Mansfield in west Notts, left at 18 for uni though and never returned!
 
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