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Turbo

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People used to think I made up band names...
Not here.
This is what's great about this forum.
I'm home.
That said, an "Occasional Takeaway Grease" show in the UK was being discussed the other day. I had to look that up because I was confused as hell since the conversation was about burgers.

It was made-up. I think.
 

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I think I’m going to need to get a few of you on here a copy of their second album A Norhern Soul, I think it’s better than their third, Urban Hymns, and damn History is a monolith of a tune.
Their best album is the one with She's A Superstar in. What are the next WAotM?
 

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Notice: Keep scrolling if you're tired of discussion around delays with The White Stripes.
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I'm sure I'm bringing up an old sore subject here that's been talked to death at this point. I haven't been following this thread, but I was just informed by VMP Support that The White Stripes is not only delayed, but will now be shipping with our July ROTM shipments. Does anyone else find this completely unacceptable?
Delays happen, I get it. I don't doubt the production delays caused by the national shut down, and I'm willing to forgive that. What I don't find acceptable is the company selecting to hold shipments vs sending them out as soon as they get them. This is a lot less about timing, and a lot more about money. Sure, it's nothing to subscribers because they get "free" shipping. But ultimately we are allowing the company to pocket a full month of shipping expenses. If you figure $3/box, and 20K subs carrying over, the company is being allowed to pocket an estimated $60K BECAUSE THEY FAILED TO DELIVER? Am I the only one taking issue with this? I for one will not stand for a company effectively giving themselves a big fat bonus for missing a deadline and choosing to take the easy way out, instead of the right way out. I hope others are demanding a refund on their June shipping charges.
Sorry again to rehash a whole discussion I likely missed. I just had to voice this to a group I felt would understand. Venting/rant over.
 
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If you figure $3/box, and 20K subs carrying over, the company is being allowed to pocket an estimated $60K BECAUSE THEY FAILED TO DELIVER?
This, once again, feels like Vinyl Me, Please thinking they are subscribers "friends" and it'll be okay if "we just do what's best for ourselves because you want us to be happy and prosper". I mentioned this in the Anthology thread when someone did not get one of the albums in the Anthology and VMP told them, "we don't have anymore of those, but you can pick anything else we have". The company should always eat the cost of putting customers out. Everyone already paid for the album, and shipping is part of the deal. As soon as they get the album, they should ship the album.

Now that I've said that, I don't mind the fact they are shipping together based from a timeframe standpoint. Shit, if they shipped out AFTER my July records did, I'd be fine. What I don't like is the company deciding that they are going to go ahead and save themselves some money after they already sat with everyone's money for a month.

Do I hate VMP? Of course not. I'm subscribed to all 3 tracks and I think they are actually an important part of the vinyl community with how they seem to actually get a lot of represses (and first presses) out to their subscribers. But, it's a comedy of errors over there on the business end. I feel like the boardroom in that company is a Monty Python sketch of corporate buffoonery on a weekly basis. It's almost impressive how a music related business could be so tone-deaf to their customers' issues.
 

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Notice: Keep scrolling if you're tired of discussion around delays with The White Stripes.
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I'm sure I'm bringing up an old sore subject here that's been talked to death at this point. I haven't been following this thread, but I was just informed by VMP Support that The White Stripes is not only delayed, but will now be shipping with our July ROTM shipments. Does anyone else find this completely unacceptable?
Delays happen, I get it. I don't doubt the production delays caused by the national shut down, and I'm willing to forgive that. What I don't find acceptable is the company selecting to hold shipments vs sending them out as soon as they get them. This is a lot less about timing, and a lot more about money. Sure, it's nothing to subscribers because they get "free" shipping. But ultimately we are allowing the company to pocket a full month of shipping expenses. If you figure $3/box, and 20K subs carrying over, the company is being allowed to pocket an estimated $60K BECAUSE THEY FAILED TO DELIVER? Am I the only one taking issue with this? I for one will not stand for a company effectively giving themselves a big fat bonus for missing a deadline and choosing to take the easy way out, instead of the right way out. I hope others are demanding a refund on their June shipping charges.
Sorry again to rehash a whole discussion I likely missed. I just had to voice this to a group I felt would understand. Venting/rant over.
Honestly, I think you're giving them too much credit. I think they are just incompetent. Last month, I had three different boxes sent at the same time, when they all could have been packaged together and saved them shipping.
 

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This worries me because I'm not getting a July shipment since I'm swapping for store credit.
If it was a normal company, I would say I'm sure they'll ship it on it's own. Because it's VMP, I'd say you should probably email them to confirm because I'm sure they overlooked that scenario and who knows what they'll actually do.
 

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Notice: Keep scrolling if you're tired of discussion around delays with The White Stripes.
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I'm sure I'm bringing up an old sore subject here that's been talked to death at this point. I haven't been following this thread, but I was just informed by VMP Support that The White Stripes is not only delayed, but will now be shipping with our July ROTM shipments. Does anyone else find this completely unacceptable?
Delays happen, I get it. I don't doubt the production delays caused by the national shut down, and I'm willing to forgive that. What I don't find acceptable is the company selecting to hold shipments vs sending them out as soon as they get them. This is a lot less about timing, and a lot more about money. Sure, it's nothing to subscribers because they get "free" shipping. But ultimately we are allowing the company to pocket a full month of shipping expenses. If you figure $3/box, and 20K subs carrying over, the company is being allowed to pocket an estimated $60K BECAUSE THEY FAILED TO DELIVER? Am I the only one taking issue with this? I for one will not stand for a company effectively giving themselves a big fat bonus for missing a deadline and choosing to take the easy way out, instead of the right way out. I hope others are demanding a refund on their June shipping charges.
Sorry again to rehash a whole discussion I likely missed. I just had to voice this to a group I felt would understand. Venting/rant over.
They did announce this at the end of May, both via email and on their website. They even had an article of suggesting swaps out. They said back in May that it was going with the July box.

There's a lot to complain about VMP, but this was one thing that was communicated in multiple channels.

On the shipping issues, I wish they had provided even $5 in store credit as a sorry for the issue. I think their prices are too inflated due to free shipping and they do open themselves up for these type of complaints.
 

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What I don't like is the company deciding that they are going to go ahead and save themselves some money after they already sat with everyone's money for a month.
Exactly, this was my main point. They are financially rewording themselves for failing to deliver on a core product.

They did announce this at the end of May, both via email and on their website. They even had an article of suggesting swaps out. They said back in May that it was going with the July box.

There's a lot to complain about VMP, but this was one thing that was communicated in multiple channels.

On the shipping issues, I wish they had provided even $5 in store credit as a sorry for the issue. I think their prices are too inflated due to free shipping and they do open themselves up for these type of complaints.
Thank you for the clarification. I did remember seeing a notice that the album would be delayed, but I did not see the other details. Maybe I skimmed to fast. Doesn't change the fact that they are skimming on shipping charges though. I am still mad about that.
 
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