Vinyl Me Please (store, exclusives, swaps, etc)

NakedReporta

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I ordered 3 Blue Worlds -- one to play, one to gift, one to keep sealed and maybe flip down the line -- and got 9. I'm sending the extra 6 back tomorrow. For me, it's simple. What they're offering in return might be less than what I have in hand, but it's still something for nothing, and those 6 copies are already spoken for. I've packed them very well. Besides getting them very late, their future owners should never know they made a detour through South Cackalacky. Am I a sucker? Whatever. I sleep well.
 

dhodo

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At least the people on reddit claimed they bought copies for friends. I dont see a reason not to trust them because tgey came forward with their 25/16 record shipments voluntarily
Am I the only one who thinks it's weird to give 4/5 of your friends and family the same gift for Christmas? Perhaps I'm too cynical.
 

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So I fell for the change monthly membership to three monthly to avoid missing out on QotSA , and now can’t change it back , have emailed them to see if can assist , at least the website appears to be working a bit better now
 

Jan

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"Small business".
Doesn't feel small if these are the stats: Kickfurther
Can someone explain to me how this makes financial sense for vmp? They promise ( and it seems like delivered) 8.2% return of investment. That sounds like a pretty high interest rate to me in the current climate.i might be not getting something.

2nd interesting point: a bunch of the backers praised their communication. So they are able to communicate if you are giving them enough money, just not if you're just a customer.
 

Jan

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So I fell for the change monthly membership to three monthly to avoid missing out on QotSA , and now can’t change it back , have emailed them to see if can assist , at least the website appears to be working a bit better now
i think they said on reddit, that they are not doing anymore monthly Memberships and once ou switched or took a month off you are stuck with 3-month or bust. They only honour running one-month Memberships, but here is no more grandfathering in of old one-month Memberships once you took a month off.
 

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So I fell for the change monthly membership to three monthly to avoid missing out on QotSA , and now can’t change it back , have emailed them to see if can assist , at least the website appears to be working a bit better now
One month has gone forever, for everyone. Even if you’d stayed on it, it would no longer be an option on the new shop platform.
 

Joe Mac

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i think they said on reddit, that they are not doing anymore monthly Memberships and once ou switched or took a month off you are stuck with 3-month or bust. They only honour running one-month Memberships, but here is no more grandfathering in of old one-month Memberships once you took a month off.
Step further, they’re gone for everyone, no more grandfathering, with the new platform.
 

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You’re right. I’m, as hard as it seems, making them out to be worse than they are...
Well, it actually is kind of shitty, because they didn't warn anyone. So, if you skipped the month because you were told you could and because you had been doing that all year, you're fucked. VMP could have announced that the change was coming to encourage people to sign back up before the migration shifted things, but... they didn't
 

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Bummer ..oh well ..shall have to make a decision the ..are they announcing the albums in three month batches again to fit the membership
I was under the impression that they announced the releases in advance, because they knew QOTSA wasn't exclusive to them and they wanted to lock members in before the band announced their own pressing
 

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I was under the impression that they announced the releases in advance, because they knew QOTSA wasn't exclusive to them and they wanted to lock members in before the band announced their own pressing
They’re supposedly doing it again Feb-April so prepare for another huge album repress with a standard announced 2 or 3 days later...
 
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Jan

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Looks like they've only used it 2x. The first one was in Sept and was paid out in Nov.

I think the optics for investors has a ton to do with the shut down. They can't have the investors knowing about their weekly eff ups.
they funded the qotsa rotm with the first one.
Now they actually just completeted 3 kickfurther campaigns:
they collected 185k$ for the Feb essentials ROTM; 36k$ for a march exclusive, and 77k$ for Dec classics and Jan Rap ROTM

Edit: All campaigns were fully funded in minutes.
Also explains the pressure to sell the qotsa well and switch to three moneth subs. They had to collect enough cash to pay 287k$ to the kickfurther backers by Nov 15. ( from 272k$ raised)
 
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It might be seen as a dick move but I wonder if they are negotiable? It’s nice that they are offering a raffle but it’d be nicer still to just get the opportunity to select a item off the list of “prizes”. Like I don’t want a chance to win a turntable, I want a turntable. And whatever the cost is for the TT it’s probably still a better deal for VMP than going back for a repress (though, I think it’s foolhardy for VMP, they should just to go back to press).
Right the dude with 25 copies can sell them on eBay for a couple grand, he can buy like 10 turntables instead of sending them back and entering a contest. I think they should just acknowledge they messed up and give everyone a credit for any album they want in stock now and in the future for every album they send back.
 
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