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9 February 2014
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I am interested in extending my collection of Paul Mccartney CD. The main ones I would like are Red Rose Speedway, Back To The Egg and Pipes Of Peace. But on amazon the cheapest price for a new Red Rose Speedway CD is £120.00!!! Back To The Egg isn't Much better at £52.00. However Pipes Of Peace is a more reasonable £14.00. 

Does anyone know why this is.

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9 February 2014
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I just saw a used Red Rose Speedway for $14.98 on Amazon.com. Seeing as how you used £, I guess you are in the UK. I wonder if it would be cheaper to buy that copy from Amazon.com and have it shipped to you?

Just a thought to check into.

EDIT: Good news. That seller does ship to the Europe. The shipping cost is $3.99.

9 February 2014
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No such luck for Back To The Egg as I had for Red Rose Speedway.

$152.96

or how about this one

$1,010.00

Ridiculous.

 

9 February 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
No such luck for
Back To The Egg as I had for Red Rose Speedway.

$152.96

or how about this one

$1,010.00

Ridiculous.

 

My word. A grand for a cd! Unless it comes with Paul himself its a little overpriced.

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9 February 2014
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9 February 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
I just saw a used
Red Rose Speedway for $14.98 on Amazon.com. Seeing as how you used £, I guess you are in the UK. I wonder if it would be cheaper to buy that copy from Amazon.com and have it shipped to you?

Are you able to use Pound Sterling on Amazon USA?

meanmistermustard said

The cd's were available up until the beginning of the Archive collection when they were taken out, probably to stop folks buying those cheap instead of the new ones coming out.

Is this possibly why I was able to get Tug Of War, Flowers In The Dirt and London Town cheaply a few years ago. After checking today even these seem quite expensive.

 

 

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9 February 2014
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Thanks for the info mmm.

The issue of illegality is an interesting one.

The objection that the entertainment industry has always had to piracy is that the person would have paid for the item but have gotten it for free so the artist has been robbed.

However, if I am unable to go out and purchase a legitimate copy of a CD because it is out of print then if I buy a pirated CD the artist is not losing any money or, if they are, it is because the record company will not reissue the CD officially, so, if anything, it is the record company's fault the artist is losing money, not mine.

A couple more things worth noting.

1) Many people do not have a computer or do not know how to use a computer but enjoy listening to CDs.  Why should they have to spend hundreds of pounds on a computer, spend six months learning how to use the damn thing, then have to pay £x a month for a broadband connection etc just so they can listen to a piece of music?

2) If you buy from iTunes, you have to create an Apple account.  This is a privacy issue.  If I go into a record store in the high street and purchase a CD in cash, there is no trace, as it were.  If you go online that is not the case.  Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know the extent to which we are all getting spied on by our own governments and can be in no doubt that big brother is watching us. We know that governments have subpoenaed supposedly confidential information off Apple, Google etc.

How do we feel about the prospect of the secret services labelling us as subversive extremists because we have Imagine, Happy Xmas War is Over, Revolution and Give Peace A Chance in our online music collections?  It's like the McCarthy era all over again - if you listen to Back In The USSR you must be a communist.  I'm not joking - I wish I was.  If you like Public Enemy or Rage against the Machine you've got no chance!

Not to mention the issue of identity theft which is a multibillion dollar industry now.  Phishing attacks, getting your bank account cleaned out.  The risks of computer viruses and malware etc.  People shouldn't be forced into all that.  They should still be able to buy a CD in the high street.

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megopop09 said

Ahhh Girl said
I just saw a used
Red Rose Speedway for $14.98 on Amazon.com. Seeing as how you used £, I guess you are in the UK. I wonder if it would be cheaper to buy that copy from Amazon.com and have it shipped to you?

Are you able to use Pound Sterling on Amazon USA?

 

 

I've bought things from Amazon.de for family in Germany. Amazon did the money conversion thing for me somehow. Perhaps that will work for you. I'm going to PM you about this.

EDIT: that RRS seems to be gone now.?.? I know I've bought cds via the Amazon MarketPlace that came to me from the UK and the shipping was only $3.99.

Double EDIT: Now that I think about it more, when I bought those cds that came from the UK, I was using amazon.com not .co.uk. The UK seller had them listed on Amazon USA. So, now I'm unsure about the shipping cost to you from the U.S. My mind is a tangled beretta.

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The audio on the Apple USB is said to be superior to the 2009 cd remasters (Amazon reviews), this thread from another forum doesn't think the difference is that noticeable. If you have a few days spare there is a thread that really gets into the comparison of cd v usb, only 145 pagesa-hard-days-night-john-6.

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23 March 2014
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I just got Venus And Mars (remastered) and the Deluxe Edition of Ram (mastered for iTunes) for a combined total of about $19 from the iTunes Store, then burned them to CD. So if you don't care about all the liner notes and artwork and such, you can do that (and iTunes lets you print out jewel case artwork inserts, so even that works out. And Ram came with digital liner notes) So that works out.

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