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29 October 2013
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One of my recent ebay purchases was listed as new.  It looks like it is - it also has a couple of sales stickers on it.  What has me curious is that it has some sort of notch cut out of the bottom right when looking at it from the front; the notch has been cut out of everything - plastic case, booklet and inlay (luckily not the CD as it is far too small a notch :) )

I'm just wondering if some stores use this to identify sales stock, or is it something else?  The act of cutting it seems to have distorted the plastic tray so that I had to replace it from a spare.

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29 October 2013
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trcanberra said
One of my recent ebay purchases was listed as new.  It looks like it is - it also has a couple of sales stickers on it.  What has me curious is that it has some sort of notch cut out of the bottom right when looking at it from the front; the notch has been cut out of everything - plastic case, booklet and inlay (luckily not the CD as it is far too small a notch :) )

I'm just wondering if some stores use this to identify sales stock, or is it something else?  The act of cutting it seems to have distorted the plastic tray so that I had to replace it from a spare.

 

That means it was a promo, not meant for sale - the record company's manufacturer would have done that. That should have been mentioned in the condition of the CD.

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29 October 2013
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^ Thanks for the info.  It wasn't mentioned, but then the CD is from 1992 so the seller may well not have know it was a promo, as it looks like it had been in a shop in the meantime.  I'm just happy to get it for a decent price with postage (it was Ringo's Time Takes Time which is quite popular as a sort of 'comeback' from the trough he had been in since the mid 70s).

It is in great condition apart from that notch, which is quite small, I hadn't even noticed it until I had trouble opening the case and took it apart to see what was wrong with it.

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29 October 2013
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Could be a promo, or it could be a cutout:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C....._industry)

If it was a Beatles CD (my first assumption), I'd say it's unlikely to be a cutout, since those usually sell well enough not to have to be returned to the manufacturer. But I notice that you posted this in All Together Now , which means it's not necessarily Beatles-related, so it could be either one!

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29 October 2013
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vonbontee said
Could be a promo, or it could be a cutout:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C....._industry)

If it was a Beatles CD (my first assumption), I'd say it's unlikely to be a cutout, since those usually sell well enough not to have to be returned to the manufacturer. But I notice that you posted this in All Together Now , which means it's not necessarily Beatles-related, so it could be either one!

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Thanks, it looks like a cut-out from those pictures, just in a different position.  It was a Ringo CD so quite likely it didn't sell :)

I posted here because it was a general question, though prompted by a Beatley CD.

What an odd thing to do to a CD case - as mentioned it totally warped the thing, luckily not the disc as well.

 

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