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Old 01-29-2017, 12:47 PM   #451
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Someone in Germany is offering the SIDDARTHA-Box now for even more crazy 775 Euro:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Billy-Corgan-...YAAOSwjDZYh42w

Interesting "bonus" for this like NEW declared set:
"The dispatch cardboard is pasted with dispatch etiquettes and not as good as new by the transport any more."
"The printed LP inside-covers have transport-bred cut-outs."

Looks like the packaging is not good enough for international shipping...

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 01:02 PM   #452
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I've called the post office and let them know that Corgan's Guff said not to put stickers on carboard boxes ever again.
They said sorry and that it won't happen again, and that they'll try to find another cost-effective way of adding shipping information to parcels from now on.

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 01:29 PM   #453
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I've called the post office and let them know that Corgan's Guff said not to put stickers on carboard boxes ever again.
They said sorry and that it won't happen again, and that they'll try to find another cost-effective way of adding shipping information to parcels from now on.
Isn't it STUPID, to print the box as a piece of art and NOT cover it with a WEASEL-foil for transportation, to avoid it getting wrecked by countless unremovable stickers?

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:10 PM   #454
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i think you're right - weasel foil is the way to go!

now if i can just find a way to explain that to bill on twitter in a way that doesn't make me sound like a mental patient...

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:46 PM   #455
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i think you're right - weasel foil is the way to go!

now if i can just find a way to explain that to bill on twitter in a way that doesn't make me sound like a mental patient...
You may not only sound like a mental animal but like a coming victim...

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:21 PM   #456
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hahah lately i've been lazy and not checking. luckily no copies have sold in the meantime
Keep up this work, for it is a righteous work. The field of statistics and the annals of SP history need this work done.

This continues to beg the question: what the hell is he going to do with all of those?!

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:20 PM   #457
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Lol anals of sp history

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:29 PM   #458
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This continues to beg the question: what the hell is he going to do with all of those?!
Lil Auggie can make a fort out of them.

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:34 PM   #459
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Lil Auggie Jupes

Mary jesus and joseph

 
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:35 PM   #460
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That's an irish ejaculation btw

 
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:28 AM   #461
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i'll buy one when they're 17.99$cnd.

 
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:20 AM   #462
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how is this thread 17 pages

 
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:22 AM   #463
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if every time you posted in this thread you had to buy a copy we'd just now have hit 500

 
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Old 01-30-2017, 03:42 AM   #464
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how is this thread 17 pages
The same reasons why people talk endlessly about The Room. It's just so mind boggling.

 
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Old 01-30-2017, 05:16 PM   #465
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your avatar is mind boggling

 
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Old 01-31-2017, 04:44 PM   #466
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Red Letter Media is best media.

 
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:33 PM   #467
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:47 AM   #468
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no takers at $199

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Billy-Corgan.../262822209117?

 
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:54 AM   #469
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Apologies in advance for the long seriouspost, but I have opinions about this.

I work for a record label and distributor specializing in experimental synth/electronic music, so I have a serious background in pressing and selling records in the year of our lord 2017.

First off: no one in this community takes Billy seriously. At all. Absolutely no one who actually cares about modular synth will buy this, and I'm talking about dudes who would run over their own mom to get access to the synth gear BC used. What's all the more *******, aside from the fact that Billy clearly doesn't know how to use his own setup, is that he could have gotten 99% of the sounds from maybe $1k of gear.

Second: selling records is hard. The 2008 recession really did hurt this business a lot. Customers agonize over spending $50 on a release. Even if the $100 reissue box sets sold really well, $375 is a huge jump. The stuff in that price range (I'm thinking of a recent Pink Floyd reissue set) sells because 1. it's full of unreleased material the fans really want, and 2. the market is full of older guys who actually have the money to spend. And what helps a release sell? Extra content. An extra DVD, say, or some bonus downloads, or something like that. Not shirts, certainly not hats, and definitely not a shitty toy synth. People are smart enough to know when the price is being jacked up for a bunch of junk they don't care about.

How much does it cost to get 5x500 LPs pressed on colored vinyl? Whoever said about $45/ea. is about right. I bet this was pressed at GZ in the Czech Republic, go look at their price sheets. Remember that when you get a record pressed, you need to think about how much it's going to cost for inner sleeves, outer sleeves, labels, etc. - anything extra costs more. 500 copies is actually the price point where pressing a record starts to become economically reasonable. Anything less than that, your record is going to have to cost more money. Anything more than that, you'd better be sure that you can move 1000+ records.

So who is buying this? My guess is, at least in part, speculators. The kind of people who buy up Third Man releases and then immediately turn around and sell them for 3x the price on ebay. The kind of people who buy up signed limited things and then sit on them for 5-10 years and then sell them at 10x the price on ebay. Except those guys are going to be hard pressed to make any sort of profit on this one. I'm guessing at least ten years before you'll be able to resell this at the original price, maybe more, and maybe never.

 
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:12 PM   #470
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thanks for your input,
no need to apologize

 
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:17 PM   #471
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That fact that it hasn't sold a single copy since the first wave of sales supports the fact that nearly everyone interested in this was speculators.

Even that one person bitching about the damaged box was talking about flipping it for profit.

 
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:24 PM   #472
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Lol billy sucks

 
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:53 PM   #473
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anyone rip a copy for downloads?

I couldn't even find a lossless version of AEGEA

 
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:56 PM   #474
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Why on earth were you looking?

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:08 AM   #475
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We've still got 348 available... meaning that he hasn't sold ONE in almost a month now. We're dead in the water here.

Don't know why this fascinates me as much as it does...

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:14 AM   #476
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You'd think Billy's new wrestling and Infowars fanbase wouldve snapped them up.

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:34 AM   #477
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Or those in the 'low thousands' the traitors.

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:54 PM   #478
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Would a 5X LP release of Billy's early demos be worth $375

 
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Only if it came packaged in a cardboard box with a kazoo.

 
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:27 PM   #480
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yeah but his was a joke whereas you're coming off as a weirdly hostile lame

 
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