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  • It killed me to do it, but......

    ....I finally placed an order with MusicDirect.

    You're probably thinking why I would feel that way, so let me tell you.

    First...I can't find them anywhere in Canada. Not at various B&M's or online...so I had no choice and I hate that. .
    Second.....conversion rates are really high at the moment with $1 USD equalling $1.30 CDN. Not a big deal as I expect that and it's built into the pricing here anyway.
    Third....no free shipping and rates are outrageous $34.69 USD ($44.99 CDN) for 3 albums. They wanted $30 USD for one LP so I saved a little by buying three.

    I was able to get the 20% discount they were offering, so that saved me some money.

    My order came to $142.67 USD
    You would have paid $107.98 USD

    I bought:
    45RPM MFSL - I Robot
    45RPM AP - Phoebe Snow
    33RPM Friday Music - The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful

    If you ever complain about the pricing, please consider and recognise you guys have it good.
    Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

  • #2
    Johhny, look at the bright side you LIVE in Canada. I would love to retire in a place like Vancouver or Montreal.
    TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | B.M.C. | Boulder | Magico

    "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rob View Post
      Johhny, look at the bright side you LIVE in Canada. I would love to retire in a place like Vancouver or Montreal.
      I agree...I love living here. I just needed to bitch a bit! LOL!
      Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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      • #4
        Dat's OK. I have cut back my buying albums from Canadian eBay dealers for the same reason. They have to have an album I must have and looking for over five years! I swear it's cheaper to order an album from HK than Canada.
        Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
        Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rob View Post
          Johhny, look at the bright side you LIVE in Canada. I would love to retire in a place like Vancouver or Montreal.
          +1 brother! I'm in Whistler now and absolutely love this place! Pemborton Musicfest is happening this weekend (though we don't have tix), and the hiking, biking, and natural beauty of this area is stunning!
          Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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          • #6
            Hey Johnny. Stop your whining.


            If you think vinyl is expensive, try living in Australia.

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            • Johnny Vinyl
              Johnny Vinyl commented
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              Haha! Yeah..I've heard it's even worse for you guys.

            • Garth
              Garth commented
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              I am not saying Johnny is frugal but at the back of his wallet are some King George bills

            • Johnny Vinyl
              Johnny Vinyl commented
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              Haha! Not really frugal, but retired...so trying to stretch my dollars.

          • #7
            Order received from FedEx and add another $17.51 to the total for brokerage fee and GST. In total $203.70 CDN for 3 albums. Converted it would have cost you $140.95 CDN. I get to pay an almost 50% premium.....GRRR! No wonder I buy more locally and from the UK.
            Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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            • Dre_J
              Dre_J commented
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              John, is that brokerage fee because of FedEx? if something is shipped via USPS and you receive it from Canadian post, is there still a brokerage fee or additional charges ?

            • Johnny Vinyl
              Johnny Vinyl commented
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              Yes...FedEx fee. I'd love it if MusicDirect and the others would give an option to use USPS/CP....The cost is less and no fees.

          • #8
            Is there a MoFi distributor in Canada?
            FWIW, I recently had Acoustic Sounds send me a record using a credit I had. They gave me the option of having it sent by media mail, which is not normally what they offer when you buy from their online store (typically it is Fedex if memory serves). It might be worth calling Music Direct to find out if they can make such an accommodation on shipping to reduce your cost. And, aren't new records, like the MoFi's, sold by resellers located in Canada on Canadian Ebay?

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            • #9
              There are no distributors per se for any of the reissue labels, only dealers. MoFi titles in general are fairly easy to be had, but most of the others are only carried by dedicated dealers and the selection is slim at best. AP titles are almost impossible to find. In the case of I Robot I've been looking for it since it was released (local/ out-of-town/online only) and still nothing...hence my order with MD. I added 2 other titles to lessen the overall shipping burden cost.

              Seeing as AS gave you the option of Media Mail with regard to your credit I think it would indeed behove me to contact someone at MD or any of the others. I really would like to order more from MD,AS,SD, etc as they have the selection we just don't have.
              Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                ....I finally placed an order with MusicDirect.

                You're probably thinking why I would feel that way, so let me tell you.

                First...I can't find them anywhere in Canada. Not at various B&M's or online...so I had no choice and I hate that. .
                Second.....conversion rates are really high at the moment with $1 USD equalling $1.30 CDN. Not a big deal as I expect that and it's built into the pricing here anyway.
                Third....no free shipping and rates are outrageous $34.69 USD ($44.99 CDN) for 3 albums. They wanted $30 USD for one LP so I saved a little by buying three.

                I was able to get the 20% discount they were offering, so that saved me some money.

                My order came to $142.67 USD
                You would have paid $107.98 USD

                I bought:
                45RPM MFSL - I Robot
                45RPM AP - Phoebe Snow
                33RPM Friday Music - The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful

                If you ever complain about the pricing, please consider and recognise you guys have it good.
                That's why I moved to the U.S.
                Magico M-Project, CAT JL7SE, CH Precision L1/X1/P1, Kronos Pro Limited Edition/SME 3012R/Atlas SL/Opus-1, Schiit Yggdrasil, ZenWave D4 ICs & SCs

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Madfloyd View Post

                  That's why I moved to the U.S.
                  Sure that wasn't the only reason!
                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                  -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                  -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                  -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                  -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                  -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                  -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                  -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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