Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

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Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby BlizzardofIce on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:23 pm

Those of you who pre-ordered the cd to get the mp3 of show me the place, have you reveived your copy yet?
Still haven't got mine...

I can listen to the album for free at spotify, but not get the cd i bought a long time ago.... :oops:
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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby holydove on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:36 pm

Hi Blizzard of Ice,

I have not gotten my copy of the CD yet either, which, like you, I ordered in Nov. to get the download of SMTP. So, this morning, I also paid for the download from the same website, which I put onto a CD, as well as my iPod. I also emailed the website to ask what's going on, because they didn't even provide a way to track the shipment. They wrote back with an apology, & gave me a way to track it - they sent it on Jan. 26, through USPS (which does not have a very exact tracking system), & it will take 7 -10 business days to arrive, which means I probably won't have it until around Feb. 6, at the earliest. I'm pretty disappointed with SONY for this, I can't imagine that there was no way for them to send it sooner. I'm glad I was at least able to download it inexpensively, because I really need to have access to it at all times, as I have become addicted to it through listening to the stream from the computer for the past 9 days!
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Postby bridger15 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:43 pm

I have not received my SONY pre-order either.
Tracking reply from SONY/Amazon via UPS indicates delivery on Feb 2.
This is outrageous.
SONY charged us a much higher price than purchasing it elsewhere (lithograph, notwithstanding) and they did not reduce the price as a courtesy to loyal fans as time went on.

I consider this a double outrage.

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Postby LisaLCFan on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:44 pm

I pre-ordered the mp3 version of the album from SONY, and that was available in mid-evening on Monday (possibly sooner, I didn't check earlier), so I was pleased (and surprised) to get it early. Unfortunately for those who ordered the CD, SONY was obviously not so prompt.
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Postby bridger15 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:53 pm

And methinks SONY engaged in a bit of false marketing,
They offered as an enticement a free mp3 download of Show Me... if you pre-ordered on their official website.
However, three days before they made the offer, they uploaded a free version of Show Me.. to Soundcloud for the whole world to access for free and with an easy free download link.

You betcha I am angry with SONY.

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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby TipperaryAnn on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:02 pm

Pre - ordered digital download as an insurance policy, in case I could not get the CD locally, and to get SMTP. But Playdirect/Sony or whoever are having technical problems and STILL can't provide download on Feb. 1st. or for "A day or two" !

Am I glad I was able to buy the CD in my local Golden Discs in Ireland last Friday and have been enjoying it since, so I don't care what they do or how long it takes them.

I will know better the next time, if there is a next time - ignore pre-orders and buy it locally - if there still is a local record store by then, which, with all the piracy, free streaming etc., there probably won't be.... :(
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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby LisaLCFan on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:04 pm

Arlene,

I totally agree with you. I would not have ordered the mp3 from them if I'd known Show Me The Place would be widely available--I was planning to buy the CD in a local store yesterday (which I did), and so I really did not need the mp3. So, I bought the album twice, to get a single that was free anyway. Nice little profit-maker for SONY.

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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby LisaLCFan on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:06 pm

TipperaryAnn wrote:Pre - ordered digital download as an insurance policy, in case I could not get the CD locally. But Playdirect/Sony or whoever are having technical problems and STILL can't provide download on Feb. 1st.


Really? As I said above, I downloaded mine on Monday night. I wonder what happened?
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Postby TipperaryAnn on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:15 pm

Don't know, Lisa - maybe you were just lucky to get in before their "problem with the web page" developed!
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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby LisaLCFan on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:16 pm

Indeed.
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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby scocoh on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:23 pm

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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby Cheshire gal on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:06 am

I received my pre-order today. I had ordered the vinyl and also cd with lithograph. Lithograph is printed on very nice paper and I am happy with it. I think I would have preferred the 'muse' litho. though.

I also ordered the mp3 download and had to email them to have the problem corrected. I don't think they should have charged for that seeing they gave the full album away to the public for free. Oh! well, live and learn for the future.
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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby KaimiK on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:49 am

I preordered as soon as we could. No tracking information was available and without another ounce of patience, I went to B&N this morning to get it. Naturally, it arrived in the mail two hours after I bought it at the store. Lesson learned, if preordering doesn't guarantee I'll have it on or before the official release date, then there's no point to it. I'll give the extra copy as a gift, but am disappointed in the preorder process. Badly done to keep us loyal fans waiting even longer than everyone else! :(
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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby tomsakic on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:50 am

That's why I never do pre-orders, and particularly NEVER from official sites. And I as well expected that delivery will take at least seven days after the CD actually hits the stores so why bother...
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Re: Gotten your pre-order CD yet?

Postby joyezekiel on Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:06 am

Mine was shipped on January 26th and it arrived today.
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