Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

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Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby davidrichards » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:09 pm

I do not know if anyone has seen the price Amazon in the U.K. have put on the pre-order for the new album. At £22.46 for the CD I would have thought that someone in the industry is hoping to make a huge and unjustifiable profit and I am sure that it is not anyone involved in the actual performance.
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby Mabeanie1 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:23 pm

I imagine it's only a temporary blip. They probably only have info on the US or Canadian release at the moment so have priced the CD as an import. I would expect it to be on for £9.99 or thereabouts.

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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby davidrichards » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:36 pm

I sincerely hope you are right. I have since checked on Amazon.com. They seem to know their prices somewhat better - $12.62.
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Postby jarkko » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:49 pm

CDON.com, the biggest online seller in the Nordic countries sells the CD for 17.95 eur and the vinyl LP for 24.95 eur
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby Mabeanie1 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:36 pm

Available here for £9.99 with 10% off your first order if you sign up for their newsletter:

https://www.zoom.co.uk/product/you_want ... 0wodAksEhg

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Postby Wybe » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:14 pm

In the Netherlands, CD 16,99 eur - LP 22,99 eur.

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Postby Athnuachan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:05 pm

Interesting to see how much the price varies. But do you know what? I don't care how much it costs. I will buy it anyway, in my local Golden Discs if possible as I have done with previous LC cds, because I appreciate having a local music store. And in view of what we read elsewhere on the Forum about Leonard's health problems, price suddenly seems less significant...
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby rpan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:01 pm

I am sure just a blip, I pre-ordered from Amazon UK about 10 days ago and it was 11.82 at that time.
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:45 am

The amazon price has to be a mistake - i think they will find nobody will buy it for that price , not even if delivered in 10 minutes by a drone!

Also available for £9.99 in the uk from HMV.
I think i may do the old fashioned thing , and go buy it in person from an actual store while there are still some around :)
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby B4real » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:08 am

cohenadmirer wrote:I think i may do the old fashioned thing , and go buy it in person from an actual store while there are still some around :)
Yes, David I agree. I'll be buying it from my local JB HI-FI store in person just as I've always done as soon as it becomes available. I know it will be a bit dearer but that's perfectly OK!
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby Mabeanie1 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:30 pm

I wrote to Amazon UK to complain about the pricing error. This is the reply I received:

"First of all, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention.

I can certainly understand that the audio CD is currently priced on £22.46 and it was previously listed at £11.82.

I can also understand that the other sites e.g. zoom.co.uk it is currently priced at £9.99.

We build our website information from many sources, and we really appreciate knowing about any errors or issues that have been overlooked.

I have forwarded your message to the relevant department so that this item's details can be amended correctly."

Lo and behold, today the CD has been repriced at £9.99. A result!!

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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby B4real » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:58 am

Good on you, Wendy!

The CD album can be pre-ordered at JB HI-FI Australia for AU$19.99 and the release date is 21st October.

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/music/browse/ ... er/315856/

Btw.... I noticed they have four reissue vinyl albums available:

Songs of Leonard Cohen AU$27.99

Songs of Love and Hate AU$27.99

Old ideas AU$39.99

I'm Your Man AU$47.99
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby pironi » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:13 am

15,92 eur here in Italy (on the Italian Amazon site). Street price will be about the same.
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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby Pete » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:21 pm

Phew! Thanks Wendy. I also noticed the inflated price on amazon and wondered whether it was for a special, super duper limited edition package - but now the mystery is solved.
I can now put my order in together with the new CD by Vangelis..DAMN - free p+p on orders more than £20 and both CDs are £9.99. Amazon are too clever. I might just go and buy them from HMV but that will involve a car journey and parking.

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Re: Cost of "You want it darker" on Amazon.co.uk

Postby Bennyboy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:19 pm

Plenty of alternatives to Amazon. Ones that pay their taxes, too.

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