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Thread started 11/18/12 12:10pm

cborgman

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whatever happened with that whole "prince opus" thing for 2000 bucks?

i am curious... i never followed it much

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Reply #1 posted 11/18/12 12:12pm

rdhull

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Some dude in India purchased it and put it on youtube.

It had fingerprint on it.

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Reply #2 posted 11/18/12 12:15pm

cborgman

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rdhull said:

Some dude in India purchased it and put it on youtube.

It had fingerprint on it.

the video had a digital fingerprint? i presume prince sued?

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Reply #3 posted 11/18/12 12:17pm

rdhull

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cborgman said:

rdhull said:

Some dude in India purchased it and put it on youtube.

It had fingerprint on it.

the video had a digital fingerprint? i presume prince sued?

No, the iPod had prints all on it when he opened the package.

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Reply #4 posted 11/18/12 12:20pm

cborgman

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rdhull said:

cborgman said:

the video had a digital fingerprint? i presume prince sued?

No, the iPod had prints all on it when he opened the package.

good lord... for 2000 bucks, that thing could have at least come clean

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Reply #5 posted 11/18/12 12:23pm

rdhull

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cborgman said:

rdhull said:

No, the iPod had prints all on it when he opened the package.

good lord... for 2000 bucks, that thing could have at least come clean

Them nukkas in Princes camp proably were handling it playing with it for weeks before delivering their one order lol

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Reply #6 posted 11/18/12 12:26pm

cborgman

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rdhull said:

cborgman said:

good lord... for 2000 bucks, that thing could have at least come clean

Them nukkas in Princes camp proably were handling it playing with it for weeks before delivering their one order lol

he was the only one who bought it?

makes sense i suppose. who the hell in their right mind would shell out 2000 for a purple ipod?

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Reply #7 posted 11/18/12 12:29pm

rdhull

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cborgman said:

rdhull said:

Them nukkas in Princes camp proably were handling it playing with it for weeks before delivering their one order lol

he was the only one who bought it?

makes sense i suppose. who the hell in their right mind would shell out 2000 for a purple ipod?

Thats what we assume. Nobody else has come up to say they purchased one. Some folks got some free ones though.

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Reply #8 posted 11/18/12 12:58pm

dualboot

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rdhull said:

Some dude in India purchased it and put it on youtube.



It had fingerprint on it.



Was this with THE video of 43 min?
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Reply #9 posted 11/18/12 1:05pm

rdhull

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dualboot said:

rdhull said:

Some dude in India purchased it and put it on youtube.

It had fingerprint on it.

Was this with THE video of 43 min?

I dont know/remember that. All I remember is dude filmed himself opening his package and showing it to us.

Oh..and that he spoke like he had a mouth full of marbles..yeah..marbles.

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Reply #10 posted 11/18/12 2:15pm

Adorecream

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Nouveaux riche dude no doubt.

Money can buy many things, but not taste. It was an overpriced rip off, a 4 year out of date Ipod with one mediocre Prince recording on it that was available in the usual book. For the price, the Ipod should have at least had all of his released studio albums on it too and a video copy of the Hits as well.

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Reply #11 posted 11/18/12 2:16pm

rdhull

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Adorecream said:

Nouveaux riche dude no doubt.

Money can buy many things, but not taste. It was an overpriced rip off, a 4 year out of date Ipod with one mediocre Prince recording on it that was available in the usual book.

It had more than that.

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Reply #12 posted 11/18/12 3:16pm

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I heard a rumour that there was a hidden track on it called 'Hey Hannigan'.

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Reply #13 posted 11/18/12 4:17pm

Omey

I followed it for a while, but yeah $2000 for that wasn't happening. But pretty much all artists sell Opus around $2000 or more. Michael Jackson was the only artist ever to make it fan affordable with $200 because he wanted as many real fans as possible to have it. I wish Prince would've done something more affordable.

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Reply #14 posted 11/18/12 4:52pm

rdhull

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Omey said:

I followed it for a while, but yeah $2000 for that wasn't happening. But pretty much all artists sell Opus around $2000 or more. Michael Jackson was the only artist ever to make it fan affordable with $200 because he wanted as many real fans as possible to have it. I wish Prince would've done something more affordable.

U2 had one for less with their whole catalogue on it

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Reply #15 posted 11/18/12 5:39pm

Fonkyman

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U2 had one for less with their whole catalogue on it

Worth about tuppence to anyone with a pair of ears. boxed

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Reply #16 posted 11/19/12 1:32am

Adorecream

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rdhull said:

Adorecream said:

Nouveaux riche dude no doubt.

Money can buy many things, but not taste. It was an overpriced rip off, a 4 year out of date Ipod with one mediocre Prince recording on it that was available in the usual book.

It had more than that.

I meant the one recording being the Indigo nights album rather than one song. Did it have more than that? I have forgotten, I remember it being hyped back in 09, but heard little more since then.

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Reply #17 posted 11/19/12 1:35am

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Adorecream said:

rdhull said:

It had more than that.

I meant the one recording being the Indigo nights album rather than one song. Did it have more than that? I have forgotten, I remember it being hyped back in 09, but heard little more since then.

It contained the only officially released footage of the 21 Nights shows. Maybe 20 or 40 min vid icr

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Reply #18 posted 11/19/12 4:41am

TheEnglishGent

I bought 3 of them. Kept buying another one when I found a dirty iPod, gave up after 3. Piece of shit.

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Reply #19 posted 11/19/12 5:33am

Phillipg

There have been several that have shown up on e-bay the past few months. The hang up was that they would only ship to certain areas. They are out there and way lower than the original $2K price tag.

As for the 43 minute video on the IPod, there were official (yes official) DVDs that were made to promote the book and opus that were recently sold on e-bay. Same vid featured on the IPod, I have one, the video is not bad but suffers from bad editing.Brilliant collectable.

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Reply #20 posted 11/19/12 5:36am

Phillipg

Forgot to add that a lot which has been seen has come without the IPod as well.

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Reply #21 posted 11/19/12 5:41am

Phillipg

The DVD that contains the 43 minute vid:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Prince-21-Nights-in-London-concert-DVD-Opus-/281026131197?pt=US_DVD_HD_DVD_Blu_ray&hash=item416e7674fd

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Reply #22 posted 11/19/12 9:55am

Genesia

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rdhull said:

Omey said:

I followed it for a while, but yeah $2000 for that wasn't happening. But pretty much all artists sell Opus around $2000 or more. Michael Jackson was the only artist ever to make it fan affordable with $200 because he wanted as many real fans as possible to have it. I wish Prince would've done something more affordable.

U2 had one for less with their whole catalogue on it

Actually...I had the U2 iPod and it did not come with the catalog on it. As I recall (this was a long time ago), purchase gave you the opportunity to buy the catalog at a special price (or some such).

I bought that particular iPod because I liked that it was black and red (all other iPods at the time were white), but did not drop another googob on the U2 music. lol

The thing died exactly two years later - right on schedule. disbelief

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #23 posted 11/19/12 10:17am

rdhull

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Genesia said:

rdhull said:

U2 had one for less with their whole catalogue on it

Actually...I had the U2 iPod and it did not come with the catalog on it. As I recall (this was a long time ago), purchase gave you the opportunity to buy the catalog at a special price (or some such).

I bought that particular iPod because I liked that it was black and red (all other iPods at the time were white), but did not drop another googob on the U2 music. lol

The thing died exactly two years later - right on schedule. disbelief

Oh now I rmemeber that they wereyfor regular price and the other a lil higher for their whole catalogue dl on it.

Those damn red n black commercials

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Reply #24 posted 11/19/12 5:48pm

luvsexy4all

stil a better bargain than the KISS $15,000 book

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Reply #25 posted 11/19/12 5:51pm

UncleGrandpa

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They are collecting dust and debris like my 21 Nights book in my desk cabinet, yes I bought that thing.

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Reply #26 posted 11/21/12 1:17pm

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UncleGrandpa said:

They are collecting dust and debris like my 21 Nights book in my desk cabinet, yes I bought that thing.

I bought mine for only 5.00 at a thrift bookstore

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Reply #27 posted 11/21/12 3:46pm

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luvsexy4all said:

stil a better bargain than the KISS $15,000 book

The KISS book is 4 grand not $15,000. A friend of a friend bought one, and after looking thru it with gloves on, in my opinion I dont think it was worth $200. Good idea but very poor execution and way too over an inflated price point.

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Reply #28 posted 11/21/12 7:18pm

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rdhull said:

cborgman said:

the video had a digital fingerprint? i presume prince sued?

No, the iPod had prints all on it when he opened the package.

I saw the video and laughed out loud.

I was shocked he wasn't more upset.

There were no jewels on the symbol that came with the box.

It was a plainly painted symbol.

So, you were paying for a painted iPod with a video and a few other things, but nothing that could have come close to matching value for dollar.

The Opus to me is only offensive in the fact that it wasn't nearly worth the money it charged. The fact that it was 2,000 bucks didn't bother me---it was never meant to be a mass consumer item.

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Reply #29 posted 11/22/12 4:55pm

Adorecream

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Saying its a colossal rip off is an understatement. Seriously, these cost like $2000 each and god only knows how much for $1. You have an Ipod worth maybe $150 and a book of dubious (under $50) values, the rest is hype. Maybe $20 for the CD of music, but production costs are closer to one dollar per disc.

I mean to put all of his Warners official albums and his recent ones on the Ipod would cost at tops $600 (Assuming you pay full price for every album of about $20 -$25), but in reality, most of his albums are mid priced ($15) at best and some like Emancipation and Come you could not give away to most music consumers. If the Ipod was too small, get a larger capacity one for a few bucks extra.

Even if they wanted to be scroogy they could just put on the Hits or the Ultimate Prince.

Not rocket science to work out, Opus and Prince got rich off these motherfxxkers.

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