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Thread started 12/11/22 9:39am

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So...has anyone bought merch from the official Prince store ?

If so, what did you buy ?

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Reply #1 posted 12/11/22 9:45am

LoveGalore

I've bought several shirts and hoodies, Welcome2America, pillows, one throw blanket thing.

I've also bought merch at PP and at the airport store.
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Reply #2 posted 12/11/22 10:36am

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LoveGalore said:

I've bought several shirts and hoodies, Welcome2America, pillows, one throw blanket thing. I've also bought merch at PP and at the airport store.

Are the shirts good quality ?

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Reply #3 posted 12/11/22 11:24am

TrevorAyer

I bought a shirt when they first opened, it was good quality. Then I got a stain on it and tried to replace it with the exact same shirt which was a completely different fit and fabric when it arrived.

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Reply #4 posted 12/11/22 12:07pm

LoveGalore

paisleyparkgirl said:



LoveGalore said:


I've bought several shirts and hoodies, Welcome2America, pillows, one throw blanket thing. I've also bought merch at PP and at the airport store.


Are the shirts good quality ?



It depends on the shirt. The black and white one they came out with for Syracuse was thin AF. Nearly see thru. That works for some cuts but not that one.

The hoodies are great though. As are the hats.
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Reply #5 posted 12/11/22 12:19pm

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LoveGalore said:

paisleyparkgirl said:

Are the shirts good quality ?

It depends on the shirt. The black and white one they came out with for Syracuse was thin AF. Nearly see thru. That works for some cuts but not that one. The hoodies are great though. As are the hats.

Nice, I'm trying to get some shirts. I wish they had more Sign o' The Times clothing to choose from but I guess I'll settle with Prince and the Revolution shirts as they look better.

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Reply #6 posted 12/11/22 1:49pm

LoveGalore

paisleyparkgirl said:



LoveGalore said:


paisleyparkgirl said:



Are the shirts good quality ?



It depends on the shirt. The black and white one they came out with for Syracuse was thin AF. Nearly see thru. That works for some cuts but not that one. The hoodies are great though. As are the hats.


Nice, I'm trying to get some shirts. I wish they had more Sign o' The Times clothing to choose from but I guess I'll settle with Prince and the Revolution shirts as they look better.



The SOTT shirts were great. Definitely a different material. I have the one with the peach symbols and I love it.
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Reply #7 posted 12/11/22 2:40pm

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Nope. But I've bought so much tour merchandise over the past 15 years--including Prince!--that now I need to get rid of half of it! razz lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #8 posted 12/11/22 4:33pm

laytonian

I've bought:
Every music release.
Innumerable t-shirts
Two scarves
The PR floral duvet
The purple leather "1999" vest
Symbol necklaces (3)
Four symbol keychains
Two amethyst bracelets,
Four candles
Purple symbol notebook
Anthology magnet
Various pins
Adozen or so.masks
One hat
Two phone popsockets
That big "Hawaii"purple hatbox
SOTT women's sweatshirt (love it, should have bought more)
More that I cannot remember

BUT MY PRIZE POSSESSION is a Piano and A Microphone that Paisley sent me after they didn't give us the advertised meal following the Ultkmate VIP tour. Actually, Two of them.
Original merch from his last tour.
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[Edited 12/11/22 16:35pm]
[Edited 12/11/22 16:49pm]
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Reply #9 posted 12/12/22 7:46am

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I got the symbol ring (jewelry). I like it, but eventually I intend to have a local jeweler make one for me.

Welcome home class. We've come a long way. - RIP Prince
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Reply #10 posted 12/13/22 7:10am

RJOrion

paisleyparkgirl said:



LoveGalore said:


I've bought several shirts and hoodies, Welcome2America, pillows, one throw blanket thing. I've also bought merch at PP and at the airport store.


Are the shirts good quality ?



Yes...the hoodies are VERY good quality
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Reply #11 posted 12/13/22 7:12am

RJOrion

At PP ive bought guitar picks, hoodies, keychains, sew on patches, coffee cups, tshirts....never been disappointed
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Reply #12 posted 12/13/22 7:41am

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Well, after seeing these positive comments, I will go ahead and get me some Prince merch for christmas. I was worried about the quality.

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Reply #13 posted 12/22/22 1:38pm

Germanegro

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Symbol zipper pulls, snapback Paisley Park hats, T-shirt, a mug (Diamonds & Pearls graphic--cool!), the Paisley Park illustration book series on the building, attire, and instruments, & the 1999 Super Deluxe Remaster compact disc collection--Aouah!!!

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At a prompt I also suggested a new product design--well, semi-new--transferring the Lovesexy mug's graphic onto a sweatshirt, but I haven't seen that one done, so far razz

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I think one can find SOMETHING attractive over there, if you're a fan and have some spare cash on hand.

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Reply #14 posted 12/22/22 1:41pm

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Waiting for purple rain dilute drink tbh
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Reply #15 posted 12/22/22 2:06pm

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laytonian said:

I've bought: Every music release. Innumerable t-shirts Two scarves The PR floral duvet The purple leather "1999" vest Symbol necklaces (3) Four symbol keychains Two amethyst bracelets, Four candles Purple symbol notebook Anthology magnet Various pins Adozen or so.masks One hat Two phone popsockets That big "Hawaii"purple hatbox SOTT women's sweatshirt (love it, should have bought more) More that I cannot remember BUT MY PRIZE POSSESSION is a Piano and A Microphone that Paisley sent me after they didn't give us the advertised meal following the Ultkmate VIP tour. Actually, Two of them. Original merch from his last tour. . [Edited 12/11/22 16:35pm] [Edited 12/11/22 16:49pm]

WOW!!!

Please keep on purchasing so they can finally finance the next SDE!

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #16 posted 12/26/22 7:51pm

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nayroo2002 said:

laytonian said:

I've bought: Every music release. Innumerable t-shirts Two scarves The PR floral duvet The purple leather "1999" vest Symbol necklaces (3) Four symbol keychains Two amethyst bracelets, Four candles Purple symbol notebook Anthology magnet Various pins Adozen or so.masks One hat Two phone popsockets That big "Hawaii"purple hatbox SOTT women's sweatshirt (love it, should have bought more) More that I cannot remember BUT MY PRIZE POSSESSION is a Piano and A Microphone that Paisley sent me after they didn't give us the advertised meal following the Ultkmate VIP tour. Actually, Two of them. Original merch from his last tour. . [Edited 12/11/22 16:35pm] [Edited 12/11/22 16:49pm]

WOW!!!

Please keep on purchasing so they can finally finance the next SDE!

biggrin


falloff

"I would say that Prince's top thirty percent is great. Of that thirty percent, I'll bet the public has heard twenty percent of it." - Susan Rogers, "Hunting for Prince's Vault", BBC, 2015
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Reply #17 posted 12/27/22 2:16pm

laytonian

nayroo2002 said:

laytonian said:

I've bought: Every music release. Innumerable t-shirts Two scarves The PR floral duvet The purple leather "1999" vest Symbol necklaces (3) Four symbol keychains Two amethyst bracelets, Four candles Purple symbol notebook Anthology magnet Various pins Adozen or so.masks One hat Two phone popsockets That big "Hawaii"purple hatbox SOTT women's sweatshirt (love it, should have bought more) More that I cannot remember BUT MY PRIZE POSSESSION is a Piano and A Microphone that Paisley sent me after they didn't give us the advertised meal following the Ultkmate VIP tour. Actually, Two of them. Original merch from his last tour. . [Edited 12/11/22 16:35pm] [Edited 12/11/22 16:49pm]

WOW!!!

Please keep on purchasing so they can finally finance the next SDE!

biggrin

It's the least I can do. LOL

BUT...I've noticed a drop in quality of the merchandise. That "white rose candle" looked nice in the ads, what with a dome. BUT....the symbol is not painted or etched. It's a CHEAP PAPER LABEL. I gae them a bad eview for it (and haven't checked to see if they published it).

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #18 posted 12/27/22 3:10pm

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laytonian said:

nayroo2002 said:

WOW!!!

Please keep on purchasing so they can finally finance the next SDE!

biggrin

It's the least I can do. LOL

BUT...I've noticed a drop in quality of the merchandise.

After all these years of avoiding bootlegs in faith of official releases...

u know...

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #19 posted 12/29/22 4:34am

Se7en

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I just got two of the magnets for Christmas -- the Anthology album-title prince and 1999. They're pretty good quality actually!

I also got the purple prince T-shirt . . . I can see a production flaw already, but since it was a gift I will just be appreciative and not focus on it!

I think the issue with the Prince store is not the merch, it's the service and shipping times.

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Reply #20 posted 12/29/22 5:12am

Se7en

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laytonian said:

I've bought: Every music release. Innumerable t-shirts Two scarves The PR floral duvet The purple leather "1999" vest Symbol necklaces (3) Four symbol keychains Two amethyst bracelets, Four candles Purple symbol notebook Anthology magnet Various pins Adozen or so.masks One hat Two phone popsockets That big "Hawaii"purple hatbox SOTT women's sweatshirt (love it, should have bought more) More that I cannot remember BUT MY PRIZE POSSESSION is a Piano and A Microphone that Paisley sent me after they didn't give us the advertised meal following the Ultkmate VIP tour. Actually, Two of them. Original merch from his last tour. . [Edited 12/11/22 16:35pm] [Edited 12/11/22 16:49pm]


I didn't get the advertised meal after the Ultimate VIP tour either! I had some vegan cookies and soft drinks set out!

I wasn't too upset out it, since I was solo on that tour (my wife and young son had to take the General tour due to his age).

Glad you got something extra though! That did happen to me back during 1-800-New-Funk days . . . a random shipment showed up of a JOTY T-shirt, The War cassette, and a few large-format Emancipation lyric books . . . all for free, apparently to make up for the Crystal Ball delays.

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Reply #21 posted 01/04/23 7:32am

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Last week I ordered a few things from the Prince Store. After I submitted the order I realized I'd included one item by accident.

The "help" section on their site says to cancel an order you need to call them... but there's no phone number on their site. Having no other way to contact them, I emailed them. (In addition to asking them to cancel this item, I pointed out the idiocy of instructing people to call but not providing a number.)

Theu just emailed me back and said it's too late to cancel the order. After I recieve it, I can return it, but I'll have to provide my own packaging and pay for return shipping.

On the one hand, it's my fault that I ordered something by mistake, so I'll understand if no one feels bad for me.

But on the other hand, in the year 2023, most (not all, but most) reputable businesses have far more liberal return policies. I've been spoiled by companies like Amazon. If I order something by mistake from Amazon, I can usually cancel it with no problem. And on those occassions when I'm too late to cancel an Amazon order, they provide a way for me to return it for free.

If this was a product I could only by from the Prince Store, then I might not be kicking myself so much. But it's a CD that I could have just as easily ordered from Amazon, and thus returned hassle-free.



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Reply #22 posted 01/09/23 10:38am

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lurker316 said:



Last week I ordered a few things from the Prince Store. After I submitted the order I realized I'd included one item by accident.

The "help" section on their site says to cancel an order you need to call them... but there's no phone number on their site. Having no other way to contact them, I emailed them. (In addition to asking them to cancel this item, I pointed out the idiocy of instructing people to call but not providing a number.)

Theu just emailed me back and said it's too late to cancel the order. After I recieve it, I can return it, but I'll have to provide my own packaging and pay for return shipping.

On the one hand, it's my fault that I ordered something by mistake, so I'll understand if no one feels bad for me.

But on the other hand, in the year 2023, most (not all, but most) reputable businesses have far more liberal return policies. I've been spoiled by companies like Amazon. If I order something by mistake from Amazon, I can usually cancel it with no problem. And on those occassions when I'm too late to cancel an Amazon order, they provide a way for me to return it for free.

If this was a product I could only by from the Prince Store, then I might not be kicking myself so much. But it's a CD that I could have just as easily ordered from Amazon, and thus returned hassle-free.






As a follow up, I don't understand why they couldn't cancel my order. If it had already shipped, of course that would make sense. But it hadn't. It just shipped today!!! I ordered three weeks ago!!! Why are they only putting it in the mail now?

So now there are three reasons to never buy merchandise from the Prince store if it's available elsewhere, such as Amzon:

1.) The Prince store is more expensive than Amazon.

2,) The Prince soore will wait three weeks to ship your product. Amazon will ship it the next day.

3.) If you want to cancel an order from the Prince store, they make it nearly impossible. You can't cancel via the website or telephone -- you're only option is to send an email which won't get a response for several days. And when you want to return something, you have to fill out a page of paperwork. In contrast, Amazon makes this process effortless. You click a single button on their website (no paperwork to fill out) and then you bring the package to a drop off location and they pay return shipping.






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Reply #23 posted 01/09/23 11:52am

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lurker316 said:

lurker316 said:



Last week I ordered a few things from the Prince Store. After I submitted the order I realized I'd included one item by accident.

The "help" section on their site says to cancel an order you need to call them... but there's no phone number on their site. Having no other way to contact them, I emailed them. (In addition to asking them to cancel this item, I pointed out the idiocy of instructing people to call but not providing a number.)

Theu just emailed me back and said it's too late to cancel the order. After I recieve it, I can return it, but I'll have to provide my own packaging and pay for return shipping.

On the one hand, it's my fault that I ordered something by mistake, so I'll understand if no one feels bad for me.

But on the other hand, in the year 2023, most (not all, but most) reputable businesses have far more liberal return policies. I've been spoiled by companies like Amazon. If I order something by mistake from Amazon, I can usually cancel it with no problem. And on those occassions when I'm too late to cancel an Amazon order, they provide a way for me to return it for free.

If this was a product I could only by from the Prince Store, then I might not be kicking myself so much. But it's a CD that I could have just as easily ordered from Amazon, and thus returned hassle-free.






As a follow up, I don't understand why they couldn't cancel my order. If it had already shipped, of course that would make sense. But it hadn't. It just shipped today!!! I ordered three weeks ago!!! Why are they only putting it in the mail now?

So now there are three reasons to never buy merchandise from the Prince store if it's available elsewhere, such as Amzon:

1.) The Prince store is more expensive than Amazon.

2,) The Prince soore will wait three weeks to ship your product. Amazon will ship it the next day.

3.) If you want to cancel an order from the Prince store, they make it nearly impossible. You can't cancel via the website or telephone -- you're only option is to send an email which won't get a response for several days. And when you want to return something, you have to fill out a page of paperwork. In contrast, Amazon makes this process effortless. You click a single button on their website (no paperwork to fill out) and then you bring the package to a drop off location and they pay return shipping.






I can only find the basic purple rain t-shirt everyone has on Amazon. Do you have some good links ?

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Reply #24 posted 01/09/23 12:05pm

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paisleyparkgirl said:

I can only find the basic purple rain t-shirt everyone has on Amazon. Do you have some good links ?



Target has it in men's (but I don't see it in woman's).

https://www.target.com/p/...nk=sametab


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Reply #25 posted 01/10/23 2:01pm

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Never, cause it has nothing to do with the music (for me).

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. And wiser people so full of doubts" (Bertrand Russell 1872-1972)
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Reply #26 posted 01/13/23 8:01am

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I also bought the limited release 7" vinyl "I Feel 4 U" demo. A classic early Prince tune that I felt I needed.
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Of course they should step up with the vault music publications!
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Another complaint about this merchandise outlet is that their sale promotions hardly include media purchases. It's a MUSICIAN site for frick's sake! Give us the guy's music on sale once in a while to encourage brisk media purchases in the age of streaming!
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Reply #27 posted 01/13/23 9:00am

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A Prince cap and a purple sweater with the love symbol. Cap was crap but love the sweater
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Reply #28 posted 01/15/23 3:26am

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I have a Symbol necklace and one of these:


Because it seems that's the closest I'm going to get to ever having a Prince hat. cry fit

I knew from the start that I loved you with all my heart.
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Reply #29 posted 01/15/23 10:52am

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I’m hoping they do bicycle helmets. Would love to have a purple one 🍆
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