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Thread started 11/14/11 1:16pm

yanowha

Record labels now authorize Amazon.com to burn and sell CD-Rs

Before you purchase another music CD from Amazon.com, read the item page carefully. The item being sold may actually be a CD-R.

http://www.amazon.com/May...mp;sr=1-38

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Reply #1 posted 11/14/11 1:19pm

Graycap23

This is a BAD move IMHO.

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Reply #2 posted 11/14/11 1:37pm

ABeautifulOne

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Hmm yeah I didn't know they authorized it. Some idiot sold me a CD-R of an album and I raised all hell with Amazon last week.

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Reply #3 posted 11/14/11 1:38pm

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I saw this. Several cds are marked as "cd-r". I'm afraid to order them. I saw classics from Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes and a few other Philly International albums listed as CD-Rs. confused

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Reply #4 posted 11/14/11 1:39pm

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ABeautifulOne said:

Hmm yeah I didn't know they authorized it. Some idiot sold me a CD-R of an album and I raised all hell with Amazon last week.

Was it listed on the site as a cd-r?

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Reply #5 posted 11/14/11 1:40pm

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daPrettyman said:

ABeautifulOne said:

Hmm yeah I didn't know they authorized it. Some idiot sold me a CD-R of an album and I raised all hell with Amazon last week.

Was it listed on the site as a cd-r?

Not at all. I'm sort of skeptical of buying albums that are deemed used on there now.

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Reply #6 posted 11/14/11 1:46pm

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ABeautifulOne said:

daPrettyman said:

Was it listed on the site as a cd-r?

Not at all. I'm sort of skeptical of buying albums that are deemed used on there now.

I've bought a few used cds on Amazon without any issues.

I do know that if you report them to Amazon, they will not allow them to sell on their site.

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Reply #7 posted 11/14/11 1:48pm

theAudience

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MusicStack has been doing this for ages.
However, they're clearly marked as such.


Music for adventurous listeners


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Reply #8 posted 11/14/11 3:45pm

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daPrettyman said:

ABeautifulOne said:

Not at all. I'm sort of skeptical of buying albums that are deemed used on there now.

I've bought a few used cds on Amazon without any issues.

I do know that if you report them to Amazon, they will not allow them to sell on their site.

That's what I eventually did but it bothers me because it has never happened before and I think Amazon should look into some used items they claim are shipped from their warehouses.

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Reply #9 posted 11/14/11 5:18pm

kitbradley

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They've been doing that for quite some time now. I've noticed it over the past year or so. But, it always clearly states the product is a CD-R. Found it out last year when I was looking for Ronnie Law's "Harvest For the World" CD and amazon had it listed as:

"Harvest For The World

This title is manufactured "on demand" when ordered from Amazon.com, using recordable media as authorized by the rights holder. Powered by CreateSpace, this on-demand program makes thousands of titles available that were previously unavailable. For reissued products, packaging may differ from original artwork. Amazon.com’s standard return policy will apply."

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Reply #10 posted 11/14/11 7:33pm

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Just bought both of George's Paisley Park cds, very satisfied. Also ordered Carleen Anderson, David McAlmont, and Shara Nelson. Looking forward to great music.
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Reply #11 posted 11/14/11 7:38pm

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I was thinking about buying Diana Ross' now out-of-print 1970 solo debut, Diana Ross, but when I saw that Amazon was selling the CD-R version with alternate artwork, I hesitated. To eBay I go. Not a good look or idea.

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Reply #12 posted 11/14/11 8:57pm

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theAudience said:

MusicStack has been doing this for ages.
However, they're clearly marked as such.


Music for adventurous listeners


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Exactly. I've noticed them for years.

Then again, what is a CD-R? I recently bought a Warner Classic Archive Movie and it's a CD-R. It only plays the movie but apparently has a trailer as well. It doesn't have proper chapters, but the movie looked great (or what it was, which was black and white). I bought another one for a movie that I've really liked for a long time and I was hoping would be released on DVD. So while it's not perfect, it's still sort of offical.

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Reply #13 posted 11/14/11 9:01pm

alphastreet

NOOOOO! I have to replace a few CD's and I don't want them like that!

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