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Posted: 24 May 11, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am presuming these aren't selling very well. Having initially avoided them as being vastly overpriced for what they are, I wandered into HMV in Perth yesterday and noticed they are now being sold for a fiver each and so bought the first two. Will the fact that if they are seemingly not flying out the door and normal prices indicate to QPL that this is not what we want. Probably not.

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Posted: 24 May 11, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hope this don't stop future LIVE releases

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Posted: 24 May 11, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What has the promotion been like there?

It was stated that the Queen 40th Anniversary Exhibition would move to different cities after it closed in London in March - however I was taking no chances of it since no other cities had been announced (and have yet to be announced).

Is the proper amount of buzz being created outside the UK?  

Have not seen anything in the States on traditional radio, tv, print - only some internet if you go to the right site.


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Posted: 24 May 11, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could you confirm if this was the single or the double deluxe CD that was £5?


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Posted: 24 May 11, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Andrew-Berry wrote: Could you confirm if this was the single or the double deluxe CD that was £5?
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The £5 is a mistake I think.  The doubles have gone down to £6 and the singles to £4.  Deep Cuts is also £4.  I used to work with HMV in Glasgow and still keep close with some of the guys there - one of them alerted me to the price drop just last week.  I have just bought the box, so the price drop is no use to me lol


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Posted: 24 May 11, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It seems those boxes are difficult to get hold of. Have been holding out for Amazon to get them back in but as yet haven't had any joy.


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Posted: 24 May 11, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Andrew-Berry wrote: It seems those boxes are difficult to get hold of. Have been holding out for Amazon to get them back in but as yet haven't had any joy. =============================================================================================

Available at play.com NEW for £59.  That's where mine came from.


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Posted: 24 May 11, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just came from there ... some chancer has listed it @ £100 ... same on Amazon. Ridiculous!

I seem to remember reading they were limited in number but I'm not 100% sure. Cheers anyway mate.


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Posted: 24 May 11, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's shocking - it was only last week I got mine.  That said, it did come from Play and not some other chancer who's selling via play.  Good luck.


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Posted: 24 May 11, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The "buzz" in the U.S. is that there is no "buzz".  In fact, if it wasn't for this forum, I probably wouldn't know about the remasters at all.  As far as I know, most Queen fans in the States aren't even aware of the remasters. Maybe QPL will learn a lesson from all of this and start giving people what they want - and promoting it better!

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Posted: 24 May 11, 21:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agreed! ^ They have ZERO promotion going on here in the States...and the States should be one of their biggest markets. QPL needs to stop focusing in just one area, and consider that alot of their fans here are getting tired of getting the shaft


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Posted: 24 May 11, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Entertainment Weekly in the US had the remasters as number 2 on their Top 10 'Must' items of the week a couple of weeks back.

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Posted: 25 May 11, 03:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apologies. Thistleboy1980 is correct. £6 for the doubles and £4 for the singles.

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Posted: 25 May 11, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Curiously HMV in the Crescent Shopping Centre (Limerick) has put the doubles up to €24 while their city centre shop still has them for €16.


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Posted: 25 May 11, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Voice of Reason 2010 wrote: Curiously HMV in the Crescent Shopping Centre (Limerick) has put the doubles up to €24 while their city centre shop still has them for €16.
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Yeah, there's a technical, but silly reason for this.  HMV buy stock from more than one supplier (you'd think that Universal would be the ONLY suplier for the Queen remasters, but they're not), and some of this stock is purchased in small amounts, sometimes only 1 unit per album.  This is their "base" stock, i.e the stock they will always have in, or can order in.  Then they buy a load of the same stuff, cheaper, from another supplier (maybe 20-30 or whatever units per album, which means that they can put this out at a lower price)  This is their "campaign" stock.  When a store sells all it's allocated "campiagn" stock, they cannot lower the price of the base stock.  Silly as it seems, this is how they work.  But get this - if someone is daft enough to buy the full price one, they can put a lower price one back to base.  And that's how they make their money!


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Posted: 25 May 11, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rubbertommywatergun wrote: Apologies. Thistleboy1980 is correct. £6 for the doubles and £4 for the singles.
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My poor kid. Yesterday was my birthday and he was very upset that he had ordered the first five remasters from Amazon to surprise me and they hadn't arrived, which they should have.  Turns out he and his co-conspirator with the credit card ordered the imports instead of the May 17 domestic releases not knowing any better.  So he paid almost 140 dollars before taxes and before shipping.  For the same CDs you can apparently get over there for about 45 bucks.  I didn't tell him, but just....ouch.  Oh well.  I'll just have to love them a little bit more. :)

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Posted: 25 May 11, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We want it all, no wonder Brian has said Queen is old news and hes living for the present, Queen now just exist as a record label now were companies make money or re-releases. The remaing members off the band want to stop emi hollywood records etc doing this. The fans who have bought this stuff at full price should be given a refund. Mine are still sealed so think im taking them back with the receipts. Will the buy them again and wait for the second set to go to that price also. I think  they way its going the 3rd and 4th sets will either not be released put on hold again. We as true fans want proper stuff.....................Hangman, Imagine, etc etc were are they?  Demos etc.... Who would buy   Queen the Bsides,   Queen in the studio Demos. I Want it all do you???

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Posted: 25 May 11, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote:

 The doubles have gone down to £6 and the singles to £4.  Deep Cuts is also £4.  I used to work with HMV in Glasgow and still keep close with some of the guys there - one of them alerted me to the price drop just last week.  I have just bought the box, so the price drop is no use to me lol
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£6 for a double????
Blimey. I'm cancelling my order for the next five and I'm WAITING....!!!