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Posted: 10 Jun 12, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to shop at Queencollector.com to get the best bootlegs available. Now it seems the site is shut down. I wonder if it was the victim of the success of downloads.


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Posted: 10 Jun 12, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Same problem here, looks like it's been down for quite a while now. Despite some of the bad posts I've seen about this site this used to be the only way years ago to get some nice boots with good quality artwork on sleeves and discs. I have to admit I never much listened to the concerts themselves but loved having the nice CDs in my collection. Wish I had the resources to make my own with some of the beautiful artwork Ale Solan posts here.

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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It sounds like Trancer (guess that was his (nick)name) has moved on :)
It was his site back in the 90's that inspired me to create queenpicturehall.com... gosh those were the days.


QueenPictureHall.com is back at qph.runoutgrooves.com
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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.ip-adress.com/whois/queencollector.com

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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 20:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will always miss that site. Loved all those japanese sleeves scans and that 90's HTML based style.

The site remained the same way it used to be in the 90's until its end. I used to be a regular visitor since 1997.

During the late 90's Queen Collector, along with Queen Heaven, Queen Picture Hall and Andy Young's sites where the ultimate source of info for the Queen fans.

I still hope this is just a technical glitch and that it gets back on track soon.

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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 22:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really? We wanna support a website owned by someone who illegally sells copies of bootlegs he took freely in the first place (eg. Queenzone, HUB...), occasionally rips off other collectors AND also is known to be the reason why certain bootleggers & collectors don't want to share their wares in the first place?

Brilliant. I really fail to understand the logic here...

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Posted: 11 Jun 12, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

inu-liger wrote:
Really? We wanna support a website owned by someone who illegally sells copies of bootlegs he took freely in the first place (eg. Queenzone, HUB...), occasionally rips off other collectors AND also is known to be the reason why certain bootleggers & collectors don't want to share their wares in the first place?
Brilliant. I really fail to understand the logic here...




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Posted: 12 Jun 12, 07:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

inu-liger wrote:
Really? We wanna support a website owned by someone who illegally sells copies of bootlegs he took freely in the first place (eg. Queenzone, HUB...), occasionally rips off other collectors AND also is known to be the reason why certain bootleggers & collectors don't want to share their wares in the first place?
Brilliant. I really fail to understand the logic here...


Have I spoken about bootlegging? NO.

Have I spoken about picture sleeves & source of information? YES.

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Posted: 12 Jun 12, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



last-horizon 42265 wrote:
inu-liger wrote:
Really? We wanna support a website owned by someone who illegally sells copies of bootlegs he took freely in the first place (eg. Queenzone, HUB...), occasionally rips off other collectors AND also is known to be the reason why certain bootleggers & collectors don't want to share their wares in the first place?
Brilliant. I really fail to understand the logic here...


Have I spoken about bootlegging? NO.

You didn't, but at the same time his website has (or had) a sale section, "Sheer Boot Attack", which as I pointed out included items for sale sourced from bootlegs posted freely online or from collectors he ripped off. This really does not sit well with a number of people here.

Have I spoken about picture sleeves & source of information? YES.

Certainly, I'll give you that, his site probably WAS one of the top sites back in the late 90's/early 00's for detailed info on various worldwide releases, but by today's standards it falls well rather behind, and Trancer's inability to bring the website's style up to date doesn't help.
There are other Queen fan sites that do a much better job at detailing the catalogue and rarities, with much improved images and organization at that.

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Posted: 12 Jun 12, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://web.archive.org/web/20100202101601/http://www.queencollector.com/index.html
You can still navigate the archived site :-)


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Posted: 12 Jun 12, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

inu-liger wrote:
Really? We wanna support a website owned by someone who illegally sells copies of bootlegs he took freely in the first place (eg. Queenzone, HUB...),


But his rip off bootlegs came with nice pictures! Don't you get it?!

(probably retired with all the money he has made from idiots)


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Posted: 12 Jun 12, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queenliveca and Sebastian's website are the best overall sites for your Queen information!


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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote:
Queenliveca and Sebastian's website are the best overall sites for your Queen information!


Definitely. If only we could have QueenPictureHall back for the images and catalogue...


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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A few years ago I had the intention to create a downloadable package of QueenPicHall, but I lost interest in that project in the end. I have all pages and files so who knows, maybe one day I will pick it up again and complete it.


QueenPictureHall.com is back at qph.runoutgrooves.com
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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RonB wrote:
A few years ago I had the intention to create a downloadable package of QueenPicHall, but I lost interest in that project in the end. I have all pages and files so who knows, maybe one day I will pick it up again and complete it.


Please do!!! It was one of my fave Queen-themed sites. :)


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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Where'd you hear that from? o.O

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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I heard he is in Prison.



GREAT!

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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


That guy (his name is James Moran) sold me a very overpriced green vinyl News Of The World LP with multiple scratches - this was like in the late 90's, so he took my money order, and I never heard from him again.



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Posted: 13 Jun 12, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's another vote for the return of QueenPictureHall in any way, shape or form, even if it's a download. It was awesome.