RECORD STORE TALES Part 283: Shopping at Other Stores
Straight from my old journal: This is what can happen when Record Store guys go shopping at the competition! Keep in mind these are 2005 prices, not 2014 prices.
Date: 2005/12/12 21:34
Forgive me for praising the “competition” tonight, but I just got home from HMV.
I have no idea how it’s possible to have titles like Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Ummagumma, and Ben Harper’s double Live From Mars, all on sale at 2-for-$30. Ummagumma has a regular price tag of $46.99 on it! Yet they were selling them at 2 for $30! INSANE. I could buy three of ’em for less than it would cost to buy ONE. That is so…fucked up! So I got one of those, and A Collection Of Great Dance Songs remastered. (Strictly for the “new” version of Money.)
And then I sent an email to a co-worker:
I was at HMV tonight, and they have a CRAZY 2/$30 sale on. Check this photo
out. That’s right, Pink Floyd UMMAGUMMA remastered for $15. If you buy
one, it’s $46 bucks. If you buy two…it’s $15 each. Crazy. BUT they had
a bunch of Beatles and a few Stones as well. Double live Ben Harper, all
kinds of crazy stuff. I don’t know what you still need for yourself or even
gifts, but that kind of sale is worth taking advantage of.
Cool huh? I still have those albums too. I kind of like that I will always have a record of the exact date and circumstances of purchase.