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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 06:35 GMT 
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Following AndoDoug's sensible suggestion I think a separate thread needs to be started. I hope the title makes the topic clear.

If Expecting Rain members wish to discuss the price of the forthcoming Bootleg Series release, where they will be purchasing it, how much they are willing/able to pay etc. they should do so in this thread and leave the other thread for discussion of their observations on the content/context of the release.

Obviously, there's going to be some contributions which could appear in either thread - but posts like -

"Wow, I've just seen BS11 on amazon.bosnia&herzegovina for KM 102.00!"*


- should really appear here.


*Please note; this is merely an example. The information contained in the example is fictional and therefore not to be relied on as truthful or accurate - though truth and accuracy can, of course, be found in fiction.


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 10:27 GMT 
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Ok. So what is the lowest price so far? :D


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 10:42 GMT 

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in Germany all major retailers have set their price at some 120 Euros for the 6CD box – and I don't think that the price will get much lower (at least not before the CDs are officially released)


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 11:27 GMT 
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£82.00 in Canada.


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 12:34 GMT 
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I just pre-ordered the 6-disc from the store I use in Norway, Platekompaniet.

NOK: 1149,-
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EUR: 141,-
USD: 193,-
GBP: 114,-


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 13:03 GMT 
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Spin CDs UK £99 - http://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/the- ... cd-box-set


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 13:05 GMT 
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Using the bobdylan.com store it's


£87.99 - UK
110.99 Euros - Germany, and I think the other Euro using nations
$149.98 - USA
P1,197.31MOP - Macao

http://www.myplaydirect.com/bobdylan?current_country=US
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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 14:21 GMT 

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Trev wrote:
Using the bobdylan.com store it's


£87.99 - UK
110.99 Euros - Germany, and I think the other Euro using nations
$149.98 - USA
P1,197.31MOP - Macao

http://www.myplaydirect.com/bobdylan?current_country=US
You can change the country at top



but don't forget that they charge a hell lot of money for shipping:
"Estimated Shipping/Handling €17.99 EUR" for Germany! PLUS "Taxes and duties may be due upon delivery" (since the item is shipped from the US)
SO: Hands off of this offer (unless you live in the US)


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 14:58 GMT 
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I have it on pre-order from Amazon for £96 inclusive of postage to Singapore.
I order from Amazon.co.uk, but my orders always seem to be fulfilled by Amazon EU ... something to do with tax, I guess.


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 15:31 GMT 
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£82.00 in Canada.

Best price so far! Which store?

Around £80 is about what I'm willing to pay for this release... :D


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 15:48 GMT 

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I got an early pre-order price at amazon.ca, for approximately $96 (US),
(which was CDN$104).

Now they are at CDN$149 which is about $137 US

I guess it will depend on the exchange rate in November,
but shouldn't be too bad nonetheless. thanks, Canada!


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 16:29 GMT 
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Might do what I did with BS 10 & buy the MP3's & make my own CDs.


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 17:11 GMT 
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A difficult choice for vinyl enthusiasts. It would seem the best route to go is buying the vinyl edition and downloading all the other tracks separately... Has anyone noticed a significant difference in price to the amazon link for the record set?


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 17:12 GMT 
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Slewan : that's a good point about the shipping.


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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 17:33 GMT 
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PostPosted: Sat August 30th, 2014, 18:42 GMT 
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Piratebay and Kickass will have the FLACS and MP3s for free. :P


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 08:04 GMT 
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P.Jekk wrote:
jimboo wrote:
£82.00 in Canada.

Best price so far! Which store?

Around £80 is about what I'm willing to pay for this release... :D

Whaat we don't take quid :!:


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 09:55 GMT 
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AndoDoug wrote:
P.Jekk wrote:
Best price so far! Which store?

Around £80 is about what I'm willing to pay for this release... :D

Whaat we don't take quid :!:

You don't want my money? :D


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 15:50 GMT 

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If you're patient and you live in the US, you will absolutely be able to get the six-disc set for a huge discount a few weeks after release. Either in retail or online, that thing is going to be on a Black Friday special after Thanksgiving. They always put the bigger sets through this because the things are marked up as is and the company doesn't lose money if the price is slashed.


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 16:13 GMT 
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Md23Rewls wrote:
If you're patient and you live in the US, you will absolutely be able to get the six-disc set for a huge discount a few weeks after release. Either in retail or online, that thing is going to be on a Black Friday special after Thanksgiving. They always put the bigger sets through this because the things are marked up as is and the company doesn't lose money if the price is slashed.


Oh dear , only a part time Dylan dipper and not a true fan could agree with that idea , paying any price, because for one , bringing the words alone, down from the mountain mean that any kudos would be lost unless after 40 + of waiting you are seen not to be able to let the working class know what hidden gem/must have is hidden on disc 5 , four hours after the delivery guy has been.


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 17:31 GMT 
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jimboo wrote:
The point (I guess) is to complain and not pre-order so the record company gets the hint.

As for a plausible pricing point the only thing that the record company has to do when it comes to the final price is deciding on their profit margin. eg on Amazon right now
The Original Mono Recordings ~ Bob Dylan Audio CD £75.38


The Bootleg Series: Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 ~ Bob Dylan Audio CD £10.02

Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 ~ Bob Dylan Audio CD £11.07

=£96.47

The Complete Album Collection ~ Bob Dylan Audio CD £144.99

All of Dylan’s original studio and live albums are included--42 albums in all. Fourteen of these have been newly remastered for this set, and each is housed in mini-jacket packaging, perfectly replicating each original release. Also included in The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One is Side Tracks, a new two-disc set of songs from non-album singles, compilations and more. A deluxe 268-page booklet featuring new essays, original liner notes and detailed discographical information is also be included.

You still think that the 6 disc set is good value , really?



Just for fun I searched ER to see how many times I begged for this release in the annual--usually multi-annual--"What should the next bootleg series release be?" thread. I stopped counting pretty quick.

Most people who aren't Bob-aholics will be buying the 2 disc version. At about 50 Cents a song, decent value relative to similar releases imo.

As for myself--I'll get the 6 disc set at about $1.09 a song. Double the cost for something I've wanted for years to me is fine. So yes, I consider the 6 disc set to be a good value relative to how bad I want it, especially considering i would probably pay even more than that for it.

The price will be what the market decides. If its sales fall short of projections, prices will drop.


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 17:59 GMT 
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Fair play John , of course we can all help decide what the market value is.


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 18:16 GMT 
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I'm waiting until the last moment to order. Hoping the price drops. Certainly would prefer to pay less.


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PostPosted: Sun August 31st, 2014, 19:59 GMT 
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John B. Stetson wrote:
I'm waiting until the last moment to order. Hoping the price drops. Certainly would prefer to pay less.

So will I. :D


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PostPosted: Mon September 1st, 2014, 13:35 GMT 
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Maybe it was there earlier, but I noticed for the first time this morning that Amazon US has listed the price to purchase the set as a download. It's $59.99 as a download vs. $149.98 for the collection. Looks like the download for me. It's a nice set but one that I'll probably listen to maybe twice a year, so saving almost $90 on it is significant to me. I'm still haunted by my decision to buy the deluxe version of Tell Tale Signs. I think I've listened to disc #3 twice & looked at the book of singles sleeves once.


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