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Dear, fatinatlanta

You weigh less than me.

Hop on the treadmill, BLoser.
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hey gaijins, got my contract have to sighn and fax and im in yes ive ben drinkin

tjaht si graet nwes, mneg!
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Andre L. makes me look gooooood.
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Amazon is making me happy. I was listening to some old country music, and a Highwaymen song from a boxed set came on (I don't own any full Highwaymen albums, just a song or two from box sets of artists who were members). I thought, "you know, I really ought to own at least one of their albums." I grabbed my phone, logged in, and found their first album in "like new" condition for three bucks. Plus, since I'm a Prime member, it will be delivered free to my front door by Friday.

It sure beats the days when I had to drive to the store, hope they had what I wanted, and pay $9-10 for a used CD.
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

It is a Stafford.

I probably could have done a bit more research on the brand, but it has a very English sounding name, and I am sure they are just off the Row.

Isn't that a Sears brand?
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Amazon is making me happy. I was listening to some old country music, and a Highwaymen song from a boxed set came on (I don't own any full Highwaymen albums, just a song or two from box sets of artists who were members). I thought, "you know, I really ought to own at least one of their albums." I grabbed my phone, logged in, and found their first album in "like new" condition for three bucks. Plus, since I'm a Prime member, it will be delivered free to my front door by Friday.

It sure beats the days when I had to drive to the store, hope they had what I wanted, and pay $9-10 for a used CD.

Does the "auto rip" deal apply to used sales?

If you buy a new CD from amazon, you automatically get the mp3 version in your amazon cloud drive/player (and you can download any time). They even went through my purchase history and stocked me up on mp3s from albums I had bought years ago.

Obviously, you can just rip the disk yourself, but the amazon version is guaranteed to be a clean rip and it saves you the effort. Would be cool if I could buy used albums for around the same price as mp3 albums but still get a copy of the disc.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Does the "auto rip" deal apply to used sales?

If you buy a new CD from amazon, you automatically get the mp3 version in your amazon cloud drive/player (and you can download any time). They even went through my purchase history and stocked me up on mp3s from albums I had bought years ago.

Obviously, you can just rip the disk yourself, but the amazon version is guaranteed to be a clean rip and it saves you the effort. Would be cool if I could buy used albums for around the same price as mp3 albums but still get a copy of the disc.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't. For one thing, when you buy used CDs or books through Amazon you're not really buying them from Amazon. They're just a portal/fulfillment service for the actual sellers (often used book/music shops or even Goodwill stores).

That said, I'm with Mr. G on this. It's pretty awesome. It works well with Prime, although I assume, G, that you're not actually under the impression that your prime membereallyis really getting you free shipping from these third-party sellers. If you compare prices from various sellers, it's pretty clear that the ones who ship through the Prime program price their stuff at: [price + shipping for item in comparable condition at a non-Prime seller] - [a few cents]. For example, lots of used CDs and books are available for, say, $3.79 from a Prime seller or $.01 plus $3.99 shipping from non-Prime sellers.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Isn't that a Sears brand?

They have an exclusive distribution deal with the U.S. firm J.C. Penney. If you go into a Penney boutique, you can see the Stafford wares on display.

I was just kidding, btw. It is not a Stafford suit. Really it is an Armani black label. I know that many on the forum would regard Armani black label as roughly equivalent to Stafford!
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Does the "auto rip" deal apply to used sales?

If you buy a new CD from amazon, you automatically get the mp3 version in your amazon cloud drive/player (and you can download any time). They even went through my purchase history and stocked me up on mp3s from albums I had bought years ago.

Obviously, you can just rip the disk yourself, but the amazon version is guaranteed to be a clean rip and it saves you the effort. Would be cool if I could buy used albums for around the same price as mp3 albums but still get a copy of the disc.

Nah, no AutoRip for used stuff.

I think AutoRip is fantastic, and it's a great idea given it means I get the music instantly (and can stream it on my phone). However, I rip to a lossless format, so a clean mp3 rip is of limited use for me. I sometimes go back and forth over whether to pay a little more for new with AutoRip over used, but, unless the price difference is tiny, I almost always go used when there's a good copy, especially if the used copy is both the cheapest available and eligible for Prime.
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I'm pretty sure it doesn't. For one thing, when you buy used CDs or books through Amazon you're not really buying them from Amazon. They're just a portal/fulfillment service for the actual sellers (often used book/music shops or even Goodwill stores).

That said, I'm with Mr. G on this. It's pretty awesome. It works well with Prime, although I assume, G, that you're not actually under the impression that your prime membereallyis really getting you free shipping from these third-party sellers. If you compare prices from various sellers, it's pretty clear that the ones who ship through the Prime program price their stuff at: [price + shipping for item in comparable condition at a non-Prime seller] - [a few cents]. For example, lots of used CDs and books are available for, say, $3.79 from a Prime seller or $.01 plus $3.99 shipping from non-Prime sellers.

Oh yeah, I always check the prices, and I'll only buy stuff that's very good or better quality and cheaper than new. I look at total cost, not just item cost when I decide. I know using Prime technically means I'm paying shipping cost in the price of the item, rather than as a discrete charge, but the bottom line is what matters to me. Plus, with Prime I know I'll get it faster.

Surprisingly, at least recently, Prime items have actually generally been the way to go, even used. Owing to the gift card I received, I've bought about half a dozen used CDs this week, and all but one of the six was cheapest through a seller associated with Prime.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

So i was concerned that my new MTM coat was starting to hang off me and I finally stepped on the scale again today, I've lost another 6.6 pounds. I thought I had finally leveled off at 177.7 but nope. I'm also stronger than I was this time last year.

I am around 175, and I am skinny.
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Amazon is making me happy. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was listening to some old country music, and a Highwaymen song from a boxed set came on (I don't own any full Highwaymen albums, just a song or two from box sets of artists who were members). I thought, "you know, I really ought to own at least one of their albums." I grabbed my phone, logged in, and found their first album in "like new" condition for three bucks. Plus, since I'm a Prime member, it will be delivered free to my front door by Friday.
It sure beats the days when I had to drive to the store, hope they had what I wanted, and pay $9-10 for a used CD.

i must have bought 150 CDs from amazon. only way to go imo.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

That said, I'm with Mr. G on this. It's pretty awesome. It works well with Prime, although I assume, G, that you're not actually under the impression that your prime membereallyis really getting you free shipping from these third-party sellers. If you compare prices from various sellers, it's pretty clear that the ones who ship through the Prime program price their stuff at: [price + shipping for item in comparable condition at a non-Prime seller] - [a few cents]. For example, lots of used CDs and books are available for, say, $3.79 from a Prime seller or $.01 plus $3.99 shipping from non-Prime sellers.

That's not always true. The prices are higher (no one-penny books have prime), but it just means that they are being shipped from an amazon fulfillment center (seller prices and sorts everything and then drops it at an amazon warehouse). The seller has to bake in some of the profit they would take from overblown shipping costs.

If you didn't have prime, you would pay more. Sometimes, when looking at things that aren't so ubiquitous as to have a bunch of one-penny copies, the cheapest book is still a prime eligible copy. This doesn't happen as often though as those books get snapped up first...if you have prime but a non-eligible book costs less, you might buy it and wait for slow shipping, but if the prime book is cheapest, you will always buy it first.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

That's not always true. The prices are higher (no one-penny books have prime), but it just means that they are being shipped from an amazon fulfillment center (seller prices and sorts everything and then drops it at an amazon warehouse). The seller has to bake in some of the profit they would take from overblown shipping costs.

If you didn't have prime, you would pay more. Sometimes, when looking at things that aren't so ubiquitous as to have a bunch of one-penny copies, the cheapest book is still a prime eligible copy. This doesn't happen as often though as those books get snapped up first...if you have prime but a non-eligible book costs less, you might buy it and wait for slow shipping, but if the prime book is cheapest, you will always buy it first.

Of course it's not always true; fair point. It's more true with items where there is a lot of used inventory out there. But it's pretty common. And yes, of course, the seller bakes in what it otherwise would charge in shipping costs. That's my point. In that case, you're not really saving any money. Net-net, you're paying about the same whether the shipping charge is denominated as such or just "baked in" to the list price.
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nerd alert
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HABEMUS PAPAM! HABEMUS PAPAM! I haven't received a phone call yet... frown.gif
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