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Old 19th November 2006, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default CD collection, ?BMG

like to get back into getting some CDs, jazz, popular and classical.

is the monthly subscription like BMG way to go?, (tired of d/l .mp3), home use and not for portable.

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Old 20th November 2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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Hi Gychang,
You can search BMG catalog on line and decide if you like the selection.
When you first sign in they’ll give you a very attractive deal. Then they will try to sell you a selection every month. You can deny it monthly or call them to stop that practice. You will still be a member and the average price will be $6 to $9 per CD delivered.

3 CDs I would recommend for starters:
Rameau-Les Grands Motets-W.Christie
Shostakovich-String Quartets No 5,7,9- St Petersburg SQ
“That’s all right”-from the series “When the sun goes down” (The Secret History of Rock and Roll)

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Old 20th November 2006, 02:00 PM   #3
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Hi Gychang,
You can deny it monthly or call them to stop that practice. You will still be a member and the average price will be $6 to $9 per CD delivered.

3 CDs I would recommend for starters:
Rameau-Les Grands Motets-W.Christie
Shostakovich-String Quartets No 5,7,9- St Petersburg SQ
“That’s all right”-from the series “When the sun goes down” (The Secret History of Rock and Roll)

Marek
that's helpful, thanks,

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Old 24th November 2006, 07:00 PM   #4
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It may be a case of the feet too big for the shoes. I had the worst luck with BMG. Incorrect things sent, CD's sent when I didn't want them, threatening letters etcetera. My relationship with them ended by me sending them a nasty note about my utter dissatisfaction with their service along with someone elses bill that had inadvertantly been included with mine. Never heard from them again.
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Old 24th November 2006, 07:48 PM   #5
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It may be a case of the feet too big for the shoes. I had the worst luck with BMG. Incorrect things sent, CD's sent when I didn't want them, threatening letters etcetera. My relationship with them ended by me sending them a nasty note about my utter dissatisfaction with their service along with someone elses bill that had inadvertantly been included with mine. Never heard from them again.

sounds like a good reason to avoid, any other competition out there for BMG? Maybe trying to outdo BMG?

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Old 24th November 2006, 08:04 PM   #6
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Columbia House used to be the competition, but it is now part of BMG Music Service. Avoid them at all cost.
Using a price comparison site like pricegrabber.com you can find good deals on the CDs you want. No commitments, no hassle.
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Old 24th November 2006, 08:15 PM   #7
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IMO, BMG just doesnt have a good selection, nor are their deals all that good.

my suggestion is to find a good used cd store. you can get good cds for $6, and usually listen to them before you buy them. mine will give me a day or so to return them if i dont like them (i know the owner though).
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I noticed some of the CD's I have from them have different labels/artwork (on the disc itself) than thier store-bought counterparts.
One of my friends was looking through my CD collection,and was asking why some of my CD's had different lettering/artwork,etc.
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I noticed some of the CD's I have from them have different labels/artwork (on the disc itself) than thier store-bought counterparts.
One of my friends was looking through my CD collection,and was asking why some of my CD's had different lettering/artwork,etc.

BMG music contracts with many music companies to produce their own "Version" of many of the CD's that they market.

Some are recorded at what IMHO, is a lesser sample bitrate, or poorer overall production. Some have alternate/re-dubbed lyrics, and/or cover art. There are also some that are, as far as I can tell...just as they were supposed to be.

You can look at the copyright message on the CD cover and see the "BMG Music", on the ones that they produced.

I wouldn't avoid buying from BMG Music, just understand that they have done, and will do these things. As long as you understand what you are buying, the choice is your's.

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Old 29th November 2006, 04:06 PM   #10
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for cds, ive found (aside from local shops) ebay and amazon.com to be good. amazon.com has a used sectiion. just search for stuff like you normally would, but it will say "x number from $1 and up used" or something like that... ive bought many cds that way.
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