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    Posted: May 28 2011 at 09:02
Prog albums are often hard to come by, hard to buy online and harder to buy in local stores. So, I'm interested in the question: How many days/weeks does it normally take for you between longing for an album and actually getting the album? Could be in digital or physical form.

It normally takes two to four months for me.LOL But it mainly depends on how badly I want something. If it's a Riverside release I'll hunt it down until the heavens fall and the earth no longer revolves around the sun.Big smile
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Originally posted by paganinio

 I'll hunt it down until the heavens fall and the earth no longer revolves around the sun.Big smile

Back in the day, I used to be like that, regarding releases by Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, etc. Now I've mellowed down, might be that I'm 54 years old, or maybe because I have a lot of music to keep me busy, and I've understood that the music will not change if I get it now or tomorrow.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote paganinio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 10:35
but we want to hear it now, instead of tomorrow. Nothing hits a man harder than the desire to experience outstanding music. (oh how pretentious was that?Tongue)  Anyway this thread is not just about how much you want to get albums, but also how hard they are to find and how big your budget is.
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I have a couple of albums that took me over three years to get hold of!

...and there are a couple of others I have been trying to get even longer that I have had no luck with at all Cry
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Within half an hour.
He gave her his town house and his racing horses. Each meal she ate was a dozen courses. She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes. She sat around and counted them all a million times.
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The fact is, if you really WANT something it can be gotten very quickly in a number of fashions, both legal and dubious. So it really is more of a matter of HOW BADLY one wants a thing than the simple fact of the wanting to get it. For me it more about economics, if I can afford to invest in it I'll order it in from a local shop or from an online source. Most stuff I prefer to listen to is most likely considered import music and won't be found on the shelf as a matter of course. Most classic prog material these days is in the form of "Best of's" and finding full albums is not the norm. I see that Yes has a new one coming out, if I see it on the shelf and it's reasonably priced I'll pick it up. If it's more that $15, I'll probably pass.
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I generally read about it, make a mental note and buy it once it pops up in front of me. I've already got a bit of music anyhow and, unlike the degenerate download crowd that blindly steals out of sheer selfishness, instant gratification doesn't factor in to my calculations.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Alitare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 12:42
Originally posted by WalterDigsTunes

I generally read about it, make a mental note and buy it once it pops up in front of me. I've already got a bit of music anyhow and, unlike the degenerate download crowd that blindly steals out of sheer selfishness, instant gratification doesn't factor in to my calculations.

Like Henry says - every time you buy a CD instead of sending the money to charity, you're killing someone - you murderer, you.
He gave her his town house and his racing horses. Each meal she ate was a dozen courses. She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes. She sat around and counted them all a million times.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote artograffi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 13:06
Amazingly Amazon have a lot of prog so I buy straight away if there' something I want.Cry
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I'm a vinyl collector, so most of the time it takes between three months and two years. There are some exceptions and I have a long list of albums I'm interested in.
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It's a bad story. Here in Greece the prog albums are difficult to be found. 
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Originally posted by friso

I'm a vinyl collector, so most of the time it takes between three months and two years. There are some exceptions and I have a long list of albums I'm interested in.

I'm compiling a list of vinyls I have that I am interested in selling, but I'm afraid I may do it locally as I don't have to bother with the hassle of shipping.

But back to the question, probably 0 as there really isn't any music I "long" for these days, unless you count in shipping time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Siloportem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2011 at 14:34
It really depends on which online shop I use. The cheaper ones can take ages. If I'm not using those then it's usually between a day and 2 weeks. I'm usually ahead of myself and have a pile of cds that I haven't listened to or not enough.

And what I'm willing to pay usually depends on a couple of factors. If I know & like the band then I'm usually willing to pay more. For new artists I'm more likely to go bargain hunting, but that depends on my mood.

Ofcourse it helps to know that you can always download if you really want something NOW.
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It could be anywhere from a couple of days to 10 years or more.
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Sometimes it's seconds after, sometimes it's years after. Really no set deal with me.
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On average, three to six months. It varies based on how bad I want something, how much extra money I have, and how much time I have to listen to it. It took me years to buy some albums. I've also bought a few albums right after I saw them at the CD store.

Edited by notesworth - May 28 2011 at 17:28
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There were certain groups that were not only on autobuy, but speed autobuy.  That meant the first week if not the first day.  It took a while to realize that the price will go down with time, and there may be another version with a bonus track or 2 if you wait.   Could be months now.   
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there are albums I've been wanting to get my hands on for about 5 years now. 
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I never buy anything without waiting at least 2 days to a week, but usually it's a lot longer than that. I haven't bought any albums in months. 
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And what I'm willing to pay usually depends on a couple of factors. If I know & like the band then I'm usually willing to pay more. For new artists I'm more likely to go bargain hunting, but that depends on my mood.


This is a strange paradigm when you think about it. new bands are the ones that need the support and income to further their musical careers. While I may understand the reluctance to spend big bucks on the unknown, to say you'd rather look for bargains for new acts and spend more on bands that you know (and that may already have an established career) somehow seems backwards. I'd rather pay $9.99 for a Yes or KC or Pink Floyd release and $15 - $20 for an up and comer knowing it may help give them the ability to grow and produce more and better music in the future. Of course it's best to at least have an idea of what you're buying, so I read reviews to get a sense of the musical direction before I drop my cash.


Edited by JD - May 29 2011 at 07:36
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