not this Californian. I have one slightly damaged RSD title that took 2 hours of unconfirmed ordering attempts, and now apparently I need to try to force a refund to a record store in the Netherlands that NOW claims I just paid for a pre-order. I translated the whole page when I was ordering - nothing mentioned it was a pre-order.
Why not just make more? I mean what is the logic in deciding these numbers? At this rate, why not just 30 of each? Or hey, why not 5000, or 10,000 to give the most hardcore fans a better chance at obtaining these things at a reasonable cost??
I see currently on Ebay (USA) - 50 pieces of Route One have sold for between $60 dollars and $160.
How many were available to US buyers?
According to the guy at the official online store for the US release last month -
1500 people trying to check out on the site that morning- and
there were 200 records total for sale - so 50 of each title for sale that morning to North America.
50 Route Ones re-sold on Ebay since then
30 have sold of Liminal - same prices.
Am I the only one seeing the problem here? One could infer that ZERO copies of Route One made it into the hands of real fans (I get it that some of these copies are possibly from Europe's RSD sale - but you get my point hopefully)
side note - Speaking of endless internet onsale fiascos, Nine Inch Nails just announced a tour today for the US and ALL tickets ("including the best seats") will only be available at box offices of the actual venues this weekend. At least now the re-sellers will have to physically stand in line like everyone.