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    Hi all,

    I am selling my Solti Der Ring Deluxe Edition. The CD’s, DVD and Blu Ray are flawless, never been played. Books are in great shape.

    Here is why I’m selling: my initial set came with some aesthetic defects. But I just received my replacement and it too has similar issues. So apparently there is no such thing as a totally spotless-looking set.

    Specifically, the set has some pages that are slightly rumpled, as if handled a bit too aggressively. Though I couldn’t understand why since it came shrink-wrapped. I can only surmise it happened at Decca’s factory, sometime during its “assembly.”

    Also, the covers of the Libretti & Ring Resounding books have a few scratches on them. My replacement set also came with scratches.

    I can be very persnickety when it comes to fancy items like this. You yourself may not have any issues at all.

    I have enclosed pics of the issues.

    In short, I now have two slightly-less-than-perfect-looking-but-Brand-New Der Rings and am selling one.

    Again, I want to emphasize that the CD’s, Blu Ray and DVD are all PRISTINE. And the problems are purely in appearance and in no way “major” or “big.”

    So if you are alright with that, then this should be the deal of the century for you!

    I will be putting it up on eBay in the next few days for the fixed price of $100, plus a $10 handling charge. You can choose the shipping option. I highly recommend media mail, it’ll be around $10 to anywhere in the contiguous US. Total: $120. (Overseas shipping, I’m afraid, will be prohibitive.)

    On the other hand, I'd be happy to make a deal if you want to purchase now. I'd actually prefer not to deal with eBay and save the listing cost.

    If you have any questions don’t hesitate to IM or email me.

    Thanks!

    PS – You can read all the gushing reviews and details of this set at these links:
    http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Wagner.../56588/#Review
    http://www.musicweb-international.co...ti_4783702.htm
    http://www.classicstoday.com/review/...-deluxe-style/
    I will add my own superlatives and say the remastering has fantastic dynamic range and detail, despite me only playing it on my bookshelf and factory car systems. I can only imagine how good this will sound on a truly high-end system! Blow your roof off!
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    Tempted... but I'm in the middle of moving and need to save all my money at the moment. If only this offer were posted this coming February or something.

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    Hi there, did you ever sell your extra copy? If not, I'd be interested and live in SF.

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    Hah! I read this thread, and felt interest building... and then realized:

    This is Wagner!

    Holey Moley, what was I thinking of?

    I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people don't like me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalkClassical View Post
    Hi there, did you ever sell your extra copy? If not, I'd be interested and live in SF.
    Sorry, but the set sold last year. I've gone back and forth on selling my other and only copy. But I think I'm gonna hang on to it for now. I'll keep you in mind if I decide to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilltroll72 View Post
    Hah! I read this thread, and felt interest building... and then realized:

    This is Wagner!

    Holey Moley, what was I thinking of?

    I don't understand.

    You mean you hate Wagner? Or you wish you'd jumped on buying this set a lot earlier because Wagner is God?

    I confess I never understood the Wagner allure for the longest time. But after much repeated listening, I'm starting to kinda' get it.

    Still, I can see why he might not be for everyone. But there's no denying his influence, that's for sure.

    Anyway, if you're only gonna have one work of his then this is definitely the one to have.

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    Hello, GrosseFugue. My mother purchased this set from you on ebay as a Christmas present. I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with it and to thank you for offering it at such a reasonable price. I have listened to it all and it has brought me so much enjoyment.

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    That's awesome, Logos! And glad to see my ad actually caught someone's eye.

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