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    Quote Originally Posted by D Smith View Post
    I got the same 'forget about it' email yesterday from Amzon re the Handel set. Why it took them 3 months to determine it was mispriced is beyond me. Needless to say this has left a sour taste in my mouth re Amzon. I guess their vaunted customer service is not all they claim it to be.
    A possibility: Maybe (probably) Brilliant supplied the original info and pricing, or promised Amazon a mistakenly low unit price for the box. It was Brilliant, not Amazon, who discovered the mistake. And they're refusing to ship more boxes if they'll only be compensated based on the published price.

    If this is the case, and you were Amazon, what would you do?
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    My son and I got the same cancellation notice (we ordered Aug 9). We did get a $5 gift certificate as a consolation.

    But I am happy because I mostly listen to vocal music anyway and have the Big Handel Oratorio Box of 276 digital tracks comprising Jephta, Saul, Judas Maccabaeus, Semele, Theodora, and Messiah. This is an INSANELY GOOD DEAL at 99 cents for the whole 276 track 6-oratorio set!

    Just below the track listing on the Handel set I linked above is a mother lode of this kind of set, many for only 99 cents, though the Handel set seems to be the biggest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliogabo View Post
    Hi folks. Did someone received the Handel edition set? I just got an email from Amazon, sayin' that they were not available to send my order because the article was mispriced. So they cancelled my order, which was made on august 12. There are more people on a situation like this?
    Yes. I got the same email. I regard it as shabby practice, and will work hard to buy CDs through sellers other than Amazon from now on. They also said they'd given me a gift card valued at $!(amount). they did not specify the amount.
    I also know people who did receive the set, and at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Check and see if the disks with PC#17 and #21 work. Can't remember which it was, but there were a lot of defects with one disk on this set.
    All seems OK atm

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    Cool! I had to return my set because they wouldn't replace just the disks that were bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geralmar View Post
    Interest seems minimal, but the Sony 22-disc Stravinsky set is available on Amazon U.S. for $28.97.
    Thank you for this suggestion! I have just bought the Stravinsky set for $22.99...why was I not aware of this bargain? Well, that has been rectified. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!
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    Most of that Stravinsky set is phenomenal. I only wish some of the intimate chamber settings like the Duo Concertante weren't recorded in the '30s or '40s or whenever they were...

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    Today I was at the FNAC (a popular megastore for books, CDs and that sort of stuff) making some time while my girlfriend bought some stupid clothes and I run into this:

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    Needless to say, I did buy the box and I am reasonably proud of having done so. I knew that Amazon had it for more or less the same money and thought about getting it a couple of times, but today I saw it there and I just couldn't help myself. IMHO Beethoven's complete piano sonatas and piano concertos alone are worth those 20 euros (around 12 pounds or 25 dollars). And well, I know it's not Gulda or Gilels but what the hell, I do enjoy Brendel playing Beethoven (and the Mozart recordings that come in the box will help me get into his piano music, which honestly I don't know that well). So yeah, I'm going to bed quite happy with my purchase.

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    karajan symphony.jpg
    I got this Karajan Symphony Edition on amazon for $20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classical Music Fan View Post
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    I got this Karajan Symphony Edition on amazon for $20.
    now that is a bargain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classical Music Fan View Post
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    I got this Karajan Symphony Edition on amazon for $20.
    That is GREAT. Where? Are there more at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classical Music Fan View Post
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    I got this Karajan Symphony Edition on amazon for $20.
    I take it you had Amazon Visa Rewards credit, or some such, that brought your final price down. The listed price is $38.27, which, still, is bargain enough for a 38-CD set with several complete cycles.

    I'll go you one better, though. I got it for free -- streaming audio on Prime Music for Prime members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedski View Post
    I take it you had Amazon Visa Rewards credit, or some such, that brought your final price down. The listed price is $38.27, which, still, is bargain enough for a 38-CD set with several complete cycles.

    I'll go you one better, though. I got it for free -- streaming audio on Prime Music for Prime members.
    Yes Prime Music has stepped up its game recently though it still doesn't compare to Spotify's selection yet. Also available to stream are these quality sets:





    Stabat Mater & Requiem Project:

    REQUIEMS
    Dvorak
    Faure Requiem
    Mozart
    Rossini
    Salieri
    Verdi

    STABAT MATERS
    Boccherini
    Dvorak
    Haydn
    Mayr
    Poulenc
    Rossini
    Steffani
    Vivaldi

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    This is a pretty nice deal for $25 new:

    Mahler: The Complete Works - 150th Anniversary Box
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    Carmen Piazzini's complete Mozart Piano Concerto cycle can be had at the Google Play store for about five bucks. While there, check out the complete Ekaterina Derzhavina Haydn Piano Sonata cycle for less than ten bucks. It's my favorite set of the Haydn sonatas.

    Amazon Prime, if you're a member, has the Haydn sonatas (McCabe), string quartets (Angeles SQ), and symphonies (Dorati) all for free streaming. All three are great sets. Of course they all evaporate if you quit!
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