Mutemath Post Up Limited Edition 10th Anniversary

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  1. Melody Bot

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  2. Colin Your Enthusiasm

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    75$ for vinyl only yikesssss
     
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  3. Joel Gustafson

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    My thoughts exactly.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's so expensive because of the cost of getting the music from Warner Bros., but without a statement, it looks like the band is charging that much just because they can.
     
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  5. Colin Your Enthusiasm Dec 2, 2016
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    Colin Your Enthusiasm

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    Yeah i saw this last night when it first got posted on facebook and lots of fans were calling them out saying cash grab. Like you said without a statement its hard to argue with that. I mean I get that it's limited and all but still its crazy high.
     
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  6. SchlongConnery

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    Came here to say the same. $75 for a record is absurd.
     
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  7. Colin Your Enthusiasm

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    With shipping to Canada its $91.99. Laughable and ridiculous for a record and nothing else.
     
  8. Serenity Now

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    No thanks. Prices are unreal. Especially when the vinyl release doesn't even include their best song...Reset.
     
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  9. Colin Your Enthusiasm

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    They addressed it on facebook but did they really or is it just me....?
     
  10. Jason Tate

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    If only 1000 will ever be pressed I'd rather the band get the money than the auction sellers in a few years.
     
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  11. SchlongConnery

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    That's right bands! It's okay to gouge your fans because they could be paying more on eBay!
     
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  12. Serenity Now

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    I respectfully disagree. If you do this, you're making your true fans pay more on the hunch that greedy profiteering will take place. Behavior that is usually not typical of a true fan in the first place.
     
  13. whitenblue88

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    It sold out within a day, so apparently enough people felt otherwise and paid the money to get it.
     
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  14. Jason Tate

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    It sold out.

    Armistice goes for > $289.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/Armistice-LP-by-MUTEMATH-Vinyl-Aug-2009-Warner-Bros-Records-Record-/182362597596?hash=item2a75a868dc:g:TusAAOSwWnFWAZSz&_trkparms=pageci%3Adc633c62-ba5b-11e6-8bdf-005056b62103%7Cparentrq%3Acb697e8f1580a622961ac7f2ffe8285e%7Ciid%3A5

    It's not really a hunch. Bet you'll see this exact pressing being sold for more than 75 within a few months on there.
     
  15. SchlongConnery

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    Can't believe you're supporting this type of activity. This is exactly how you don't treat your fans in this day and age.

    And to address your point of the new pressing selling out: how many of those are immeadiately going on eBay? They may as well just charged $300 themselves. Gouging your fans is despicable.
     
  16. Jason Tate

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    I don't think selling something for the amount people will pay is gouging.

    And if it goes up on eBay for 300 you admit that it's not gouging: it is infact underpriced. Kinda destroys your argument there.

    Basic Econ 101 here and I'd rather the band profit than a reseller on it. So if they make more money this way and it's easier on them to sell it in limited quantities. They can go for it. Their music their choice. Throwing a tantrum over a band being able to make any money at all in this day and age is despicable and I'm not having this argument for the millionth time.
     
  17. SchlongConnery

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    "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." -Someone smarter than me. Morals and Ethics 101.

    Perhaps Mutemath (and you, Martin Shkreli) could take a lesson.
     
  18. Jason Tate

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    What Martin Shkreli did literally harms people's lives and should be illegal. Selling a thousand copies of your album on vinyl 10 years after it was released does not harm people's lives and is no where near the realm of illegal and is a copy of a product available literally everywhere for virtually free. This is so fucking offensively bad as a comparison. Jesus Christ.
     
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  19. SchlongConnery

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    Same principle, different caliber. The point still stands.
     
  20. Jason Tate

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    No, no, holy shit no ... two different things are not the same. When I can download life saving pills on my computer for free, come back to me and we'll talk.
     
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  21. SchlongConnery

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    Ha yeah, it is the same. Product A typically costs X. Person/Company decides to inflate cost to Y because they can and because they know the consumer will pay the price anyways. Is it ethical? No, but who cares as long as person/company is making bank.

    Pretty simple. Like I said, same principle, different caliber. But I'm not an economist... (and neither are you)

    How convenient you glossed over the whole "just because you can, doesn't mean you should" thing too. Ya know, having some ethics and respecting your fans.

    And I'm not sure of your politics, but if you were a Bernie supporter, you should be ashamed. Jesus Christ. This was the shit he spoke out against. Broken capitalism. You must LOVE scalpers.
     
  22. Jason Tate

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    This is so fucking stupid I can't believe you actually believe it. My post literally was an argument against scalpers. You're literally pretending huge banks and pharma are the same as broke musicians.

    You have no clue what you're talking about.
     
  23. Serenity Now

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    Dang. I see that. Had no idea there were such serious fans of this band.