Joined: June 2009
||Posted: May 05 2010, 18:34
|Quote (amarok90 @ May 05 2010, 17:06)|
|lets hope that we are just worrying unneccessarily, though Universal have not filled us with much confidence.|
I think that's a bit unfair. What have Universal done wrong here, exactly?
After the TB fiasco, the payment and dispatch of these sets are now being fully handled in-house.
After the inital early flurry and the sets seemingly selling out, a number have gone back on sale - most likely through cancellation and possibly also because some paypal payments may not have cleared properly.
Nothing wrong with that whatsoever, in my book.
My one problem was with the information coming out of Universal. I signed up for the Mike Oldfield mailing list when TB was re-released last year, so that I could get my hands on the signed box.
However, despite being registered with Universal I recieved no official warning or announcement that these two new signed editions were being made available. I only found this thread on May 1st (I'm not a regular visitor to this site, sadly), and by then it seemed a number of days too late.
Suffice it to say I was pretty angry at the fact that, having registered on the official site, I had to hear about these releases third-hand via a fan-site (albeit an excellent fan-site)!
Fortunately I was able to snag myself a copy of each of the signed sets when the second batch was made available - thanks to a very helpful member of these borads who let me know the instant the sets were up for order again.
I've re-registered with the Universal store, and I've linked to tubular.net's excellent RSS feed, to ensure I'm in the loop if further limited editions are released.
But I got lucky.
Since signing up with Universal I've been sent all manner of sales emails, reccommending me albums by the likes of Sting and others. But the one time I wanted some heads-up information, none was forthcoming.
Lessons to be learned, I think.