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RoyceHawk 7 Jul 2004 15:15

I was not paid for the two plugs below - I just thought other music-lovers might like to know.

If anyone has found themselves as fed up as I have with getting serially ripped-off by music-shop mercenaries in Australia for over-priced strings amongst other gear (valve amps for example) - the internet can occasionally come to the rescue.

Recently, I ordered four sets of flatwound jazz guitar strings from WEBSTRINGS (www.webstrings.com) last Wednesday. Not only did I get a reasonable choice of gauges, but their prices were two-thirds less than retail over here (landed at about AUD$10.00/set)! And, the strings arrived yesterday, making for a five day turnaround from the States to Oz.

And if anyone is lamenting the glut of expensive vinyl in Melbourne - check out Gemm (www.gemm.com) for literally anything you can think of - I have used it several times and landed mint US vinyl for less than AUD$15.00/per album (12").</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Zaneboy 7 Jul 2004 16:29

Whats the damage for the shipping & Insurance?</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


RoyceHawk 7 Jul 2004 17:09

"Landed" - ie. to my door, including shipping costs. I can't remember the specific shipping components - 10% with strings I think. For vinyl you have to be really careful to check shipping costs - sometimes they can recoup their "cheap" records by imposing high shipping costs. But Gemm has something like a zillion vendors listed on their online catalogue. Also it pays to buy in bigger consignments.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 22 Jul 2004 20:09

There's a little shop in Caulfield (sth?) on Glenhuntly rd ....sells really cheap Vinyl, cd's and such.(almost half the price of Dixons/Second spin)...Never noticed it before until yesterday..
My tip for the day.
I'll find out the name in the morning.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


RoyceHawk 23 Jul 2004 09:33

That would be good System - always interested in somewhere that has decent, reasonably priced vinyl.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 24 Jul 2004 13:04

Time Capsule Music

727 glenhuntly rd...near the corner of Hawthorn and Glenhuntly.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Strummer 24 Jul 2004 15:03

You Cant get angry at People for trying to make money in the music industry, besides most retailers charge the RRP. I think youll find if you buy a large quantity youll get them for around $10 a set anyway</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


SongDog 25 Jul 2004 18:57

That is too funny System forgetting the name of your own shop AND taking two days to remember it Very Funny
However does sound good I'll drop by this week</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


system 25 Jul 2004 21:19

LOL..Not my shop actually...</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


RoyceHawk 26 Jul 2004 09:43

Strummer, I don't know anywhere in Melb you can get flatwound jazz guitar strings for $10. I've never bought them below $20, in bulk or otherwise.

That site also has normal steel strings, which land for about $5.

And of course I don't 'blame' any businessperson for their practices, but from my point of view as a consumer strings are unjustifiably expensive.
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