25 dollars for a 7 song EP..?

Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
edited March 13 in The Porch
Heard from a friend that the Pearl Jam East Street vinyl is "surprisingly expensive" to buy for the record store he works at. Might be a "swedish" thing, but expensive is obviously relative to other releases over here.

Is 25 dollars for a 7 song album an example of Gee-Arr-Eee-Eee-Dee-Gee-Arr-Eee-Eee-Dee! (?) :P or is the price normal?

Sounds quite expensive too me. I remember buying the CD cheaper than full length albums. And Rolling Stone said in their review of the CD: "...released through indie stores and priced to move."
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  • drakeheuer14drakeheuer14 Posts: 2,611
    You love making threads, I love seeing what you come up with next lol 

    it is an “exclusive” release after all
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758
    edited March 13
    I have no idea... Do you mean the record store had to pay $25? So what will that be for consumers? Like $40? I actually don't know what the markup normally is. Anyone?
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    PJ_Soul said:
    I have no idea... Do you mean the record store had to pay $25? So what will that be for consumers? Like $40? I actually don't know what the markup normally is. Anyone?
    Prices in american webstores seem to be around $25. Don't know exactly what they paid for them or what the markup is. There are no swedish prices listed yet.
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  • kramer73kramer73 Posts: 2,194
    It's $25.  Depending on the store you go to, it could be +/- $1 or so.  
  • PB11041PB11041 EarthPosts: 1,398
    Most new vinyl these days start at $20-25  and then price down if they don't move. It is a short time track for even a single vinyl record though.  Typically if the time breaks work you want to get approximately 20 minutes per side.  The entire first side could very well be everything but Porch.  Would have been a good opportunity to toss in a "bonus" track.

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,758
    edited March 13
    PJ_Soul said:
    I have no idea... Do you mean the record store had to pay $25? So what will that be for consumers? Like $40? I actually don't know what the markup normally is. Anyone?
    Prices in american webstores seem to be around $25. Don't know exactly what they paid for them or what the markup is. There are no swedish prices listed yet.
    Oh, I see... Well, how long is it time-wise? I think they probably don't count the songs, but instead consider the play time. If it's a regular length LP (say over 35 minutes?), then $25 USD retail seems normal to me.... unfortunately. Because yeah, that's expensive. Records are too damned expensive now.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    PB11041 said:
    Most new vinyl these days start at $20-25  and then price down if they don't move. It is a short time track for even a single vinyl record though.  Typically if the time breaks work you want to get approximately 20 minutes per side.  The entire first side could very well be everything but Porch.  Would have been a good opportunity to toss in a "bonus" track.

    Maybe it's a cool 10 inch package?
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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H Posts: 1,613
    PB11041 said:
    Most new vinyl these days start at $20-25  and then price down if they don't move. It is a short time track for even a single vinyl record though.  Typically if the time breaks work you want to get approximately 20 minutes per side.  The entire first side could very well be everything but Porch.  Would have been a good opportunity to toss in a "bonus" track.

    Maybe it's a cool 10 inch package?
    Oyyyy I hope not.  
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 11,196
    Bring back the days where I bought 10 records for $5
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  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,434
    Bring back the days where I bought 10 records for $5
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  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 8,273
    It honestly doesn't seem terribly out of line to me.  I've purchased some RSD items that I believe were similar in price.  
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  • deadendp said:
    It honestly doesn't seem terribly out of line to me.  I've purchased some RSD items that I believe were similar in price.  
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,938
    Probably a touch much. But Its RSD. 97% of the releases are overpriced. Its a cash grab, but its also meant to help out Indie stores (as well as marking up helps cut down some secondary market prices)

  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,938
    Lets be honest, if people think it costs too much, they don't need to buy it. 

  • RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, ILPosts: 3,010
    12" singles usually are $15 on RSD. $25 for this is actually cheaper than I thought it would be.
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  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 11,255
    Sounds like a decent price to me...
    when will we hear more about the exclusive 10 Club version?

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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,938
    proab 4/10. Or on RSD when they go up.

  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,938
    $25 for 7 songs on RSD is nothing. I bought that RATM LP last year for about that and its 6 songs and was recorded by a video camera.

    Easy Street at least sounds great and has 2 killer covers that aren't on any boot as far as I know.



  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,049
    Easy pass for me
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  • pipes5977pipes5977 Rhode Island Posts: 264
    I thought the whole show was gonna be released? 
  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 11,255
    edited March 14
    proab 4/10. Or on RSD when they go up.

    I was kind of thinking on RSD too...
    Didn't they do that with the SOLAT / Breath or Citizen Dick?

    Bull Moose has the Live At Easy Street for $23.97...


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  • iOnlyownMymindiOnlyownMymind Posts: 1,627
    pipes5977 said:
    I thought the whole show was gonna be released? 
    We have not seen any evidence of this. 
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,039
    $25 seems about right for RSD. Maybe the standard release will be cheaper but I doubt it.
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    edited March 14
    Lets be honest, if people think it costs too much, they don't need to buy it. 

    Yes, of course. And this is why I on here - and elsewhere - have argued for a long time that Pearl Jam need to raise their ticket prices. Squeeze as much as they can from that first few rows - people will obviously pay for it. Fans thinking it costs too much - don't have to buy.

    I also, for the sake of the band and their personal wealth, think they should ask another $10-15 for their t-shirts. Bands like e.g. Ghost and KISS ask for 40-50 for a t-shirt - and I for one think that Pearl Jam is leaving money on the table on their t-shirts -- and also other tour merch.

    Please consider reading my op-ed on this subject @ gonnafleeceyoufuckernotgonnaloseyou.net

    :)
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    PSUS2H said:
    PB11041 said:
    Most new vinyl these days start at $20-25  and then price down if they don't move. It is a short time track for even a single vinyl record though.  Typically if the time breaks work you want to get approximately 20 minutes per side.  The entire first side could very well be everything but Porch.  Would have been a good opportunity to toss in a "bonus" track.

    Maybe it's a cool 10 inch package?
    Oyyyy I hope not.  
    ten inch records are cute.


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  • mrk2mrk2 FinlandPosts: 1,261
    The good old days ;)


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    mrk2 said:
    The good old days ;)


    dear lord, thanks for dropping that anvil on our head.  When vinyl freaking cheaper than CDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWestPosts: 12,865
    Lets be honest, if people think it costs too much, they don't need to buy it. 

    Yes, of course. And this is why I on here - and elsewhere - have argued for a long time that Pearl Jam need to raise their ticket prices. Squeeze as much as they can from that first few rows - people will obviously pay for it. Fans thinking it costs too much - don't have to buy.

    I also, for the sake of the band and their personal wealth, think they should ask another $10-15 for their t-shirts. Bands like e.g. Ghost and KISS ask for 40-50 for a t-shirt - and I for one think that Pearl Jam is leaving money on the table on their t-shirts -- and also other tour merch.

    Please consider reading my op-ed on this subject @ gonnafleeceyoufuckernotgonnaloseyou.net

    :)
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  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 136,499
    Did this went sale? 
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    Did this went sale? 
    Its going on sale on RSD, which is...April 13 or something
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