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skinheadrob
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Pre-ordered the album at Amazon and was charged £12.99 on the release date.
Browsing Amazon today and find that this is now priced at £5.99 - less than a week from release.
Contacted Amazon and was told that the price change was down to publisher/supplier/artist even though Amazon provided and sold the item.

What a con - I expected the price to drop after a couple of months but less than a week of release. How do the band feel about this - Is this how your followers should be treat?
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Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:18 pm
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Its not just Amazon, you will see the same price drops elsewhere too.
It is a marketing move from the record company/ band in order to shift as many copies as possible on the run up to Fridays chart.

The link below is for the official store - with what's left of the bundles significantly cheaper than they were last week:

https://store.universalmusic.com/thespecials/?utm_umguk=www.thespecials.com%2F&utm_campaign=TheSpecials20210715&utm_content=&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=Website

You'll probably see the price sneak back up again after Thursday.

Its the way the music industry as a whole is now geared, especially when it comes to bands with a genuine chance to make the number 1 spot - to shift as many units as possible in release week for the highest possible chart position, and the reduced price will entice many of those who haven't bought a copy yet to buy one while its so cheap.

Unless you are pre ordering a limited edition or signed copy, it probably makes more sense to wait until after the weekend of release to buy an album nowadays as it may well be reduced for those few days.
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