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I am sure we have all stumbled across websites and thought "wow hit the jackpot here", then after a couple of milliseconds you think, "hang on this site must be really old" - but you still hope.

So i came across one of these sites on Sunday night it had hundreds of 45s mainly not soul listed; each letter having one or two pages. I started at 'V' (dunno why) and came across both big Vanguards 45's and the Vellours on issue. All at $8 each. I stopped there deciding that this was too good to be true and decided to enquire before searching all the pages.

Good job too. The dealers reply follows. LOL. He's one pissed off person. My reaction is to tell him to take the fackers off his list, stop wasting peoples time, revalue them, get a life or drop dead. Or a simple 'no i havent got them' will have done.

Havent replied yet though. All suggestions welcome :thumbsup:

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Dear Sir, thank you for your interest in ordering 45s from our

catalog. However i'm afraid that the items you are looking for are

currently out of stock. Actually, they've been out of stock for quite a

while. Were it up to me, i'd delete them from our files.

Why? Simple. The items you are interested in are items that there is a

LITERAL WORLD of demand for. That is, the many degrees of

"soul". Northern soul, Southern soul, Carribean-beat soul, popvocalist

soul, White soul, latin jazz soul, folk/jazz ballads, early funk, and

pre-disco. To be frank, we prety much stink at this stuff. Hardly a day

goes by where I don't get a big multi-page want list that has Jimmy

Radcliffe, Adams Apples, 1619 BAB, Terry *&%$#@!!ing Callier, Teddy

Randazzo, Betty Lavette, Bettye Swann, Apostles, Apollas, etc, etc, et al,

ad nauseam. Whenever I get one of these lists, I just take out my red pen

and mark out the items that, due to incessant demands for, I KNOW that they

are OUT OF STOCK. I don't want to sound mean about it, it's just that the

demand WAY outstrips the supply! We just don't have it! I would Love to

delete most of these from our files, but since there's always a chance that

they could show back up (a chance that gets slimmer and slimmer with every

passing moment) we do NOT delete listings. Plus, quite a few of you out

there are shoppers through the atrocity known as GEMM. GEMM will list all

of our stock as being "in stock" and everything will be in "mint to m-

condition". Which leads to a LOT of on-line panic buying. That is

misleading. We do NOT keep a "running track" of our 45s inventory. If we

did, we'd have a lot fewer orders. And i'd have a lot fewer complaints

form customers as to "why do you have these listed if you don't have them

in stock?" Well, that would make MY life a lot easier. But until then, if

you must try from us please give us at LEAST 2 months between tries, as we

are constantly getting stock in, but it takes a while to get it processed

and up on the shelves. However, if you're still looking for that "soul"

stuff, be prepared for a letdown, as I have NOT seen much of it returning

to our business....If I EVER see any more requests for that Roy Hamilton

ballads stuff, it'll be TOO soon. Sorry about all this, but I figure

honesty is the best policy (unlike GEMM) and perhaps you may find a place

where this soul stuff is predominant. Unfortunately, that place is not here.

Oh yes, every month or so, we will add tuitles to our catalog. When we do

that, GEMM will say that we've re-stocked. THAT DOES NOT MEAN EVERYTHING

HAS COME BACK IN STOCK!!!

Every time we restock and GEMM customers find out, whammo! More of the same.

If Pavlov were alive today, he wouldn't need dogs. All he'd have to do is

log on thru GEMM!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for your time, sorry about your order. Charlie*

(*i'm the guy that gets to pull all of the orders that come through the

internet! yay.)

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Been there mate got exactly the same email after I downloaded all his a-z spent literally hours searching through found about 50 goodies..

If I remember correctly it was Recordfinders

disappionted and disillusioned to say the least

the gasher

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i also came across this site yesterday. some real big records at less than $10. i started sweating because it really does look believable as the good stuff is mixed in with hundreds and hundreds of junk 45s. dean barlow for $8.50 etc (probably about right that one!)

i contacted the site by email and got a reply asking me to list all the items i require. i also found a phone number on there and it was answered by one of those jokey answer-machines.....welcome to the white house..lol

i wonder if the list was ever used because there are some great 45s in there. nothing over $10.

i was sweating and shaking for about 5 minutes and then i had to tell myself santa claus does not exist!

Shane

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i was sweating and shaking for about 5 minutes and then i had to tell myself santa claus does not exist!

Shane

:thumbsup:

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Stop crying Callum. He's a naughty man. Its not true what he says. Santa brought me my copy of Howard Guyton for a fiver at Christmas :lol:

I will catch him at Prestatyn and will make him sing three renditions of 'you fill up my senses', and 'Neil Warnocks red and white army'.

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Stop crying Callum. He's a naughty man. Its not true what he says. Santa brought me my copy of Howard Guyton for a fiver at Christmas  :lol:

I will catch him at Prestatyn and will make him sing three renditions of 'you fill up my senses', and 'Neil Warnocks red and white army'.

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:lol::thumbsup:

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Rich, I actually found Recordfinders the first week I ever went on the net which was january 1997, all the records were out of stock THEN but they deliberately left them on.

Their feedback on Gemm used to be shocking but they probably pulled all their stuff off there now.

Also, beware of Memory Lane recordings and another one, something like the Record Archive, they are also Recordfinders under another name?

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Found the site in '99 or so and of course thought I had struck gold... :angry: spent hours and hours there... but I did get a Bobbie Smith - Walk on into my heart... (real one) and Adventurers - Easy baby... for less than $10 each, which was nice.

:thumbsup:

Heikki 1

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Found the site in '99 or so and of course thought I had struck gold...  :angry: spent hours and hours there... but I did get a Bobbie Smith - Walk on into my heart... (real one) and Adventurers - Easy baby... for less than $10 each, which was nice.

:thumbsup:

Heikki 1

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LOL I also had the record finders 'experience' in about 1997/8 - I DID manage to get two copies of Lonnie Lester you can't go for $11 each, but that was IT....

:lol:

Martin

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I did not know the dealers name becuase I found it through another site who act as a 'shop front' for various dealers. Now that the name is mentioned I am sure i tried to order something from there a few years ago. Out of stock of course LOL

I do not understand the guys philosphy of leaving stuff on his list that he hasnt had for years and by his own admission has a slim chance that he will have again. It clearly pisses him off and us off. I wont bother asking him again if he has a record. Waste of fackin time.

And Pete - get your hair cut mate.

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