Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

Has anyone purchased a cd from cdbanq.com? According to their website, they've been in business for 10 years and specialize in hard to find, out of print CDs. They're located in Taiwan...

Any thoughts or experiences are welcomed.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

Has anyone purchased a cd from cdbanq.com? According to their website, they've been in business for 10 years and specialize in hard to find, out of print CDs. They're located in Taiwan...

Any thoughts or experiences are welcomed.


Never heard of these guys, but I've had numerous experiences with small little retailers selling long OOP intrada or fsm releases that had scores "in stock" on their website. Upon ordering these scores, I would get an email a few days later saying that they couldn't get them from their distributor. I'd suggest emailing first to see about the actual availability of any items you are contemplating.

Chris.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

Has anyone purchased a cd from cdbanq.com? According to their website, they've been in business for 10 years and specialize in hard to find, out of print CDs. They're located in Taiwan...

Any thoughts or experiences are welcomed.


Never heard of these guys, but I've had numerous experiences with small little retailers selling long OOP intrada or fsm releases that had scores "in stock" on their website. Upon ordering these scores, I would get an email a few days later saying that they couldn't get them from their distributor. I'd suggest emailing first to see about the actual availability of any items you are contemplating.

Chris.


That makes sense. Thank you. Anyone else shop there?

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Nope. Sounds pretty sketchy to me.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

Has anyone purchased a cd from cdbanq.com? According to their website, they've been in business for 10 years and specialize in hard to find, out of print CDs. They're located in Taiwan...

Any thoughts or experiences are welcomed.


I've known about them for a long time. They've always appeared to be legit. I almost ordered from them several times. Almost because their prices aren't the best, and I often find better deals from YesAsia or CDJapan when buying Asian imports.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   Squiddybop   (Member)

Well, they do have the real Japanese catalog numbers for the releases I've looked up on their site, which is promising, since Taiwan bootleg labels usually change the catalog numbers. I'd lean toward them being legit, but between YesAsia, CDJapan, Amazon Japan and Play-Asia, I've never needed to order from them myself.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

Well, they do have the real Japanese catalog numbers for the releases I've looked up on their site, which is promising, since Taiwan bootleg labels usually change the catalog numbers. I'd lean toward them being legit, but between YesAsia, CDJapan, Amazon Japan and Play-Asia, I've never needed to order from them myself.

Good point. I've used all those sites except Amazon Japan. Obviously, their site isn't in English... Do you read Japanese, or use google translate, or am I missing a way to view Amazon Japan in English?

Thanks to everyone who's commented :-)

Craig

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2014 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   Squiddybop   (Member)

There should be an option up toward the top of the Amazon Japan page to switch it to English.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I ordered from them once, 2 cd's. (I think they're better known among the set that likes OOP vocalists, of which I'm part.)

I guess you could say they're as legit as a foreign firm can be in these climes and this market. Someone once told me that places like this go from non-original sources (vinyl), so WE might consider them non-legit, but for them copyright has long-expired.

So, take your pick.

Plus, I think they're more like a retailer (SAE) than a producer (Intrada).

Anyway, the cd's I got were just fine, factory-pressed, with mini-LP covers. They were fine.

 
 
 Posted:   May 27, 2014 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   siriano   (Member)


CDBANQ.com is legit and I think they only supply Japanese edition items. I used them to locate many rare and hard-to-find titles now and then. The had the best packaging (bubble wrapped in a hard box) compared with other merchants and I got my orders very quickly too.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.