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 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   Riddick   (Member)

Lately I have noticed many damaged booklets on my factory sealed (EXPENCIVE!) limited edition CD's. Is there anyone else with this same problem? Few years back there was many scratched CD's and now this. There was not this kind of problems in let say 10 years ago.

I have seriously considered to stop collecting film music because of this. I am tired collecting damaged products! I love film music but I am tired to this!



 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

It has happened to me, and yes, it has happened to me evenly over the years.
Very, very rarely though. Perhaps half a dozen times in 35 years of amassing CDs.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

There were times when we had pressings with a lot of wrinkled booklets. I seem to recall it happening on a couple of titles when they used a slightly thicker paper stock, and it caused creasing around the staples. We'd visually look at copy after copy through the shrink wrap...and they were almost all affected. There were occasionally some sticklers for pristine booklets, and I don't blame them, but it was very difficult to keep those people happy.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Ask for a replacement.

Never had a problem with getting replacements - except at SAE, where it can take several attempts.

Graham

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

I collect CDs for the music -- Unless a book has borscht spilled on it or it was left in a landfill for two years, I don't care about the rest of it. If I can read the text, I'm happy. It's not like they're original paintings by the Great Masters. But maybe I'm "different?"

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I wonder what his definition of “damaged” is.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

My only concern is with wrinkled or damaged parts of my ageing anatomy.

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I collect CDs for the music -- Unless a book has borscht spilled on it or it was left in a landfill for two years, I don't care about the rest of it. If I can read the text, I'm happy. It's not like they're original paintings by the Great Masters. But maybe I'm "different?"

Maybe.

I do care about booklets, sometimes more than for the actual CD. I expect them to be in pristine condition when I buy a new CD and in very good condition if I buy a used CD (unless informed otherwise).
And almost always, that's the way it is. A near perfect world... in that particular issue. smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2022 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Scott McOldsmith   (Member)

I'm used to creases in the paper due to the thickness of the booklet against the thin plastic tabs that hold them in place. I honestly don't care. They're going to be "near mint" the moment I open them up to read them. So unless someone left a skidmark on it, it's fine with me.

Worse is getting one that some guy wrote his damned name on. I swear it was used. I swear some guy named "Bill Conti" owned it first.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I collect CDs for the music -- Unless a book has borscht spilled on it or it was left in a landfill for two years, I don't care about the rest of it. If I can read the text, I'm happy. It's not like they're original paintings by the Great Masters. But maybe I'm "different?"


I agree with this entirely. It’s the music, and the words, and as long as you can make out the latter a few wrinkles shouldn’t be a problem. If it is a problem for you, leave them sealed.

I worry sometimes about how society’s tolerance levels have changed in recent years. Some people refer to it as “binary”. Everything’s either “awesome” or “shit” with nothing in between. There are many things and people that I like without them being awesome, and there are possibly equal numbers of things (less so people, but there are always vacancies) that I’m not terribly keen on, without them being excretal.

Let’s lower the bar on perfection, people - once you’ve fingered something, it’s never the same. Get over it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I'm used to creases in the paper due to the thickness of the booklet against the thin plastic tabs that hold them in place. I honestly don't care. They're going to be "near mint" the moment I open them up to read them. So unless someone left a skidmark on it, it's fine with me.

Worse is getting one that some guy wrote his damned name on. I swear it was used. I swear some guy named "Bill Conti" owned it first.



big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)



Let’s lower the bar on perfection, people - once you’ve fingered something, it’s never the same. Get over it.



I say, matron!smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)



Let’s lower the bar on perfection


But, but... it's not "perfect" anymore if the bar is lowered.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • Worse is getting one that some guy wrote his damned name on. I swear it was used. I swear some guy named "Bill Conti" owned it first.

    That guy again!!!

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     Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 6:29 AM   
     By:   LeHah   (Member)

    Wrinkles from the staples rarely bother me. Its the dents from the tabs on the CD cases or when corners or sides get notched because of mishandling that drives me nuts.

     
     Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 6:30 AM   
     By:   Solium   (Member)

    Yeah, I'm in the group of I don't really care. The booklets are made of paper, I don't expect paper to remain in "mint" condition. I consider the notes an extra bonus. I buy CD's primarily for the music. I don't think the booklet increases or decreases the resale value either.

     
     Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 6:30 AM   
     By:   Solium   (Member)

  • Worse is getting one that some guy wrote his damned name on. I swear it was used. I swear some guy named "Bill Conti" owned it first.

    That guy again!!!


    Hahaha!

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     Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 6:55 AM   
     By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

    It has happened to me, and yes, it has happened to me evenly over the years.
    Very, very rarely though. Perhaps half a dozen times in 35 years of amassing CDs.

     
     Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 7:02 AM   
     By:   Josh   (Member)

    Wrinkles from the staples rarely bother me. Its the dents from the tabs on the CD cases or when corners or sides get notched because of mishandling that drives me nuts.

    Yes!

    Also, I rarely have issues with damaged booklets with new CDs, but digipak trays often get destroyed in the mail due to inadequate packing, and unlike regular jewel cases, the trays aren't easily replaceable, so I just keep exchanging them until I get one that isn't damaged. I'd estimate about 50% of the digipaks I order from Amazon arrive damaged because they always send them in flimsy plastic bubble mailers, often together with other oddly-shaped items inside the same bag, resulting in the digipaks getting smashed in transit. I really like how digipaks look and function, but they definitely require more careful handling.

     
     Posted:   Jun 10, 2022 - 7:53 AM   
     By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

    I agree, damaged digipacks would annoy me. Jewel cases I can easily replace, but a digipack... nothing I can do about other than exchanging it.

     
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