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I should just switch to MelonBooks instead of adding to order from Diverse Direct.

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So I'm not the only one-- My package simply lost its tracking when it left off Japan. DD started the package investigation, but things look dim....

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Mine is tracking true so far.  I guess I've been lucky with DD as I've never had any problems other than 1 CD having a broken case (CD itself was fine).  I also avoided the zip code fiascoes last year as well.  I wonder why problems seem constant for some and non-existent for others.

29 (edited by Ferrose 2017-05-15 15:47:45)

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Treacle wrote:

I don't mind remix albums that much. Sure, it may signify a lack of ideas, but at least every song is somewhat different from the original. Sometimes it's even fun to compare the different versions.

The other two types you mentioned are uninteresting for long-time fans, but compilation albums are at least nice in two situations:
(1) A complete compilation album (or a set of complementary compilation albums) provides a convenient way to get the circle's discography (at least up to a certain point)
(2) Themed compilation CDs, e.g. "<vocalist> Compilation" or "<style> Compilation". They're great if the circle likes to vary its vocalists/styles/whatever, but you only like one of them and don't want to buy their normal CDs when you'll probably dislike most of its tracks anyway.

Best-of albums just annoy me. My opinion of what constitutes the "best" tracks rarely matches that of the artists.


Oh, and I hate it when compilation/best-of albums contains exclusive songs. It's basically saying "oh, you've been a loyal fan from the start and already own all of these songs? TOO BAD! You're not getting this exclusive song unless you buy a CD just for it!"

Lost Garden's M3 album is a compilation of itm songs with a couple new, exclusive tracks on it, which does kind of suck, but I'm a huge sucker for itm's music so I bought it anyway (even though I already have all the "old" songs from buying their previous albums).


Just anecdotal, but I've ordered from Diverse Direct about 8 times, and never had an issue, though the last time I ordered from there was M3-37.

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Ferrose wrote:

Just anecdotal, but I've ordered from Diverse Direct about 8 times, and never had an issue, though the last time I ordered from there was M3-37.

Well, they made it right and I got the correct CDs today plus they combined it with my second order, so good on them.

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Just got back from DD through e-mail.
If my package is determined lost, DD will resend the package, which actually is very nice of them.

This I don't mind waiting for a bit longer.

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Hakkin wrote:

It's surprising how bad Diverse Direct seems to handle shipping stuff. How can they make so many errors.

Imagine being ONE GUY and getting 10,000+ orders four times a year all at once.  It's like that.

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Maybe if they're getting that many orders, they should get more people to help package them?
Being 1 person isn't really an excuse for messing up so many orders anyways, if they were processing orders properly, there really shouldn't be many ways to mess up.
You look at an order, you put those CDs in a box, you print out a label with the persons name and address as it's entered on the site (ie: with the zip code, if they included one), and ship it. There's really not a ton of room for error in this on the shipper's end, even when you're shipping thousands of things. Any errors would basically have to come from the user, at which point it's not really the shipper's fault.

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10,000 orders? Wouldn't there be a lot of people buying CDs by actually being at the event? And seeing how prompt email responses I'm getting, it's hard to believe the packaging and shipping is done solely by one person. Even if it was done in one person, I believe managing orders are now well-automated too, so margin of error should be really really thin.

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Hakkin wrote:

Maybe if they're getting that many orders, they should get more people to help package them?
Being 1 person isn't really an excuse for messing up so many orders anyways, if they were processing orders properly, there really shouldn't be many ways to mess up.
You look at an order, you put those CDs in a box, you print out a label with the persons name and address as it's entered on the site (ie: with the zip code, if they included one), and ship it. There's really not a ton of room for error in this on the shipper's end, even when you're shipping thousands of things. Any errors would basically have to come from the user, at which point it's not really the shipper's fault.

Yeah, I imagine some people are stubborn like that.  They figure they can do it all themselves until they're totally overwhelmed.  I'm not like that at all >.>

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Fat lootz.


Question: Did Tokyo Audio Waffle stop doing music?

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Their last album release named Sugar Pop Cafe was in February. I doubt that they have stopped but maybe they have stopped going to the events?

Devoted donjon buyer

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Currently in Japan. Missed M3 because I was at EDC Japan. Do you guys know if any stores carry these albums? I would like physical copies. Stores like Tower Records maybe?

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nick.the.niceguy wrote:

Currently in Japan. Missed M3 because I was at EDC Japan. Do you guys know if any stores carry these albums? I would like physical copies. Stores like Tower Records maybe?

There are stores specifically for doujin stuff, this thread has a few of them: http://www.doujinstyle.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16904
There's a decent number of albums that are "event only" though, so they're not sold in any stores besides maybe second-hand ones.
Your best bet would probably be Toranoana and Melonbooks, and maybe hit Suruga-ya to see if they have any second-hand stuff from recent events.

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Very very looking forward to see 燻製コンピ. Loved that Xfade.
DD resent the pkg. Hopefully hopefully this one arrives safe and sound.... >.>

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Finally here!!! Among with Post M3-39 stuff as well!

Arrived Package! Show

http://imgur.com/Wy8t0KW.jpg
http://imgur.com/oeinF5T.jpg
http://imgur.com/DdjfUlD.jpg
http://imgur.com/0P1lK0F.jpg
http://imgur.com/RNk0r0L.jpg

I'll slowly rip them one by one...

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DarkSilentSC wrote:

Finally here!!! Among with Post M3-39 stuff as well!

Arrived Package! Show

http://imgur.com/Wy8t0KW.jpg
http://imgur.com/oeinF5T.jpg
http://imgur.com/DdjfUlD.jpg
http://imgur.com/0P1lK0F.jpg
http://imgur.com/RNk0r0L.jpg

I'll slowly rip them one by one...

New Badass yikes
P.s - track 2 on Killer Sushi album so epic :3

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DarkSilentSC wrote:

Finally here!!! Among with Post M3-39 stuff as well!

Arrived Package! Show

http://imgur.com/Wy8t0KW.jpg
http://imgur.com/oeinF5T.jpg
http://imgur.com/DdjfUlD.jpg
http://imgur.com/0P1lK0F.jpg
http://imgur.com/RNk0r0L.jpg

I'll slowly rip them one by one...

What stuff does Sakuzyo's Language album come with? Because that thing cost more than anything else on Diverse Direct.

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It comes with a 300+ page score book or something like that

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That's exactly right. 300 page score book of all the tracks covered in the CD.

Is it just me, or freedb via vgmdb is not working on some of them..

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Not many people contribute doujin music to the VGMDB database anymore. sakuzyo.com - Language isn't an entry on VGMDB (yet?) which is likely why its not working for you.

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Oh this is bad....
The package that I thought it was lost...
is here.
Now I have massive duplicate CDs.

What to do.... I kinda feel bad for Fumaki-san... >.>

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For Emiru's fans the explications for Fallen CD are now ready. Please read, and profit of this new story:

https://mega.nz/#!ucswRbhD!BfTWXPTC0HXM … DfB_LjbrMk


For me, the most dark CD made by Emiru and also, my new favorite CD from this group.

Devoted fan of Yura Hatsuki : https://musicaltalesofyurahatsuki.wordpress.com/
エミルの愛した月夜に第III幻想曲を/ Emiru's CDs explications (except for the first and second album) : https://mega.nz/#F!qcsylKKA!0C4L9U-ZWA2Go5GcYKdg3Q (explication from what I understand in Japenese. Please, understand other interpretations are possible.)

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DarkSilentSC wrote:

Oh this is bad....
The package that I thought it was lost...
is here.
Now I have massive duplicate CDs.

What to do.... I kinda feel bad for Fumaki-san... >.>


SEND THEM TO ME ... lol jk

Just email him and explain that now that he decided to move to claim insurance EMS got off their ass and found their missing package.  He'll probably just have you ship them back and send him the bill for the shipping.