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RussellMrgn
2012-05-22, 13:59
Have HD Tracks stopped offering paypal as an option for paying?
I'm non US based, and using paypal is the only way to get round the restriction.
I know a lot of you do not rate this site, but it is handy for some items.
Could someone please check if it is still available?

RussellMrgn
2012-05-24, 15:32
Ok, I've answered my own question. It's still there, but it will no longer let me buy tracks as I'm outside of the US, even using paypal as an option.
They have closed that loop hole.

docPhil
2012-05-25, 08:18
Ok, I've answered my own question. It's still there, but it will no longer let me buy tracks as I'm outside of the US, even using paypal as an option.
They have closed that loop hole.

That's not good - most of my music came from there!

Mnyb
2012-05-25, 09:31
Blast :-/

I'm vehemently against some of their business practices and pricing models ,mostly the lame check of the pedigree of their original source , (like trying to sell the old 16/48 recorded brothers in arms as 24/192 ;) )

But in the realm of the blind the one eyed is king ! even a bad music bussines is better than nothing ?

It was one option in the otherwise very lame music business (no I wont consider iTunes or mp3's an option ) .
Some of their material can only be sourced as torrent now (no I won't consider waiting for weeks on a physical CD an option either it is FLAC (or other lossles format ) or nothing ).

The 24/96 or 24/192 I could do without , the brought some good remasters with it in some cases . If it sound better it is due to a better master not the chosen file formats it is almost irrelevant compared to the actual recording quality .
But due to their business practices I usually sticks to the 24/96 if available .

Mnyb
2012-05-25, 21:33
Others have mitigated this by using proxy or browser pluginsthat let's you spoof your ip ( google on it ).

That only adds to the bizarre shopping experience I have as currently I'm using a virtual machine running win-XP as thier stupid download manager does not work on Linux .

Mike Sargent
2012-05-31, 13:33
I'm in Canada and just bought Melody Gardot's The Absence from HDTracks.com using PayPal.

Must have been a temporary problem, rather than a policy change. (Thank goodness.)

Mike

Mnyb
2012-05-31, 13:49
I'm in Canada and just bought Melody Gardot's The Absence from HDTracks.com using PayPal.

Must have been a temporary problem, rather than a policy change. (Thank goodness.)

Mike

Not necessarily the geo blocking they do is not that simplistic , It seems to depend on content too ,most likely by request of the labels .
(I gained this wisdom by googling so it is what's been said on other forums )

They never officially supported non -US customers but must have been aware of the loophole all the time and having nothing against large chunks of money...

I bet it actually was a substantial chunk of their business .

RonM
2012-05-31, 17:55
I'm in Canada and just bought Melody Gardot's The Absence from HDTracks.com using PayPal.

Must have been a temporary problem, rather than a policy change. (Thank goodness.)

Mike

Well, that's useful information! I was going to wait until I get to see her live near the end of June in Toronto, and buy it at the show. But if I can download a lossless copy I'll try that out.

How's the record? As good as the last one?

Ron

CharlieG
2012-06-01, 06:34
How's the record? As good as the last one?

I like the album, maybe not as much as the last, but I've only listened to it once.
I do think "Impossible Love" off this new album is outstanding.

Mike Sargent
2012-06-01, 08:09
I was going to wait until I get to see her live near the end of June in Toronto

Can you give me some details on that show? I looked at her web site and I see her performing in Montreal on the 29th, but nothing in Toronto.

Thanks,
Mike

TheOctavist
2012-06-01, 20:56
why deal with a shady company?


there are countless others.

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Mnyb
2012-06-01, 21:45
Simply content .

But for example http://www.highresaudio.com/index.php seems to be inside Eu and have all the ECM stuff and more

RonM
2012-06-02, 18:09
Can you give me some details on that show? I looked at her web site and I see her performing in Montreal on the 29th, but nothing in Toronto.

Thanks,
Mike

Harbourfront June 27, see:

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson/music.cfm?id=3714

Mike Sargent
2012-06-03, 06:22
It looks like the show is sold out.

That's a shame (for me, good for her).

RonM
2012-06-06, 07:44
It looks like the show is sold out.

That's a shame (for me, good for her).

It does look like there may be a few tickets available, given that they suggest you call the box office. Probably singles, so if you want to go alone, or you and your companion don't mind sitting apart, you could still be in luck.

I've been listening to the new recording. At first I wasn't so sure, it is very different. I have to admit, though, that the last time I listened I found it very compelling.

R.