theholyspook wrote:carmens827 wrote:happy to report I HAVE ALL RE-ISSUES already (sorry--just bragging!!!!)
i searched out and found all the week they were released!!! i just happened to be on that side of the world when they came out!
but really--why is music so much more expensive over there???
do you have All the re-issues? I have the Japanese ones (white label - promo copy - sorry again just bragging).. I also have the UK ones and quietly wait for the North American ones..
the UK ones were about 14 US here in Japan.. the Japanese ones were free as I was a dj on the nite of release..
As for different prices.. well who knows.. Mr. C??
Prices have levelled off a bit in recent times. New full price CDs are about a tenner, while the Pogues remasters are about seven pounds or so, though you see them in the bigger shops for a fiver. It's like anything else - I can pay $12 for "The Drowsy Chaperone" in Virgin Times Square or I can pay almost double that in The Colony.
Bear in mind too that the dollar is very weak at the moment. But I never quite understand why imports in the US cost up to $25. All that said, I did a bit of research on amazon.com last night and discovered you can buy Waiting For Herb and Pogue Mahone in the US for just under $5 the pair. Yes, the remastered versions.