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prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:03 pm

I placed my order with HMV here in the UK when it was first announced this title would be released, on the 6th August.

but this weekend i recieved the following email (or this is the text from it)
We're really sorry, but the suppliers have now informed us that this item has now been discontinued, and they are not planning to manufacture any further copies.

We are going to try to see if we can get the item from an alternate source for you for a further 30 days. If we aren't able to get any more stock, then we will send you another email to let you know that your order has been cancelled. If we are successful we will let you know when the item is on its way to you.

Please note that you won't be charged for the item until we dispatch it.


Anybody else got this or know if its true its already discontinued ??????

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:10 pm

houndog wrote:I placed my order with HMV here in the UK when it was first announced this title would be released, on the 6th August.

but this weekend i recieved the following email (or this is the text from it)
We're really sorry, but the suppliers have now informed us that this item has now been discontinued, and they are not planning to manufacture any further copies.

We are going to try to see if we can get the item from an alternate source for you for a further 30 days. If we aren't able to get any more stock, then we will send you another email to let you know that your order has been cancelled. If we are successful we will let you know when the item is on its way to you.

Please note that you won't be charged for the item until we dispatch it.


Anybody else got this or know if its true its already discontinued ??????

its still available to pre order at amazon /uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elvis-Prince-An ... 172&sr=8-1

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:20 pm

houndog wrote:I placed my order with HMV here in the UK when it was first announced this title would be released, on the 6th August.

but this weekend i recieved the following email (or this is the text from it)
We're really sorry, but the suppliers have now informed us that this item has now been discontinued, and they are not planning to manufacture any further copies.

We are going to try to see if we can get the item from an alternate source for you for a further 30 days. If we aren't able to get any more stock, then we will send you another email to let you know that your order has been cancelled. If we are successful we will let you know when the item is on its way to you.

Please note that you won't be charged for the item until we dispatch it.


Anybody else got this or know if its true its already discontinued ??????[/quote

I have checked the HMV Website for PFAP but there is now no entry for it.
I ordered mine from Amazon(UK) a couple of months ago. The following may have something to do with it:

Catherine McKinnell (Newcastle upon Tyne North, Labour)

Clause 198 aims to repeal the exemption from VAT that low-value goods imported from the Channel Islands have been entitled to. That exemption is part of the low-value consignment relief scheme—to save time, I shall refer to it as LVCR—under which goods costing less than £15 imported into the UK from non-EU countries are exempt from VAT. Although the Channel Islands are part of the UK, they are not part of the EU VAT area, so goods entering from the Channel Islands are VAT-exempt. Large companies such as HMV, which base their dispatch operations in the Channel Islands, have therefore been able to sell their low-value products more cheaply than companies dispatching from the mainland. Some companies, such as Holland and Barrett, have campaigned for the exemption to be ended on the basis that they cannot compete with companies that do not have to charge VAT. The clause would end LVCR for the Channel Islands, so that goods imported from there would be subject to VAT.

We support the removal of LVCR from the Channel Islands to protect the interests of businesses based elsewhere in the UK, and to increase the UK tax take. It is right that UK companies be able to trade in their home market without being undercut. However, we have some concerns about how thoroughly the Government have considered the alternatives to that approach, and they have a serious responsibility to do so given the impact that the move will have on the Channel Islands. The Post Office estimates that it will lose a massive chunk of its revenue, and the scale of job losses in the Channel Islands is estimated to be significant. Some estimate that unemployment in Jersey will increase by 50% as a direct result of major companies relocating away from the island.

That relocation could be to the UK mainland. HMV has said that it will transfer its mail order centre from Guernsey to Birmingham. However, in some instances, those jobs could go further afield, because LVCR will still apply to other non-EU countries such as Switzerland, Andorra, and Gibraltar. Companies will be free to move their dispatch operations to those countries and keep the same benefits. How effective is the clause if that option is left wide open? We know that big companies are mobile. There is nothing to stop them moving their packaging and dispatch operations to wherever the tax regime is best, and that is their right. However, it is the Government’s responsibility to look at how to create the best possible regulations in the light of that predictable behaviour.

One solution is to consider withdrawing LVCR from all non-EU countries. It would not be appropriate to commit to that without thoroughly reviewing all the appropriate data, but I ask the Minister to confirm today whether the Government have considered that option and what their conclusion was. Chasing companies from one country to another, and closing loopholes a country at a time, is certainly not sensible tax planning. If the Government plan to do that, they need to ensure that they create a level of certainty for businesses.

Some behaviours can be predicted, and some are less predictable, so one has to question what the actual yield will be from the measure. With regard to the yields that are predicted to result from the Channel Islands loophole being closed, what consideration has been given to the possibility of the loophole being further exploited? We will not oppose the withdrawal of the exemption from the Channel Islands, and we have not tabled any amendments on the subject, but I seek reassurance from the Minister that consideration has been given to the issues, in order to mitigate the concerns that the measure will not achieve its aim.


Brian

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:04 pm

Everything seems to be fine with my amazon.co.uk order for the deluxe edition.

However, the price has recently gone up from £14 to £16.99.

I'm glad the amazon's pre-order price guarantee works the way it does. :smt001

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:16 pm

My order on Amazon - placed August 6 - still seems ok, price is still £14 too.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:16 pm

ebay says :
Delivery:
Estimated between Tue. 6 Nov. and Mon. 12 Nov.

17,99 $

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:00 pm

wonder if we'll get it this side of Christmas :wink:

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:42 pm

I pre-ordered both copies from http://www.amazon.ca today and the total was $45.76 CDN taxes included. Due for shipment November 13.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:12 pm

I ordered mine from ShopElvis.com, no word here on discontinuation.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:18 pm

my amazon preorder is also fine. hmv should be careful sending out auto emails like that, they could be done for misrepresenting & spreading misinformation about manufacturers & their products.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:31 pm

I don't believe it. Surely It's just a case of it's been bogged.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:10 pm

i got mine pre ordered on Amazon also just thought it strange HMV sending me that mail

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:35 am

King Volcano wrote:my amazon preorder is also fine. hmv should be careful sending out auto emails like that, they could be done for misrepresenting & spreading misinformation about manufacturers & their products.


Oh, for goodness sake, it's clearly a mistake that will no doubt be rectified in time to come. They've hardly committed murder. It's no different to the other week when Frankie and Johnny was being sold for £1005 on amazon!

That said, HMV are clearly struggling at the moment - I was in the Oxford Street store in London last week and the shelves were once again half empty, which sugests that finances and credit are a problem once again. I really do think that alot of their problem comes from their downright awful website, where it is a real pain to try to browse through a particular genre of either film or music, or sort lists in the way you would like. This is where amazon wins every time. Prices are also an issue - one has to wonder about the logic of HMV prices when Fopp is also part of HMV but sells things at half the price - why not sell those items at the same price in HMV and get some stock moving? Or, even better, stock 1 copy of ten albums by an artist to fill the shelves up rather than ten copies of the same album? In the Norwich HMV they had eight copies of the Clambake CD quite recently - hardly the best way to make use of space.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:49 am

Considering HMV's precarious financial situation, I'd expect them to be discontinued before PFAP....

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 am

Mister Mike wrote:Considering HMV's precarious financial situation, I'd expect them to be discontinued before PFAP....



Based on the amount of money I've spent at HMV over the years, I'd expect them to stay in business for a very long time.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:40 am

The original release date has come and gone so that's probably why you got the email. A mistake.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:09 pm

Amazon Italy sent me this:

Gentile Cliente,

Siamo spiacenti di comunicarti che il fornitore ha cambiato la data di disponibilità per i seguenti articoli, di conseguenza dobbiamo comunicarti una nuova data di consegna:

Elvis Presley "Elvis: Prince from Another Planet"
Data di consegna prevista: 14 novembre 2012 - 16 novembre 2012


Saying that their supplier has changed the release date to as above.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:15 pm

Somehow amazon has cancelled my pre-order.. does anyone know why?

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:29 pm

I just checked my order with Amazon.com. It says that it is going to be shipped november 13.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:57 pm

My order from Amazon.UK says it will be shipped November 12.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:29 am

My Amazon pre order says shipping estimate 9/11/12

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:33 am

My Amazon Uk order for this states that I will receive it by 12th Nov - release date of dvd / cd - cant wait to see it and listen to it - TCE4Ever-

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:34 am

hmv have it listed again now.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:57 am

mine only says Mid-November.

Re: prince from another planet ...discontinued ???

Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:53 am

Amazon.ca still has a November 13 release date.