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    Why are Focus CDs so expensive?

    Well...?

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    what's a Focus CD? Same as regular CD's?

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    what's a Focus CD? Same as regular CD's?
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    well clearly he couldn't have meant the band Focus...I just counted at least half-dozen CD's on Amazon.com under $13, some under $10.

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    Because they are out of print.

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    The first three albums seem to be 10-12 bucks each on Amazon. What albums are expensive?

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    They sound great on vinyl, still.

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    I've seen Moving Waves in cutout bins for $5 for years... can't say I've seen any other releases that cheap however..

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    We all see things different, and different things.
    Generic questions tend to get sarcastic replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
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    what's a Focus CD? Same as regular CD's?
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    Hey, I thought that was a usual PE wisearse remark!!!

    Ok, I'll revoke myself then!!!
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelogue View Post
    We all see things different, and different things.
    Generic questions tend to get sarcastic replies.
    and between all those, the OP was directed to amazon (more than once) for very cheap Focus CD's. At least he could say thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Hey, I thought that was a usual PE wisearse remark!!!

    Ok, I'll revoke myself then!!!
    Revoking yourself could open up a hole in the space-time continuum...better be careful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItalProgRules View Post
    Revoking yourself could open up a hole in the space-time continuum...better be careful!
    if I can land in 68 on the West Coast, I'll take the risk to live out the rest of my life in that time-warp
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    If all your friends were revoking themselves I suppose you'd just revoke yourself too??


    Btw I was just being facetious in my first post

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    I have never paid more than $10 for one of their CDs. Mind you, I got Moving Waves and 3 years ago, clearly lucked out with my $7 copy of In & Out of Focus and only own Hamburger Concerto on vinyl. I imagine the later ones are OOP (I’ve never even seen Mother Focus or Ship of Memories on CD).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffCarney View Post
    What albums are expensive?
    Amazon prices for new CDs:

    Focus 3 - $22.25
    Hamburger Concerto - $21.31
    Mother Focus - $25.45

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Amazon prices for new CDs:

    Focus 3 - $22.25
    Hamburger Concerto - $21.31
    Mother Focus - $25.45
    and a dozen other under $10-15...ah....forget it.

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    ^ I'm talking about the good ones. But since you weren't even aware of Focus, I wouldn't expect you to know the difference. Thanks for disagreeing with me, anyway.

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    They're listed as imports. You might be able to get a better deal from Amazon.co.uk, if you're willing to wait 2-3 weeks.

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    In the late 90s a Circuit City open up here and I got The Green Album, Open Fire (Ronnie Montrose), Hamburger Concerto and something else awesome, a bunch of One Way Records stuff, all for $9.99. It was amazing.

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    Are you looking to buy or just making a general observation? If you are looking to buy there are like new copies on amazon starting at $9.99 for focus 3 and just a couple more bucks for the others. If you are just wondering, the reason is that the Red Bullet CDs are imports, so naturally are more pricey.
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    [QUOTE=JKL2000;47971]^ I'm talking about the good ones. But since you weren't even aware of Focus, I wouldn't expect you to know the difference. Thanks for disagreeing with me, anyway.[/QUOTE

    thanks, I know all about Focus.... - and i had no idea you were only complaining about the "good ones". Which are the "good" Focus CD's, which are the "bad" ones. Believe it or not, in all of these, me and other posters directed you to lots of fairly priced Focus CD's. Next time, I'll stay out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Amazon prices for new CDs:

    Focus 3 - $22.25
    Hamburger Concerto - $21.31
    Mother Focus - $25.45
    I disagree with your premise for this thread.

    Between EMI/IRS/Red Bullet (which are all from the original digital masterings done in 1988) one who is concerned about money could easily buy used and spend about 10 bucks a pop.

    Even the brand new (import) prices you are using can't qualify as "expensive."

    IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    In the late 90s a Circuit City open up here and I got The Green Album, Open Fire (Ronnie Montrose), Hamburger Concerto and something else awesome, a bunch of One Way Records stuff, all for $9.99. It was amazing.
    I remember buying Yesshows on double CD for something like $12.99 at Circuit City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffCarney View Post
    I disagree with your premise for this thread.

    Between EMI/IRS/Red Bullet (which are all from the original digital masterings done in 1988) one who is concerned about money could easily buy used and spend about 10 bucks a pop.

    Even the brand new (import) prices you are using can't qualify as "expensive."

    IMO.
    Obviously I'm talking about new CDs, not used. I thought the above prices were pretty high, even for imports. I just bought a few other imports (recent Klaus Schulze releases) new from Amazon and I think each was less than $15.

    I look mainly at the new CDs on Amazon partly because I have Amazon Prime so pay no shipping for new items.

    But people are saying the Focus CDs are OOP, so that answers my question - I didn't know they were OOP.

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