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new copies of Drastic Measures are still available

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by dace, May 1, 2004.

  1. dace


    Dec 25, 2000
    sydney, australia
    i can't remember exactly how i found this website (probably Google), but it seems this online store specialises in selling rare records:

    <A HREF = "http://www.musicaobscura.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/details_department/product_id/1459/department_id/14.htm">Music Obscura Store</A>

    at first i thought it was some hoax, but my order did get processed and Drastic Measures arrived in the mail yesterday.

    however when i bought it it was selling for $USD 40, and now its selling for $USD 45! so you've gotta have money to burn or you're a desperate Manthing fan, or both.

    Music Obscura also has a "Special Order Request" service where they'll try find copies of rare records at your request. i asked them about Thonk and they're able to sell it as well at $USD 35. i might have to wait another 3 to 5 weeks for it to arrive though.
  2. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Called Now Hear This. If any one's looking for one, I reckon they would mail it to you. It was probably like 6 dollars.

  3. I ordered Drastic Measures last year, but the record shop said that they couldn't do it due to some unknown reason. They speculated that it was probably out of print. Believe it or not, they actually tried for a WHOLE YEAR to get it for me before they called it quits. It was a major record outlet as well rather than a small independent shop.
  4. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    If you don't mind getting a used copy, go to Amazon. I have found alot of out of print records through them. The whole used record store network they have set up is great...
  5. I checked out that site Dace, I guess after all this wait, I'll be prepared to pay $45 US for it (which is $90+ Australian!!!!!! Holy S@#T!). I just want a copy so bad. :bawl:
  6. Yeah, you're right. Coincidentally, that's the exact same thing that the record shop told me as well because they couldn't do anything else for me. Thanks for that Dave.
  7. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    No worries, Anytime. I know the frustration of trying to find a certain record all too well.

    Amazon sounds hokey to alot of people, but they really have a great used thing going on. They found a CD for me that was out of print for almost 15 years in a little under a month. All the while, I had been searching for 2 years! I wish I had gone to them sooner.... it would have saved me alot of frustration and time.

    Best of luck in your search.