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mosaics at deepdiscountcd.com

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I noticed that deepdiscountcd.com has Mosaics for sale at a pretty good price. Has anybody purchased these--are they new, with the booklet, box etc?deepdiscountcd

do an advanced search and put Mosaic as the label you're searching for to get the full list.

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I just went to their site (to deepdiscountcd's site), and I did a quick search on the phrase "Blue Note", thinking that might turn up a few Mosaic titles, and found they have the Blue Mitchell set. :blink: (But it was the only "BN" Mosaic title I could find.)

But. then I did an 'advanced search' on the label name "MOSAIC" and found all these (but no Blue Mitchell was listed - ????)

1 BEIDERBECKE, BIX/F TRUMBAUER/J ( 1 albums )

2 BOBBY HACKETT ( 1 albums )

3 EDDIE CONDON ( 1 albums )

4 FOUR FRESHMEN ( 1 albums )

5 HAMILTON QUINTET ( 1 albums )

6 JOHNNY HODGES ( 1 albums )

7 KID ORY ( 1 albums )

8 KRUPA, GENE/HARRY JAMES ( 1 albums )

9 MILDRED BAILEY ( 1 albums )

10 PRIMA, LOUIS/WINGY MANONE ( 1 albums )

11 REINHARDT, DJANGO/QUINTET ( 1 albums )

12 SARAH VAUGHAN ( 1 albums )

13 VARIOUS ARTISTS ( 2 albums )

14 VENUTI, JOE/EDDIE LANG ( 1 albums )

15 WILSON, TEDDY/TRIO ( 1 albums )

16 WOODY HERMAN ( 1 albums )

In any case, what's the deal here??? Are Mosaic sets really available at some sort of discount from a 3rd party source???

(Or are they really not cheaper?? (meaning cheaping that buying direct from Mosaic) - I haven't done the math yet.)

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They appear to be definitely cheaper--the Hodges set, which sells from Mosaic for $96 plus shipping, is $80+free shipping at Deep Discount. However, I would use caution until people post positive reviews of this shop--I think have heard that people have problems with backordered discs which take forever to arrive.

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They are very much cheaper. And when you throw in the Free Shipping you are talking a major savings.

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There are a few titles that don't show up with the advanced search described. Try putting in "Mos" instead of "Mosaic"; I think that gets just about all of them, including Blue Mitchell and Stuff Smith... You might also try an album name of "Complete ", which many Mosaics are.

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I've ordered a few times at deepdiscountcd.com and can recommend them. They have a good customer service, and promptly react to emails.

However it does not appear from their catalogue if a CD is in stock. I've ordered some CDs that showed as being backordered after I made the order. Most were shipped after some time, but a few CDs (OOP) were canceled.

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What does it mean if they have a Hodges set at $80? Does it mean that Mosaic has sold it to them for a cheap price. I can't see that but anything is possible or does it mean that they've gotten outside of the normal channels of trade? If so, is there a question of it's legality?

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Oh, Lord! It looks like another job for "Internet Cop". Deepdiscount.com is a great site to buy from, so enjoy it.

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There was some discussion on the old BNBB about deepdiscount.com. It seems they dropped the Mosaic items from their database soon there after there was some inquiries. I was ready to order the Sonny Stitt set but the set disappeared from their site. Although I have never used their site, I was told by somebody who said he was lucky enough to pick up the Sara Vaughan Mosaic set at a great price a couple months later.

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My rule of thumb is, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is just that. There's got to be a catch here somewhere.

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Hey Ed, would you mind asking Mosaic about this one more time?

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Has anybody purchased a Mosaic set from Deepdiscountcd ?

I've purchased other cds / dvds / box sets from them before.

The Gene Krupa / Harry James set is priced at $94.86. This could be right, because I also saw the Mosaic set at a local record store for $80. So they are making some profit on this item.

I assume these are slow movers that Mosaic is selling to retailers at reduced prices. Mosaic probably doesn't want the public to know about these deals. :rolleyes:

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I took the plunge and ordered 1 set. Not much to lose-either they ship or they don't. Web site says they don't charge until they ship. Prices are very nice.l

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My rule of thumb is, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is just that. There's got to be a catch here somewhere

This is generally true, but last year I came across an out of print Ellington Capitol Mosaic at salemusic.com. It was discounted from the original price, to make the deal even less believable. I took a chance anyway and about a week later it arrived on my porch.

Maybe clandy44 will luck out--it'll be interesting to see.

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If Deep Discount's e-mail is to be believed, my order shipped today.

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If Deep Discount's e-mail is to be believed, my order shipped today.

Which set did you order?

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I can't remember if the Django is one of the sets that Mosaic released for retail sale. It seems as if it's the only one they list as in stock though.

I contacted Mosaic earlier this week with no response. I decided to take a shot and order the Bix Trum Tea set and see what happens. I have my doubts but you never know. They say it will ship in about 10 days as it's a non stock item. My guess they'll cancel the order.

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I ordered the Hackett, Vaughn and Prima/Manone from them and they arrived fine and were numbered. Took awhile but I was in no hurry.

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I ordered the Hackett, Vaughn and Prima/Manone from them and they arrived fine and were numbered. Took awhile but I was in no hurry

Interesting. I guess it's for real. I wonder if Mosaic's trying to clear out some shelf space--a lot of good releases are coming up. In some ways, perhaps, the deepdiscount sale takes the place of the 10% off sale Mosaic ran last year.

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Seems too good to be true BUT I just ordered the Chico Hamilton set which I was going to order from Mosaic shortly anyway. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Just checked deepdiscount and the Mosaics seem to have vanished...hmm...

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did the mosaic vice squad ever get to the bottom of this? Or did Car 54 break down?

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I hope someone didn't complain to Mosaic (again) and force Deepdiscountcd to remove the sets- that was a good thing going.

The booklets were numbered so Mosaic had to know about them. And when I compared the numbers in the booklet of sets bought from deepdiscountcd to ones I bought from Mosaic they were the same penmanship- this assuming that someone from Mosaic numbers the booklets.

They were legit sets as far as I can tell- they had to get them somewhere.....and if they wish to sell them cheaper than Mosaic then that's their choice. I'm glad they offered cheaper sets- I'll save money anyway I can.

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Ordered my Mildred on 6/25-not seen nor heard from the good folks at DD since. Looks like it is as elusive as the 10 found Larry Young boxes. Does Aric own DD?

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