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Worlds Records going out of business sale

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I didn't see this posted elsewhere.

From their email (note that some Chronological Classics are back in production/for sale):

Worlds Records is going out of business. In order to promote internet sales we are offering a 5% discount on all web orders. This discount will show up in the final invoice. After more than 40 years in business we will be closing when all inventory is gone.

To this end we are inaugurating a new sale today. Every Tuesday we will be offering all product from one or more Artist Listings on sale with a 25% discount. For example, today we are offering all CDs by artists whose last name begins with C, such as Bob Chester, Carmen Cavallaro, Rosemary Clooney, Benny Carter, etc. This applies to Various Artist collections also. These various artist collections are listed by the first letter of the title, such as Cabaret Echoes, Columbia Dance Bands, Chart Toppers Of The Thirties, etc. These sales are limited to stock on hand. These sale items for the week of February 25. Once again, this week's sale items can be found here.

All sale items included in orders from our website will receive a 30% discount, 25% from the sale product price and a 5% bonus discount on all items included in the order (even if they are not on sale), calculated on final invoice.

We will continue offering New Releases as they appear. For instance we have recently begun offering the Crystal Stream label (from Australia). We had a problem with these CDs when they were first offered in 2002 and we discontinued selling them for ten years. The problem, it turned out, was that paper labels were used on the discs and an imbalance on some discs caused problems with many CD players. Now the discs have information applied with ink; the sound is as great as ever and for those who enjoy music of the 1920s and 1930s you will find these discs a wonderful addition to your library.

Another label that we have not offered from many years, Classics Chronological Collections, are available once again. These CDs were first offered in batches of 5 per month over an incredible 15 year period. Over 765 titles were originally produced in France. Now an ambitious project has resurfaced with the intention to bring back as many of the original titles as sales warrant. The plan is to present all releases by an artist at one time (or in the case of an artist like Duke Ellington who had 45 CDs, in several batches). For instance the early artist reissues are by Ethel Waters (7 of the 8 CDs), James P. Johnson (8 titles), The Three Peppers (1 CD), etc.. These CDs are manufactured in the United States.

Until next week...

Ren Brown

info@worldsrecords.com

Worlds Records

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Sorry to see this, although mostly their prices were higher than most other places.

Occasionally there was an item I couldn't find anyplace else.

I know Lon has always liked them.

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Their free shipping for purchases over 35 dollars made their pricing better, and I liked supporting them. I believe they used to be the home of a distributor and I think (as they are still selling some new releases) that they are just closing their storefront. Anyway, I'll be missing them.

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I was just thinking about this place. While I don't buy music these days, I'll be passing through their HQ location city on Saturday. (I don't think they have any sort of storefront, so it's academic.)

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Their free shipping for purchases over 35 dollars made their pricing better, and I liked supporting them. I believe they used to be the home of a distributor and I think (as they are still selling some new releases) that they are just closing their storefront. Anyway, I'll be missing them.

Anyone know the final status on Worlds? Their internet storefront is indeed closed--

http://worldsrecords.com

YET-- let's say someone wants to buy some CDs on The Old Masters label--

http://www.worldsrecords.com/cgi-bin/storeR.cgi?cart_id=11-06-13.26437&phrase=old+masters&specific=general&format=any&search_type=and&submit=Search

They can still get in, add to cart, and, apparently, complete an order.

No big deal but it's curious/interesting the site wasn't taken entirely down.

Edited by MomsMobley

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I remember them emailing saying it was all over, so I imagine it is. Sadly.

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Thanks, Jazzbo. Definitely too bad; was hoping they perhaps held onto unsold small label titles in the background rather than having dumped them wherever... who'd even be interested? Maybe ImportCds I guess.

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If there's still a number listed you could call, Ren is a friendly guy and very helpful. It's a shame, I ordered from them frequently and enjoyed their catalogs in the mail.

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Not that I have much disposable income these days, but feel terrible I didn't even know about them going out of business....just went looking for them for the first time in a long time. ....whats weird was I just went to check them out and saw a little message on their site that says, We'll be back soon....

http://worldsrecords.com/

do you think they will come back, or is that just a generic placeholder message?

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