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Old Dec 13, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Default What's about a "hey, you can buy this HERE"-feature?

I'm not a big fan of long speeches or details, so let's make it short:

I would appreciate a option where people can mark some known online shops, where they have seen the Soundtrack the last few times. Everybody might know that you're seeing a lot of CDs if you're browsing across the online shops. It might help some frustrated people to find a CD which someone sees every day. One example? Otokichi Premium has the FF11 (or 12) LE for the retail price and I've seen one or two people at STC looking for a copy of it.

Of course it shouldn't have a link to eBay or various online auctions site, only normal online shops. Of course this means a lot of work and CDs will go out of print after a while... and I don't can't imagine a idea how we can overbridge this. But anyway, I posted my idea, let's see what you guys are thinking. ^^
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Since I've started to purchase doujin CDs through the use of deputy services, I've thought of the same idea. Would be a nice way for people to get their hands on the albums they want with just a simple click right on the entry. We already have the marketplace that sort of makes up for it along with websites that are usually linked to entries with more information, which in return gives the person options of where to get it. Doesn't necessarily guarantee the chances of it being available but I've seen websites link places to where the material can be purchased.

That's not the case for most of the albums on here since the language barrier prevents them from even continuing on. It really depends in the circumstances involved such as print run, distribution, and etc. A lot of the soundtracks on here can be bought through well known shops like VGM World, Play-Asia, and plenty of others that I don't even know of. There are some features that should be coming down soon like the print run field for example. It's not a top priority but it should help with the rarity of an album so at least a person would know the chances of still finding it.

I don't know if this should be an important priority right now. It's definitely something to keep in mind though. I just don't want people to think this place is an online shopping service or anything like that. This would require some thought before even considering to start putting in links. That would require tons of editing to get finished.
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 04:01 PM
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I would actually LOVE to see purchase options on this site. However, there is a lot to consider here. First off, there may need to be deals made with the retailers. Furthermore, there is the concern of this site venturing into a commercial realm. I would like to discuss this more though.
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