BOC-L Digest - 30 Aug 2005 to 31 Aug 2005 (#2005-227)

Jonathan Jarrett jjarrett at CHIARK.GREENEND.ORG.UK
Wed Sep 7 15:39:48 EDT 2005

On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 10:28:22AM +0100, Mark Painter typed out:
> I am exactly the same - except having cancelled the singles order with
> Amazon as they won't be here till next week, my HMV order says that they are
> still waiting for them from the suppliers...
> D'ohhhhhhh!
> If they don't supply them this week, it's unlikely that the singles will
> make the chart..

        Same boat here: I got a phonecall from HMV today, after it was too
late to go in and pick them up, saying that the singles have finally
arrived. I reckon it's entirely plausible that we'll see more units of the
single shifted this week than last week, but I can't imagine it'll be
enough to dent the charts I'm afraid. Oh well. Moving a bit up the rock
charts will do no harm. It would have been nice, however, if whichever of
Voiceprint not being able to ship on time, distributors not distributing
on time or shops simply not doing the ordering (is that really messed with
at order level? Surely at that point customer service takes over? Or am I
just idealistic still?) hadn't stuffed up the first week. If it was just a
suply bottleneck at Voiceprint you'd hope they'd have the nous to delay
*everyone's* shipment until they had enough pressed so as to make sure
they all sold at the same time, wouldn't you?

        Anyway, I'm going to get Hawkwind's new single tomorrow and that's
not something I expected to be able to say in a year this time last
year. So I'm glad my cynicism isn't always justified. Yours,

ObCD: The Heads - _Relaxing with... _
        Jonathan Jarrett                Birkbeck College, London
                 jjarrett at
  "The large print giveth and the small print taketh away." (Tom Waits)

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