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How many joined the Columbia Records Club?

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by pfcs49, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. pfcs49

    pfcs49 Phil Subscriber

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    I’m interested in hearing how many people remember that old club and fell for the introductory offer and how long they stuck around fullfilling your commitments
     

     

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  2. UncleBingo

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    I neither affirm nor deny, but leave defendant to his proofs. So that's a solid maybe.
     
  3. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    I joined probably 3 separate times. I would join get my introductory haul wait around two years and cancel. Two years later I'd join again get my introductory haul then repeat my m.o. Cant complain,I think I broke even over the long haul.
     
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  4. olddude55

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    I joined a couple of times, both for LPs and CDs.
    I still remember the introductory offer when my mom signed us up. I got Edgar Winter's They Only Come Out At Night, my brother got Fresh from Sly and the Family Stone.
    My dad's record was the hits of Simon and Garfunkel played by the Boston Pops.
     
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  5. bobins08

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    Yeah I was in for LPs in high school and CDs later years after college.

    Music junkie.
     
  6. pfcs49

    pfcs49 Phil Subscriber

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    I joined in 63 or 64 one I would’ve been 15 or 16.
    I remember To join you got six free records and choose one that you had to pay for then you had to buy one record every month for the rest of the year. It got to be a pretty big drag! It seems like they didn’t put thatThat still sounds sublime many great records up on the monthly offers plus I had to get my mom to write me a check and all that kind of nonsense I need to pay her back. But I still have some pretty cool records from that experience Like some six eye jazz records That still sound sublime
     
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    rcspkramp AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  8. cartop

    cartop Super Member

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    I bit twice also...........:smoke:...............it was the seventies. :rockon:
     
  9. SiliconTi

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    Just once, did the minimum purchases and got out.
     
  10. csgreene

    csgreene Member

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    It was long ago but I moved around a lot so I may have joined numerous times for the free records. ;)
     
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  11. Lavane

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    Ditto!
     
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  12. kaplang

    kaplang Works for me ! Subscriber

    I joined the club about 10 times.
     
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  13. parman

    parman HO HO HO Subscriber

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    probably 2 or 3 times with RCA & Columbia. The last time was for CD's whenever that was, 90's I guess. Seems like by the 80's you got 10 LP's for signing up
     
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  14. Moon_Man

    Moon_Man Dreps Crone Maze

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    Guilty as charged. Probably '72. Got some good records, stuck around just long enough to fulfill my minimum requirement.

    Here's another similar question. Did anyone ever buy those "loss leader" albums that were advertised on the inner sleeves featuring a bunch of the record company's less-than-successful signed bands? One was called "The Big Ball" and I'm sure if I had the energy I could go find plenty of '70s inner sleeves with the the rest of them. For the "record", I never bought one.

    Yet another: who responded to the Grateful Dead's statement on the back of the skull and roses album (unofficially titled Skull F--k) that said something like: "Who are you? Where are you? Let us know" with an address to write to?
     
  15. orthophonic

    orthophonic Super Member

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    I joined in 1964, got 14 free albums at joining. and I stayed until 1980. After you met your obligation, you got one free LP for everyone you bought and many times they would have slightly older titles on sale
    for $1.99.
     
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  16. Mark B

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    I was a member for several years. Acquired some very nice classical albums.
     

     

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  17. Moby Dick

    Moby Dick Active Member

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    I talked my Mom into joining in 1978.
    I was amazed they would give you 12 albums for a penny.
    I still remember the dashed outline for a penny you would tape in place on the order form.
    I am pretty sure we fulfilled the total commitment. I don’t know how many albums that was...
    I do remember in the initial order choosing Kiss double platinum, Kiss destroyer, Styx pieces of eight, Styx grand illusion. That’s all I remember.

    I still have those albums today.

     
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  18. Route 66

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    Yeah, I remember the Columbia Record Club as being very easy to join, but very difficult to er...un-join after you had completed your initial obligation.
     
  19. lokerola

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    I did, for CD’s.
     
  20. Montycat

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    And who replied to the Manfred Mann's Good Earth offer for the rights to a square foot of Wales? I would have loved to do that.
     

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