Re: Jobber vs Distribution Direct

John Holland (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:17:15 -0700 (PDT)

I haven't tried this with videos, but I have found that replacement tapes for
audio books are a problem if they were purchased through a jobber rather than
direct. The publisher won't sell or give you the replacement tape unless you
bought it directly from them, and rarely have I gotten any results at all in
trying to do this through a jobber.

Cummings Cathleen wrote:

> On the issue of a discount for a replacement copy, do you think it
> would make any difference if the original were purchased through a jobber
> such as Ambassador or directly from the company? We are just starting to
> use Ambassador and am curious as to whether it would make a difference with
> the distribution companies if the initial copy was purchased through
> Ambassador and then a replacement copy needed... I don't want to set
> ourselves up for any problems in the future if I can help it...
> Cathleen Cummings
> Media Resources Specialist
> Santa Rosa Junior College
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 7:27 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: Backup Copies Possible
> Hi Lorraine and All:
> Having been the educational sales director in the past at the Evergreen
> Video, Cinema Guild and Women Make Movies I thought I'd unlurk and put in my
> two cents. At both the Cinema Guild and Women Make Movies you can purchase
> a second copy for a deeply discounted price. You can also purchase a
> replacement at an even deeper discount generally. Some companies also will
> occasionally sign a document which indicates your intensions to make one
> backup copy of the original tape and keep the original in your archive only
> to be circulated if the copy you've made is damaged or lost. You have to
> speak to each company. Most will try to accommodate whatever will further
> the teaching process without costing them too much in sales revenue. I hope
> this info. is helpful.
> Sincerely,
> Marlene
> Advanced Media Concepts
> > From: Lorraine <>
> > Reply-To:
> > Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 23:39:47 -0700 (PDT)
> > To: Multiple recipients of list <>
> > Subject: Backup copies possible?
> >
> > Dear ALL,
> >
> > I would like to hear from you if it is possible/legal to request for a
> > backup copy of any AV materials whenever I place order for our library?
> If
> > yes, how to go about that? Is someone doing it?
> >
> > Look forward to hearing from you.
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Lorraine Lok
> > AV Librarian
> > University of Hong Kong Libraries
> > Pokfulam Road
> > Hong Kong

John Holland
Media Express
Chicago Public Library
(312) 747-4100