RE: [Videolib] Site for price comparisons for classical music CDs

Tatar, Becky (
Tue, 25 May 2004 13:33:27 -0500

Not quite what you are looking for - we purchase our cds for the most part
from Alliance Entertainment Corporation - They have by far
the best discounts of anyone we have tried - including B&T, Amazon, Ingram,
or any of the retail stores. To get to the store site, however, you do need
to get a customer code and password. There is a specific section for
searching just for classical, and you can search by composer, performer,
work, album, conductor, orchestra, UPC/Cat# or all. You can't do any type
of combination search, but they provide a lot of information about the
title. The one thing they don't have on the site is the ability to enlarge
the graphic of the title cover. Just on a test few, the discounts run from
25% to 35%, depending on title, label, etc. Hope this helps.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209

-----Original Message-----
From: Pomes, Stephen []
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 12:23 PM
Subject: [Videolib] Site for price comparisons for classical music CDs.

This is somewhat off topic, so I apologize in advance.

Someone has asked me to recommend a site for comparing prices for classical
music CDs. I know of Google's Froogle and Yahoo Shopping, but these don't
really allow for sophisticated searches (e.g., searching by label, composer,
performer, name of composition, conductor, etc.). I am hoping that the site
will allow for multi-field searching and the ability to compare prices for
different online merchants. Yahoo Shopping used to allow for an advanced
classical music search and price comparison, but now they only allow for the
price comparisons. Can anyone recommend something more comprehensive?



Stephen V. Pomes, Librarian
Minerals Management Service
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
1201 Elmwood Park Blvd., MS 5031
New Orleans, LA 70123-2394
Telephone: 504-736-2521
Fax: 504-736-2525


Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily correspond to those of

my employer.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dot [mailto:dotf@GRA-INC.COM]
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 10:30 AM
Subject: Another site for comparing cook prices

I'd like to suggest another site for comparing book prices - I like it better than addall.

Dot Finn

GRA, Inc.
115 West Avenue, Suite 201 Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 884-7500
(215) 884-1385

> Hi --
> Anyone use Amazon to order books? If so, have you noticed a huge
> increase in the shipping time?
> It's been a great resource for our small level of acquisitions, but the
> new 5-6 week shipping time just doesn't work for me. I also use B&N and
> Powells, but they often don't have what I need. Any other
> recommendations for online book ordering for very small libraries?
> Thanks! -- Michelle
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Michelle Bing, MLIS
> Miller-Motte Technical College
> Library
> 8085-E Rivers Ave.
> N. Charleston, SC 29406
> PH: 843-574-0101
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