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HMV (and their corporate counterparts) CAN SUCK MY COCK

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by tommysmalls, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    i know they have a new policy aimed at finally curbing all the piracy that they've been encouraging over the past 10 years. however. their new policy disregards any human element to the nature of a business transaction. i bought the only copy of baraka they had (my first dvd purchase), not realizing that it was the discontinued 1994 release that has a poor a video quality as i've seen on vhs tapes. i go back to see if i can exchange it for the newer release, and it turns out the new release isn't even available in canada (?????). even so, since i opened the package, its a done deal. i appreciate their policy - but there is no human element to this, and there is no room for any compromise or leeway - i am the proud owner of a poor-ass quality third rate dvd, and i have to like it. MY ATTEMPT TO EXCHANGE THE DVD TOOK PLACE 2 HOURS AFTER BUYING IT.

    what kills me is, if i would have made the transaction 3 days ago, and if i would thrown away the receipt, and played frisbee with the disc, THEY WOULD HAVE GLADLY GIVEN MY MONEY BACK, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

    technically, i'm in the wrong here, i realize that - its their policy, they have to administer it - but what kills me is there is no thought to the individual consumer in this case - no room for error whatsoever, which my bad in this case.

    FUCK THESE CORPORATIONS - I've had it.

    blockbuster,rogers, and now hmv

    UGH!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. TraNceAhoLic

    TraNceAhoLic TRIBE Member

    I know

    fucking punks

    just stay away from HMV yorkdale

    worst customer service I have ever seen

    the assistant manager is a fucking wally and there is this other bitch I want to kill
     
  3. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    has anyone else noticed that they are stamping the club cards 2 times for each single cd/cd set you buy as they phase them out?

    seems their employees aren't very happy about the new changes either.

    haha.

    p[l]a+0
     
  4. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    gay!

    i dont like the return policy now at all,sure it is understandable, but even with the piracy goings-ons they definetly still make their quota on CD sales and what not...I think i read a stat saying something to that effect.

    The scenario you are talking about is bullshit...you have a definate argument regarding the film you bought and you should really do something about it...such an easy mistake to make!
     
  5. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    in continuation of this rant - for those that want to rent dvd's and are near downtown..do yourself (and these corporate pigs) a favour, rent for local small-time cool stores like SUSPECT VIDEO!

    suspect can be found at bloor/bathurst and queen/bathurst, and they have a better dvd selection than the corps, and they have friendly, helpful, intelligent staff.

    have a nice day.
     
  6. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    i'm calling head office canada tomorrow, and if necessary, head office UK.
     
  7. TraNceAhoLic

    TraNceAhoLic TRIBE Member

    I am pretty sure HMV is now based in Canada

    didnt they buy it from the UK?
     
  8. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    i think hmv uk and hmv canada, although sharing name and logo's, are run by different head offices.

    if hmv uk was in charge here then we woudl be seeing vinyl for sale at hmv here too (im sure they sell 12" at hmv in the uk)

    p[l]a+0
     
  9. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    the manager on duty said that this issue was waaay above the store level, and even above the canadian corporate level, that this policy change was dictated by the UK corp division..

    *shrug*
     
  10. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    huh, weird... :s

    p[l]a+0
     
  11. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    they *do* sell vinyl here...but its *very* limited - rock/pop - and none in any rap/dance genres
     
  12. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    That really suck Tommysmalls. I am just looking at this site, http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/copies.php
    and am begining my quest to own all these titles. I just finished reading about the DVD you bought. I have it on VHS, it still cost me like $30, but to spend that on a DVD that isnt DVD quality....grrrrr....I feel you pain.
    Big, impersonal corporations are the worst. They make me sooo mad. Rodgers/Cogeco Cable are the worst.
    Blockbusters monopoly is pretty scary too.
    Did you know they actaull edit some movies for content? They also use the American rating system which is ridicuously strict. Canada sensors are more more relaxed.
    I worked at a Blockbuster for a couple months at school, its like a cult. [​IMG]
     
  13. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    Baraka (Special Collector's Edition) (1993)
    List Price: $19.98
    Our Price: $15.99
    You Save: $3.99 (20%)

    Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours

    See larger picture


    Rated: NR
    Director: Ron Fricke

    Does this sound like the same one you bought?
    It is on Amazon.com, I just dont wanna make the same mistake. As bad as that sounds, becasue I know you are pissed.
     
  14. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    thats the *right* one!!

    i was gonna order on amazon, but since i just got my dvd player, i wanted the immediate satisfaction of one my favourite movies.

    RIGHT->
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005M91K.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg[/img

    WRONG->
    [img]http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00003ETJQ.01.LZZZZZZZ.gif

    ...the wrong one actually costs MORE than the better one [​IMG]
     
  15. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    bah - here's the right one ->

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    can some one give us a breif summary of what baraka is about, i've heard that title so often yet i know nothing about it.

    obviously i am missing out on something.

    p[l]a+0
     
  17. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    baraka came out in 1992, my dvd came out in 1994...in fact - the image i posted of the WRONG one is similar to mine, but STILL HAS MORE OPTIONS THAN THE ONE I GOT -

    mine doesn't even have standard (non letterbox), in the event that i wouldn't want wide screen (which i wouldn't but the option is nice)

    so basically, i got sold an old piece of shit with ZERO options.
     
  18. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    Ron Frickes visual masterpiece, released in 1992, 93 minutes.
    An incredible journey through 6 continents, 24 countries. Painstakingly shot on Todd AO-70mm film.
    Created by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, with music from Michael Stearns and others.

    Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as "a blessing, or as the breath, or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds."
    For many people Baraka is the definitive film in this style. Breathtaking shots from around the world show the beauty and destruction of nature and man. Coupled with an incredible soundtrack including on site recordings of The Monks Of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery.

    Baraka is evidence of a huge global project fueled by a personal passion for the world and visual art. Working on a reported US$4 million budget, Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, with a three-person crew, swept through 24 countries in 14 months to make this stunning film.
    One of the very last movies shot in the expensive TODD-AO 70mm format, Ron Fricke developed a computer-controlled camera for the incredible time-lapse shots, including New York's Park Avenue rush hour traffic and the crowded Tokyo subway platforms.

    Some people find the lack of context occasionally frustrating, not knowing where a section was filmed, or the meaning of the ritual taking place. However, the DVD version includes a short behind-the-scenes featurette in which cinematographer Ron Fricke explains that the effect was intentional. "It's not where you are that's important, it's what's there."
    The DVD also includes behind the scenes footage, including scenes of the grueling shoot at Ayer's Rock in Australia, when a plague of flies of Biblical proportions made it impossible to film until they rigged up a vacuum to suck the bugs away from the lens.


    from: http://www.spiritofbaraka.com/baraka.php

    -----------

    ...plato - i can 100% guarantee you will love this movie!
     
  19. Gibbon

    Gibbon TRIBE Member

    I'm a poor bastard so CD purchases are rare for me these days but I picked up the Baraka soundtrack at christmas (See ya, sam the record man).

    I *loved* seeing it in a theatre.

    Peter
     
  20. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    LoL Plato this is such a hard question to answer.

    It is a look at our planet, and those who dwell on it. It is about the struggle between nature and technology.....I dont feel at all like i am doing it any justice. You simply have to see it to understand. The music is also amazing. Its all on audio galaxy, Micheal Sterns/Baraka soundtrack.
    Enjoy.
    It has effected me in ways no other film/print/text ever has.
     
  21. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    i see...so its more like a documentary art peice...

    too bad i dont own a dvd player [​IMG]

    but this sounds like it is definately worth owning on dvd

    p[l]a+0
     
  22. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    So if I go through with this order on Amazon.com I will be getting what I want?
    I wish I had a DVD burner, i would burn you one and mail it to you!
     
  23. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    yes - thats the one that i would buy if i could take back the past 5 hours....

    [​IMG]

    ....and thanks for the kind offer - check the review of that copy though - apparently the video still isn't on par with the "matrix's" and the "abyss's" in terms of video quality, but at least you get viewing options including a commentary and behind the scenes look and explanation about some of the cultures they show in the flick.

    cheers,
    tommy
     
  24. BassInMyFace

    BassInMyFace TRIBE Member

    Its a done deal...$15.89 US plus shipping , not bad I guess. I just love getting things in the mail!!!!

    Is there such a thing as a DVD burner?
     
  25. Quirkz

    Quirkz TRIBE Member

    Go buy the dvd you want, then carefuly take the pacakging off and put it on your old one and take it back..
     

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