Re: Hey what the *#[email protected] is the deal with Japan?!


Jeff & Mutsumi Martin ([email protected])
Sat, 11 Jul 1998 11:53:42 +0900


On Fri, 10 Jul 1998, Peter Lenarcic wrote:

<<Def Leppard's singer Joe Elliott . . . says it's cheaper
for Japanese to buy imports than domestic cds, so they
add bonus tracks on domestic copies to make people buy
domestic copies rather than imports.>>

Bingo!

When POP came out it was about 1900yen (on sale) from the import shops
such as Tower and Virgin. The Japanese version with the bonus track
(and translated lyrics) was 2500 yen. Basically, the problem is
related to price fixing. You will NEVER find sales on Japanese pressed
dics as manufacturers pressure the stores - with threats of curtting of
supplies - into selling for the published price.

jeff in japan



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