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Old 05-09-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Read Before Ordering CDs/Merch Online: Good and Bad Distros

Okay I'll leave this as a sticky so people don't get ripped off. I'll let a bunch of people respond with their experiences with distros and I'll turn this first post into a list of each distro with the description of the service for people to read about before ordering anything.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:39 AM   #3
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Obviously... Brutal, fucking, Bands! Got my order in 5 or 6 days (from US to Poland), that's some crazy fast shipping.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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Willowtip, Goregiastic, Comatose, Brutal Bands, Revenge, Pathologically Explicit, Deepsend, The End.

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:55 AM   #5
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:04 AM   #6
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Neurotic Records: Ordered in 2006. Still no package nor any replies to my e-mails. DON'T DEAL WITH HIM/THEM.

Brutal Bands on the other hand is great. Super fast shipping.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #7
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Brutal Bands on the other hand is great. Super fast shipping.
love those guys
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:12 AM   #8
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Just had a great experience with Sevared Records. Everything's cheap, they have "buy 3, get one free" all the time, free shipping, huge selection, and my shipment came in 3 days.
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I'd have to say the best distros I've ordered from are the following:
Brutal Bands: I was a little adverse to using them initially as it meant using my credit card, but since they changed it a couple of years back to accepting PayPal as well, I can't really fault them at all. Cheap, fast delivery (consistently) and the most reliable service you could ask for.

Unmatched Brutality Probably the US distro I've ordered the most from as I used to go on there and just order like 8-10 of whatever sounded interesting and usually uncovered some real treats.

No Escape I've only ordered from them the once as the distro is a little one-dimensional for my tastes, but fucking cheap as a scabby whore and pretty quick delivery considering it's coming from Oz.

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Good cheap prices - compared to the ridiculous high street prices in this country - and usually a nice range of stuff, both own label and other releases. Quick shippin too but I guess that's cause I'm in the UK too.

I've never really ordered from an outright "shitty" distro, so I guess I'm lucky in that respect. Although stuff I've gotten from Hells Headbangers in the past has been either water damaged (pre-shipping) or something similar.
Oh and getting screwed briefly by Neurotic for a Disavowed preorder but at least mine turned up in the end.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #10
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Just had a great experience with Sevared Records. Everything's cheap, they have "buy 3, get one free" all the time, free shipping, huge selection, and my shipment came in 3 days
Hmm, I'm not too sure about Sevared.

Instead of two of the demo tapes I ordered, I got sent the paper inlays and CD-Rs of the tunes rather than the cassettes themselves and the postage seemed a little steep too.
Not really enough to warrant blackening their name or calling them rip-offs or anything. Just kind of expected a little more I guess.
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Just had a great experience with Sevared Records. Everything's cheap, they have "buy 3, get one free" all the time, free shipping, huge selection, and my shipment came in 3 days.
Love this distro. Huge selection and the "buy 3 get one" seals the deal. I once made a $210 order from them. 28 cds arrived in the mail a few days later.

Other winners are Willowtip, The End, Red Stream, Unmatched Brutality, Comatose, and Abyss for the occasional hard to find.

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Good distros I've ordered from are:
Brutal Bands
Willowtip
Comatose
Red Stream
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:48 PM   #14
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thank you, so much.

rip off:
ERROSE T. MARAPAO
#3714 MABINI 6 ST.,
DIGOS CITY 8002
PHILIPPINES

and because i listed one of the assholes that ripped me off, i feel that i have the right to defend the Philippines' shit reputation ruined by dickheads to list a safe and great trader:

Alexander Dela Cruz
657 San Francisco St.
Poblacion, Las Pinas City 1740
Philippines

he's never failed me
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and because i listed one of the assholes that ripped me off, i feel that i have the right to defend the Philippines' shit reputation ruined by dickheads to list a safe and great trader:

Alexander Dela Cruz
657 San Francisco St.
Poblacion, Las Pinas City 1740
Philippines

he's never failed me
alexander is the coolest fool on earf. he sang babykiller with his ass on our second dvd
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Other winners are Willowtip, The End, Red Stream, Unmatched Brutality, Comatose, and Abyss for the occasional hard to find.
I used to rely on The End all the time, but they really let me down the last two times I ordered from them. Then again, it's possible that it was the shitty Chicago postal system, but it was suspicious that it only seemed to happen with The End. I'll be giving them a chance again when I'm back in California, so if they fuck up this time I know it'll be their fault.
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Revenge Productions is very, very awesome.
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I used to rely on The End all the time, but they really let me down the last two times I ordered from them. Then again, it's possible that it was the shitty Chicago postal system, but it was suspicious that it only seemed to happen with The End. I'll be giving them a chance again when I'm back in California, so if they fuck up this time I know it'll be their fault.
They went through a period where they changed base of operation. I think that might have screwed some shit up.
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Revenge Productions is very, very awesome.
Every time I've bought a shirt from them both online and off they've fucked up.

I asked for an XL Disconformity shirt and got given a Despondency shirt.
Tried again and instead of an XL Disconformity shirt, got given an XXL.
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I used to rely on The End all the time, but they really let me down the last two times I ordered from them. Then again, it's possible that it was the shitty Chicago postal system, but it was suspicious that it only seemed to happen with The End. I'll be giving them a chance again when I'm back in California, so if they fuck up this time I know it'll be their fault.

I used to order from The End and never had any problems although the last time I ordered anything was about 2 years ago.
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Every time I've bought a shirt from them both online and off they've fucked up.

I asked for an XL Disconformity shirt and got given a Despondency shirt.
Tried again and instead of an XL Disconformity shirt, got given an XXL.
Oh well. I never had any problems with them. And the shipping's real fast.
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always go with brutal bands!!
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I've had pretty good service with Relapse, and I just placed a huge order with Comatose, Steve was extremely helpful.

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Comatose = Steve
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I got my Brutal Bands order about 2 days after I sent it. Awesome!
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Comatose is also awesome. Similar service.
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Steve from Comatose is a VERY cool dude, and I got my shirt in literally ONE DAY.

granted, we're in the same state, but still....


he also has very cool jean shorts that he wears when playing with Atrocious Abnormality
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