View Full Version : BMG Music Service 12 Cds for price of one, nothing more to buy!
08-01-2000, 01:51 PM
I'm not sure how they can make money on this or what, but according to the promo I found you pick 7 FREE CDs, then buy one, then get 4 more FREE and there is no further obligation. I'm going to have to get 12 random CDs I guess...
Hope this is useful to someone.
08-01-2000, 02:00 PM
Good idea to post it here, but it's a widely known deal (at least to college students).
Hope it's not a referral though or you might get flamed...better check.
08-01-2000, 02:05 PM
I used to use BMG to get my Cds, but I don't even bother anymore. You can't alll the cds that BMG has and more of the internet for free. Thats a better deal to me.
it's not a referral, it is kind of a crummy deal though, they dont have any new cd's. if you want some old cd's or know a place to sell old ones for a good price then go for it
08-01-2000, 02:16 PM
BMG's selection is weak and they rarely have any new stuff. They make their money off of shipping..
08-01-2000, 06:04 PM
I have done this deal several times and i will give you guys my 2 cents. If you guys feel that you would like to support your favorite artists, you would buy their cd's. I have done this deal about 3 times. The total cost of each commitment turned out to be less than $45. Shipping is about $2.49 for the first cd, $2.39 for the second one and $2.29 for the 3rd and each additional cd per order. The cd you have to buy comes out to be between $14.99 and $16.99. They send 3rd rate shipping which comes in about 2 - 3 weeks but carries return shipping if there is a problems. So you can send it back if it has a problem. The selection is pretty good at about 10,000 cds and if they don't carry what you want, write them a letter and they will negotiate with the record company. Overall, this is a good deal. Then again, there is always Napster for those who don't care.
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08-01-2000, 07:02 PM
Hah, I remember BMG... I received a nice call one evening from a member service representative telling me that my account had been red-flagged for abuse, and then later they just cancelled it without asking. My scam was to sign up, go through the whole thing and once I had finished my commitment, cancel and join again shortly. The CDs that I received, of course, weren't for me - they were all sold to a CD swap shop downtown for $10 apiece ;p I managed to make quite a bit of cash before my seventh account got cancelled and I got banned ;p
08-04-2000, 03:45 AM
were you rejoining because they asked you too or because you kept ripping ads from the newspaper and signing up? If it was the latter then you abused their service and were rightfully booted.
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08-04-2000, 09:40 AM
Wait a minute. I don't know the particulars of this person's experience, but I for one have done this deal maybe 12 times or so. The terms are clear, buy ONE item, and no more commitment, then free to CANCEL ANYTIME. There is no prohibition against doing it again once you have fulfilled your contractual obligations. I don't know aboutt doing it for the sole purpose of selling them, but hey, once they're yours, it's up to you.
just my .02
08-04-2000, 10:38 AM
We have done this ump-teen times and have literally hundreds of cd's from BMG (300+). We found after a while that after you were done with your commitment it was actually better to join using the premium prior-member service (much cheaper). And yes BMG might have as much as Columbia House as far as the latest, but they do have thousands of cd's to choose from. All the selections aren't in their monthly catalog, but you have to keep looking until you find what you want. They have lots of unpublished catalogs that if you can find the sku # it will still work when ordering.
08-04-2000, 11:02 AM
I just got something in the mail on this and if you sign up they will also give you 250 AA airline miles. 12cd and airline miles. I am joining today.
08-04-2000, 11:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ben_Williams:
Hah, I remember BMG... I received a nice call one evening from a member service representative telling me that my account had been red-flagged for abuse, and then later they just cancelled it without asking. My scam was to sign up, go through the whole thing and once I had finished my commitment, cancel and join again shortly. The CDs that I received, of course, weren't for me - they were all sold to a CD swap shop downtown for $10 apiece ;p I managed to make quite a bit of cash before my seventh account got cancelled and I got banned ;p<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The trick to this is to slightly alter your name when rejoining. This keeps their computer at bay. For instance, if John Doe wanted to run this scam, sign up as:
John D. Doe
J. Doug Doe
J. D. Doe
I have been running this scam since 1993 and have gotten nearly 1000 CDs from BMG and Columbia House this way. Sure, not the latest and greatest, but if you really enjoy a song, you will probably keep on enjoying it after it falls off your favorite radio station's frequent play list.
08-04-2000, 10:10 PM
Wow, I'm feeling screwed now! I wonder why they shut ME down. I'll have to try the name trick if I'm inclined to sign up again http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
08-05-2000, 05:34 AM
I used to do something similar to that but I would order a bunch, and not pay the bill. They would keep sending anything I ordered for about 3 months then start sending payment remiders. Since they don't ask for credit info, they really can't do much about it. (really bad, huh....)
A friend in Illinois recieved a call from CS too. He claimed to be his father and informed the CS rep that he had died. She appologized for the call and stated that the bill would be taken care of.
And about the diff names, that really works too. The friend in IL used to DJ and that is how he would buy some music that he had to have for the selection but didn't want to pay full price for. He had several names he would cycle through. They drop names after about 6 mo of inactivity.
08-05-2000, 05:45 AM
Real honest there crabbie. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif
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