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Old 08-11-15, 07:22 AM   #1
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Columbia House Bankruptcy

Read it in the Verge this morning. Columbia House has filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy. Maybe the end of an era in mail order music and video. I've belonged several times and was a big customer of its rival, the BMG Disk Club--got tons of great music CDs there. I'd still belong if it hadn't folded 7 years ago.
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Old 08-17-15, 01:12 PM   #2
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Re: Columbia House Bankruptcy

As someone that built large portions of their music and movie collections from Columbia House, it's a sad moment. I guess it reflects the waning interest in physical media.
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Old 08-17-15, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: Columbia House Bankruptcy

I remember joining as a kid in the early 80s and getting 10 albums/cassettes for a penny, got a lot of cool stuff - and a lot of unwanted crap when I forgot to send the cards back lmao Good times.
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Re: Columbia House Bankruptcy

I think in the last two years, the incompetence they demonstrated time and time again by incorrect billing and overcharging hastened their demise. Who would want to shop at a store with horrible customer service and terrible technical problems resulting in overcharging.
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Old 08-19-15, 08:08 PM   #5
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Re: Columbia House Bankruptcy

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As someone that built large portions of their music and movie collections from Columbia House, it's a sad moment. I guess it reflects the waning interest in physical media.
mis managment and poor ability to adapt would be more likely.
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Old 12-22-15, 07:53 AM   #6
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Re: Columbia House Bankruptcy

CH looks like they are bringing back a record/vinyl club in 2016. Maybe they are restructuring.
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Old 12-22-15, 10:51 AM   #7
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Re: Columbia House Bankruptcy

I remember my dad being in a Reel to Reel club sometime in the 60's -- not sure if it was CH or Columbia or RCA. I think my first Record Club was somewhere around 1971 or 1972 -- loved licking those stamps that came in the Sunday paper.
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Old 12-23-15, 02:34 AM   #8
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Re: Columbia House Bankruptcy

Part of my wants this to happen for continuity sake.
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Old 03-21-16, 09:29 PM   #9
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I remember liking the RCA club better back in the day over Columbia House because they used the original cassette liners. Columbia House was know to make their own with those stupid red stripes down the spine.
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