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Blood Music



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:52 am    Post subject: UPC codes / barcodes Reply with quote

Not sure if other labels here are using barcodes, as it's necessary to sell with some distributors and retailers. Don't generate too many of them, just here and there .. and it was starting to feel like a huge ripoff to legally generate the codes (~40 EUR per code, ridiculous).

So, I went ahead and bought a bunch of these codes in bulk with the idea that I could sell them off really cheaply (cheaper per code than you can get anywhere else) for others who need codes here and there.

Is this something that's interesting to labels? I'll put them in the Blood Music webshop soon. Was thinking of trying them out at 5 EUR a pop which is less than half the price of anywhere else I saw.

You would get a unique barcode which is legally yours (no one else can use it legally), along with jpg and eps of the code to use in your layout or on a sticker. You would just get an e-mail within a couple days of the sale of the code with all of that in it.

Hope others will find this interesting, got tired of being ripped off with this.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting idea. they're cheaper in the states but this would still be a good deal
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd buy one just for the lulz
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can stick one on your dog or something, he would be uniquely code-able.

Well - even if only 10 of them sell or whatever, I'm satisfied. Doesn't matter.

Will post here when they're in the shop.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TCM wrote:
interesting idea. they're cheaper in the states but this would still be a good deal


(by cheaper, i meant cheaper than 40 EUR)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone buy a barcode and get it tattooed on yourself!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8FOX wrote:
Someone buy a barcode and get it tattooed on yourself!


Great idea. My woman have always wanted to have barcode tattooed to herself (to neck, suprise!). Would be nice to have REAL and unique barcode
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UG Metal doesn't need barcodes. Especially when you get trendy/ripoff/PC shit distributors like Twilight around.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.wired.com/2012/12/upc-mark-of-the-beast/
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My next underground black/noise based project will be releasing its first album: a lathe cut 11" limited to 7 copies. The album cover is going to be entirely covered in Blood Music sourced barcodes. Idea
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, here you go folks. It's in the European webstore:

http://www.blood-music.com/store-eu/product.php?id_product=598

Due to heavy workload, please give at least a couple days for the code(s) to be e-mailed after purchase.

Here are other possibilities if anyone is interested, please say so:

* Load into the USA store at $6.50 each.
* Bulk discount of 10 codes. (tbd)
* Short run printing of coded stickers with shipping. - Please note that I have very little interest in printing/shipping so it won't be cheap, better that you figure out how to print yourself. In case you can't, I'll charge a fee of 0,10 EUR per sticker with a minimum of 96 stickers per code. Shipping will be a flat fee of 10 EUR worldwide for priority, no matter how many stickers you print (from 96-9600000000000).

Those are potential options to add if people are actually quite interested in this - but if it's not very popular, then ... it is what it is and I'll just sell a few and leave it like it is. :]

Will be doing 0 customer service for this because the codes are cheap enough, just trying to help us help each other. These are about 75% off anywhere else I saw them. Hope that's understandable.
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