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Title: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: renno on April 18, 2009, 01:46:38 AM
Those of you who were lucky enough to receive one of the free U2 Collector's Edition Boxes sent out in February, this new 7" is part two of the set. We were completely over subscribed with orders for the free boxes, and only 6,000 were manufactured, all of these have now been sent out. Sorry if you didn't make the lucky 6,000,

just had that sent to me via u2.com!

As far as i know nobody off here has recieved one ???????
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Post by: bathtub1969 on April 18, 2009, 11:42:30 AM
these boxes can't have been sent out,because none have turned up on ebay!
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Post by: achtungjoshua on April 19, 2009, 04:42:09 PM
I agree - I didn't get one and have been searching ebay regularly to no avail. Something fishy going on here...
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Post by: Falling At Your Feet on April 20, 2009, 09:38:05 AM
As far as I am aware, these were sent to UK residents only.

Unfortunately they didn't send an e-mail if your address was not in the UK. 

The same applied to the promotional collector wallets they gave out for each of the singles from "Bomb".
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Post by: Macawaca on April 26, 2009, 03:11:52 PM
Nobody over at 'interference' has received one either and none have shown up on ebay, so I would say they have defo not been sent out.  ???
Title: 7" Collectors Boxes - WHERE are they????
Post by: Bonzo on April 28, 2009, 02:50:23 PM
Allegedly the UK record company sent out 6,000 of these to 6,000 lucky winners in February. No-one that I know of in the U2 collecting community has received one nor has one ever appeared on EBAY. WHERE ARE THEY????? Do They exist?
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Post by: JoshuaTree94 on April 28, 2009, 05:34:19 PM
I live in the US, and I wish they'd been more specific when the sign-up period was around.
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Post by: Dark Angel on April 29, 2009, 06:36:06 AM
I havent got mine and I am a UK citizen so I dont think they have been sent out yet!
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Post by: cathalmc on April 29, 2009, 12:54:03 PM

I sent off for one as soon as I got the email but haven't heard a peep back about them since. I assumed cos I wasn't selected to receive one. I live in the London btw so if it's a UK only offer then I've got a wee chance of getting one.
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Post by: Dark Angel on April 29, 2009, 01:13:25 PM
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I sent off for one as soon as I got the email but haven't heard a peep back about them since. I assumed cos I wasn't selected to receive one. I live in the London btw so if it's a UK only offer then I've got a wee chance of getting one.

lets both cross our fingers then!  :P
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Nielsen on April 29, 2009, 01:14:16 PM
It seems we failed because they were supposed to give them out before Get on Your Boots was released!
Title: Re: 7" Collectors Boxes - WHERE are they????
Post by: Nielsen on April 29, 2009, 03:42:19 PM
I'm still bloody waiting for mine!!
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Post by: Dark Angel on April 30, 2009, 11:30:41 AM
What dont you e-mail them Nielsen? since you are a member!
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Post by: Nielsen on April 30, 2009, 11:55:29 AM
Er. Right :P

Good idea  :D
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Post by: Dark Angel on April 30, 2009, 12:05:42 PM
was that sarcasm or are you actually gonna do it! I think it should go like this:

Dear Sir

Give me the collectors box you b******!

Love Nielsen
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Post by: Nielsen on April 30, 2009, 12:14:01 PM
I was actually aiming for a typical Nielsen letter. It would go something like this:

Dear Principle Management (or whoever runs this facility),

It has come to my attention that I have not yet recieved your cursed box that I've applied for and as a result, you have left me seething with anger, hate and aggression - yes I know, I know, it comes from a Star Wars quote (which is awesome by the way); back on topic: your cursed box (which will biodegrade anyway) has yet to arrive at my place of rest (no, not the pearly gates) and many others are question "where is my box?" as well and I'm 100% sure you do not want to infuriate the fans and myself; my temper can reach a point where I can commit suicide on a daily basis - wait that doesn't make sense....but anywho I never make sense considering the fact I always make these ridiculously long and pointless sentences the you end up reading before you realise the irony in reading this entire passage and end up being frustrated that you've wasted 5 minutes of your life reading this....where's my box...... Ahem.

Yours sincerly,

Nielsen.

P.S. Where the devil is my box?
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Post by: Dark Angel on April 30, 2009, 12:15:55 PM
yeah ad then direct them to this thread just tp prove we are all seething with rage
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Post by: Nielsen on April 30, 2009, 12:29:14 PM
They probably make us stay in a que or something to pick it up. Curse you English ques!
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Post by: Dark Angel on April 30, 2009, 12:34:20 PM
yep the infinate que!

what are you actually going to say to them?
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Post by: Nielsen on April 30, 2009, 12:36:06 PM
Quite simply: Where. Is. My. Box?!
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Post by: Dark Angel on April 30, 2009, 12:37:17 PM
let us know when they reply!

Do you think I can e-mail them?
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Post by: Nielsen on April 30, 2009, 12:45:36 PM
Yes - if you didn't know, the competition wasn't for subscribers (I'm sure you knew that since you applied I think). You can e-mail as well  :D
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on April 30, 2009, 12:59:14 PM
Oh yeah I knew that! I just thought you might have a bit more influence because you are a paying member!
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Nielsen on April 30, 2009, 01:02:23 PM
30 well spent (!)  ::)
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on April 30, 2009, 01:06:54 PM
I sent this to them:

I recently entered the competition for the U2 collectors Vinyl for the singles from this album.  I have recently came to the realisation that I am yet to recieve mine and neither has anyone else (I am a regular member of the @u2 forum).  I was just wondering what is going on and if I have actually missed out on one.



Kind regards

what do you think? hehe text me coz I gotta go bye bye!
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: dangerous and honest on May 01, 2009, 04:42:19 AM
I'm in the Uk - applied for one immediately but nothing has arrived.

Nobody else I know has one.

6,000 limited edition boxes.

Magnificent 7" limited to 4,000 copies.

I smell a rat!

Did they ever exist? Were they pulled?
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on May 01, 2009, 06:43:11 AM
well I will update when i get a reply!

it hasnt happened yet but then again America has only just woken up!  ::)
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Post by: Aprilshack on May 02, 2009, 06:11:33 AM
A couple of people at u2.com have had a delivery of them, someone has also posted a picture of said box.I'm thinking someone has had a word with someone & have been told to send them out quick, even though they were meant to of been sent out between Feb & April.
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Post by: Macawaca on May 02, 2009, 08:21:35 AM
The couple of people at U2.com could be insiders though just saying they got one to keep everyone quiet. There is absolutely no way they were sent out, and none have appeared on ebay yet. When the boxes for the CD singles on Bomb (and Electrical Storm and Windows) came out there were loads of them on ebay as soon as they came out. We'll believe it when we see them in the post.
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on May 02, 2009, 08:25:15 AM
I guess all we can do is wait!  :-\
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Post by: Macawaca on May 02, 2009, 06:44:26 PM
I've now seen 3 of the boxes for sale on Ebay, with photographs. The boxes look pretty decent actually. So maybe they have just been posted out this week, hopefully to the people who originally emailed in to get them!
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Post by: InThisHeartland on May 02, 2009, 07:52:53 PM
what did you search to find them?
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: dangerous and honest on May 03, 2009, 01:51:53 AM
Some reliable people in the UK are now telling me they have received them over the last day or two.

Looks like they have just been sent out.

Some on ebay now too.
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Post by: cathalmc on May 03, 2009, 02:28:29 AM

Mine's arrived on Friday! And then I realised that I didn't buy the Boots 7 inch. So I have an empty box at the moment.
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 03, 2009, 04:15:02 AM
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I've now seen 3 of the boxes for sale on Ebay, with photographs. The boxes look pretty decent actually. So maybe they have just been posted out this week, hopefully to the people who originally emailed in to get them!

Indeed they are!...stupid bank holiday...
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Post by: dangerous and honest on May 03, 2009, 02:12:07 PM
Seems the arrival of these coincides with the release of Magnificent.

4000 singles, 6000 boxes - 'better make sure I buy my copy then.'

Is it really coincidence, or was it planned that way?

Or am I just a conspiracy theorist?  :)
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Nielsen on May 04, 2009, 10:01:25 AM
I got my box  :) :)
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on May 04, 2009, 11:07:02 AM
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Seems the arrival of these coincides with the release of Magnificent.

4000 singles, 6000 boxes - 'better make sure I buy my copy then.'

Is it really coincidence, or was it planned that way?

Or am I just a conspiracy theorist?  :)


I agree with you on that one!


I get no post today! tahts what I get for living out in the styx! oh well i should see tomorow! cross your fingers for me guys!
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Nielsen on May 04, 2009, 12:06:14 PM
How much are the vinyls (despite the fact I don't have an LP player  :D :D) ?
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on May 04, 2009, 12:47:21 PM
about 3 they may be less depending on where you go!

Did you get the Boots vinyl?
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Post by: Nielsen on May 04, 2009, 01:20:23 PM
Nope - cashflow is low  :D
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Post by: Macawaca on May 04, 2009, 01:47:15 PM
I think the vinyls are 2.99 from HMV with free postage to the UK. Just check under U2 collectors box on ebay for a few photos of the boxes. Fingers crossed for the postman tomorrow!
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on May 05, 2009, 06:16:52 AM
I don't think I got it!  T_T

maybe tomorow!
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Post by: Nielsen on May 05, 2009, 06:44:31 AM
Well your chances look slim considering my box is past the 5300/6000 mark  :-\


Hopefully, you should get it - if not, then >_<
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on May 05, 2009, 06:45:35 AM
yes I know but my mail is a couple of days behind! I got a letter that was dated the 27th of April today!
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Post by: Nielsen on May 05, 2009, 06:51:11 AM
Brummie's Royal Mail Postal Services seem neglected :P
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 05, 2009, 06:52:28 AM
well I do live in the styx so it takes longer, but I think if I lived in Birmingham it might be a bit quicker!
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Post by: Nielsen on May 05, 2009, 07:00:17 AM
You can always go to Milton Keynes where the box was sent from!
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 05, 2009, 07:02:24 AM
wanna give me the money to do that?
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Post by: Macawaca on May 05, 2009, 07:04:21 AM
Anyone else received their boxsets this morning?
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Post by: Nielsen on May 05, 2009, 07:20:26 AM
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wanna give me the money to do that?

If I have any!
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Post by: nightporter on May 07, 2009, 10:14:08 AM
My box came today completely out of the blue,better late than never. like most people i thought that the boxes had already been sent out.
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Post by: Nielsen on May 07, 2009, 10:25:43 AM
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My box came today completely out of the blue,better late than never. like most people i thought that the boxes had already been sent out.

What number is yours? Mine is 5636.
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Post by: nightporter on May 07, 2009, 11:29:35 AM
number on my box is 4209 ;D
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 07, 2009, 11:36:35 AM
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My box came today completely out of the blue,better late than never. like most people i thought that the boxes had already been sent out.

What number is yours? Mine is 5636.

see! there is still hope!  :D
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Nielsen on May 07, 2009, 12:20:46 PM
Once you find number 6000 on eBay, then your hope is diminished :P
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Post by: Jazz on May 07, 2009, 01:04:11 PM
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Those of you who were lucky enough to receive one of the free U2 Collector's Edition Boxes sent out in February, this new 7" is part two of the set. We were completely over subscribed with orders for the free boxes, and only 6,000 were manufactured, all of these have now been sent out. Sorry if you didn't make the lucky 6,000,

just had that sent to me via u2.com!

As far as i know nobody off here has recieved one ???????

Anyone who wants a free box, PM me - I have just received one and am happy to give it to you free (apart from postage).

I  have no interest in the new album so won't collect the singles.

First come first served is the fairest way.
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Post by: Macawaca on May 07, 2009, 03:18:31 PM
Got mine in the post this morning, number 5023 or something like that.  :)
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Post by: Nielsen on May 08, 2009, 12:18:29 AM
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Got mine in the post this morning, number 5023 or something like that.  :)

Nice  8)
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 08, 2009, 01:11:59 AM
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Those of you who were lucky enough to receive one of the free U2 Collector's Edition Boxes sent out in February, this new 7" is part two of the set. We were completely over subscribed with orders for the free boxes, and only 6,000 were manufactured, all of these have now been sent out. Sorry if you didn't make the lucky 6,000,

just had that sent to me via u2.com!

As far as i know nobody off here has recieved one ???????

Anyone who wants a free box, PM me - I have just received one and am happy to give it to you free (apart from postage).

I  have no interest in the new album so won't collect the singles.

First come first served is the fairest way.

I will see if I get mine in the next few days! but if I don't can I have it? (of course I will pay for postage)
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Post by: Aprilshack on May 08, 2009, 04:27:15 AM
Received mine yesterday, number in the 1800's
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Post by: The Stingray Guitar on May 08, 2009, 08:31:54 AM
i got 2 sent to me today number 1975 and 1844
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 08, 2009, 11:28:27 AM
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i got 2 sent to me today number 1975 and 1844

you get two and I dont get any! *huffs and storms out and bangs door*
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Post by: Nielsen on May 08, 2009, 12:22:29 PM
 :D :D
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 08, 2009, 12:23:37 PM
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:D :D

*pulls out sledge hammer*
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Post by: Nielsen on May 08, 2009, 12:24:48 PM
Now now, using sledge hammers are immature. But using an axe is more appropriate.
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 08, 2009, 12:43:57 PM
Mine has spikes on each end so...I dont think so!
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Post by: The Stingray Guitar on May 09, 2009, 03:00:03 AM
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i got 2 sent to me today number 1975 and 1844

you get two and I dont get any! *huffs and storms out and bangs door*

The funny thing is i didnt even order 2 and they both came on the day before my birthday lol
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Post by: Bonoman99 on May 09, 2009, 03:33:35 PM
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Those of you who were lucky enough to receive one of the free U2 Collector's Edition Boxes sent out in February, this new 7" is part two of the set. We were completely over subscribed with orders for the free boxes, and only 6,000 were manufactured, all of these have now been sent out. Sorry if you didn't make the lucky 6,000,

just had that sent to me via u2.com!

As far as i know nobody off here has recieved one ???????

Anyone who wants a free box, PM me - I have just received one and am happy to give it to you free (apart from postage).

I  have no interest in the new album so won't collect the singles.

First come first served is the fairest way.



I want it if you still have it....I emailed U2.com and asked about mine,or will I receive one,no answer as of yet.
Title: Re: update on the vinyl collectors box!!!!
Post by: Dark Angel on May 10, 2009, 08:41:25 AM
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Those of you who were lucky enough to receive one of the free U2 Collector's Edition Boxes sent out in February, this new 7" is part two of the set. We were completely over subscribed with orders for the free boxes, and only 6,000 were manufactured, all of these have now been sent out. Sorry if you didn't make the lucky 6,000,

just had that sent to me via u2.com!

As far as i know nobody off here has recieved one ???????

Anyone who wants a free box, PM me - I have just received one and am happy to give it to you free (apart from postage).

I  have no interest in the new album so won't collect the singles.

First come first served is the fairest way.



I want it if you still have it....I emailed U2.com and asked about mine,or will I receive one,no answer as of yet.

I asked first!!!!!  :)
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Post by: singnomore on May 11, 2009, 09:01:19 AM
Just got mine!!
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 18, 2009, 01:28:46 AM
Just ordered my copy of Magnificent!  ;D hehe its on its way yey!!!!
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Post by: Nielsen on May 18, 2009, 02:44:31 AM
Me want one >_<
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Post by: Dark Angel on May 18, 2009, 04:07:59 AM
Type in Tempest Records Birmingham in google (click the first option) and they have loads for sale and it will only cost 3:99  ;D its a nice little shop near where I live! ;)
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Post by: Bonoman99 on May 23, 2009, 10:47:54 AM
Have 2 now,got them off ebay,no reply from u2.com.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 04, 2010, 08:46:24 PM
(Sorry, I know I'm coming in almost a year later, but...)

What exactly are these?? This is the first I've heard of them. I've been looking on amazon, ebay, google, and I'm getting zip. ???
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 05, 2010, 05:18:44 AM
Just a collectors box for the 7'' singles for nloth. I was fortunate enough to get one.
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Post by: U2_fan8 [aka U28] on April 05, 2010, 06:32:26 PM
Okay, thanks for the info.