Just a head`s up with regard to Spin CDs based in Newcastle, UK.
I know there have been warnings from others on here with regard to these bandits.
I decided to place an order for some albums in February. They are the European `Grey Area` releases, recorded radio shows from the `70`s, perfectly legal in the EU. They were due for release in April, but the release date was put back every month, October being the latest date. The thing is the same items on the Spin site have intermittent been advertised as `Shipped In 24 Hours`.
When I have phoned or emailed Spin for an explanation, I have had no answer and believe me I`m talking upwards of 50 emails and a dozen phone calls. The above example is obviously a scam, they advertise items that they either get a small number of or none at all. Spin also take your money up front.
Why did I order from them if I had prior knowledge of their dodgy practices? I was hoping that maybe they had changed their ways, maybe their shambolic organisation had improved and maybe I could get a good deal. The trouble is I have too much faith in human nature but I wanted to give them a chance because I didn`t want to use the Tax Dodgers.
They are obviously attempting to rip people off. They take your money up front but never answer the phone or emails. If they replied and gave explanations maybe I wouldn`t be giving this warning. However I think this is an ideal time to make others who like to collect physical media aware of the situation with Spin CDs, there are numerous Special Edition Box Sets (Joe Strummer, The Kinks, Small Faces, Imagine, Steve Hackett, The Action and more) being released from now and onwards in 2018. Spin are undercutting most on-line dealers but they won`t be getting any of my money.
Incidently I have been refunded via the MasterCard Chargeback scheme after contacting my card company. I didn`t think I would be because more than 6 months had elapsed since I first place my order. If anyone is in the same situation as I was I advise you to this, contact your card company and keep record of your email messages and un-answered calls.