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Wonder if she will open them before signing? And it's pretty weird that the vinyl came out first.

Crazy I paid $34.93 with tax and shipping for a signed CD when she did her live stream with No Cap. And with NBC It's only $22.55 with tax and shipping.

I emailed no cap hoping they can cancel my order.

She signed these ones in silver paint pen.

WTF!?!? I just got my copy in from no caps for when she did her livestream performance and she signed the the freaking jewel case!!! WHYYYYY?????

These pre-orders and the like are just getting worse - delays, Autopens, stamps, signed glass and not mats, now this. From what I've read over the last year or three I would not go near this stuff.

So strange after the vinyl snafu that she'd do this again, and apparently after the Newbury ones were fine. Maybe tweet her manager - he's the one who ID'ed the vinyl shrinkwrap issue early on.

I sent him a message on Instagram. I'll see if he replies on there. If not then I might have to create a Twitter account... it's so stupid to sign such a meaningless jewel case I just don't get it. 

Well those are definitely the exception to the rule. For the most part, these preorders are a great way to get authentic items direct from the artist. The good definitely outweighs the bad.

Yeah no doubt

I'm sure. I'd rather not take the chance. YMMV. My recent Gilmour came signed with very much the wrong type of pen...

Still, those were pretty cheap. Perhaps a disappointment more than a strikeout.

Most of these music preorders are very low priced - essentially free in many instances if you consider that the price of the item often doesn't include much (or any) upcharge for the signature. Seems like self promotion is a bigger part of this business than sports or acting.

If you consider the alternatives for modern music autographs, these pre-orders look even more appealing:

1) In person. This actually works really well unless you're targeting primarily mega heavyweights and cranky old codgers with silly egos. However, it can be logistically problematic - if not prohibitive -for some.

2) Pro collectors/rackers. Generally not a great way to go. Instead of actually going to shows where, as mentioned, it's usually quite easy to meet artists, these types would rather stalk at hotels and pop up at airports like coked-up muppets. That aside, much of what they get is overpriced (a product of them being mostly out of touch with music) and of subpar quality because they're trying to get stacks of stuff signed.

3) Through the mail. While this may work alright in some areas, it seems to be - at best - a total crapshoot with music, the best bet being the still unreliable via venue approach. Full disclosure: I tried it a bit this year, out of curiosity. I'm a pretty dismal 1 of 11.

These days, now that my rock and roll collection is completed, I am collecting vintage Hollywood and stage so it research and raw almost exclusively, apart from the odd item from Brucato, Kramer when he was active and Russel Turner etc. so I thankfully don't have to deal with much of that.


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