Welcome to the Buymusic.ca Blog

Greetings fellow music consumers and welcome to the buymusic.ca blog.

Here you will find various information relating to the purchase of music online and by mail, as well as sheet music, music instruments and memorabilia.

I will also be posting various commentaries and reviews in regards to these services and various related issues.

To begin either click on an option in the menu to your left, which features various source listings, or scroll down for my blog entries.

Enjoy.

Indiegogo – Nura Headphones

I am a big fan of Sennheiser headphones. But this product sounds rather interesting because of its response to a listener’s individuality.

Click here for additional information on this campaign.

Security Warning – Pokeman GO

Pokémon GO is now officially available to Canadians and players should definitely take the opportunity to secure their devices a.s.a.p.

Security software for mobile devices can be obtained from Avira Mobile Security (iOS), ESET, Kaspersky Labs (Visit the Kaspersky Lab Canada e-Store), Lookout (iOS), McAfee (iOS), Norton Canada, VIPRE Antivirus and Zone Alarm. And please pay attention to your surroundings when playing.

By the way, the Pokémon GO game itself is available from iTunes (iPhone/iPad) and from Google Play (Android).

Parcel Delivery Domino Effect

Purolator appears that have been overwhelmed by parcels and are having serious issues, according to Global News.

Many customers have reported being unable to track their packages, either online or via Purolator’s customer service. And some have reported significant delays when it comes to their deliveries.

Like Fed-Ex Canada, Purolator has also suspended some of their delivery guaranties temporarily so their customers will unfortunately not be compensated if their parcels are delayed. But UPS Canada customers will still be able to take advantage of some delivery guaranties, as described on their official site.

Hopefully Purolator will consider delivering more parcels on Saturdays to reduce their backlog. But until then i’d suggest the other courier services, or perhaps Canada Post… 😉

Vinyl : Good News / Bad News

The Good News – A new 20,000 sq. ft vinyl record pressing plant will open in Burlington, Ontario in a few days and it will be the second largest plant in North America. Precision Record Pressing Incorporated will be handling independent releases, including some from Isotope Music, and major releases from Universal and Sony Canada.

The Bad News – Music blogger Pitchfork has reported that some independent records stores in the states have had their accounts closed by WEA, Warner Music’s distributor, because they’ve had less than $10,000 in orders per year. If this continues smaller retailers in the states might have issues keeping albums from Warner and their subsidiaries in stock.

Prime Day Specials

Prime Day has begun at Amazon.ca and this means Prime members will enjoy discounts through-out the day until Midnight, Pacific Time.

If you are not a member, you can try a Free 30 Day Trial and enjoy today’s discounts.

Membership includes free two-day shipping on most orders shipped to Canada, advance access to Lightning Deals and free unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud.

Membership is also advantageous if you use Subscribe & Save, a program that enables you to receive specific products monthly, like household cleaning supplies, diapers and pet supplies.

You should note that American retailer Second Spin is also offering a 15% discount on their regularly and sale priced vinyl, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and accessories today. Just use coupon code JY15OFF until the 14th of July.

By the way, the Prime Photos contest will also end at midnight Pacific Time so don’t forget to enter today. They’re giving away $5000 in Amazon gift cards and all eligible Prime members need to do is upload a photo to their Prime Photos account through Amazon Drive to enter. Click here for details and information on how to enter without a Prime Membership.

Postal Strike/Lockout Truce ?

Canada Post has withdrawn the 72 day notice and has agreed to a 30 day extension. But whether this will end with binding arbitration or not is still being debated, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers claiming they oppose arbitration in their latest statement.

This means that mail will be delivered today and until further notice. But I will post updates to this blog if need be.