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A quick check of a few albums showed prices much higher than the US store, I guess that is the nature of the Euro market.

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Several ridiculous prices.

 

Led Zep 1: $29 in the US store, 59€ (= $80) in the german store.

 

It would be normal for prices to be around 20% higher, because of the VAT.

 

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited is closer to that calculation ($18 vs 19€ = $26)

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Several ridiculous prices.

 

Led Zep 1: $29 in the US store, 59€ (= $80) in the german store.

 

It would be normal for prices to be around 20% higher, because of the VAT.

 

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited is closer to that calculation ($18 vs 19€ = $26)

 

Yes, the added increase in the LZ price is to recover the setup fees in Germany amortised over popular releases, or a natural gaffe caused by Hdtracks that we expect from time to time.

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Several ridiculous prices.

 

Led Zep 1: $29 in the US store, 59€ (= $80) in the german store.

 

It would be normal for prices to be around 20% higher, because of the VAT.

 

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited is closer to that calculation ($18 vs 19€ = $26)

 

Hi,

 

Here in Germany we have an other Download Store called "HighResaudio.com". By now most albums listet there wer not available from HDTRacks due to regional restrictions. E.g. most ECM Albums are only available via HighResaudio, LZ I-III are also available.

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Prices for LZ are significantly lower as mentioned by CatManDo. LZ I-III normal Album cost 15 Euro, De Lux Version 21 Euro incl. VAT. One Euro is currently approx. 1,36$. This is competitive to US prices of HD Tracks. Probably they have made a mistake in HDTRacks.de, if the albums are listet so much more expensive.

 

ECM is not available, e.g. new Keith Jarrett / Carlie Haden album, because HighResaudio has it in its list.

 

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Hmm, I am in Germany and access hdtracks.de, but all of the website is english, even though all my browser and system settings are set to german.

 

I would expect a german store to offer german language to their customers ...

 

OK, english is fine for me, so I continue shopping ...

 

I am connected through a german ISP to their site.

If e.g. I enter Jack White Lazaretto I am getting the result with the info that this title is not available to me due to regional restrictions.

 

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Sorry folks, shut it down and do your homework first, this is not user-friendly !

 

I am back to highresaudio.com :-)

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And the prices are still very high. If it is like the US site, it will take them about 3 months to get it working properly. I don't understand the way they do things.

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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