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When Was the Last Time You Heard of a Band Refund Fans for a Record They Bought? It Just Happened.

I can’t ever remember a band saying that fans could get their money back after they bought a record, but that’s exactly what the Stone Roses are doing.

At issue is a limited-edition 12-inch version of their last single, “Beautiful Thing.” Fans were told that this one-track vinyl record was limited to 5,000 copies. Turns out, though, that Universal Music actually pressed 6,000 units. Not a big deal, right? Well, if you’re into record collector, it’s a significant issue. Here’s what Universal said:

This item was inaccurately advertised as being limited to 5000 units. The vinyl single was manufactured to accommodate all territories and the UK allocation for this was 5000 units, but a total of 6000 units were manufactured globally.

We appreciate that this was misleading and apologise for this miscommunication.

The vinyl is still very in demand but should you wish to return your copy and have a refund for your purchase, please simply email [email protected] quoting your order number and we will issue you the return details and issue a full refund, including postage on the item.

Once again we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Have one? Then apply to get your £6.99 back. Then again, the price on the resellers market is beyond $40 CAD.

(Via Teamrock)



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