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Posted by Sophie-Ha Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Netizens furious to find more autographed albums from various artists listed for sale in an online market

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Previously, netizens were horrified to find autographed albums gifted to CLC from other artists listed for sale in an online market.

These albums were being sold on Daangn Market (Danggeun Market), an online market where users list used items to sell to other users in the same area. Netizens were shocked because the albums were gifted to the girl group by other artists to promote the release of their albums.

However, not too long after the discovery of the autographed albums made out to the girl group CLC, another netizen discovered another seller selling various autographed album on their page.

The store was named, 'autographed artist CDs' and had many autographed albums from various artists. These albums were also gifted to other artists as it had handwritten letters written on them. The seller's identity is unknown and netizens are speculating who the seller could be.

After these albums were found once again in a market app, netizens couldn't hide their anger. They gathered to an online community as they discuss the matter. Netizens commented, "This is so low," "I hope the music industry gets rid of the culture of giving out signed albums," "I would be so mad to find my favorite artist's album being sold like that," "These people are making money off this, I can't believe it," "I don't think the producers of the broadcast company would sell this, it might be the staff members of the company," "They might have given the albums away because they needed to make room," and "These companies need to regulate their staff better, this is a disgrace."

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Violetta123
Violetta1237,530 pts Tuesday, January 26, 2021 1
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

I know they do these things out of politeness, but this is probably one of those things that needs to stop, like fans gifting expensive presents to idols.

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T_Jazz
T_Jazz7,171 pts Tuesday, January 26, 2021 0
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

[eyeroll] Like they stated, they were given away for PROMOTIONAL purposes. Promotions are to increase sales. "Hey, did you hear the new CD by _____?" "No. Let me check it out." And word-of-mouth from other professionals gives the disc more cred.


Recognize the difference between PROMOTIONAL and PERSONAL.


But what are they supposed to do with it if they don't like it? Well, it's signed so it'll have some value to someone. So they gave it away. Then perhaps that receiver didn't like it either but could use the money.


Yes, it's usually stated "Promotional Copy. Not for Resale." But isn't that because the transaction can't be counted on a chart? On the positive side, it's still being circulated and the next owner will have more people listening = more potential fans = more sales of that and future recordings.


No need to become incensed. Silly people. Unless they're stolen property. lol

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