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What is "Loaned Sample" ? 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi.

I have bought a "Spiral" mini lp album by Vangelis some time ago. It's all fine, but it has a sticker on the barcode of the obi, and a red stamp "Loaned Sample" in the inner ring of the cd. The rest look exactly the same as the original mini lp release. Is it definitelly a fake release or legal but something like a strongly limited edition not for sale (promo) or something?

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Thanks for answer!

Has it any value as a collectible item or this is worthless and the better thing is to have an ordinary retail version of the release?
 
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In my opinion, it's not more collectable but it's definitely not worthless. Some collectors would prefer the unstamped version but many would not mind too much.

That said, when I buy a mini from Chinese sellers I always ask as they tend to get a lot of them. If I get a promo and the seller has not told me in the auction that it's a promo then I do get annoyed. Some sellers have a blanket statement that some of their items are promos (and I always ask them in this case).
 
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The most important thing to me was the case, is it the fake or a legal item, and now it's more clearer to me, but it seems that kind of items should not be sold on any auctions or any other places, because of it's special purposes.
BTW is the sound quality exactly the same as the retail version, or it may have some sory of a reduced quality somehow? I don't believe in it much, but asking to make sure.
 
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In all respects it will be identical to the one you would buy in a shop.
 
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Many thanks for the answers, again!
 
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