From John Ross: "...cut-outs were provided to retailers
at a much lower wholesale price, without return privileges. The hole
or notch or cut-off corner identified an LP as a cut-out, for which
the wholesaler would not issue full (or any) credit upon return..."
What was also very common, if not more so, were promotional copies that were
sent to reviewers and broadcasters (sometimes by the case!) who would then
sell them to local record stores.
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