As hard as it is to believe it has been nearly twenty years since there were any cutout record bins in the United States.A whole generation has grown up since.


--- On Fri, 8/15/08, Mike Richter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Mike Richter <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] lp, cassette, 8-track cut-outs?
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 10:25 AM

Rod Smear wrote:
> Can anyone explain why certain LP's used to have a "cut-out
hole" in them, usually in the upper right or left portions of the album
cover? Did this also apply to 8-track tape cartridges as well?

It indicated a cutout - a title dropped from the catalogue and sold at a 
reduced price. Unlike paperback and comic books, where the cover was cut 
off by the dealer and returned for credit, I believe this was only done 
to keep the cutout from being returned as a full-price purchase.

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