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Title: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: FLEEBS on September 16, 2015, 10:14:28 AM
I can't seem to find any information on this, and I'm sorry if this has been answered somewhere else, or if I'm posting in the wrong spot. However, I am worried that the $300+ I put into ytsejamrecords.com at the beginning of August has been lost to the ether. I wanted to complete out my official bootleg collection, and since I could still access the website and the albums I wanted were shown to be available, I went ahead and made an order. It says it could take 4-6 weeks to ship, but this is the 6th week, and my order still shows "Processed." I sent an email to ytsejamrecords, but I haven't received a response, so I thought I'd check with others who might have more experience. I should say I have ordered from the website before, but that was back in 2009. I don't remember orders taking as long as this one, so I started to get a little worried. I would think that the home page would say something to the effect that the website is closed, but it doesn't. However, it also only has Portnoy's last message on the homepage. Lastly, the bottom of the page says 2003-2013.

So, does anyone know if the website is dead? Has anyone ordered anything for the site recently? Should I just continue to be patient? I sure hope so, because otherwise I don't know how I'll be able to recover my money. I'd really appreciate anyone responding with any info. Thanks.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Robo4900 on September 16, 2015, 12:24:21 PM
It's still working; I got Bucharest and WDADR from the site a few months ago. It did take quite a while to arrive for me too(In fact, I forgot they were coming until they arrived; a nice surprise to say the least).
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: FLEEBS on September 16, 2015, 01:34:26 PM
Excellent. Thank you, sir!
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: James Mypetgiress on November 21, 2015, 07:57:04 AM
I got a copy of WDADRU a few days ago. Part of me wonders if MP still manages the company and just sighs with contempt every time he sees someone has ordered one.  :lol
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: TAC on November 21, 2015, 08:04:49 AM
I got a copy of WDADRU a few days ago. Part of me wonders if MP still manages the company and just sighs with contempt every time he sees someone has ordered one.  :lol

How long from Order date to Received?
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: James Mypetgiress on November 21, 2015, 08:15:47 AM
I got a copy of WDADRU a few days ago. Part of me wonders if MP still manages the company and just sighs with contempt every time he sees someone has ordered one.  :lol

How long from Order date to Received?
A long time (10 wks)
I'm in the UK though, so longer times are understandable.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: theshatteredfortress on January 14, 2016, 08:20:03 PM
I can't seem to find any information on this, and I'm sorry if this has been answered somewhere else, or if I'm posting in the wrong spot. However, I am worried that the $300+ I put into ytsejamrecords.com at the beginning of August has been lost to the ether. I wanted to complete out my official bootleg collection, and since I could still access the website and the albums I wanted were shown to be available, I went ahead and made an order. It says it could take 4-6 weeks to ship, but this is the 6th week, and my order still shows "Processed." I sent an email to ytsejamrecords, but I haven't received a response, so I thought I'd check with others who might have more experience. I should say I have ordered from the website before, but that was back in 2009. I don't remember orders taking as long as this one, so I started to get a little worried. I would think that the home page would say something to the effect that the website is closed, but it doesn't. However, it also only has Portnoy's last message on the homepage. Lastly, the bottom of the page says 2003-2013.

So, does anyone know if the website is dead? Has anyone ordered anything for the site recently? Should I just continue to be patient? I sure hope so, because otherwise I don't know how I'll be able to recover my money. I'd really appreciate anyone responding with any info. Thanks.

I' d like to order some titles soon so I'd like to know if you received your order finally?


Tx
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: FLEEBS on January 14, 2016, 10:25:46 PM
I did. The site is still up and running. I got an email from the person who's running it, I think it was Courtney, who apologized and got my order out. It's just a bit slow right now.

Oh, and I think it took 8 weeks to get my order.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: theshatteredfortress on January 17, 2016, 08:15:37 PM
Thank you!!  So two months for your order to arrive.  Well I'll be patient if I DO make an order :)

Tx
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: shadystraz360 on March 22, 2016, 12:52:28 PM
I hope the site is not dead.... I got all my bootlegs from there. I only need 1 more.... SO PLEASE DON'T SHUT DOWN :'(
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: kipkjustm on July 06, 2016, 08:35:20 AM
Do items ever come back in stock? I've been wanting to get the FII demos but it's always out of stock.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: FLEEBS on July 06, 2016, 07:59:53 PM
Do items ever come back in stock? I've been wanting to get the FII demos but it's always out of stock.

kipkjustm, I have seen some items come back in stock, but I don't know the circumstances as to why they do. I was able to get some items that were previously out of stock, and now I am only missing one of the Official Bootlegs. I keep patiently checking to see if it becomes available.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Prog Snob on July 06, 2016, 08:28:27 PM
Is there an option to receive an email when the merchandise is back in stock? That would be a good idea if it isn't already inculcated.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Robo4900 on July 07, 2016, 09:11:50 AM
I actually E-Mailed YtseJam Records specifically about the FII demos, and the response was along the lines of "Unfortunately, I'm not sure if that will ever be restocked."
My guess is that their old label wants money if DT do any reprints. This should only affect the I&W, Awake, and FII demos, though.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: FLEEBS on July 07, 2016, 04:42:36 PM
I actually E-Mailed YtseJam Records specifically about the FII demos, and the response was along the lines of "Unfortunately, I'm not sure if that will ever be restocked."
My guess is that their old label wants money if DT do any reprints. This should only affect the I&W, Awake, and FII demos, though.

I'm fairly certain none of the labels DT has ever used have anything at all to do with the Official Bootlegs.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: FLEEBS on July 07, 2016, 09:07:30 PM
Is there an option to receive an email when the merchandise is back in stock? That would be a good idea if it isn't already inculcated.

That would be a great idea.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: kipkjustm on July 08, 2016, 06:45:42 AM
I actually E-Mailed YtseJam Records specifically about the FII demos, and the response was along the lines of "Unfortunately, I'm not sure if that will ever be restocked."
My guess is that their old label wants money if DT do any reprints. This should only affect the I&W, Awake, and FII demos, though.
Very disappointing that they wouldn't restock that or possibly other items
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Robo4900 on July 09, 2016, 12:42:29 PM
I'm fairly certain none of the labels DT has ever used have anything at all to do with the Official Bootlegs.

Actually...
Quote
Q: Are these titles limited edition?
A: They will be somewhat limited as that was part of our deal with Elektra in order to finally do this, but there will be enough to go around for quite a while before they are sold-out...
Source: https://ytsejamrecords.com/faq/showquestion.asp?faq=1&fldAuto=21 (https://ytsejamrecords.com/faq/showquestion.asp?faq=1&fldAuto=21)
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: FLEEBS on July 10, 2016, 08:06:10 AM
I'm fairly certain none of the labels DT has ever used have anything at all to do with the Official Bootlegs.

Actually...
Quote
Q: Are these titles limited edition?
A: They will be somewhat limited as that was part of our deal with Elektra in order to finally do this, but there will be enough to go around for quite a while before they are sold-out...
Source: https://ytsejamrecords.com/faq/showquestion.asp?faq=1&fldAuto=21 (https://ytsejamrecords.com/faq/showquestion.asp?faq=1&fldAuto=21)

Touché. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: TheFrozenInferno on March 22, 2019, 01:04:19 PM
Old thread but about an even older order lol.

Back in 2014 I ordered the Limelight show and the Bucherest DVD but the order never arrived. I was spooked right from the get-go because my Canadian province (Nova Scotia) was the only province missing from the drop down menu on the form (of course) but I put a detailed note in the order when I made it and I'm pretty sure I emailed the customer service but never got an answer. I logged back in to my account on there and supposedly the order was shipped over a month after I placed it but it never showed.

Assuming I'm pretty much screwed five years later lol. I waited so long I forgot I even made the order until now.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: uticany2000@gmail.com on March 27, 2019, 10:38:42 AM
I've been wondering when DT will release some new titles.  Obviously these would be titles from after Portnoys departure.  Would be great to get some old releases as well, but doubt that will ever happen.

bestregards !
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: TheFrozenInferno on March 27, 2019, 04:57:28 PM
I've been wondering when DT will release some new titles.  Obviously these would be titles from after Portnoys departure.  Would be great to get some old releases as well, but doubt that will ever happen.

bestregards !

I doubt anything new ever happens. DT didn't really have anything to do with Ytsejam, Portnoy basically ran that on the side using material from his own archives. I'm not sure the other guys even had any input at all. And if I'm not mistaken the people who processed and shipped the orders were friends of MP and pretty much ran the site out of their home.

MP was the obsessive historian of DT and I'm not sure JP has the time or interest to reboot the Official Bootlegs.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: uticany2000@gmail.com on March 28, 2019, 07:51:30 AM
yeah that was my thinking but dt did say they planned on release future releases just from the mangini era.  So here's hoping!!
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Setlist Scotty on March 28, 2019, 09:30:29 PM
Keep hoping, but I won't. Unfortunately, it seems that a snowball has a better chance in hell than we do in getting new YJR releases, despite what the band initially claimed when MP left.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Sixth on April 20, 2019, 04:44:35 PM
Seems like it's not functioning. I ordered a bunch of items for about $120 three and a half months ago and haven't received anything yet. I sent an email asking for any update and got a rebounce email saying that's not a valid email. Great. We don't ship anything to you but most definitely will still take your money ...
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Samsara on April 22, 2019, 09:30:16 AM
I think I posted in another thread about Ytsejam Records last fall that it took 10 weeks to get what I ordered. I received it. It just took a long time. Do a search on the forum for Ytsejam, and it'll come up. At least as of last fall, it was active and people could get what they ordered.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: Robo4900 on August 11, 2019, 03:59:30 PM
I got a YtseJam order that arrived back in December. I forget when the order originally was, but they do still operate the site and carry out orders.

But it's all just selling off old stock; I don't think they've brought any new stock in since MP left. Though the Majesty Demos went back in-stock briefly at one point a couple of years ago, which I'm at a loss to understand.
From this oddity, and various other things, I can only conclude that since the site is somewhat neglected, there are various IT errors that just aren't being resolved, because no one's seen it as worth it.
Title: Re: Is ytsejamrecords.com dead?
Post by: sylentman on August 28, 2019, 10:12:07 PM
Hello all.
In June this year was still working. Ordered some items and they shipped around a month later. Do believe there could be some lack of site maintenance as Robo suggests, for example one of the items was placed as out of stock after my order shipped, and did not get it (got other random cd instead). Believes site also clarifies it takes around 4-6 weeks for orders to be processed.
Hope this helps :).