Looks like the vinyl has been and gone, some 10 hours+ after the time it was supposed too. Needless to say many people are unhappy with that. The reality is, that given a limited amount of vinyl (presumably 100 or so) and potentially 1000 people wanting it, there’s going to be a lot of dissappointment.
People also complain of the slowness when such a sale is put on the site. This is our course caused by the above mentioned 1000 people after the vinyl, not to mention the other ‘spectators’ on the site at the time. Realistically though, it’s probably not really fair to expect the TA admins to be able to cope with this extra load for a couple of one off events. Being from a develoment and technical background I can say it’s not the simple thing people imagine to create the extra bandwidth/processing power required, not to mention bear the expense.
Hopefully some of you Fourth Eye readers mananged to get a copy, but I’m sure there’s some who didn’t. Congratulations to those who did, and commiserations to those that missed out. Maybe there will be another opportunity, though I expect this was probably the last chance. Keep you’re eye’s on Ebay, and don’t forget to send me pictures to include on the Signed Vinyl Gallery.