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Meet Your Maker

(and by maker, we mean co-founder ;)

Who's up for some chitchat? *Slowly Raise Your Hand* Ah, what good manners you have! You've clinched the right to listen in on a jabber session with Preston, co-founder of Murfie. (What about Matt?! Next time, people, next time.)

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Preston Austin (L) and Matt Younkle (R) face off at Murfie HQ.

Q1: 
Hey there, Preston. First off, let's just state the obvious: Some great stuff going on in Murfieland right now. What's the coolest development, in your humble, humble opinion?
A1: I think the coolest development recently has been our Murfie Gold product. Our frequent buyers and traders, who acquire more than a couple albums a month, are super excited to have no-fee downloads.

Q2: Why do you think Murfie is picking up steam?
A2: We have a great and growing selection of used and new CDs at low prices. We respect our members and their property, and offer a wide set of services to them, including high-quality digital delivery. All these things combine to be high-value to folks who really like to own their music.

Q3: Any ooh-and-aah features coming up? (If you want to be boring, it's OK to share functional fixes too.)
A3 The big whoa features are a little back-endy right now. We're about to roll out changes that make our digital delivery faster. This means you'll usually have a download ready within minutes of buying or trading for a used CD, and we'll be moving toward same-day for new CD purchases.

Q4: What are people not "getting" about Murfie that you want them to "get"?
A4: I think the most common confusion is "Where's my disc!?" for CD buyers new to Murfie. If you come to Murfie thinking we're a store that mails out pieces of plastic, it's a little confusing. We need to make the fact that discs usually stay at Murfie, and you download the music after buying, more clear.

Q5: Ok, let's cut the small talk with the big In A Year From Now question. Where do you see Murfie in October 2012? (No pressure, there are no wrong answers.)
A5: We'll be well on our way toward being the least expensive, most convenient way to purchase the majority of used CDs ever published in the US. Our delivery speed and reliability will be mind-blowing. We'll also be integrating Murfie with some of the best services out there.

And that's all she wrote, folks! Stay tuned to Murfie Speaks (and of course, this newsletter) for more jabber sessions with Preston and Matt.


Wait a Minute

Attention: members who mailed in CDs

Our sincere apologies, once again, to any of you who experienced, or are experiencing, a long wait for your discs to be posted to your account. We feel bad (we understand it's a pain to wait longer than expected), and we don't want you to think badly of us. Allow us to explain.

Due to some awesome press, we received a large quantity of mail-in kits in a short span of time. The overload exceeded our capacity to process your discs at the promised rate of 7-14 days. Now, that's not an excuse for failing to live up to expectation - but you deserve an explanation. Please know that we're working hard to make our internal processes better (and gosh darn it, live up to expectation!). If you have any questions or comments, at all, shoot us a message at info@murfie.com.
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What is Murfie?

We're a special kind of online CD store. (So don’t go on and pigeonhole us as just another online music distributor!) Murfie is an online platform that empowers people to buy and sell music CDs, store physical discs in a secure facility, and access rips and downloads via an online account.

xoxo,
The crew at Murfie

Quote Bomb

"The value of an idea lies in the using of it."
 
- Thomas Edison
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These Are My Confessions

by Murfie staffers

Q: Have you ever purchased an album that you now feel the need to apologize for?

C: "Britney Spears' Toxic single with a bazillion remixes. I don't think further explanation is necessary."


- Alyssa
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Top Tip

Blog About It
Fact: Your personal shop on Murfie is awesome. You know it; we know it. Make sure everyone else knows it.

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If you manage a blog (even if it's just for fun), try posting something about your CD collection. Definitely include your shop URL and basic info like price range and genres available. You may want to also add some music factoids or personal history behind your collection to make the post more share-worthy. If you don't have a blog, services like WordPress and Blogger make it easy to create your own.

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