Hi Family Dog
You're not the first one to say it, and you're probably right. I think however it has more to do with DVD's, but I'm not sure.
The stuff I get from him is usually imports, and SACD, no way to fake it.
While it is your full right to point this out, I wish to add by saying that I've seen some major rubbish at mainstream CD shops in the cities as well, some stuff that family of mine even reported to ASAMI once. So this is rife in the industry, not just the small 'oriental' CD shops.
Sorry, my omission. It was with DVDs. Ziggy served me himself, and I told him at the time that I would be a regular customer, even with the 90Km return trip from Klerksdorp. When I returned the DVD (Elton John - Greatest Hits) because it played quite happily on an el-cheapo DVD player, it hopped, skipped & jumped on my Denon DVD 2200 player and he changed it quite willingly. The new one did the same thing. After the third time, I said I would rather exchange it for something else. Suddenly, the DVD which was on his shelves and cost me about R250 at the time, was only worth R70.00.That annoyed me immensely, and the fact that when I returned it the second time, I saw his son (presumably) go into a room and remove another DVD from an open spindle, the type that one buys with 100 blanks on. No cover, no box - nothing! I then also saw the loose labels lying on the floor of his store room. When the guy noticed I was watching what he was doing, he quickly closed the door. The DVD also had the brownish tint to the underside where it was written to, genuine ones are silver. At no time did he say anything to let me believe that the DVD was not genuine
I happen to know the Chairman of RISA, and he mentioned they do have regular raids there.
A pity, Ziggy does indeed have a very good selection of DVDs & CDs. However, our small village shop "Music Addiction" here in Klerksdorp serves me well, and are very willing. Bought three DVD there yesterday, reasonably priced.
Incidentally, Bossie, who used to work for Ziggy opened a CD shop here some years abck, great selection too. But they over-extended themselves with two shops once the City Mall opened and sadly exist no more. Great pity. He really knew his music too.