If you're like me, you're pretty bummed out with the amount of Record Store Day items that are flipped on eBay. It's ridiculous, honestly. In some cases, it keeps these special items out of the hands of fans, unless you want to pay the ridiculously high prices that these flippers on eBay sell their items for. The Cake Box Set, is one such example. Going for several hundred dollars over face value on eBay, this is one that was kept out of the hands of fans by these disgusting people. Cake has made a stand, however, and said that more will be coming soon.
First, you need to sign up for the Cake Mailing List to get more info about when these will be made available. They’re saying these aren’t “re-pressed”, they’re “original editions” that will be made available shortly. These are going to be made available via mail order, so you’ll be able to buy them online instead of in your local store. Though I’m sure if they do a second pressing later on down the road you can get these in your local store, but that remains to be seen. The image to the left shows the statements Cake made via their Facebook page. So do not lose hope, musicians and bands actually notice what's happening, and many of them make reasonable efforts to make sure fans can get ahold of their merchandise and items.
I spoke with a representative from Cake today who confirmed this, "There is no second pressing. We are making an additional quantity of the original run of box sets available THIS WEEK, but only to those on the band’s mailing list: $99 each plus $35 for domestic shipping. This is probably going to go down on Thursday."