So you want more!Sorry Graham, but your explanations just make no sense.
Answering questions does that when you don't except the nose on your face.You always seem to answer one question by raising another.
The compilers.what do the initials D.O.L.D.D.R stand for?
Which relates back to what I said about them before.
The industry told you that!There is also the fact that singles are loss-leaders, no one makes money off them
If you re-read the quote you see that it's just my explantion. I can't tell you who bought a record and who sold it or what the reasons were for selling or buying a record.You say the reason the Madonna record charted
But the record did sell enough to get it to the top.
If you lot assume that the sales on the Real Chart are correct for a minute, perhaps the experts on here can come up with the reasons for them being higher than Industry figures?
Since the Real Chart gets it's information from all buyers in the UK that makes it better than the OCC. For instance if for whatever reason a site or store doesn't supply any information one week, the OCC chart will be wrong that week.I suspect your sample covers a far, far smaller percentage of the market than the OCC does.
However that can never happen in the Real Chart.
ALL of them.how many UKMixers who buy singles in the UK have provided information on their purchases to the mysterious Real Chart compilers
When you buy a record do you lie to yourself that you haven't bought it?And with so many individual consumers submitting their information, how can you actually verify that they actually have bought what they said they have?
This sounds like a sample to me that gallup were using. The problem with samples is that it doesn't take into account the weather. For instance it could chucking it down in one town (putting buyers off from going to buy) and bright sunshine in another!For the chart of August 4th, 1991 (official chart date August 10th, 1991) the Gallup figure was around 110,000 using the reduced multiplier Alan Jones later used to get to 1.53m. It was about 115,000 on Gallup's initial assessment when they were still using 17 as the multiplier.
That will lead to wrong figures.
Blame It On The Weathermen! Or the weather!!