Crazy Priced Vinyl On EBAY

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Sister thread to the cd one.

This isnt all vinyl but a lot of it is and I wonder how much it will go for

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4740162265&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
But list all the crazy vinyl stuff on this thread.

Ebay Addict, Monday, 27 June 2005 18:07 (11 years ago) Permalink

Just search for 'Paul C' and you'll find very average rap records going for stupid stupid prices.

BackLikeCookedCrack, Monday, 27 June 2005 19:42 (11 years ago) Permalink

thanks to the brits! thanks brits! we are all out of third-rate soul singles, but we got lots of third-rate rap! come again soon! we love you!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 27 June 2005 20:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

This is a good 12" and all but jesus christ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=306&item=4741175699&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

William Selman (William Selman), Monday, 27 June 2005 20:37 (11 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Diana-Ross-the-Supremes-Anthology_W0QQitemZ4817750301QQcategoryZ306QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

$499 for a Supremes greatest hits is a bit much...I wouldn't pay a cent over $350.

musically (musically), Monday, 9 January 2006 06:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

do you think he meant to charge 4.99 and misplaced the decimal point?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Monday, 9 January 2006 07:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

Probably, but it's fun to think he's trying to pass it off as some northern soul rarity or something.

musically (musically), Monday, 9 January 2006 07:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

DIFFERENT DIANA ROSS

THIS WAS DIANA "TRAMPSWITCH" ROSS, THE ORIGINAL 50s TRANNIE GANGSTA AND SHE RULED SUPREMES

Dom iNut (donut), Monday, 9 January 2006 08:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

The seller already listed this LP once at $499 so it doesn't seem like a pricing mistake; could have at least dropped it to $399 on the relisting!

r3000, Monday, 9 January 2006 17:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

The rare Mexican print of the same triple album at EIL.com : $60.

StanM (StanM), Monday, 9 January 2006 17:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

perhaps the seller is Icelandic and is using krona?

Dom iNut (donut), Monday, 9 January 2006 23:31 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have a Stevie Wonder one. Whajja Reckon?

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 16:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've got the Supremes one, the Stevie Wonder one and the Marvin Gaye one - I can retire to the Algarve now innit? Lovely jubbly!

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 16:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

£16 (and counting) for a Pooh Sticks flexi...

koogs (koogs), Friday, 13 January 2006 18:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have the Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Anthology that I bought for $0.99 at Scotti's in Morristown, NJ.

Michael Costello, Friday, 13 January 2006 22:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

yeah those particular motown anthology sets are prime yard-sale material, i have about 2 grand worth by this guy's prices.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 13 January 2006 22:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

£16 (and counting) for a Pooh Sticks flexi...
>>>>

Huh? which one? I think I have them all and they cost me less than a fiver each

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Friday, 13 January 2006 23:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

Although come to think of it I have seen the one-sided 7" of On Tape on sale for £125...

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Friday, 13 January 2006 23:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

It seems like the Supremes seller took heed of our comments; he's relisted yet again, but now a mere starting bid of...$299.

r3000, Saturday, 14 January 2006 01:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

At least now he's being reasonable.

musically (musically), Saturday, 14 January 2006 02:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

maybe he put some drugs in the sleeve

don't start a RYE-OTT! (plsmith), Saturday, 14 January 2006 03:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

don't fuck with that guy Krupa, he might drop the Krautrock Yakuza on you right quick.

brokeback titty sanskrit (sanskrit), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 05:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

Poohsticks flexi was Hard On Love (Woosh 007) which cost me about a pound with the associated fanzine iirc.

Sarah 4 (fanzine only) for £19 also, almost a pound a page.

koogs (koogs), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 10:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

I wonder how much "Anorak City" would go for.

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 10:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

Harvey's stuff does seem to sell well, especially London Weekend. Blueboy is the same.

ah: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ANOTHER-SUNNY-DAY-ANORAK-CITY-FLEXI-SARAH-RECORDS-C86_W0QQitemZ4818275760QQcategoryZ58677QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Anorak City - £34:20 just 2 days ago.

koogs (koogs), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 10:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

not as much as it used to

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jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 10:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

I bought Hard On Love for about 3 quid on Ebay last year! Mentalism.

Another Sunny Day records go for big bucks, tis true.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 11:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
I've seen that Thai single in worse condition than that go for well over £1000. Mental.

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 2 February 2006 11:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

watch out for the last minute bidding frenzy from the severed heads obsessives on this blokes stuff. http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZbruderQ2dnumpsi

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Thursday, 2 February 2006 11:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

£1000???? Christ.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 2 February 2006 18:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think there's something extremely ironic that someone is willing to pay 800 quid for a punk single.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 11:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

'kinell

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 11:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

actua;;y not that crazy when you consider the fact that the old punk types are now managers and company directors living in notting hill with offices in l.a. who's punk now?

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 12:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

^ must read screen before i hit submit. should be ll and not ;;, obviously

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 12:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

That Ed Banger 7" isn't that expensive, really. The "Ain't Bin To No Music School" 7" usually goes for about that much. I got lucky with that one.

There are loads of punk singles that go for hundreds of pounds -

Bad Brains - Pay To Cum
Crime - Frustration
a lot of singles featured on Killed By Death/Bloodstains comps (not all of them are that rare though)

I'm quite happy with my bootleg reissue of Pay To Cum, no need to splash out $1000 on an original copy...

Colonel Poo (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 15:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

A few months back, H@nry R@llins bought a punk single off me on Ebay for several hundred dollars.

r3000, Tuesday, 7 February 2006 20:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've got the repress of Slogun...can I buy I house with it?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 20:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

Kev F. is selling his GBV Box set (LPs) on Ebay for $1,750 -- must be a joke, or his '78 Datsun needs some strut work

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 20:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

You can buy minimal house.

wombatX (wombatX), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 12:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

can I use my copies of "Pay To Cum" and "City Slang" to get a loan?

anybody want to buy a bridge? (actually I've got that too)

m coleman (lovebug starski), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 12:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

Kev F. -> Kevin Federline? *rofl*

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 12:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

man, what if Wanna Buy a Bridge? came out on CD? With bonus tracks?!?!! that'd be awesome.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 15:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the complete singles instead of the A (or B sides). Best comp ever, even in its current form.

sleeve (sleeve), Thursday, 9 February 2006 02:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

does NO ONE think it odd that a US pressing of a who LP went for $660 dollars? It's mono, but jeeze, it's still not a UK mono!

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Sunday, 12 February 2006 19:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

Still, 599 nectar points...

flyingtrain (sbahnhof), Monday, 28 December 2015 21:18 (7 months ago) Permalink

£7,000 for a Phil Collins LP on Discogs. It's the arty Phil Collins, but still. Next most expensive one is £6,900 cheaper.

Phil Collins ‎– My Heart's In My Hand, And My Hand Is Pierced, And My Hand's In The Bag, And The Bag Is Shut, And My Heart Is Caught.

http://www.discogs.com/sell/item/267269308

neilasimpson, Thursday, 7 January 2016 09:33 (6 months ago) Permalink

FULLY SIGNED ON FRONT & BACK COVER (TASTEFULLY) BY BAND WHEN THEY PLAYED MY VENUE IN FRESNO CALIFORNIA

niels, Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:23 (6 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Seller doing it wrong, should get the "Ziggy Test Pressing" guy to write his copy if he wants to push his fuckin luck like this: https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/280999442
(For archival purposes, this is a 5,000 euro mono first press of "Piper at the Gates of Dawn")

hardcore dilettante, Monday, 29 February 2016 03:47 (4 months ago) Permalink

about to cop https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/311127119

Captain Maximus, Monday, 29 February 2016 07:14 (4 months ago) Permalink

Same seller has a 2000 dollar maroon 5 LP

https://www.discogs.com/buy/Vinyl/Maroon-5-Overexposed/311127113?ev=idrec

koogs, Monday, 29 February 2016 07:22 (4 months ago) Permalink

lol, not to mention a $15,000 Maroon 5 box set. https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/310999747

Captain Maximus, Monday, 29 February 2016 07:33 (4 months ago) Permalink

their prices start at $100 which is mostly new vinyl everyone else is selling for a quarter of that

don't understand the rationale behind this at all, I guess it's plausible that some wealthy sucker might throw them a few grand here and there but where does anyone imagine the market is for a hundred-dollar Hot Chip LP

drive me to a girly rave (DJ Mencap), Monday, 29 February 2016 08:38 (4 months ago) Permalink

Piper price drop to 4500 euros! Grab it while it's cheap!

hardcore dilettante, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 03:41 (4 months ago) Permalink

mad logic!

I only sell what i believe to be awesome stuff, and i'm pricing them based on a combination of their relative scarcity and degree of awesomeness. If you look at my listings on the desktop site rather than mobile, and look more closely at the absolute number of haves, wants, the have-to-want ratio, and the listener rating (adjusting for ratings sandbaggers), you'll see there's an internal logic to my pricing that is informed meaningfully by that information, along with a few other adjustments. i am ignoring past sale prices, because past sale prices have been an absolutely horrendous indicator of fair future pricing. What stands for great, rare music is of course entirely subjective, but what i'm certain of is the market currently has it wrong, as it almost always does. If you look at the history of rare record pricing over the last decade, it's laughable just how wrong the market has been. Ask yourself, what were most of these records selling for five to ten years ago? So was the market pricing right five to ten years ago? No, it was totally wrong! I'd argue the price of killer grail-class records has been and still is very low, rather than my prices being very high. I view the majority of albums i'm selling as national treasures, and part of our global cultural history, and there is a huge under-awareness of them by the majority of turntable owners and music lovers around the world.

stirmonster, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 04:22 (4 months ago) Permalink

There's something to that, weirdly - I can't remember where I read it, but there's an article out there somewhere on how it was book dealers, not market forces, that created the market for modern first editions in literature and a number of other book collecting areas. Still I hope this guy's doing it as a hobby, because I think he's going to have a while to wait before the world catches up to his pricing.

hardcore dilettante, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 05:12 (4 months ago) Permalink

When that Pink Floyd album went on sale in 1968, it was priced at 18/- , did the market have it wrong?

(Spoiler: No. )

Mark G, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 07:55 (4 months ago) Permalink

hd: sounds like an interesting read please post if you find it again

niels, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 09:41 (4 months ago) Permalink

They may be national treasures but if they aren't rare then they aren't going to be expensive.

skip, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 11:30 (4 months ago) Permalink

Granted, this record is a total belter, and is a nice edition, and is small in number. However, $2,499.98 does seem a little off the scale. I do like that it's .98 and .99 though.

https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/2619151?ev=rb

neilasimpson, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:10 (4 months ago) Permalink

guy's got some collection...
https://www.discogs.com/seller/The-1-and-Holy/profile?sort=price%2Cdesc

niels, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:29 (4 months ago) Permalink

Yep, although seems to have an order of magnitude related problem with his pricing.

neilasimpson, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 12:40 (4 months ago) Permalink

Value is determined by desirability and rarity. He seems to have grave misapprehensions about both of those as it relates to his babies, I mean, record collection.

skip, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 16:54 (4 months ago) Permalink

Majority of his stuff is low-price, I think his method is "Not selling this one now, unless someone wants to pay £3K "

Mark G, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 17:03 (4 months ago) Permalink

Aaaaaand this is where the bubble goes 'pop'.

More like a slowly deflating hot air balloon, but when you see shit like this on a regular basis, that's usually a good sign that you're in the final stages of 'peak [whatever]'.

hardcore dilettante, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 20:15 (4 months ago) Permalink

Aaaaaand this is where the bubble goes 'pop'.

More like a slowly deflating hot air balloon, but when you see shit like this on a regular basis, that's usually a good sign that you're in the final stages of 'peak <whatever>'.

hardcore dilettante, Wednesday, 2 March 2016 20:16 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351301968054?clk_rvr_id=1013042965816&rmvSB=true

THIS TITLE IS SO RARE THAT THERE IS ONLY 2 OTHER SELLERS WORLDWIDE SELLING THIS RARE JAPAN PRESSING AND THE ARE SELLING IT FOR OVER $2000

niels, Monday, 11 April 2016 13:30 (3 months ago) Permalink

None available? Was it one of those crazy prices generated by those systems resellers use?

Evan, Monday, 11 April 2016 13:37 (3 months ago) Permalink

that was what i was wondering. there is another version for around 50... but that one^ is a JAPANESE release.

or you could just get the twofer with desperate straights for a pittance in comparison to those.

no lime tangier, Monday, 11 April 2016 13:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

Discogs has the japanese CD for reasonable.

It's basically one of those crazy prices generated by those systems resellers use

Mark G, Monday, 11 April 2016 13:50 (3 months ago) Permalink

Based on the limitations of those programs or just the settings, they'll sometimes price things insanely high if there aren't other listings for sale that the program can calibrate against.

Evan, Monday, 11 April 2016 14:56 (3 months ago) Permalink

What are these systems? I've always wondered how these prices came about

Duke, Monday, 11 April 2016 18:40 (3 months ago) Permalink

Resellers use them so they don't have to manually readjust their many many listings since the market value will fluctuate to something higher or lower than what an item was worth when they originally listed. It changes based on average prices of other current listings for the same item. It might readjust to something really wonky if there are no longer any other listings or activity to compare to.

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Evan, Monday, 11 April 2016 18:55 (3 months ago) Permalink

would love to know if there is anyone out there that actually pays those ridiculous prices

gonna assume it's the same deal with this...

http://www.amazon.com/Microminiature-Love-Michael-Yonkers-Band/dp/B0056H0RI2

...since i just scored a still sealed copy for the equivalent of 7 or so pounds

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 07:55 (3 months ago) Permalink

"Just might appeal to fans of The Fuggs,Stooges,Sonic Youth and Geordie."

Mark G, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

craigslist: http://i.imgur.com/BnlVmGM.jpg

Evan, Sunday, 29 May 2016 16:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

Evan, Sunday, 29 May 2016 16:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

nice

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 29 May 2016 16:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

Windowlicker 12" - "We sell this record with an exclusive autograph of APHEX TWIN himself on the front cover!!!"

https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/177199771

€8,000.00 + shipping

neilasimpson, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 08:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

so was trying to track down a vinyl copy of Into the Unknown by Bad Religion...couldn't find anything less than about $150-200...so I saw somewhere it had been reissued as part of a vinyl box set of the Bad Religion catalog and found this on Amazon:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004EC5IY8/ref=sr_1_1_twi_lp__1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1468252709&sr=8-1&keywords=into+the+unknown+bad+religion

like at a certain point...this is a box of fucking Bad Religion records!! how much could that possibly mean to you, how often would you listen to this?, also this is all available on spotify or itunes or youtube or whatever, and I'm a vinyl guy but like are you gonna get into the deep audiophile sonics of an 80s punk record that much???

fucking crazy

Steve Gunn Mann-Dude (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 July 2016 16:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i don't know, Bad Religion were HUGE in southern california in the 90s when I went to high school ... and a lot of their fans from back then probably own car dealerships in orange county now, so they've got dollars to burn.

tylerw, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

just saw this one -- $16,000:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/the-freewheelin-BOB-DYLAN-withdrawn-LP/272275305918?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D777000%26algo%3DABA.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131227121020%26meid%3D0f38d5ad24ef49a39eb532666eaeb031%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D371662826703&rmvSB=true

The rarest - and most sought after - of all Bob Dylan albums.

That's right - this is the 1A matrix pressing which plays the four tracks that were withdrawn. It is NOT the Canadian pressing or timing strip issue which list the deleted tracks but play the standard cuts. The labels and cover here show the replacement tracks - which is consistent with the few other mono copies that have turned up over the past fifty years. However, check the picture which shows the vinyl for Side 1: the middle track is "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", and you should be able to see it is the widest band, since it is

tylerw, Monday, 11 July 2016 16:52 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

discogs sellers are asking between £380 and £400 for that Bad Religion box, which is still like twentysomething quid per LP but there's an affluent grownup punk market for it yeah

Pat Umunna Glass (DJ Mencap), Monday, 11 July 2016 18:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

You guys, when you see prices like that on Amazon it's usually the result of an auto pricing program that resellers use to keep their online marketplace items relevant to current demand without them having to manually re-upload listings. When this happens it's often some sort of silly error or result of a listing that has no comparison, thereby generating a really high wonky price.

Evan, Monday, 11 July 2016 18:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I used to work for a store that used one. Listings would increase or decrease by certain percentages to remain competitive as demand fluctuates. I didn't work with it directly so I'm not sure exactly what neglected settings make this kind of thing happen so often specifically.

Evan, Monday, 11 July 2016 18:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Honestly in the post Shuga world anything is possible IMO, like here's a 60 second Ford Station Wagon commercial from the 50s read by some dude from the show Wagon Train, a little more than the Bad Religion box but can you really put a price on something so rare and precious??

http://www.shugarecords.com/ford-motors-ward-bond-station-wagon-transcription-lp-vg-1959-acetate-usa-cbs

Steve Gunn Mann-Dude (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 July 2016 18:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

On Amazon though you'll see that happen quite often and for much sillier items at much sillier prices. It's certainly possible that it's a shuga records style nutjob just unlikely when on Amazon (unless there were some way to show that statistically I've got it completely backwards. Always possible)

Evan, Monday, 11 July 2016 18:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not doubting what you say also happens but inflated price are so nuts now on some stuff it's hard to guage what anything is "worth" anymore

it's just really hard for me to go over 30/40 bucks and that better be something that's in really nice shape that's hard to find and i really love the music

Steve Gunn Mann-Dude (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 July 2016 19:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

recently i sold a bootleg record for way too much on eBay (even though i clearly/prominently described it as an unofficial release), and i felt a little bit guilty. but i guess if somebody wants to give me money i'm gonna take it.

dc, Monday, 11 July 2016 19:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Things are only worth what people are willing to pay. That's why I sort by sold and hope there's enough relatively recent data to get a reliable sense of demand.

Evan, Monday, 11 July 2016 19:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


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