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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

StanM (StanM), Monday, 9 January 2006 17:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

perhaps the seller is Icelandic and is using krona?

Dom iNut (donut), Monday, 9 January 2006 23:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

I have a Stevie Wonder one. Whajja Reckon?

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 16:09 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

koogs (koogs), Friday, 13 January 2006 18:26 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

At least now he's being reasonable.

musically (musically), Saturday, 14 January 2006 02:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

maybe he put some drugs in the sleeve

don't start a RYE-OTT! (plsmith), Saturday, 14 January 2006 03:12 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 10:23 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

not as much as it used to

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jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Wednesday, 18 January 2006 10:37 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

£1000???? Christ.

Last Of The Famous International Pfunkboys (Kerr), Thursday, 2 February 2006 18:16 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

'kinell

electric sound of jim (and why not) (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 11:29 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Tuesday, 7 February 2006 12:14 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

You can buy minimal house.

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

Kev F. -> Kevin Federline? *rofl*

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

the only known copy belongs to Pete Whelan a longtime collector.

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 15:54 (10 months ago) Permalink

78 quarterly used to run a monthly feature called THE RAREST 78S in which they detailed who had which blues records and in roughly what condition. Not 100% complete and definitely not accurate anymore, but it gives a pretty good idea which records are, in fact, the rarest.

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 15:55 (10 months ago) Permalink

not just blues records -- also country records and jazz records.

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 15:56 (10 months ago) Permalink

https://s3.amazonaws.com/DinosaurDiscs/78+Quarterly+No+7.pdf

you can read here about Whelan's low-grade copy, and another copy sighted by a collector who was unable to acquire it from a "nutcase" in Cleveland..

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 16:11 (10 months ago) Permalink

Wow! So do you know of any collector circles right now clamoring about this?

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 16:51 (10 months ago) Permalink

well, people are very interested in watching it! the consensus seems to be that it's better than the other known copy, condition-wise, and that it could go for some ridiculously astronomical amount. i'm hanging out in jersey again this week with some collector dudes at yazoo HQ and i'm sure this will be a topic of conversation.

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 16:52 (10 months ago) Permalink

So this storage locker the seller says he acquired this from... I wish there was a way to track the history of that collection. Must have been a collector of note?

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 16:54 (10 months ago) Permalink

i dunno man. some people are just hoarders! it seems like the storage lockers are this guy's? and his wife is making him clear them out? he's certainly got some other good 78s up though. there are definitely people out there who collect outside of the normal collector networks..

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 16:55 (10 months ago) Permalink

i love that he's charging $4 for shipping.

mizzell, Monday, 23 September 2013 16:57 (10 months ago) Permalink

Yeah, like with baseball cards "Sold for $79,999 + $2.50 Shipping"

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:20 (10 months ago) Permalink

well, people are very interested in watching it! the consensus seems to be that it's better than the other known copy, condition-wise, and that it could go for some ridiculously astronomical amount. i'm hanging out in jersey again this week with some collector dudes at yazoo HQ and i'm sure this will be a topic of conversation.

― ian, Monday, September 23, 2013 12:52 PM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh yeah?? Listen to some "My Garden State" during your trip. I'll be nearby (childhood home) until Wednesday.

I didn't get to read the article yet- does it mention how many are thought to have been originally pressed?

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:27 (10 months ago) Permalink

i dunno man. some people are just hoarders! it seems like the storage lockers are this guy's? and his wife is making him clear them out? he's certainly got some other good 78s up though. there are definitely people out there who collect outside of the normal collector networks..

― ian, Monday, September 23, 2013 12:55 PM (31 minutes ago)

Yeah I think he bought up a locker somewhere and if so what a find.

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:29 (10 months ago) Permalink

my "1 of 2" source was that well known purveyor of truth Twitter, but what ian says seems reliable.

Neil S, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:31 (10 months ago) Permalink

Yeah I wasn't saying you were wrong! I was just curious. It's fun to learn about these rarities.

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:34 (10 months ago) Permalink

oh sure, no offence taken! can't remember the account it came from now...

Neil S, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:35 (10 months ago) Permalink

evan -- there's no note in the article about numbers pressed; there ARE usually company ledgers that indicate how many were SOLD, however. things that were not sold were destroyed and recycled -- during WW2 there were "shellac drives" where people would donate their old records to be repurposed for the war effort! strange but true!

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:37 (10 months ago) Permalink

alas, i don't think the ledgers with sales info are available publicly on the internet. they probably reside either with individual collectors or in a library collection somewhere.

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:37 (10 months ago) Permalink

Hmm! Well I guess I'd have thought there'd be some story behind why this particular one is so scarce.

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:52 (10 months ago) Permalink

well, it was the depression. and a lot of folks didn't have money to buy records, and record companies were pressing fewer records than before. it just probably didn't sell many copies!

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:55 (10 months ago) Permalink

Then I hope someone treats us to a digital rip from this copy! Looks super clean.

Evan, Monday, 23 September 2013 17:58 (10 months ago) Permalink

more speficically -- this record was recorded 12/29, just after the stock market crash, and probably not pressed and shipped to stores until a bit later -- those were hard times, especially for black folks with limited money to spend on entertainment.

ian, Monday, 23 September 2013 18:16 (10 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Wow:

I traveled to South Carolina the night before the auction was over. I was that confident that it wasn't going anywhere else other than home with me. I checked into a hotel at 7 P.M. the night before it was over and e-mailed the seller and said, "I would like to come over and have a look at this before I make my final bid." He wrote back, "Nope. I'm definitely afraid of going outside the house with this thing. I don't want anyone knowing my address. You wouldn't believe what types of scams people have been trying to perpetrate on me with this record. Someone wrote me from New York City saying the record had been stolen from him and they wanted it back immediately. If you end up the winner, I'll meet you somewhere."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 16 October 2013 17:10 (10 months ago) Permalink

ian, fess up!

Evan, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 17:52 (10 months ago) Permalink

hahaha NOT ME MAN.
i only try to scam ppl out of rare hillbilly records.

ian, Wednesday, 16 October 2013 17:53 (10 months ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

$2000 for a mint orig copy of The Hissing Of Summer Lawns? gtfo

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MITCHELL-Joni-Hissing-OF-Summer-Lawns-75-ORIG-NM-NM-EX-Play-Graded-/251449088561?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item3a8b889a31

MaresNest, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

LOL

skip, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

odd that his other items are reasonably normally priced. is there a crazy priced vinyl on discogs thread?

stirmonster, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:49 (6 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

That's insane. 500 copies, and not even in NM condition. I'm guessing the four watchers are just people watching to see if anyone actually bids on this. I don't know the record, but is there any precedent for that starting bid? Surely "one of the guys in Elf Power" is alone not enough to command such a price. Or is it?

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Tuesday, 25 March 2014 22:41 (4 months ago) Permalink

There are 10 copies for sale on discogs between £6-12!

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:20 (4 months ago) Permalink

Discogs, once again, proving to be the better place to buy vinyl online.

austinato (Austin), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 02:37 (4 months ago) Permalink

Just sent the seller a query as to whether, for that price, this album comes with an audiophile-grade turntable to play it on.

a lot of really bad records changed my life (staggerlee), Wednesday, 26 March 2014 04:05 (4 months ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Fwiw at least 'Be Afraid' is one of the nicest tracks of Yume Bitsu.

the europan nikon is here (grauschleier), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 14:39 (4 months ago) Permalink

this one is crazy as apart from the ridiculous price, the seller doesn't even have a copy yet but is counting on picking one up on record store day.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/William-Onyeabor-What-12-Double-LP-Vinyl-RSD-2014-Record-Store-Day-/331174768770?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item4d1b8df082

stirmonster, Sunday, 13 April 2014 17:42 (4 months ago) Permalink

http://www.ebay.com/sch/shoeskate05/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc

Look at all of the "sold" listings of the same RSD 2014 items...

Evan, Sunday, 13 April 2014 18:53 (4 months ago) Permalink

someone clearly wants to be sure they get a copy of the glow in the dark ghostbusters 10".

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 13 April 2014 18:56 (4 months ago) Permalink

that dolly parton coverart is pretty dreadful ..

mark e, Sunday, 13 April 2014 18:58 (4 months ago) Permalink

I hope this person can't get hold of all these records he's already promised (and sold!) to other people.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:06 (4 months ago) Permalink

Holy shit why are Jack White tickets that much?

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:41 (4 months ago) Permalink

cos the weeping angels are on support ..

mark e, Sunday, 13 April 2014 19:42 (4 months ago) Permalink

Ugh, as if I didn't think RSD stuff was ridiculous enough already.

austinato (Austin), Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:05 (4 months ago) Permalink

I was looking at the Pixies' $200 new album and started surfing and found a bunch of "Bossanova" and "Trompe Le Monde" original CD singles for like $5. The b-sides on those singles are 1000000X better than anything I've heard off the new album.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:09 (4 months ago) Permalink

But they don't say "Record Store Day" on them.

austinato (Austin), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:37 (4 months ago) Permalink

RSD exclusive l@@k oop!!!!

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 18 April 2014 18:56 (4 months ago) Permalink

Does anyone actually type "l@@k" into an eBay search?

austinato (Austin), Friday, 18 April 2014 19:28 (4 months ago) Permalink

How about when an ebay listing has "WOW" in the title? I see this ALL the time too.

Evan, Friday, 18 April 2014 19:32 (4 months ago) Permalink

This is why I failed as an eBay seller. Never once did I put "WOW" or "l@@k" into the item title or description.

It all makes sense now.

austinato (Austin), Friday, 18 April 2014 19:34 (4 months ago) Permalink

i don't know but

141,544 results for "l@@k"

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 18 April 2014 19:35 (4 months ago) Permalink

So, the short answer is yes.

austinato (Austin), Friday, 18 April 2014 19:37 (4 months ago) Permalink


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