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is this usually OK to use? looks to have a much better selection than ebay, or does anyone know of any good alternatives?

(sorry if this has been asked before, couldn't find anything when I searched?)

vain_bowers, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:58 (thirteen years ago) link

discogs imho is in the same league as Gemm and Musicstack--generally a slightly more esoteric selection, but the pitfalls and price-gouging remain the same. (i.e. it's a number of individual sellers and so it's dicey no matter what. I guess that's why there's a feedback system? I've never used discogs.)

ian, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:07 (thirteen years ago) link

i assume you're looking for vinyl? discogs is usually fine, but i wouldn't buy anything labeled below nm-, unless you've scanned the seller's profile and s/he seems like a saint

unclejam79, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:34 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah just vinyl and CDs that you can no longer get elsewhere really, thanks for the warning!

vain_bowers, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:46 (thirteen years ago) link

i started using it a few months ago and have found it to be pretty great in general though i would agree about not buying below mint. out of about 30 purchases i've only had to deal with one person who ripped me off. i now look on discogs before ebay if looking for a record.

stirmonster, Monday, 29 December 2008 18:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I was able to score a highly OOP release from overseas, and as long as you have PayPal, you're quick, and you're picky about feedback ratings, you should be fine. (same goes with Gemm and the like.)

soyrizo headache (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 29 December 2008 19:08 (thirteen years ago) link

via discogs that is. Granted, I've only bought one thing from Discogs marketplace, but it was a simple and quick transaction, especially for overseas.

+1 to discogs: they don't have Gemm's crappy UI (Gemm usually contains these impossibly long forms with checkboxes and radio selection buttons all obfuscated while you're trying to buy or sell through them.)

soyrizo headache (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 29 December 2008 19:10 (thirteen years ago) link

i buy and sell on discogs. have only had 1 bad experience with a guy who tried to charge me 10 dollars to ship a cd single from Canada.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 29 December 2008 19:11 (thirteen years ago) link

i've shopped quite a bit on Discogs, 30+ purchases or so, and I have been satisfied in all but one. And in that instance I filed a claim through PayPal and got my money back. As long as you use PayPal you should be fine and protected, prices are high though and I don't buy anything under NM-, like everyone else here has said.

san frandisco, Monday, 29 December 2008 19:18 (thirteen years ago) link

I've used it once so far without problem. There are some rare and/or hard to get things on there, but the prices seem a little over the odds a lot of the time.

krakow, Monday, 29 December 2008 22:11 (thirteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

lol last post on thread: http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?seller=musicberlin

Um, someone want to try and explain this to me? Also WRT his feedback rating/comments?

you used to sleep with somebody who avoided a soap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:06 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha. so weird. just 5 seconds ago i sent my friend a link to a record that is also $1540.00. 2 days ago it was $15. something's wacky.

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:07 (twelve years ago) link

holy shit, so weird. it's actually the same seller. wtf

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:07 (twelve years ago) link

discogs allows you to bulk upload items to your marketplace account for sale via a .csv file. I guess with an inventory of 25000 items this is what that seller does and that their prices got out of whack somehow in the process.

krakow, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:22 (twelve years ago) link

what i cant stand about discogs is the inflexiblity of postage rates. if im ordering one white label 12, theres no way the postage will be £2.75 or £3. very fucking annoying.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:36 (twelve years ago) link

should that weigh less than a non white label?

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:37 (twelve years ago) link

xp OK that probably explains that

titchy are you saying that's over the odds? It's not if you consider postage plus if you have to buy a mailer!

you used to sleep with somebody who avoided a soap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

i suppose. but white labels are still cheaper than normal lps.

i do like discogs though, the offers system is good too. some of the prices people put on their records though is ridiculous (and i do wonder if they do end up getting the prices they ask for).

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:41 (twelve years ago) link

what i cant stand about discogs is the inflexiblity of postage rates. if im ordering one white label 12, theres no way the postage will be £2.75 or £3. very fucking annoying.

― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 20:36 (18 minutes ago)

Postage rates have nothing to do with discogs though, they're entirely up to the individual seller, so I'm not sure what you mean by them being inflexible. You should contact the seller if you think they're charging over the odds.

I happily both send and receive offers on prices via discogs, often the listed price is just a ball park, or best hope, or even a stab in the dark if you're the only person selling an item.

Again, if you think something's over priced then just speak to the seller. No big deal. If they don't like your offer they'll ignore it or let you know. Easy as pie.

krakow, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:59 (twelve years ago) link

well i mean the indvidual seller obv, yeah.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 20:01 (twelve years ago) link

four months pass...

I need to get rid of lots of dance vinyl - some desirable, some considerably less so - and ebay seems like a busted flush for this kind of thing: a few tumbleweed auctions surrounded by acres of Buy It Now postings from professional retailers. Has anyone here used it for selling recently? Is it better than ebay now? Does stuff shift fairly quickly or sit around for months?

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 25 January 2010 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

I use discogs for buying and selling fairly often. For dance vinyl, I'd say it's def better than ebay. It's really quick and simple to list items, and there are no fees unless your items actually sell, whereas Ebay charges a listing fee. I have some things on discogs that have been sitting for quite a while now, but it all depends on what you have vs. how many others are selling the same item.

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Monday, 25 January 2010 19:35 (twelve years ago) link

Best to put them on Discogs a couple bucks below whatever is the cheapest copy if you want to move it immediately. if you're in no hurry, put it at a good price, offer a discount for multiple items in the Comments field and wait.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 25 January 2010 19:45 (twelve years ago) link

Good advice. Thanks. Tbh I'm more interested in offloading most of it than making big £££.

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:36 (twelve years ago) link

ive put some stuff around the lowest price theyre listed at on discogs but still waiting to shift them. starting to think im possibly the only person buying old grime or dubstep 12s.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

what does it mean when there's a color bar to the side of a release in discogs.

there's yellow, grey and orange here http://www.discogs.com/artist/Rolling+Stones%2C+The

jaxon, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 22:55 (eleven years ago) link

If you hover over them it tells you.

Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

ah! thank you. i've been searching for hours

jaxon, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 23:05 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

So, if one were selling off a few hundred records of the psych / noise / jazz / indie variety, discogs over eBay, for sure? My issue with discogs (and, for CDs, Amazon) is the fact that things sell in spurts, with no deadline. It tends to make packing records and regular trips to the post office a full time job. Any advice?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:55 (ten years ago) link

i dunno, i always buy on discogs, sell on amazon. i don't want to wait for people to stumble over what i'm trying to unload, and on average, i get really good money from ebay sales.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:33 (ten years ago) link

i think the upside (sale price) on ebay is (or can be) higher, but the ease of doing stuff on discogs might be better, depending on how much hassle you're willing to go through

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:35 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I find Discogs has rarer stuff in the first place, and then for a more reasonable price than Amazon. If what you're selling is aimed at the collectors market or folks that may not look at Amazon first, Discogs is the way to go.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:12 (ten years ago) link


If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:01 (ten years ago) link

it feels good to sell rare-ish things on ebay for +£££s to people who don't know about discogs ;)

jed_, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:31 (ten years ago) link

Coincidentally they just linked to this via their Facebook page:


boxedjoy, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:40 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...

Advice on this:

Person contacts me on Discogs about an item that I am not listing for sale, offers me a large (but not obscene) amount for it, then paypals me with his "brother-in-law's" account and wants me to ship it to his sister (he's in Europe). Obviously I'm not going to ship it to anyone other than his brother-in-law (since anything else violates PayPal's Seller TOS) but should I even do that? Is this some sort of crazy elaborate scam to get a CD single? His Discogs rating is fine... but the whole thing seems pretty suspicious.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 7 January 2013 17:02 (nine years ago) link

Obviously I will not accept the payment if I don't ship him anything btw.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 7 January 2013 17:06 (nine years ago) link

I would just make sure to do delivery confirmation/insurance so he can't say it never arrived and file a claim with Paypal. That's the only scam I could think of if he already paid. Unless he somehow got hold of someone else's Paypal account but that seems far fetched.

Does seem a little suspicious to have done enough business on discogs to have a rating and yet you don't have your own Paypal acct?

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sleeve, Friday, 17 April 2015 17:24 (seven years ago) link

hmm discogs is really a good database and have often thought it would be nice to be able to look up different editions of books/comics/movies instead of just doing ebay-searches but not sure if this seems like a greedy move or an enthusiast move, also not sure if such databases/market places already exist

also, any thoughts on whether the new tax policy will be very harmful to the 2nd hand market place? (apparently Discogs will add 25% tax or something for all orders going from US to EU)

niels, Friday, 17 April 2015 17:42 (seven years ago) link

Whoa- what? Really?

Evan, Friday, 17 April 2015 18:04 (seven years ago) link

It's VAT that's now payable on *fees* paid by sellers at their local rate if they are in the EU. Fees are 8% of sales prices.

Noel Emits, Friday, 17 April 2015 18:53 (seven years ago) link

So it only applies to sellers in the EU and it's nothing to do with where orders are going. I think it works out to no more than around 1.8% on the price of a record in practice. Presumably VAT registered businesses would be able to claim it back as well so no need to pass it on to customers.

Noel Emits, Friday, 17 April 2015 18:56 (seven years ago) link

I'll give Discogs credit for hooking me up with a good guy from Norway who had a Neil Young tribute LP I'd been trying to get for eight years (Everybody Knows This Is Norway. It's worth more than I was prepared to pay, so he ripped the CD, put it up on Soulseek, and I got it from him that way.

The other thing I've listed on my want-list is a Velvet Underground tribute that came out in the late '80s. I get an e-mail every few weeks saying one's up for sale, but it's always around 20 pounds, which after conversion and shipping is just way out of my buying range.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 April 2015 01:29 (seven years ago) link

It seems to be a good place to buy from. I've only had one negative experience I can think of where a cd arrived shattered because it was sent with neither jewel case or adequate padding.
May have been others but that is the only one came to mind. Think I got a refund but not the cd I wanted.
Discogs is also a reasonably ok resource though it does have gaps. I use it frequently when EACing cds I've bought when they're not in the EAC database. Tends to have tracklisting down for main release version at least.
Gap can be in what releases are listed though.
Would be useful to have reviews of lps and individual release versions too. I think there are some reviews on site but sporadic. There is rateyourmusic I guess. But would be useful.

Stevolende, Saturday, 18 April 2015 07:00 (seven years ago) link

I actually appreciate discogs more because of the lack of reviews. Everyone on Rateyourmusic considers themselves geniuses but they're really just a slightly better class of youtube commenter.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 18 April 2015 07:04 (seven years ago) link

I had someone buy from me in Argentina but wanted me to ship to his sister in Chile as you are 'not allowed' more than two foreign packages a year or some such.

So I did, and it all went fine.

Mark G, Saturday, 18 April 2015 10:13 (seven years ago) link

JUst thinking that it would make it a full resource if people said what they thought of the lp since it could help one work out which lps by an artist were worth getting. also which pressings/releases of which lp.
BUt I guess that most people going to discogs are doing so to buy material they're already aware of. Particularly marketplace.
Just thought if it was done right it could help the experience. But not sure how 'doing it right' would be achieved anyway since I can see what johnny's saying about rateyourmusic being true at least to some extent. Ego/opinion outweighing info etc

Do wonder where you get information on the best sounding versions of things from since it doesn't seem to be fully utilised on RYM and Amazon just mixes all reviews for all releases under a title together.

Stevolende, Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:23 (seven years ago) link

Of course anyone can post reviews on there and the entire database is user populated. The process of submitting release data excludes editorialising though, which is as it should or it would never get done and.disagreements would be endless.

I like that the site still feels a bit down-home and ungentrified. Not unlike this place really. My impression is that the staff are still enthusiasts for the most part.

Noel Emits, Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:38 (seven years ago) link

discogs are reviews are great, it's either:
a) old school clubbers reminiscing and being crazy hyperbolic about old school house/rave
b) a bunch of people posting "repress please?" or "you gougers should be ashamed or yourself" (hip euro "underground" deep house 12"s on small labels)
c) some person posting "the label on my copy is more periwinkle than violet and 'chuggin gasoline' is about 6 seconds longer than on the original uk chiswick issue"

brimstead, Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:39 (seven years ago) link

“Very Good” allows for light scratches that can be felt with a fingernail. To me, that’s bonkers. But I didn’t write the Goldmine standard.

Also, virtually nobody adheres to the values ascribed to the condition; if a NM copy sells for $50, then the VG+ copies are like $40 and VG copies are maybe 30, instead of $25 and $12.50 like they “should” be. But that seems to be what the market will bear.

I’ve had excellent luck with sellers’ grading on Discogs in the main. But I don’t buy from sellers with virtually any negative feedback and I rarely buy from sellers who don’t go into some detail about the condition.

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 26 March 2022 03:45 (two months ago) link

I do list albums in general as vg+, and prior to despatch I'll do a closer check. If there are definite issues I'll let the buyer know and let them choose a discount or a cancel or whatever.

Mark G, Saturday, 26 March 2022 08:32 (two months ago) link

Ha, I’m the opposite and list most things as “VG”, but priced more like a VG+. I might sell less but I have an easy life.

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 26 March 2022 09:03 (two months ago) link

One time I'd sent a nice looking mono "Rubber Soul" off, but the buyer sent it back for a refund, fair enough it happens but rarely.

I'd done due diligence, but. Anyway I looked again and thought it still looked good, in fact better than I remembered. I asked the buyer, he said yeah it looked better than it sounded so he had it professionally cleaned!

Anyway, all this was v.civil so we 'shook hands and parted

I guess the LP had been carefully handled but played a lot, maybe.

Mark G, Saturday, 26 March 2022 09:09 (two months ago) link

I'm only selling CDs right now but I undergrade them slightly so nothing gets listed higher than VG+ and they've been flying out tbh. I'm posting out 20+ in a minute.

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Saturday, 26 March 2022 12:45 (two months ago) link

Ha, I’m the opposite and list most things as “VG”, but priced more like a VG+. I might sell less but I have an easy life.

Yeah, if I ever encounter a seller who consciously undergrades records and I like what I bought, I'll keep going back again and again.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 26 March 2022 12:57 (two months ago) link

Totally. Also second not buying from people with more than a couple bits of negative feedback. Like, 99% positive is effectively my minimum, maybe 98.5% depending. If they're too new a seller for that to be meaningful then I flip through their listings as a whole, and if everything is "NM" then obviously they are overgrading hustlers and I add em to my blocked sellers list.

Another red flag is when every single negative review has an all-caps response from the seller reading something like "BAD ATTITUDE, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT A 30 YEAR OLD RECORD TO LOOK LIKE??? S C A M BUYER BEWARE!!!"

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 March 2022 14:50 (two months ago) link

_Ha, I’m the opposite and list most things as “VG”, but priced more like a VG+. I might sell less but I have an easy life._

Yeah, if I ever encounter a seller who consciously undergrades records and I like what I bought, I'll keep going back again and again.

Yep yep this is how it’s done. VG is a minefield

brimstead, Saturday, 26 March 2022 15:40 (two months ago) link

One thing I’ve learned is that the price of the record usually says more about the condition than what it’s graded at. A number of times I’ve scored great deals on here only to find the record itself was, at best, a full grade below what it was listed at

I also bought a 2LP set from a big seller and the jacket only contained one record. I messaged him about it and he said “oh, weird, let me look into that”. Still haven’t heard anything back. Strange cuz the dude still has like a 100% rating. I don’t wanna ruin it!!

Otoh some private sellers are pretty nice about this sort of thing - I got a $5 refund once because a record had two clicks at the beginning (the rest was perfect). Another gave me $5 because a corner was slightly dented - I probably wouldn’t have even noticed.

frogbs, Saturday, 26 March 2022 16:00 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Bought something on Saturday, asked the seller on Sunday to cancel and he said he would. Monday he printed a shipping label, I asked why and he said oops! and canceled it. Now it's Tuesday and the USPS just picked up the package and it's, presumably, on its way to me.

I've never sold anything on Discogs, so I don't know, but is it *hard* to cancel an order after it's already been paid for? Because this guy made it sound like it was SUCH A BURDEN.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:23 (one month ago) link

>>> he said oops! and canceled it.

The shipping label, I mean.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:24 (one month ago) link

maybe he is just a whiner

| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:26 (one month ago) link

lol okay I just heard back from him after I told him it had shipped. He immediately gave me a full refund. I told him I'd send it back when it gets here, but I'll be a little salty if he doesn't offer to pay for return shipping.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 22:28 (one month ago) link

I had someone just cancel an order too with no explanation and I assumed it was out of flakiness.

| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:00 (one month ago) link

According to this guy he got buried in orders of RSD titles, which is a reasonable explanation I suppose, but once I told him he had accidentally shipped it out anyway he refunded me within a couple minutes. Poor dude. If he'd just taken a moment on Sunday to do it, none of this would have even happened.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:15 (one month ago) link

I suppose this is that "cancel culture" I've been hearing about

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:25 (one month ago) link

Why did you cancel your order though?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 07:10 (one month ago) link

Because I found out later that day my insurance didn't cover an ER visit back in February, so I need all the money I can hang on to right now.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:38 (one month ago) link

I'm out £40 this week because an order didn't make it to Italy :(

Wondering if I should either make everyone get tracked shipping (and potentially lose orders because it will be a lot more expensive) or limit the size of international orders so people can't make big orders so if the mail does lose stuff it's less likely to hurt as much

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:41 (one month ago) link

In the UK i have separate bands. e.g. under £20 order it can go standard post as that is covered by Royal Mail by standard, under £50 it’s the tracked option etc.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:53 (one month ago) link

just don't ship to Italy xxp

thinkmanship (sleeve), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 12:33 (one month ago) link

To be honest, it's happened hardly ever that anything has got lost. And I don't think I've had a "dishonest' one (but how would I know? Because it's happened almost never)

.. anyway..

I don't use Tracked, unless the buyer requests BEFORE I'VE POSTED IT! and I tend to use insured if it's high value only.

If something goes awry for an outlay of £10, they can have their money back rather than have to reclaim it off the post office.

Mark G, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 15:47 (one month ago) link

Don’t forget you can get up to £20 + cost of postage for missing items on standard post

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 15:56 (one month ago) link

I had 2 people message asking for tracking numbers the same week, one was this Italian guy. I haven't heard anything from the one in China since so hopefully that means that one arrived - they were both big orders. I did wonder if once he found out there was no tracking that meant he could just claim he never got it but obv have no way to prove that.

I will see if I can get anything out of the post office because £20 + postage would actually cover most of it, think the postage was about £12 and the order about £30. I did keep the postage receipt thankfully.

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 16:07 (one month ago) link

It’s relatively easy to claim online. You might have to wait a few weeks before you can put it in, and after that a few more weeks to get the cheque, but they’ve always paid up eventually for me.


Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 18:26 (one month ago) link

I would think it would be pretty easy to scam on discogs and just keep making new accounts when you get caught.

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 13:42 (three weeks ago) link

trying to navigate around teh site. Does everybody else have the problem with search engine results not linking you to the site page just stopping when clicked on. Seems o be a near constant that seems really frustrating. Just seems to dump you back on the page you're coming from

Stevolende, Friday, 6 May 2022 13:12 (three weeks ago) link

The Discogs search function = clearly designed by the ghost of Borges.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 6 May 2022 14:47 (three weeks ago) link

Discogs is weird. It'll be tumbleweed for a month or two and then I'll suddenly get a flurry of orders all at once. No rhyme or reason.

millmeister, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 14:26 (two weeks ago) link

I've managed to go a month without any orders, and counting.

Apart from one month last year, that's not happened since I started about 10 years ago!

Mark G, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 18:56 (two weeks ago) link

Ha, yeah I get the same. I guess that’s just the nature of random chance, but when it happens it does give me pause for thought.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 12 May 2022 05:33 (two weeks ago) link

what is it with these people? can you use Mondial Relay please? apparently this is some French courier. for a £4.50 order. I wish there was a way to cancel orders without possibly leaving you open to negative feedback

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Saturday, 21 May 2022 01:14 (one week ago) link

I’m getting no Discogs orders at all either, and sales have slowed considerably on the bricks & mortar side. I think the combination of pandemic isolation ending, financial nervousness around inflation & high energy bills, and the general understanding that records are fuckin expensive these days is to blame.

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 21 May 2022 03:49 (one week ago) link

Yeah, my sales have crashed too, and rather sharply at that. I thought this was simply due to stock depletion, but maybe not.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 21 May 2022 07:49 (one week ago) link

Well, I added a bunch of nice CD things, and made about ten sales this week, so yeah.

Mark G, Saturday, 21 May 2022 08:13 (one week ago) link

I had 2 people message asking for tracking numbers the same week, one was this Italian guy. I haven't heard anything from the one in China since so hopefully that means that one arrived - they were both big orders.

and now I have a message from the one in China saying they didn't get it either. 2 big orders posted the same day lost :(

I do get a lot of overseas orders but I think I'm going to have to investigate how much tracked shipping costs and crank up the shipping costs which may hurt sales but fed up with this - out £65 on those 2 orders not including the postage. I have claimed for the Italy one but haven't heard anything from Royal Mail yet.

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 12:53 (three days ago) link

also is it normal to get a Seller Suspension Warning because I haven't replied to someone's message within 5 hours?? wtf

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 12:57 (three days ago) link

I've just restarted selling some stuff on discogs (last sold in 2010) and it seems now you sell an item and discogs charges a fee (fine), VAT/local taxes are charged to the purchaser (fine), but paypal also charges a fee (not fine). is there a way to get round having to pay the last of these items?

im zelenky (||||||||), Friday, 27 May 2022 14:18 (yesterday) link

It used to be you could refuse credit card payments through PayPal, and thus incur no fees, but I think now all commercial transactions have fees regardless.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Friday, 27 May 2022 14:24 (yesterday) link


sorry to continually moan on this thread but just had a message from someone asking me to please confirm receipt of payment on an order which is set to Payment Received and has been since they paid

Paypal fees may actually be lower if the buyer uses a card without logging in to their Paypal account. In the UK it's 1.2% instead of the usual 2.9%. x-post.

sexy secrets of the black metallers exposed! (Noel Emits), Friday, 27 May 2022 16:02 (yesterday) link

My gripe - new buyer in Europe started asking where the package was four days after posting, now just over a month later they're still reporting non-delivery, so I'll be refunding it. Should get compensation from Royal Mail* but items going missing is so rare that it seems quite a coincidence for it to happen with a new user with no feedback who was jumpy from the off.

* but not sure if I calculated the 5 +20 working days right, can't find out if they count Saturdays for International Standard.

sexy secrets of the black metallers exposed! (Noel Emits), Friday, 27 May 2022 16:15 (yesterday) link

yeah I probably shouldn't be so distrusting but always suspicious when packages go missing. but since it happened to me with 2 parcels sent to different countries on the same day I think it's possible that they were actually lost by the post rather than 2 different buyers deciding to rip me off at the same time. I have put claims in for both of them but heard nothing from Royal Mail yet (says can take 60 days for international mail)

Yes, I have had that before where multiple parcels sent at the same time have all gone missing.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 27 May 2022 19:04 (yesterday) link

I thought it was common knowledge that packages tend to get lost at a greater rate if they are going to/from Italy or China.

DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 27 May 2022 19:53 (yesterday) link

Or Chicago.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 27 May 2022 20:12 (yesterday) link

I did get a cheque from Royal Mail today for the Italy one. so I only lost £10 because I didn't insure for over £20. hopefully will get one for the China one then.

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Saturday, 28 May 2022 01:51 (fourteen hours ago) link

Is the Discogs order page OK as evidence of value in your experience? I think that's what I've used previously and it's alwyas been fine but can't remember for sure.

sexy secrets of the black metallers exposed! (Noel Emits), Saturday, 28 May 2022 08:22 (seven hours ago) link

It has always worked for me.

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 28 May 2022 13:08 (two hours ago) link

it's worked this time

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Saturday, 28 May 2022 14:26 (one hour ago) link

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