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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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

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

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

should that weigh less than a non white label?

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

well i mean the indvidual seller obv, yeah.

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

If you hover over them it tells you.

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

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

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


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

Coincidentally they just linked to this via their Facebook page:


boxedjoy, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:40 (seven 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 (six 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 (six 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?

dmr, Monday, 7 January 2013 17:40 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

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

Whoa- what? Really?

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

Wouldn't tie in with the reason everybody in Germany used to speak English with a US accent, because of the presence of so many US military/Air Force bases

Stevolende, Saturday, 27 April 2019 18:16 (seven months ago) link

sorry meant to end with would it?
Meant taht everybody was listening to US military/AF radio.

Just wondering if somebody found a useful loophole through that (bases etc) to get cheap mail rates or something.

Stevolende, Saturday, 27 April 2019 18:18 (seven months ago) link

Australia used to be really good for cds, new at a third of the price. Postage would be the other third, so you'd be still ahead.

this was probably when they dropped the parallel importation laws that had kept prices high on imports to protect the local industry - new CD prices dropped from $30 to $10 for two years in pop-up shops, 70+% of existing record shops closed, and then the pop-up shops turned into perfume galleries and mobile phone shops

also, postage mysteriously started going up every six months when a former venture capital manager and bank CEO was appointed head of Australia Post, raised his own salary to over ten times that of the Prime Minister, and laid off 900 employees. wild coincidence, I'm sure.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Saturday, 27 April 2019 19:50 (seven months ago) link

An update on my malady above, for anyone wishing one. I told Discogs that I wasn't get any replies from the guy who I'd attempted to buy the record from, and they said they'd freeze his account if he didn't reply within three days, and he just switched the transaction to "sent" without any messages. That was ten or so days ago, and the record hasn't arrived. I've ordered another record from a different seller since then, it arrived literally the next day. I don't imagine the record will arrive. It could have got lost in the post, but this guy's refusal to communicate doesn't make me want to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't guess it's worth the hassle of trying to get a refund - it was a £9 record - but I definitely will give him a negative feedback if he doesn't reply to my next message.

He never replied to the tweet I sent him. Weirdly, it seems we have a bunch of friends in common, according to Twitter.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 18:37 (seven months ago) link

You should be able to get a refund processed automatically iirc? Without having to chase the dude himself

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 19:38 (seven months ago) link

Via Paypal?

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 20:20 (seven months ago) link

I guess my only reluctance over that is the only "proof" i have that he ripped me off is his never communicating and my never receiving the record

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 20:21 (seven months ago) link

Though when I type it out like that...

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 20:21 (seven months ago) link

get a refund with the intent to send the money if it ever arrives? By this point the guy deserves to forfeit the money anyway, just for your time and stress.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 7 May 2019 20:54 (seven months ago) link

If you used Paypal the onus is on the seller to provide tracking proof that the items was delivered to the address given.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 21:23 (seven months ago) link

I've never had a problem this severe on Discogs, but I know Paypal and eBay both strongly favor the buyer in finding a resolution. I imagine it would be the same in Discogs' case, or else they'd lose a ton of business.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 21:26 (seven months ago) link

Thanks everyone - if he doesn't reply this week I'll pursue the refund.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 06:52 (seven months ago) link

And almost inevitably the record arrived this morning, posted four weeks after ordered and almost a week after he changed the status to "shipped". He lives 20 minutes drive from my house.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 08:45 (seven months ago) link

Who knows, he might be following this thread?

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 09:56 (seven months ago) link


(peace, man) at 6:57 26 Apr 19

... So my initial impression is that record collectors are just flakier than guitar players.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:02 (seven months ago) link

Gla dyou got your lp! It will never cease to amaze me that sellers like yours just do not reply. I can't grasp that.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 10:02 (seven months ago) link

Millennials don’t understand the concept of good customer service. /s

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 11:51 (seven months ago) link

Gla dyou got your lp! It will never cease to amaze me that sellers like yours just do not reply. I can't grasp that.

I know! And I would have been chill with literally any explanation or excuse, like, 'Aw I'm just really slammed at the moment will get it to you ASAP' or whatevs.

I'm pretty sure he's not even a millennial. Eh, oh well. Record sounds sweet.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:48 (seven months ago) link

I think you've been very patient with this dude as you could've gave him a much harder time about this. Glad the record sounds good!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 14:17 (seven months ago) link

Here's a question thats been on my mind recently - I've been selling some CDs here and there and struggling with how to grade the discs. I don't want to get bashed for over-grading stuff, but it seems weird to me to grade CDs in the same way as LPs, since visual imperfections dont affect the fidelity in the same ways as with vinyl - there's no surface noise or degradation of the grooves or anything. But when I look around for CD grading standards everything just sort of seems to mirror vinyl grading standards, which seems off to me.

Backstory, I had a guy give me angry feedback over a CD I sold him that I graded VG+ - I had only played it a handful of times and it played through perfectly in multiple players, it didnt have an original NM mirror finish to it but didnt have any noticeable scratches or anything, admittedly I didn't go over it with a magnifying glass, but it just looked like a regular newish CD to me. But the buyer was pissed I graded it VG+ when he saw some marks on it that dont affect play. On the one hand I feel bad (gave the guy half his $ back), but on the other hand I guess I dont totally grasp what a VG+ CD looks like?

One Eye Open, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:11 (seven months ago) link

I guess the slow accumulation of scuffs and marks can obviously turn a playable CD into a non-playable CD, but tbh I'm not sure if I've ever had a CD that played fine when I got it start skipping and going bad on me, or at least not since high school in the 90s when I would just have piles of loose discs floating around my car. But maybe I take better care of my discs than most?

One Eye Open, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:17 (seven months ago) link

(i mean ive obviously had CDs get ruined from getting sat on or getting beer spilled on them or other various external acts of force majeure, but dont think I've ever had one go bad through the wear & tear of 'normal' play over the years, is what I mean)

One Eye Open, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:27 (seven months ago) link

i check CDs under a bright light and then grade visually

worst thing about CDs on discogs are the maniacs that break releases down into matrix number level, what the hell is that all about?

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Friday, 10 May 2019 15:29 (seven months ago) link

to my mind, a CD either does or does not work. that said, i can understand how scuffs / markings on a CD surface could affect one's perceived value and even enjoyment of the medium. which is to say, i essentially treat grading CDs as a cosmetic thing, akin to an album sleeve. that's why, unless something is stone cold mint, i describe as carefully and thoroughly everything i can about why i've arrived at the grade i've given.

it might sound tedious but when you go through a CD collection you'll probably find yourself copying and pasting the same description with slight variations as needed. with something graded VG+ / VG+ you might arrive at a description like this:

Some minor wispy marks to CD can be seen upon close inspection, but overall glossy and clean. Plays great with no issues. Small ding to front insert top right corner, otherwise great condition; inlay is crisp and as new.

sort of obnoxious collector-speak, but i guess i'm fine with sounding like a dork if it means conveying what's essential about the item's flaws and reassuring potential buyers that they know what they're getting.

budo jeru, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:38 (seven months ago) link

the maniacs that break releases down into matrix number level, what the hell is that all about?

― Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Friday, May 10, 2019 10:29 AM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if it means three figures for a japanese import of jethro tull's "thick as a brick" then bring it on imo

budo jeru, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:41 (seven months ago) link

makes sense budo jeru, guess i'll start approaching it that way. feels dumb to admit but it honestly didnt occur to me that anyone was looking at the bottoms of CDs before playing them

One Eye Open, Friday, 10 May 2019 16:26 (seven months ago) link

worst thing about CDs on discogs are the maniacs that break releases down into matrix number level, what the hell is that all about?

this is because the marketplace is a little moneymaking thing hanging off the side of the database that is the site's raison d'etre

you can only sell things that are in the database

blokes you can't rust (sic), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:08 (seven months ago) link

My CD buyers have ranged from super-picky object fetishists who want absolutely pristine playing surfaces, to people who just want the cheapest playable versions available, no matter how scratched, so they can rip them to FLAC. I've learnt to grade them very cautiously. Agree that the matrix number geekery is baffling - I resent all the time I've had to spend peering at tiny numbers under my SAD lamp.

mike t-diva, Monday, 13 May 2019 08:55 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

"Bookogs" is a terrible name!

Ambient Police (sleeve), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:13 (five months ago) link

Lol, I had no idea that even existed. I tried listing a few things on Gearogs when that opened about 3 years agoh (no sales so far)

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 08:13 (five months ago) link


Today he dances jazz, but tomorrow he will sell his homeland (seandalai), Sunday, 30 June 2019 00:35 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

"On one side of the cover there is a piece (ca. 7 cm x 1 cm) bitten off by a rabbit."


Skip Spence None the Richer (sleeve), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:58 (four months ago) link

“record arrived exactly as described, thanks!”

budo jeru, Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:50 (four months ago) link

I like finding CDr releases on Discogs that haven't made their way to the SLSK-sphere yet and introducing them.

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Saturday, 20 July 2019 04:49 (four months ago) link

you rock for doing that, seriously!

brimstead, Saturday, 20 July 2019 04:55 (four months ago) link

Thanks! I do the same for cassettes and vinyl, but CDr is about 1/100th of the work and so much more appealing when I get the urge to spend many $1s on the bin-bottomers.

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Saturday, 20 July 2019 05:10 (four months ago) link

Are these CD buyers also persnickety about the condition of jewel cases; or do they all just slap the disc & inserts into fresh jewel cases first thing upon receipt? (Jewel cases are obv. impossible to keep scratch-free...)

the last Berry La Croix in the work fridge (morrisp), Saturday, 20 July 2019 06:19 (four months ago) link

it’s definitely a bonus to me if an CD has its original nice thick jewel case, those are impossible to buy nowadays.

brimstead, Saturday, 20 July 2019 06:51 (four months ago) link

Normally I roll my eyes at those screen names that interpolate 2 artists, but "Skip Spence None the Richer" is fucking clever.

enochroot, Sunday, 21 July 2019 01:17 (four months ago) link

ty, stolen from a non-ILX friend w/permission, I knew I had to use it

Skip Spence None the Richer (sleeve), Sunday, 21 July 2019 01:38 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Had a buyer recently who questioned the cost of tracked postage on a relatively pricey item. I let them off some of it and it was fine. Now they're asking me to leave feedback which would of course have been positive when I got round to it but I'm resisting the temptation to leave negative for the lulz. Which would be unprofessional and churlish but fuck off, if you're a buyer with 100% feedback you're just being a needy bitch. And next time read the shipping terms properly.

Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Sunday, 4 August 2019 11:57 (four months ago) link

Also I'm not in the mood because I've just had to send a refund for something not sent tracked that supposedly wasn't received. They seem genuine and waited long enough but still annoying to pay for postage and probably lose the item.

Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Sunday, 4 August 2019 12:13 (four months ago) link

Where do you live? In the UK you can claim back postage on lost items.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 4 August 2019 12:50 (four months ago) link

Good point, I don't know why I didn't think of that. I should have the original purchase receipt as well.

This is only the second time I've had a package go missing and the previous time it did turn up with the recipient eventually.

Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Sunday, 4 August 2019 13:03 (four months ago) link

It can take a couple of months for the post office to settle up but the few times it has happened it worked. Also, if you used Royal Mail even standard Small Parcel will also have a code to check if it has been delivered.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 4 August 2019 13:14 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

FFS "Posterogs"?!?!?

sleeve, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 14:15 (three months ago) link

can't wait for Pogsogs

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:22 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Discogs Reviews as art project?


sleeve, Monday, 2 December 2019 07:17 (one week ago) link

The Xgau of crust?

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 2 December 2019 14:16 (one week ago) link

inconclusion: i eat poop.


Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 2 December 2019 22:57 (one week ago) link

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