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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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

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

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

should that weigh less than a non white label?

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

well i mean the indvidual seller obv, yeah.

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

If you hover over them it tells you.

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

Coincidentally they just linked to this via their Facebook page:

http://www.discogs.com/blog/339369-top-30-most-expensive-items-sold-by-month

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

two years pass...

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

Whoa- what? Really?

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

knew you'd have some good 'uns mike!

Bernard Quidbins (NickB), Thursday, 23 May 2024 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

A buddy of mine sold a cd to Michael Ontkean (Twin Peaks, Sheriff Truman) in Hawaii, via Ebay.

Cow_Art, Thursday, 23 May 2024 19:05 (three weeks ago) link

I sold a CD player cleaner to Gerard Butler when I worked at HMV Grafton Street.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Thursday, 23 May 2024 19:10 (three weeks ago) link

I like to think that I’m the famous Discogs buyer people talk about. They’re cracking up. Holy shit you’ll never guess who just bought the worst 2 dollar hinrg record from me.

dan selzer, Thursday, 23 May 2024 19:38 (three weeks ago) link

Brick and mortar wise I probably rang up Mike from Pearl Jam at some point but I have no idea what he looks like

brimstead, Thursday, 23 May 2024 19:45 (three weeks ago) link

i bought four records online! i got them in the mail! i'm gonna play them!

they are new. i can't remember the last time i bought a used record online. years ago. long before the pandemic. i only buy new. from labels. metal labels usually.
i do buy new stuff for the store sometimes and that kinda feels like record shopping. but every once in a while i just have to get a couple of things for myself.
these came speedy!

scott seward, Thursday, 23 May 2024 20:29 (three weeks ago) link

What'd you get? I just got a bunch of Niney the Observer stuff from Cherry Red.

I was today years old when I learned that he's called Niney because he lost a thumb.

Cow_Art, Thursday, 23 May 2024 20:34 (three weeks ago) link

I fix forward leaning stacks when i’m in a store. What kind of monster leaves it like that?!?

― Cow_Art, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 9:45 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

lots of people!

― scott seward, Tuesday, May 21, 2024 9:59 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

this is like asking how you place a book back in a bookstore, etc.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 23 May 2024 20:35 (three weeks ago) link

people still place their coffee cups on the records while they look. right next to them. we make quick work of that. last week i just grabbed a cup and put it by the front door. we also have a no food/drink sign on our front door for that reason. but people don't read it. whole families with ice cream cones from the ice cream place down the street just looking at records with one hand and eating with their other hand. savages. i tell them to come back when they are done licking.

scott seward, Thursday, 23 May 2024 20:43 (three weeks ago) link

haha after working in a music store for seven years, I still straighten CD and vinyl racks as I browse

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Thursday, 23 May 2024 20:57 (three weeks ago) link

it just seems like basic common decency to leave things how you left them, even if you've never worked in a record store

the food and coffee shit is just unforgivable though

budo jeru, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:00 (three weeks ago) link

I worked at a library for four years, and we had signs asking people to please NOT reshelve their books. Leave them on the tables, leave them laying on the shelves.

If they put a book back in the wrong place it could take a very long time to find it again. We would also have shelf-reading time where we just read the numbers on the spine to make sure they were in proper order.

Cow_Art, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:01 (three weeks ago) link

people who walk in with their beverages and treat stores like some cross between a museum and petting zoo

brimstead, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:07 (three weeks ago) link

"What'd you get? I just got a bunch of Niney the Observer stuff from Cherry Red."

I was just listening to some Niney single comps on CD last week.

I bought noisy stuff. Full Of Hell. Scalp. I really like Full Of Hell. I bought the latest Gatecreeper album. It's great, but it almost feels like listening to Foo Fighters compared to the crap I've been listening to the last few weeks. That hardcore thread i started on ILM tells the tale. Just in...the mood, I guess? For abrasiveness. It's good to work to.

Bought from here: https://closedcasketactivities.com/

scott seward, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:12 (three weeks ago) link

i had to stop myself. there was so much i wanted. but $25 bucks apiece adds up quick. i wanted the Full Of Hell/Nothing collab album and the Full Of Hell/Primitive Man collab too. but Youtube will have to suffice.

oh and i got a Vermin Womb LP too...

scott seward, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:15 (three weeks ago) link

people still place their coffee cups on the records while they look. right next to them. we make quick work of that. last week i just grabbed a cup and put it by the front door. we also have a no food/drink sign on our front door for that reason. but people don't read it. whole families with ice cream cones from the ice cream place down the street just looking at records with one hand and eating with their other hand. savages. i tell them to come back when they are done licking.

― scott seward, Thursday, May 23, 2024 4:43 PM (forty-one minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

i grabbed a coffee from catalpa once and brought it into the nearby record store - can't remember the name.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:31 (three weeks ago) link

Catalpa has millennial coffee i don't want millennial coffee on my rekkerds! that acidic stuff. it will burn right thru them. the IPA of coffee.

scott seward, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

From memory, as far as I have noticed the most famous people who have bought from me on Discogs in the past are fairly underground DJs like Move D, Jane Fitz and Damo B.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

the Vermin Womb album sounds amazing by the way. could not have been an easy album to mix and master. so dense. but they did a really good job.

scott seward, Thursday, 23 May 2024 21:34 (three weeks ago) link

I once asked someone to please not rest their coffee on top of the records and they said "oh, ok" then proceeded to put it INSIDE a half full bin and I said "Oh, wow please don't do that" and then they said "I guess I'll just leave" in a very offended way and I said nothing and they left.

fasmackhead, Thursday, 23 May 2024 23:48 (three weeks ago) link

sympathy to record store owners having to deal with these foul provocations

I take a few crates to a market stall sometimes and my least favourite is the Man Who Condition Checks but in the course of doing so puts his greasy fingers on the grooves rather than Obeying Correct Handling Procedure - like, holding the record between thumb and forefinger, absolute savagery

Cognosc in Tyrol (emsworth), Friday, 24 May 2024 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

yeah there are those people who have to manhandle half the store and then leave. taking each and every record out and inspecting them like its their job in a factory. maybe they want to feel like they own them for a minute?

scott seward, Friday, 24 May 2024 02:12 (three weeks ago) link

corey robin is a weirdo

Are you addicted to struggling with your horse? (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 24 May 2024 02:17 (three weeks ago) link

I worked at A&B Sound, a record/electronics store and once sold an inkjet printer to Joey Shithead from DOA

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Friday, 24 May 2024 14:09 (three weeks ago) link

haha when I worked at B&N people would spill like an entire latte on our CD racks and then come up to the register and be like "can I get a store credit for another latte?"

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Friday, 24 May 2024 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

Hello, fellow A&B Sound alumnus/ex-inmate!

It was on a accident (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 25 May 2024 12:36 (three weeks ago) link

It's amazing how many ex-A&Bers I run into randomly haha I was a metrotown guy.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 27 May 2024 14:20 (two weeks ago) link

I would never take a coffee cup into a record store, WTF.

Enjoy Nuoc Mam With Mr. Qualk (I M Losted), Tuesday, 28 May 2024 14:50 (two weeks ago) link

Even more irritating are the folks who bring plastic cups of beer in whenever there is a street festival or something similar

fasmackhead, Tuesday, 28 May 2024 15:08 (two weeks ago) link

Whenever I see records leaning forward I always try to set them back, but my personal rule is to only try twice and if they insist on leaning forward I leave them.

o. nate, Tuesday, 28 May 2024 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

hi enochroot, I did get your ILXmail but I was unable to translate that message to a FB profile, you can email me directly using sleeve (at) efn (dot) org

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Wednesday, 29 May 2024 23:19 (two weeks ago) link

Discogs has acquired wantlister.com so at least the fucking wantlist emails will actually be useful now

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 6 June 2024 20:36 (one week ago) link

I hadn’t heard of them, has anyone tried it… hope they have some good devs they can bring along!

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 6 June 2024 21:36 (one week ago) link

yeah I've been using it for ages, they sent me an email saying since I was already using it on their site I'm on the early adoption list on Discogs so I've just copied the filters over, but I'm not sure when/if that switches over to my Discogs wantlist emails which I just delete without reading normally. and don't know when regular Discogs users can use it

basically it means you can specify things like country, minimum sleeve/media conditions, max price etc and you can configure that per artist/release or just for everything

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 6 June 2024 21:47 (one week ago) link

it also filters out when sellers relist their whole inventory every day

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 6 June 2024 21:49 (one week ago) link

that's the best feature of all. I've removed things I've wanted from my list just because I got sick of seeing the same overpriced copy appear every single day

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 6 June 2024 21:54 (one week ago) link

Would be good if you could see what someone wanted to pay for something so you could adjust the price if it was worthwhile.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 6 June 2024 21:56 (one week ago) link

xp same

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Thursday, 6 June 2024 22:06 (one week ago) link

i tried wantlister but it wasn't able to do any of the things i wanted, and it was impossible to use, so i gave up. maybe this will be better though

budo jeru, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:13 (one week ago) link

it's definitely true that the discogs wantlist feature leaves a lot to be desired

budo jeru, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:14 (one week ago) link

it's basically the same as wantlister, but I thought it was pretty simple to use? not sure what the problem was

Colonel Poo, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:14 (one week ago) link

there was this whole interface where you had to basically manually enter each record you wanted to add to each grouping of filters as i recall? so it just ended up being like you would have to construct a new wantlist from scratch because you couldn't even use your existing wantlist to build new groupings. and the whole thing just struck me as naive, like "never see a record in less than VG+ condition" and it's like dude i'm collecting jamaican 7"s

budo jeru, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:25 (one week ago) link

you can add each record individually if you want to, but you can just leave that blank and it applies to everything

if you don't want to exclude VG or G+ just set it to that? or don't set it? not really understanding the problem here tbh

Colonel Poo, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:27 (one week ago) link

i actually corresponded with the guy who made wantlister and he told me that most ppl who use wantlister have less than 30 records in their list, and the majority of them simply want to set a minimum grade and country of seller and then essentially leave it as is until forever

which is a model that doesn't really work for the kind of collecting i do

budo jeru, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:30 (one week ago) link

it doesn't work for me to apply the same settings to all 3000 records in my wantlist, and i found it way too time-consuming to build sub-groups, so i gave it up. does that make sense?

budo jeru, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:32 (one week ago) link

lol I have 19000 in my wantlist and works for me, but then I don't really want to buy records from other countries and pay more in shipping than the record cost

plus with that many in the wantlist the daily relisting thing made the original discogs email completely useless

Colonel Poo, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:34 (one week ago) link

yeah. it wasn't clear to me how wantlister solved that problem either actually, which is of course the most annoying thing about the discogs wantlist. to me the greatest improvement would be if you could simply filter out certain sellers when you are using the Marketplace feature

budo jeru, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:44 (one week ago) link

it just does that internally, you don't need to do anything, it must keep a cache of listings and if the seller and price matches the cache it doesn't bother to include it again

Colonel Poo, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:47 (one week ago) link

I’ve not looked at it but presumably it’s a bit like camelcamelcamel in you can set a maximum price you’d want to pay.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:50 (one week ago) link

unfortunately blocking individual sellers doesn't seem to be a thing

xp yes you can do that

Colonel Poo, Friday, 7 June 2024 14:50 (one week ago) link


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