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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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

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

should that weigh less than a non white label?

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

well i mean the indvidual seller obv, yeah.

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

If you hover over them it tells you.

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

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

jaxon, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 23:05 (twelve 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

Thanks!

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:

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

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?

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

two years pass...

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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

Well the site's pretty f***ed at the moment, unless they're emulating ILX's minimalist approach to style sheets.

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 12 July 2022 19:19 (two months ago) link

For me, selling has been a good experience 99% of the time, if not more. Whereas buying has been more like 70%, if that. Most people are OK. I don’t mind being asked for photos, but admittedly it has always been for pricey vinyl, not cheapo CDs!

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 12 July 2022 21:10 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Hey sellers, when something you're shipping gets damaged in the mail it's pretty bad form to ghost a buyer who wants to send the product back for a refund right? Even though this guy's shipping policy says he's not responsible for damaged items, Paypal has its own rules that says he is (and, in general, if you're selling things online you just need to factor in that sometimes a thing will get damaged and you'll just have to eat the cost).

But yeah, do you guys usually accommodate a buyer who wants to return the item or do you just move on since you've already been paid?

(to be clear, I'm the buyer here—record is still sealed, and I'm not going to open it up, but the spine of the cover got all mashed up and is unreadable now.)

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 20:58 (one month ago) link

When i'm a buyer who receives an item that was damaged in the mail, i let the seller know, see if they'll offer a refund, but do not expect it. It isn't their fault it got damaged. If the packaging was shit, like some Uk sellers like to use those flimsy envelopes for their shipments, then I'd feel they were responsible. Otherwise, shit happens and it isn't the sellers fault the mail carriers are workign shit jobs for shit pay and don't give a fuck about our packages.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 21:06 (one month ago) link

I wouldn’t think to blame the seller for damages occurring during shipping. Isn’t that what shipping insurance or whatever is for anyway? Maybe if they packed it poorly or something. I received an LP last year where it appeared to have been shot at or something in transit (hole completely through the mailer and record) and just chalked it up to the USPS

brimstead, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 21:11 (one month ago) link

Well, I did ask first about sending it back (twice) and got *crickets* so that's when I leveled up an opened a Paypal case. Treat me like shit and I'll reciprocate.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 10 August 2022 21:11 (one month ago) link

lol sorry if that sounded all harsh and judgemental <3

brimstead, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 21:12 (one month ago) link

That worked. He agreed to take it back and Paypal now apparently will reimburse you for up to 12 returns a year, so if I can figure out how to do that I'll be out exactly zero dollars.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 11 August 2022 03:57 (one month ago) link

Nope, never mind. Reimbursement for returns is only for personal accounts and I have a business account for some reason. Oh well.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 11 August 2022 04:23 (one month ago) link

Buyer-side question:

I ordered a record that seemed to be described as XTC’s GO2 with the GO+ EP included. The seller got back to me and said “aw, geez, postal rates went up last week and I have to charge you 10euro more than you were automatically charged.” I said “*silent grrr*” “alright, sounds fair. Hey, just to confirm, this includes both records described, right?” The seller then cancelled the order and sent me a refund with no further communication. I’ve refrained from leaving feedback or contacting him again, but as I was just cleaning up my purchase history I ran across this transaction & was rankled all over again … is this something that deserves neg feedback, or what would you do in this situation?

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:15 (one month ago) link

Canceled with no further communication? As a buyer, I would totally give negative feedback for that.

peace, man, Friday, 12 August 2022 15:20 (one month ago) link

why? they sent the refund!

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:23 (one month ago) link

yeah I mean if it’s just some person and not a store, life happens, idk, I’d leave it

brimstead, Friday, 12 August 2022 15:27 (one month ago) link

Saying they "have" to charge more for postage because they failed to keep their prices up to date is shitty and against site terms AFAIK.

Did they at least cancel it as "unavailable" or was it "per buyer's request"?

Noel Emits, Friday, 12 August 2022 15:30 (one month ago) link

Item unavailable.

war mice (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:34 (one month ago) link

I’d leave a neutral end explain what happened just so it’s documented.

Cow_Art, Friday, 12 August 2022 15:34 (one month ago) link

^

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 August 2022 15:36 (one month ago) link

yeah that seems fair

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:42 (one month ago) link

Clearly they figured they were sparing both of you the trouble once you pointed out they didn't even have a complete product on top of the shipping increase.

Evan, Friday, 12 August 2022 15:46 (one month ago) link

well, HD asked the question anyway! seller then evaporated, which is rude and shady.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 August 2022 15:48 (one month ago) link

why? they sent the refund!

― thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, August 12, 2022 11:23 AM (fifty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Because people should have complete communications and not leave a buyer sitting there in the dark wondering what happened.

peace, man, Friday, 12 August 2022 16:20 (one month ago) link

sure but actual negative feedback seems harsh there, somebody needs to rip me off before I do that

thinkmanship (sleeve), Friday, 12 August 2022 16:24 (one month ago) link

The positive/negative/neutral system just isn't great overall... tons of these edge cases. Too late to change it now, the whole site's built around it. Also, as a buyer, I'm usually just going to skim the negatives and make sure there are no red flags. But something like HD's experience - which probably does belong in "neutral" - is also something I'd care about.

In practice, the best thing you can do for yourself is only buy from people who, if they've got a lot of transactions, have over a 99% positive rating.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 12 August 2022 16:29 (one month ago) link

this seller seems a bit thick, I couldn’t imagine having g the stones to ask for more $, lol wonder what his vinyl grading is like

brimstead, Friday, 12 August 2022 18:52 (one month ago) link

Neutral feedback is useful for these cases. I've only left neutral once - for a seller who had five items out of stock (and issued a partial refund), then tried to get me to accept the CDs without jewel cases because he hadn't factored in shipping cost increases. Sorry, not my problem. Then the jewel cases arrived all smashed up because he packed them like an idiot. All of this could have been avoided if the seller had kept proper inventory and up to date shipping costs. In the end the CDs were as described (apart from the smashed cases) so I was satisfied. Won't be buying from that seller again, though.

I think neutral was appropriate because it wasn't a terrible trade - but also wasn't great. And other buyers need to be aware it could if be a frustrating experience.

The Ghost Club, Friday, 12 August 2022 20:32 (one month ago) link

I should add all my other Discogs experiences have been great. The best sellers tend to grade conservatively - I've received many CDs and LPs graded VG+ that were closer to NM.

Shipping costs and the weak New Zealand dollar have put me off buying much lately though.

The Ghost Club, Friday, 12 August 2022 20:41 (one month ago) link

I ordered a PM Dawn LP from Italy that showed up at my house 4 days after I paid. The shipping was $10. I have no idea what they did, or how they did it, but it was amazing. I ordered a PM Dawn 12" at the same time from a US seller and his item arrived 10 days after the item from Italy.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 12 August 2022 20:46 (one month ago) link

Wild! I've heard horror stories about the Italian mail system, so I've only ordered from there once. It arrived in a reasonable timeframe, but there was no tracking on it so I was on pins and needles. 4 days is crazy.

I've never left a neutral or negative feedback...usually I'll just forego feedback at all if I was underwhelmed with the experience...but the one time I left a little bit of criticism in a POSITIVE feedback the seller freaked out and left a rude reply and banned me from ever buying from him again. All I said was that a cover with water stains on it shouldn't be graded NM.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 13 August 2022 03:08 (one month ago) link

does anyone in usa have experience buying records from jamaica?

i am not concerned about the seller (what little negative feedback there is seems to revolve around condition of records and not getting how tropical climates affect vinyl) but i am wondering if their postal service is relatively reliable? seems like proximity to gulf states would make it not too challenging to get records over safely

the late great, Saturday, 13 August 2022 17:03 (one month ago) link

This is a first: I got a porn spam through the messaging service. I didn’t know anyone could contact you outside of a transaction?

Mar - a - Lago, or 120 Days of Sodom (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 14 August 2022 16:20 (one month ago) link

look maybe Emilyxs just really wants to show you her nudes, it’s possible

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 14 August 2022 16:24 (one month ago) link

I think everyone got it! also, what's up with this new "Add Friend" function?

thinkmanship (sleeve), Sunday, 14 August 2022 16:42 (one month ago) link

Haha, reminds that awhile back I saw somewhere that Playboy had done a SFW shoot with an influencer wearing a skimpy outfit while looking at used records.

ha, i got that message from Emilyxs as well.

the "add friend" function is not new- as far as i know, it simply creates a private list for you, like bookmarking the user's profile.

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Sunday, 14 August 2022 17:58 (one month ago) link

I was feeling left out but just got one from Miasx

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Sunday, 14 August 2022 19:34 (one month ago) link

yeah, I've used the friends list to keep track of good sellers... A bunch of clicks later and I can open up tabs for all of them and see if they're selling anything in my wantlist.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 14 August 2022 20:49 (one month ago) link

lol i got that message too...

by the time i visited discogs.com, i had no new message on the site. Either they deleted it for everyone or it was some kind of fake message made to look like a discogs message... that would be much worse, if they lifted users' emails. i have not studied the headers of the spam email.

I guess it was not to be

maf you one two (maffew12), Sunday, 14 August 2022 21:01 (one month ago) link

me & emily like ships in the night

Mar - a - Lago, or 120 Days of Sodom (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 14 August 2022 21:59 (one month ago) link

Any other buyers from New Zealand here? I've tried to bring it to Discogs attention that they are charging GST on freight as well as the goods which is not necessary.

Besides the fact I doubt they even pass this extra collected tax back to the NZ govt the Govt customs website says GST should only be collected on Goods, not insurance or freight. It stings every time I use this site paying GST I know is just being collected as extra fees to line discogs pockets.

https://www.customs.govt.nz/about-us/news/important-notices/new-gst-rules-for-low-value-imported-goods/
"The NZ$1000 threshold is based on the customs value of the goods. This means transport and insurance costs are excluded when determining if GST needs to be charged."

micarl, Monday, 15 August 2022 04:00 (one month ago) link

Here's an annoying one: I have on my wantlist the version of Actress' Karma & Desire that comes with a bonus cassette. The only thing distinguishing this version from the other half dozen vinyl versions available is the inclusion of this cassette. Half of the listings for this specify "NO CASSETTE" in the comments, which means it should be listed as the other otherwise identical version (whose color variant is also the same). As for those sellers that do not mention the lack of cassette, I have written three different sellers to confirm that the version they are selling includes it, as per the listing, and all three have replied with some variation of "Oops! Didn't realize there was a cassette. I'll revise the listing." Very frustrating. Thanks for letting me vent.

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 15 August 2022 19:33 (one month ago) link

lol I feel the same way, Paul, I’ve just given up hope on ever getting that cassette. It’s a really good set of tracks!!!

brimstead, Monday, 15 August 2022 19:42 (one month ago) link

I know! I have a digital copy but it just isn't the same. Glad to know I'm not the only one dealing with this, though!

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 15 August 2022 19:51 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

I'm always paranoid my record gradin g will be bad and people will angrily get vinyl and demand a refund because it wasn't really VG+ or something

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 7 September 2022 20:29 (three weeks ago) link

Am I an idiot, or did they change the seller function to where you have to click on each individual pressing of a record and open a new window to view it, rather than it popping up on the right like it used to?

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 8 September 2022 00:11 (three weeks ago) link

Nevermind, I figured it out. You just have to click on the text below the artist / release name now, rather than the release itself, otherwise it opens a new window. Which is annoying but whatever

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 8 September 2022 00:16 (three weeks ago) link

two questions

1.
EU people: does it really cost 35 euros to ship a cassette tape to the US. cuz damn that's a lot

2.
Is the "you must place a minimum order amount from this seller" thing new, or have I just never encountered it before?

sleeve, Saturday, 17 September 2022 20:50 (two weeks ago) link

1. Don’t know about EU, sounds like price gouging to me. Don’t sell cassettes but UK would probably be 6 or 7 euros.

2. Think that option came in around 2019. I use it, as it’s such a pain looking for a disc and going to post office just for something which I’ve listed for a couple of quid.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 17 September 2022 22:13 (two weeks ago) link

am still confused about how the fuck I'm meant to attach an A4 invoice to a CD sized jiffy bag.

I've got away with just ticking Gift on the customs form apart from 1 order to Italy where they had to pay VAT again which I refunded them, luckily Italy doesn't tack on ridiculous "handling fees" like the Royal Mail do so it was only a couple of quid but still, would like to avoid that if possible

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Thursday, 22 September 2022 20:23 (one week ago) link

I just fold the invoice to a quarter of A4, stick it in a plastic wallet and tape it to the back of the padded envelope, leaving the top open so that it can be extracted, unfolded and read.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 22 September 2022 23:09 (one week ago) link

ah I found some A6 ones fairly cheap - tbh didn't really know where to find something like that but sometimes googling does actually work. I guess I could try to fold it so the VAT codes are visible too. thanks!

even the birds in the trees seemed to whisper "get fucked" (bovarism), Friday, 23 September 2022 17:12 (one week ago) link


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