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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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

should that weigh less than a non white label?

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

well i mean the indvidual seller obv, yeah.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 20:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

If you hover over them it tells you.

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

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

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

Thanks!

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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

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sleeve, Friday, 17 April 2015 17:24 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

Whoa- what? Really?

Evan, Friday, 17 April 2015 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

The format and genre filters in the new layout don't work for me. For too much or nothing at all.

There's an official survey here that you may be able to get some requests met - the developers have been awol since rolling out this view through so I don't think they're that bothere with what users want
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JC2DQ5Y

mickcsmith (micarl), Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:25 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm not paying $24 to someone to ship a $10 record

if an individual, as opposed to an intentional postage service, can get it to you for $24 that's pretty impressive tbh

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Saturday, 24 March 2018 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

pedantry on a discogs thread

Well I am shocked sir, shocked

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 24 March 2018 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

based on the number of people who would enquire as to postage for a 12" to their country, I would package up the specific record they asked after, take it to the post office and get a quote, then get berated and rejected for giving them the actual price - having already put a couple of hours labour into it - I'm pretty comfortable blaming the buyer, not the postal service

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Sunday, 25 March 2018 00:03 (one month ago) Permalink

You don't need to physically visit a post office to get a shipping quote. All you need is scales and an internet connection. And you can store your rates in your seller settings, so that prospective buyers can check them before ordering.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 25 March 2018 01:58 (one month ago) Permalink

I had stored rates for everything except LPs/12"s, because it could vary from $9 to $84.

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Sunday, 25 March 2018 04:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes. In my experience prospective buyers can be absolute dicks about international postage quotes.

kraudive, Sunday, 25 March 2018 14:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Never had any trouble with that. Some do balk at the price, but no one's ever been rude about it.

not quite as cool as seeing damo's wang but (contenderizer), Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink

I've never had that problem either, although I do restrict international sales to the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. But I've processed hundreds of international orders, and never once had a buyer take issue with the shipping charge.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 25 March 2018 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Just started selling on Discogs, and have noticed an annoying trend of buyers not posting any feedback. I've tried putting a 'please leave feedback so I know it's arrived safely, etc' message in my 'Marked as Shipped' messages, and also a hand-written note inside packages. What's up with this?

nerve_pylon, Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:30 (one month ago) Permalink

the CEO of Australia's postal service raised his own salary to be ten times that of the Prime Minister in 2016. Postage prices did not remain stable between 2014 and 2017.

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

(when the above was revealed, after months of fighting FOI requests, he resigned and got an $11M payout.)

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

xpost re feedback: I've processed just over 1300 orders and had feedback left for just over 800, so that's a 61% response rate. Before I started, I "sold" one item to a friend who I'd asked to leave feedback, so that I could begin with a 100% score rather than "new seller" status.

mike t-diva, Sunday, 25 March 2018 17:56 (one month ago) Permalink

advice please! i sold a record to someone in canada in february but it seems to have got lost in the mail somewhere (canadian customs office by the looks of things). i've just put in a claim for it with UK royal mail - would you folk issue a refund at this stage or should i wait until my claim has been processed? total cost inc postage was £65, royal mail say it could take up to 90 days for the claim to be processed.

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2018 08:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Domestic shipping are troublesome enough getting claims filled -- i avoid "International" sales altogether. I would not issue any refund before the process finishes its due course. If you're worried about a poor rating from the buyer, i would recommend you stay in constant contact with them even if there is no further info to share -- and do the same with the claims dept as the 90-day deadline approaches.

bodacious ignoramus, Saturday, 7 April 2018 09:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Do you have any terms in your shipping rates, like untracked freight at buyers risk? Has the buyer requested a refund yet?

mickcsmith (micarl), Saturday, 7 April 2018 11:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I've currently got a parcel sitting with a courier company because the buyer wasn't home to receive the goods but hasn't gone to pick it up. He's made no contact with me though so i'm not sure what's going on. It could even be a similar issue with the parcel being undelivered and then sitting with a local mail centre before slowly being redirected back to you.

mickcsmith (micarl), Saturday, 7 April 2018 11:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Just started selling on Discogs, and have noticed an annoying trend of buyers not posting any feedback. I've tried putting a 'please leave feedback so I know it's arrived safely, etc' message in my 'Marked as Shipped' messages, and also a hand-written note inside packages. What's up with this?

― nerve_pylon, Sunday, March 25, 2018 1:30 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I do enough business both buying and selling that I only leave positive feedback if the seller does something beyond the call of duty: item arrives faster than expected, seller actually undergrades condition (this one's rare), was willing to bundle / accept an offer.

I don't leave buyers feedback unless they don't pay. The way I see it is: you bought something, you pay for it, I send it, end of transaction. You want a medal for paying for the thing you bought?

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 7 April 2018 11:53 (one month ago) Permalink

also, it's obnoxious getting pestered to leave feedback. Not saying you're doing this but I'll often see a message on Discogs related to an item I sold a month prior and think "uh oh, the package was lost," only to find the message is just some dude asking me to leave feedback. Granted, it's like two seconds out of my day, but it's still annoying.

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 7 April 2018 11:57 (one month ago) Permalink

it helps both you and them to leave reciprocal feedback. people are definitely WAY laxer on Discogs than on eBay though. which I'll attribute to eBay being a seething mass of humanity, but Discogs largely self-selecting for uptight nerds who are already there getting loads of tiny details correct for no rewards whatsoever.

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Saturday, 7 April 2018 19:10 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks for the advice bodacious/micarl. not too worried about negative feedback, just feel a bitt bad for the buyer tbh. i shipped the record tracked & signed and i can see that it got as far as the aeroplane but then the trail goes cold - still no record of it at all on the canada post tracking site. i guess keeping in touch with them is the key for now, even if i basically have zero fresh news.

I've currently got a parcel sitting with a courier company because the buyer wasn't home to receive the goods but hasn't gone to pick it up. He's made no contact with me though so i'm not sure what's going on. It could even be a similar issue with the parcel being undelivered and then sitting with a local mail centre before slowly being redirected back to you.

lol i have had this happen before. someone paid me £12 to have a £3 record sent to them in germany. then they missed the delivery and never picked it up from the post collection place in the two weeks that it was held there. then it got flown all the way back here to me and it was only the day before it reached me again when they sent me a message to ask where it was :\

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 7 April 2018 21:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Not leaving feedback is a bit of a dick move imo. If everyone did that people would either have 0% or 100%.

mickcsmith (micarl), Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Varg will be pleased
https://blog.discogs.com/en/top-30-most-expensive-items-sold-in-discogs-marketplace-for-february-2018/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=dashboard&utm_campaign=Top_30_2018_04_05

24. Burzum – Burzum
Sold for $1666.00
Label: Deathlike Silence Productions Format: LP, Album, RP Country: Norway Released: 1992
Genres: Rock Styles: Black Metal

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 9 April 2018 10:39 (one month ago) Permalink

xp this thread has prompted me to go and leave feedback for the buyer who bought a CD from me 2 weeks ago, they were a new user and had no feedback at all.

Colonel Poo, Monday, 9 April 2018 11:14 (one month ago) Permalink

questions:

what do you call those arc-shaped wear lines around the grooves? you know those whitish marks - is there a shorthand name for those?

if a record has those but it plays just fine without any issues, what would you normally grade it at?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2018 18:16 (one month ago) Permalink

i hate them btw, they make a record look horrible and i normally avoid buying that shit

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2018 18:16 (one month ago) Permalink

You mean where it's wear to the groove itself? We call that "groove wear," it's definitely worth mentioning (also worth mentioning that it sounds ok if it has it) but you'll probably lose some customers by being honest.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 April 2018 19:42 (one month ago) Permalink

As for grading I don't know, maybe drop it a grade but mention "plays VG+" with specific mentions of times it doesn't.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 April 2018 19:42 (one month ago) Permalink

VG+ or whatever

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 16 April 2018 19:43 (one month ago) Permalink

i think i've always thought that groove wear was more wear inside the groove rather than that abrasion you get on the tops of the groove if the cartridge has been rubbing on the record (oh the days of overloading the arm with pennies when i was a kid, oops). i guess it applies to both though?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2018 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

abrasion you get on the tops of the groove if the cartridge has been rubbing on the record (oh the days of overloading the arm with pennies when i was a kid, oops)

I would specifically detail this in the listing.

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

haha maybe not! am not selling any of the terrible records i trashed as a teenager btw just to clarify, that stuff went in the bin years back

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Btw today was a banner day for me on discogs cos I actually sold a herb alpert album. To someone in the US in fact - is there a shortage of herb over there or something?

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:22 (one month ago) Permalink

That is hilarious. Herb Alpert records make up abt 40% of U.S. dollar bins

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

I figure they’ll refuse it entry at border control tbh

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Was it the one with Janet Jackson? That song's a jam, but even so it's still a dollar bin LP.

Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

no it was 'rise' from 1979 which is the one with this bad boy on it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaeCdq--puk

the title track is pretty nice too imo, but i'm sure he could've bought a dozen copies of it for what he paid in postage

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:47 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Fun thing about working in a record store is when I go to list new vinyl stuff and find that now it's becoming common for the median price for sealed copies to be $5-10 below our cost. So if you own a record store... just never have backstock on new vinyl. Or just don't deal in new vinyl at all. Bottom's dropping out imo.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 4 May 2018 00:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

do you think that's because people are selling at a loss, or are they getting the records for less somehow?

sleeve, Friday, 4 May 2018 00:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What kind of titles would be good examples?

Evan, Friday, 4 May 2018 02:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Record store day exclusives, mainly

Mark G, Friday, 4 May 2018 06:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's selling at a loss I'm 99% sure.

Yeah those RSD titles are prime deep discount territory tbh because everyone over-orders but we're also trying to unload some kind of generic record store fodder like Black Keys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, a lot of 2nd tier punk reissues... stuff where we can sell at cost if necessary but we're small and order on a scale where if we start cutting prices below cost it's going to hurt.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 4 May 2018 06:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol look at the sold history for the Elliott Smith "Heaven Adores You" soundtrack

https://i.imgur.com/wYf6rah.jpg

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 22:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Back to the shelf with ye

(cost $23/list $35 btw)

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 22:43 (one week ago) Permalink

but but but wait it gets worse those $7.13 listings are all from "collectors-choice" which is a shell account for alliance entertainment which is likely the one stop distributor that sold you guys the record for $23 wholesale in the first place

based grandpa (noz), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 09:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Collectors Choice have p good price and a very reasonable at shipping LPs to the UK IME

Lou Grant, the Iranian cinema of late '70s TV (stevie), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 11:39 (one week ago) Permalink

There's a lot of that happening: big distros like Alliance selling stuff on the internet at cost (or below, loss leader style) and undercutting the very people they're ostensibly distributing to. I suspect a lot of these high volume dealers you see selling new stock on eBay and Amazon--moviemars, rarewaves, importcds, etc--are these so-called shell accounts for (I assume) WEA, Red, UMG, etc. This is, of course, totally fucked up.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:22 (one week ago) Permalink

listings are all from "collectors-choice" which is a shell account for alliance entertainment which is likely the one stop distributor that sold you guys the record for $23 wholesale in the first place

Didn't even know they were connected. This game rotten as fuck, total stink-ass

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 11 May 2018 01:30 (one week ago) Permalink

A certain well-known Dylan bootleg box set seems to have circumvented the "no boots" policy by being filed under the artist's real name (also the name which appears on the box set).

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Friday, 11 May 2018 05:50 (one week ago) Permalink

xp pretty sure "siren records" is another front here in this example:

https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/10518120?ev=rb

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:32 (six days ago) Permalink


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