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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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

should that weigh less than a non white label?

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

well i mean the indvidual seller obv, yeah.

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

If you hover over them it tells you.

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

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

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


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

Coincidentally they just linked to this via their Facebook page:


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

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

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

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

Whoa- what? Really?

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

This is an eBay transaction (but I figure same principle applies): I bought a CD whose condition was listed as "Very Good” (“An item that is used but still in very good condition. [...] no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes."). The seller also wrote “Used, but not abused.”

It turned out to be the most scratched-up CD I’ve ever seen; the surface looks like it’s been dragged on pavement. It should have been graded "Acceptable" at best ("obvious and significant wear").

I sent a pic with a polite request for refund. The seller refunded the base price, but kept the tax(?) and the shipping cost.

I wrote back, saying thanks but explaining that I wouldn't have purchased it if it had been listed accurately, and I don't even want to chance putting it in my car CD player (in case it gets stuck due to the damage). Asked for refund of the additional amount; and added: “If you want to also send me a return label, I'll mail it back to you.”

Am I out of line? Should I have to pay shipping on a junk CD? Thx

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Sunday, 21 March 2021 02:48 (four weeks ago) link

How much money did you pay?

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 21 March 2021 03:13 (four weeks ago) link

Not a huge amount, and the outstanding $$ is just a standard shipping charge – just wondering if I’m being unreasonable to expect a full refund.

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Sunday, 21 March 2021 03:17 (four weeks ago) link

Fuck no, it's a bait and switch to grade a heavily damaged CD as "very good." Most sellers refund the shipping fee - any that don't should expect a negative review or even a claim to be filed. I don't think he kept the tax - he probably kept the PayPal fees since PayPal no longer refunds those, but it's still on him to refund it if he blatantly graded the CD incorrectly.

If he refuses, you can open a dispute with PayPal.

birdistheword, Sunday, 21 March 2021 03:44 (four weeks ago) link

I mean you’re obviously In the right, but like the $7 or whatever shipping and tax is not worth bickering with an internet rando over

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 21 March 2021 04:16 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah, if it's anything less than $10 and the seller gives a passable apology, I'll let it slide. If the seller is a complete asshole, like a couple I've dealt with, I will pursue every avenue possible and, once I win, still leave a scorching feedback.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 21 March 2021 04:21 (four weeks ago) link

Thanks, all. The seller hasn’t actually said anything (yet)...

Appreciate the feedback; this is my big Saturday night action, lol.

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Sunday, 21 March 2021 04:33 (four weeks ago) link

Let us know how you get on. On ebay you'd have no problem getting a full refund. I'm wondering how this will go on discogs.

maf you one two (maffew12), Sunday, 21 March 2021 12:07 (four weeks ago) link

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a way to contact eBay for help (I tried following the instructions on this page, but the indicated links do not appear in my Purchase History, no matter how hard I look).

I looked up the case in the PayPal Resolution Center, and it says - "Since this is money you’ve received, you'll need to contact the sender directly to resolve your issue." The seller never responded to my 2nd message, btw.

I figured, "F it, I'll just leave negative feedback" - but eBay only gives you room for 80 characters! What am I supposed to write in that tiny amount of space, to indicate the nature of the problem? It will have to be super abbreviated, and the seller will probably contest whatever I write (maybe they'll be even given more room to do so).


beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Friday, 26 March 2021 00:00 (three weeks ago) link

I went with the below, and will live with my 100% positive feedback taking a ding when this joker inevitably leaves me negative fb in return:

"Very good" CD covered in scratches. Only received partial refund. Bait & switch

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Friday, 26 March 2021 00:07 (three weeks ago) link

You're safe. Seller's can't leave negative feedback.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 26 March 2021 01:06 (three weeks ago) link


Johnny Fever, Friday, 26 March 2021 01:06 (three weeks ago) link

They can, can't they? There's supposed to be separate buyer's and seller's feedback. More appropriately they will probably respond to that negative feedback (posting a comment tied to it).

birdistheword, Friday, 26 March 2021 14:42 (three weeks ago) link

sellers can absolutely leave negative feedback

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:55 (three weeks ago) link

(I only buy on Discogs)

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:55 (three weeks ago) link

This is on eBay not Discogs though ^

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 26 March 2021 15:26 (three weeks ago) link

oh whoops, sorry

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:29 (three weeks ago) link

I made the same mistake above. I can see how this is thorny now because eBay tries to automate as much as they can, and you got partial money back through just sending messages, right? You could hit the button for returning the item and that should put the onus on the seller to explain to eBay why he wouldn't be refunding the full amount now. I don't think you are supposed to be on the hook for shipping costs when the thing just isn't as described.

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 26 March 2021 16:29 (three weeks ago) link

Unless the policy's changed recently, sellers can leave feedback on ebay. Most of my feedback is from purchases, not selling.

birdistheword, Friday, 26 March 2021 18:43 (three weeks ago) link

That is, most feedback I've RECEIVED has been from me purchasing stuff.

birdistheword, Friday, 26 March 2021 18:44 (three weeks ago) link

xxp Yeah - in retrospect, the better route may have been to initiate a return (if I had been up for the logistics). Poking around in PayPal, I found they have a "Return Shipping on Us" option you can activate if "you aren't happy with your order."

Anyway, I'm satisfied now, lol. I was more irked about the misrepresentation and lack of communication than I was hungry to make a trip to the PO.

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:42 (three weeks ago) link

Interesting Paypal thing..... cheers

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:47 (three weeks ago) link

My recent ebay version of this was ordering The Godfather blu-rays and getting sent the DVDs. No massive deal but the mistake was clearly theirs and they wanted me to send it back and pay the postage. They've since sent me another set of the DVDs, unbidden.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:48 (three weeks ago) link

"My offer is this: nothing."

beer drops on my keytar (morrisp), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:51 (three weeks ago) link


Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Friday, 26 March 2021 19:54 (three weeks ago) link

one cool thing about discogs is sometimes people will package dollar records on either side, apparently just trying to get rid of excess stock. sometimes you get kinda fun stuff in there. some of it I wouldn't dare to stick on the turntable though, not cuz it sucks but because it looks like someone used it for sandpaper practice

frogbs, Friday, 26 March 2021 20:10 (three weeks ago) link

Unless the policy's changed recently, sellers can leave feedback on ebay.

Positive only. Neutral or negative feedback against a buyer isn't allowed.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:36 (three weeks ago) link

Of course, you can flag the buyer for non-payment or whatever, at which point ebay themselves could conceivably kick the buyer off the platform, but direct seller-to-buyer reprimand isn't allowed.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:37 (three weeks ago) link

Some fuckwits have discovered Discogs.

@discogs Can you please do something about this trash pic.twitter.com/IIPYyTHHu6

— Christopher (@TheIrishonfire) March 28, 2021

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:33 (three weeks ago) link

that didn't take long, to their credit

We have reverted back to the proper artwork, and are working to disable any accounts that contributed such hateful images. Discogs condemns symbols and speech of hate, in any form.

— Discogs (@discogs) March 28, 2021

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:52 (three weeks ago) link

Nice to dunk on a gouger now & then https://www.instagram.com/p/CNQmUQwBifR/?igshid=1w0zd78q3xtt1

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 5 April 2021 03:48 (one week ago) link

"Positive only. Neutral or negative feedback against a buyer isn't allowed"

yeah ebay instituted that some time ago, and it's really bullshit

akm, Monday, 5 April 2021 14:50 (one week ago) link

Even as a more frequent buyer than seller, I agree it’s... unexpected. What’s the rationale – to eliminate petty/retaliatory feedback? I guess if seller never pays, leaving negative feedback doesn’t stop them from bidding & winning on other auctions anyway...

come along you starbucks lovers (taylor’s version) (morrisp), Monday, 5 April 2021 15:03 (one week ago) link

I sell more than buy there, though both are pretty infrequent. In practice i think this is kinda moot. There are loads of one-time/first time buyer sales on ebay and iirc there's nothing you can do to limit selling to only good-reputation buyers. They aim to be the biggest and easiest used (and increasingly new) marketplace.

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 5 April 2021 15:44 (one week ago) link

(whoops, yeah, I meant “if a buyer never pays...”)

come along you starbucks lovers (taylor’s version) (morrisp), Monday, 5 April 2021 15:46 (one week ago) link

it is pretty cute that the standard positive feedback text is largely unchanged from the 90s: excellent buyer, fast payment, great communication a++++!!!!@ Bud, we've never spoken and i paid for this before you knew anything but alright

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 5 April 2021 15:51 (one week ago) link

never spoken IS great communication

so tonight that I might ramona quimby (f. hazel), Monday, 5 April 2021 15:53 (one week ago) link

it's true. Conversations on ebay will only lead to trouble.

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 5 April 2021 15:54 (one week ago) link

no more chilling email subject than "the seller has sent you a question about item 1234129786"

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 5 April 2021 16:09 (one week ago) link

"by mint condition I mean I spilled a bottle of peppermint extract on it is that cool"

mark e. smith-moon (f. hazel), Monday, 5 April 2021 16:47 (one week ago) link


"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 5 April 2021 16:51 (one week ago) link

I just sold a record within 30 seconds of listing it. How does this happen? Do people build apps from the API that give them instant notifications?

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 9 April 2021 23:07 (one week ago) link

“Apps that gives” — nice one, brainiac

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 9 April 2021 23:08 (one week ago) link

“If you prefer to pay with paypal you must wait until stock is confirmed before you pay.”

ding dongs

brimstead, Thursday, 15 April 2021 01:17 (three days ago) link

What is that, we might have listed something we don't actually have?

guillotines aren't just for royalty anymore (PBKR), Thursday, 15 April 2021 11:34 (three days ago) link

People will have items in a physical store or listed elsewhere and haven't updated their Discogs inventory.

PayPal has stopped refunding the service charge to the seller when they refund a customer, so they will be out of pocket.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 15 April 2021 11:59 (three days ago) link

Right, in other words, they already sold it once.

i bought biden some thin mints with my stimmy (PBKR), Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:13 (three days ago) link

Sorry, yes, my post left out that part of the scenario.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:28 (three days ago) link

i never used to get "sorry, turns out i dont actually have this" messages but i feel like its been happening to me more and more over the last 3 yrs or so. i guess an inevitable result of stores & high-volume sellers using the site more.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:39 (three days ago) link

Makes sense with that Paypal change. Lot of sellers with storefronts plus their own sites (plus ebay and whatever else)

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 15 April 2021 12:48 (three days ago) link

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