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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 (eleven years ago) link

If you hover over them it tells you.

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

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

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

Thanks!

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:01 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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?

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

two years pass...

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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 (six years ago) link

Phew, good to hear!

mike t-diva, Thursday, 10 June 2021 13:28 (one month ago) link

I’ve got a buyer who doesn’t have a PayPal account & says they “can’t get PayPal to work” with a credit card & wants to pay via certified cheque. Is this likely a scam? Should I just tell them to eat shit?

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 12 June 2021 02:51 (one month ago) link

It's 2021. If a buyer doesn't have Paypal, it's a non-starter.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 12 June 2021 03:52 (one month ago) link

You can always suggest they do a bank transfer, or even send cash by post.

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 12 June 2021 07:11 (one month ago) link

I’ve accepted a bank transfer instead of PayPal a couple of times; quite nice not to have to pay their fee, too.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 12 June 2021 08:20 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

I got a record ive wanted for awhile but it’s the absolute foulest smelling record I’ve ever encountered. Was definitely stored somewhere extremely damp/humid.

the seller has a few more copies of the same album... considering asking if any of the others smell... but I don’t want to be uh rude or condescending... most other copies for sale are overseas

brimstead, Monday, 28 June 2021 18:13 (one month ago) link

I hate when that happens. I have a really weird-smelling copy of the Miles Davis Quintet's Plugged Nickel box set that I bought used. One person thinks it's cooking oil but I think it smells too funky for that. At least it sounds and "looks" fine, and it's a tough set to find for a decent price, so I never bothered to return it or exchange it.

birdistheword, Monday, 28 June 2021 18:28 (one month ago) link

Two big, and unwelcome, changes for UK sellers:

1) From tomorrow (1st July), an additional 20% VAT will be charged for all purchases. As with US sales taxes and the like, Discogs will automatically levy the charge, which will initially be paid to sellers, then claimed back via the monthly billing system.

2) Also from tomorrow, a printed invoice must be attached to the outside of all packages shipped overseas from the UK. Printing can be done directly from the order page, using the "Print" button near the top. (I'll do this by sticking the invoice inside the clear plastic sleeves that I use for 45s, but it's going to be too tight a squeeze for CD-sized envelopes).

Full details at https://blog.discogs.com/en/uk-eu-vat-changes-on-discogs/

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:35 (one month ago) link

Yeah, same on eBay. Outside of the UK I'm just selling to Russia, Canada, Australia/NZ and Japan nowadays. EU's out because of this Brexity crap and everywhere else because of inept local postal services (USA I'm looking at you) or untrustworthy buyers.

alan dean impostor (Matt #2), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 16:14 (one month ago) link

Just to be clear, for U.S. discogs users buying from UK sellers, there's no VAT correct? (i.e. Discogs collects only U.S. taxes as VAT wouldn't be applicable.)

birdistheword, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 16:44 (one month ago) link

Yes, it's on cross border purchases INTO the UK or EU (and under a certain amount above which the VAT is paid on import).

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 16:46 (one month ago) link

Although I have sold things to certain US states (California for one) that add on a sales tax that wasn't there a few years ago, but maybe that's for everything including domestic sales? Not sure how that all works tbh.

alan dean impostor (Matt #2), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 17:30 (one month ago) link

I’m a little uncertain as to whether VAT is going to be charge on UK to UK sales. Anyone know?

hamicle, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 17:37 (one month ago) link

Although I have sold things to certain US states (California for one) that add on a sales tax that wasn't there a few years ago, but maybe that's for everything including domestic sales? Not sure how that all works tbh.
That's due to changing U.S. state laws. In the last 10 years, virtually every state has tried to reclaim "lost revenue" from internet sales that weren't taxed. At first there were specific details that had to be met like vendors that had operations within the state (which sometimes included Amazon, sometimes not, and as you can imagine that pissed off sites that had actual brick-and-mortar stores if Amazon was excluded), but over time the tax laws have been expanded to include ALL internet sales, taxing based on whether a purchased item was delivered to an address within the state.

Sales tax are done at the state level, so it all depends on when or how quickly each state legislature has been able to pass their own tax laws. There are exceptions - for example, I think Texas still has no sales tax for certain internet purchases.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 17:44 (one month ago) link

Yes, VAT will be charged on UK to UK sales.

As a service to EU sellers who sell to buyers also located in the EU, and UK sellers who sell to buyers also located in the UK, Discogs will apply supply of goods VAT to all orders where the buyer is not VAT registered.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 17:55 (one month ago) link

Thanks!

hamicle, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 18:07 (one month ago) link

There is no VAT on UK to UK sales if the seller is not registered for VAT. Nothing is changing there, I believe what it means is that for VAT registered sellers they will be able to list prices without VAT and the site will add the VAT for buyers that have to pay it. I'm aware that everyone seems to think it means VAT will be added to all UK to UK sales but that can't be right. Not long until we find out for sure.

Noel Emits, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 18:11 (one month ago) link

I don't get much from the UK, but I buy a few things from Germany each year shipped to the US. Anything changing on that front?

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 July 2021 03:23 (four weeks ago) link

Although I have sold things to certain US states (California for one) that add on a sales tax that wasn't there a few years ago, but maybe that's for everything including domestic sales? Not sure how that all works tbh.

They phased this in state by state over several years, but I think as of 2020 all 50 states had made the switch.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 July 2021 03:24 (four weeks ago) link

No visible changes thus far in the UK.
Just taken an order from Germany - no VAT added.
Tried adding an item from the UK into my cart - no VAT added.
Tried adding an item from Germany into my cart - no VAT added.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 1 July 2021 09:39 (four weeks ago) link

Noel's hunch was correct, and Discogs have changed their position: https://blog.discogs.com/en/uk-eu-vat-changes-on-discogs/

In short: no VAT to be added to UK to UK sales, or EU to EU sales. VAT to be added for UK to EU sales, EU to UK sales, and rest-of-world to UK or EU sales.

mike t-diva, Friday, 2 July 2021 10:10 (four weeks ago) link

I think they were attempting to assist with VAT calculation for intra-UK and intra-EU sales by VAT registered sellers and got confused. I think now unfortunately for IOSS registered EU sellers dropping that means they can't charge the right rates on sales to other EU countries at the moment.

Noel Emits, Friday, 2 July 2021 11:13 (four weeks ago) link

Which I realise is probably an esoteric concern for most here, just to say it's complicated and the markeptkaces have been given quite a task having to sort all this out.

Noel Emits, Friday, 2 July 2021 11:18 (four weeks ago) link

I just received a copy of Nort Star by Philip Glass and it is so heavy with surface noise I wonder if it is the actual copy El-P sampled for The Cold Vein. Was advertised as NM on discogs and I am wondering if I can even be bothered bringing it up with the seller.

burnt hombre (stevie), Monday, 5 July 2021 08:02 (three weeks ago) link

Like I don't even know how a record gets this noisy and doesn't look as if it has scratches on the surface

burnt hombre (stevie), Monday, 5 July 2021 08:03 (three weeks ago) link

I once weighed down my stylus with coins to stop it skipping, and that will do that.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 5 July 2021 09:08 (three weeks ago) link

I used to do that BITD too! But this doesn't skip, it's just really noisy, audible between tracks and in quiet passages, of which there are many on this.

burnt hombre (stevie), Monday, 5 July 2021 10:08 (three weeks ago) link

Or "wet playing".

You should at least mention it and see what they say.

Noel Emits, Monday, 5 July 2021 10:11 (three weeks ago) link

I'll definitely give it a "wet play" and see if that improves things.

burnt hombre (stevie), Monday, 5 July 2021 11:18 (three weeks ago) link

I’ve been experiencing EXTREMELY long shipping times from Canada to the UK (and to a lesser extent, to continental Europe). To the point where I’m considering offering only tracked packets to international destinations (which is EXTREMELY expensive & would discourage sales). Anyone else having this issue?

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

Postage from Canada/US to UK seems expensive, whereas the reverse journey is a lot cheaper.

Mark G, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:27 (three weeks ago) link

Postage to anywhere from the US is expensive. When I ship Bandcamp orders from my label it's about $17 to the UK or EU or Asia (I've sent stuff to Japan and Indonesia in the past).

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:39 (three weeks ago) link

I'm wondering if Bandcamp should hook up with local pressing plants in other countries to offer a local disc service. Pretty much every time I (in Australia) consider buying a CD it's like $10 plus $17 shipping.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:34 (three weeks ago) link

Looks like shipping within the US is going to be more expensive soon too. I've seen a few different people tweeting this news today, but this is the best I could find with a specific source:

This was an update I got from Pirate Ship. Signature Confirmation is also going up. pic.twitter.com/nEmkmZrV3L

— Dave Scheidt (@DaveScheidt) July 6, 2021

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:40 (three weeks ago) link

Cutting off part of the image in that embedded tweet, but media mail prices going up 12% on 8/29.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:41 (three weeks ago) link

Right now I send CDs first class with a tracking number within the US. It's between $4-5.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:42 (three weeks ago) link

I sell mostly surface mail to the US and Canada: much cheaper, usually takes two weeks to arrive, and the barcode is trackable once it arrives in the destination country. Sales to the EU, if there are now customs charges to pay (over about £22 or so, I think) tend to be more like three weeks.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:50 (three weeks ago) link

(I’m UK based btw)

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:51 (three weeks ago) link

Looks like shipping within the US is going to be more expensive soon too.

12% isn't outrageous or anything. One lp (1 lb rate) will go up from $2.80 to $3.13, and incrementally by poundage.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 03:43 (three weeks ago) link

Sold my first CD to Germany under new rules. I’ve printed out order page and have a couple of questions.

What is the title of seller, is it my username, my actual name or a title such as Mr?

The printout is a sheet of A4 about twice the size of a JL0 jiffy bag. Do I stick it to outside of the jiffy bag or do I put it inside?

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 20:55 (three weeks ago) link

From what I’ve read, the invoice should go on the outside of the package. I haven’t yet sold a CD to the EU since the change, but I’m planning to use a larger envelope than usual, with the invoice folded inside one of my 7” clear plastic sleeves, such that it can be extracted, unfolded and examined. Just clicking “print” from the Discogs order page should give you all you need.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 21:49 (three weeks ago) link

Ta, I'm going to have to buy some blooming document pouches in that case. Will improvise in mean time.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 22:02 (three weeks ago) link

On line Record Stor
Rare Vinyl is BEYOND MINT !

https://www.instagram.com/beyondmintvinyls/

davey, Thursday, 15 July 2021 12:17 (two weeks ago) link

Haha, love that.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 15 July 2021 14:22 (two weeks ago) link

🎶 Friderday night, everyone loves me on friderday night 🎶

davey, Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:21 (two weeks ago) link

12% isn't outrageous or anything. One lp (1 lb rate) will go up from $2.80 to $3.13, and incrementally by poundage.

That's good to know. Media mail is definitely slower but I also take advantage of the one-pound coverage and pack the shit out of everything I send. Besides, I ended up with a ton of packing material due to pandemic shopping (i.e. doing a lot more via internet instead of in-store). I still recycle the all-plastic (#4 LDPE) material, but the mixed material and styrofoam material isn't recyclable, and rather than throwing it all into a landfill, I've been able to reuse it with plenty leftover.

birdistheword, Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:22 (two weeks ago) link

Beyondmintvinyls would be v. interested in your Miles Davis box set and all yr foul-smelling records fyi

davey, Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

I see today is international "do you have a tracking number for this parcel sent Economy to the other side of the world a week ago" day!

(Only grumbing because I rarely get questions like that and woke up to two.)

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 09:21 (one week ago) link

Yep

"The Pus/Worm" by The Smiths (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:00 (one week ago) link

Counting 11 (and more beyond what is shown, I'm sure) sales of the limited (to 333) "art" edition of Grouper's Grid Of Points all from the same p0pm4rk3t seller at the price point of the normal edition, therefore all sold using the the incorrect entry, and not a single complaint in the comments! Actually surprised. How many of those recipients even realized? That mega/warehouse seller so notorious for selling with the incorrect entry. Buyer beware.

Evan, Monday, 26 July 2021 16:54 (four days ago) link


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