Yes I've noticed this pattern aswell, one guy kept dropping his prices and KAPOW! i bought a few 45's at the right price. He must have been listing them for months and cost him a bundle. NWOBHM is getting hot at the moment in the UK and the prices are on the rise, I think the bubble will burst and things will become a little more realistic.nightsblood wrote:I've seen more people listing 'archive copies' of singles lately. How can you really verify that a single, which was never in sealed packaging, has "never been played"? It may be in super-nice condition, but I'm always a bit skeptical of this claim.Satan is Our Pal wrote:This record was re-lsisted after it didn't get a bid at £450. One to watch, although I'm guessing the reserve is something stupid.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Beg-To-Differ-7-R ... 240%3A1318
And regarding the high prices on some items, there's a lot of metal vinyl up right now with ridiculous prices, we're talking prices that are double the usual high-end price. I guess the sellers are hoping for a sucker, but is it worth the bother of listing a record for 6 months, trying to get $175 for it, when you could sell it quickly for about $50?
Example, I bought the 1st Satainc Rites LP for $20, it sold for over £50 the last time it was on ebay, Rattlehead sold it for $100 in poor condition. Keeping plugging away with ebay and don't give in to these stupid prices and the bargains shall come.
Oh and the term "archive copy" grates me to the point of violence, play the fucker don't be wanker.