Buying on Discogs?

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malegys
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Buying on Discogs?

Post#1 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:01 pm

Anyone here use Discogs.com to buy metal stuff? Good/bad experiences? Similar to ebay (without the bidding)? opinions would be highly appreciated.
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ION BRITTON
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Post#2 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:23 pm

I've bought quite a few times from there, had no problem with any of the sellers. You got to communicate with the seller more than you do in ebay in order to receive the invoice and to arrange payment, but generally it's not a big fuss. Don't know what happens with the cases of bad sellers because it has never occured to me.
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Post#3 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:49 pm

ok, thanks for the info,Ion! It's just i'm a little bit more wary about dealing with some sellers on there,because it doesn't seem so "protected" as Ebay.
But there's many bargains to be found on there anyway!
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Post#4 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:59 pm

I've used it once. Like Ion said, you have to be more active in arranging the deal, and I have no clue if they have any protection system, even if you use PayPal. Don't think their "protection policy" applies to any other site than ebay.

They seem to have some problems with the site too. Quite often I just get a blank page after typing a search or trying to log in to my account.

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Post#5 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:32 pm

Sometimes i use Discogs.com because here you can buy rare records for normal price as alternative to eBay. Also great thing is their database of LP/CD (especially rare) have good resolution scans that you will not find probably anywhere else.
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Post#6 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:09 pm

I just use discogs, as a record buyers reference and base my wantlist based on the infos provided. Luckily I live in a area Dearborn/ Windsor, where tons and tons of people are either get to old for 80's metal or went all alterna-metal, or whatever trend. I see tons and tons of awesome 80's metal in first pressing, just waiting for me. Since I am big on Voices from the darkside and Snakepit Magazine, it is like shooting fish in a barrel. Once you seperate the leaders from the followers. Honestly, I read this place pretty exetensivly and added a few cool things, in my collection that I missed out on the first time around.

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Post#7 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:47 am

Same here I only use it as a reference for buying, usually if I can't see a picture of the cd/lp I ain't buying it and there's a reason why.

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Post#8 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Recently bought the STRANA OFFICINA LP box for 25 EUR including shipping! Great seller from Italy who shipped fast and I got it after 5 days. I'll try it more, when I get cash!
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Post#9 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:16 pm

Discogs is a very good alternative of ebay, is cheaper than ebay and you can find some good release!

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Post#10 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:54 pm

You cannot say that discogs is cheaper than eBay, it's not a retailer and it's not like you can compare margins. You cannot prove that people listing their items on discogs list them cheaper than on eBay (buy it now). The difference is that on discogs the offers last longer :) But it is MUCH easier to get something on cheap from eBay due to the sheer scale of their business.

That is not to say that you cannot find any good deals on discogs - Today I found Alligator - Cerebral Implosion for 10€ and Addictive - Kick 'Em Hard for 8,5€ :)

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Post#11 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:09 am

I prefer GEMM.com . You get a guarantee of your payment that's even better and lasts longer than Ebay or Paypal's (No 45 day limit). They got serous international sellers, not just loopers cataloging their collections and selling as an after-thought. Their results are cluttered, only downfall, but they're jammed full of stuff for sale from all types of sellers from everywhere. GEMM's also been around longer than Ebay.
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Post#12 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:19 pm

blackbart wrote:I prefer GEMM.com . You get a guarantee of your payment that's even better and lasts longer than Ebay or Paypal's (No 45 day limit). They got serous international sellers, not just loopers cataloging their collections and selling as an after-thought. Their results are cluttered, only downfall, but they're jammed full of stuff for sale from all types of sellers from everywhere. GEMM's also been around longer than Ebay.
It's too bad that nearly everyone that sells on GEMM lists their items between 25-50% higher then usual market value though.
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Post#13 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:56 am

Anyone else been having problems accessing the website lately?

I keep getting this message on an all white page when trying to connect to the site:
500 Internal Server Error
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Post#14 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:36 am

Logged in this morning without problems.
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Post#15 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:28 pm

Works fine for me too.

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