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Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 am
by humus
It would be, but do you think sellers will list their records cheaper if they have to pay for high listing prices? They will just not list them at all.
Some 15 years ago I was in a record shop in Antwerp and I overheard the following story: there was a record shop famous for their high prices. And of course, all the expensive stuff didn't move. Till one day some guy came in, bought 15.000 euro worth of expensive records, and left again. While he could have gotten those records cheaper in other record stores.
Same on Discogs: many people list their stuff for unrealistic prices just in case that guy would pass by. "I don't really want to sell it but if some guy gives me a crazy price for it, I'll sell it". They'll never price those records at a fair price.

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:48 am
by Kraignoss666
First post here, hi everybody!
Also depends on your philosophy: buying and selling (or trading) records at fair/reasonable prices, you know, this passion thing most of us might share here. Or making profit out of « musical products ». In this last case, all the rules of marketing apply: getting as much exposure as possible, knowing your « target » and its behaviors, building strategies...

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:06 pm
by GulliverFoyle
Ebay all the way(especially for new releases)! Discogs (no wonder why sellers love it!!!!) with its easily manipulated "averages" + crappy feedback killed, at least for me, the pleasure of finding unknown gems/classics-filling the gaps in collection for peanuts!!!!! Fakkk also Eurosellers for charging an arm and a leg for ordinary lps from majors, taking advantage of the extremely high shipping cost from US. Hope that they'll bury you with your stash of records. Rant over!

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:10 pm
by humus
The bargain hunting days are over, be it on ebay, discogs, record fairs or private sellers.

Having some kind of encyclopedic knowledge on music, bands and pressings was such an advantage in the past. You couldn't impress girls with it, but you could at least pick out the good stuff from the heaps of crap. Nowadays you still can't impress girls with it, and every guy with a smartphone can check for rarity and prices on the internet. I feel stripped of my 'superpower'.

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:39 pm
by Kraignoss666
The same goes for every second hand stuff: both seller and potential buyer can now know exactly what they sell/buy. The bad thing about internet... While the cool thing is to have an easier access to all this rare stuff (and save load of money on average records). Underground doesn’t truly exist anymore, or it has to be rebuilt in some way: new scenes will start to spread out of the web, and the old-fashioned out-of-the-web connection will come back in full force!

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 pm
by Khnud
Bargain hunting days are not completely over. Last month I bought a rockabilly single from a guy who lives in the next closest town from here. Listed it on Discogs and it sold after only 20 minutes, for over 6 times what I payed, to a Japanese dealer with 1500+ feedback. I'm pretty sure he's going to make a decent profit in turn, flipping it to some other guy from Japan.

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:55 am
by martinsane
I know we hijacked this thread and I apologize for that but I agree those glory days of going to a pawn shop and sifting through thousands of $.25 cent cd's is a fleeting memory and one I miss dearly.

I was never a flipper or profiteer so much so that on another board I created a thread entitled the Gentlemen's Corner. Which was a place to swap or even pay forward some gem you found to another collector that would covet it as much as you. It was a lot of fun and I miss that comradery as well.

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:46 pm
by Spinal
martinsane wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:55 am


... on another board I created a thread entitled the Gentlemen's Corner. Which was a place to swap or even pay forward some gem you found to another collector that would covet it as much as you. It was a lot of fun and I miss that comradery as well.
Now that's a good idea.

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:44 pm
by MEXDefenderOfSteel
Another unreachable top want from my list. really?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Banshee-Breakd ... %7Ciid%3A1

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:13 pm
by Khnud
That dude lists all of his super rare 45s at top prices, likely just to show off what he owns. I doubt he's ever going to accept any "Best offer" on them, he's not interested in selling them really.

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:36 pm
by Zanker
I love this 7" but this is insane!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333334437362

this is what an ebay seller needs: two collectors with money bidding against each other...

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:36 am
by Khnud
Zanker wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:36 pm
I love this 7" but this is insane!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333334437362

this is what an ebay seller needs: two collectors with money bidding against each other...
Reputable seller, but that bidding history sure looks a lot like shill bidding...

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:21 am
by humus
Am I missing something or can't you search for past auctions on ebay.com anymore?

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:58 pm
by Zanker
Khnud wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:36 am
Zanker wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:36 pm
I love this 7" but this is insane!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333334437362

this is what an ebay seller needs: two collectors with money bidding against each other...
Reputable seller, but that bidding history sure looks a lot like shill bidding...
Yes good seller, bought from him before. Very strange bidding for sure.

Re: Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:46 pm
by Prowler
https://www.ebay.de/itm/PARABELLUM-Sacr ... SwSA9dteKG

Oh my ... still not over that auction ...