Insane Ebay Auctions - Vinyl, Tapes & Merch

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I dare to say the Goldsmith and Angel Witch 45s were even more insane.

I also dare to say I believe most of his auctions were won by non US folk.
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Is this it? Are we, like, rich now?
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Zombie Dance wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:21 am Is this it? Are we, like, rich now?
Don't know about you but ever since I added my vinyl to Discogs a few years ago, the rise of my 'collection value' has been pretty mind-boggling.

On the other hand I bought a copy of the RSD Cro-mags reissue via Discogs for €20, and the 'Lowest sold' on the release page is €25.47. So they are, probably conscious, filtering out lower priced sales to artificially raise the 'market price' for records.
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humus wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:09 am On the other hand I bought a copy of the RSD Cro-mags reissue via Discogs for €20, and the 'Lowest sold' on the release page is €25.47. So they are, probably conscious, filtering out lower priced sales to artificially raise the 'market price' for records.
They only show the 10 latest sales, perhaps that's why?
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As for being rich - well define "rich".

Discogs collection value is one thing - actually getting that amount of $$ in your pocket (or in your bank account) is another. You can't pay your rent in vinyl records, and transforming a 3000+ item collection into cash is a lot of work.
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Khnud wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:24 pmThey only show the 10 latest sales, perhaps that's why?
Do they? Would explain it but not very logical IMO.
As for being rich - well define "rich".

Discogs collection value is one thing - actually getting that amount of $$ in your pocket (or in your bank account) is another. You can't pay your rent in vinyl records, and transforming a 3000+ item collection into cash is a lot of work.
I know. Besides, I can't even move myself to sell my spare copies. Have over 300 tapes and probably close to 100 records like that and they just sit there.
On the other hand, if I sell the 50 or so most expensive items from my collection I could turn that into a lot of cash with a limited amount of work.
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Khnud wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:28 pm As for being rich - well define "rich".
Yeah I was obviously kidding ;) To be honest all the money made on used records sale has always seemed to me very petty. Nickels and dimes compared tot he efforts taken, get a real job instead.

Yes Discogs has been juking up the price, makes perfect sense coming from them.
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Still, it's a valid question I think. We're all slowly moving towards that point in our lives when we need to start thinking about what should happen with our collections when we're no longer around. And at that point, it's understandable to begin comparing potential profit versus effort needed to sell.

Many collectors start selling their collections in their late 60's. To me that's in about 20 years, which means I'm roughly halfway done with my collecting hobby. :-)
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Khnud wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:54 pm Still, it's a valid question I think. We're all slowly moving towards that point in our lives when we need to start thinking about what should happen with our collections when we're no longer around. And at that point, it's understandable to begin comparing potential profit versus effort needed to sell.
Many collectors start selling their collections in their late 60's. To me that's in about 20 years, which means I'm roughly halfway done with my collecting hobby. :-)
And the prize for today's most uplifting post goes to ...Khnud! :lol:
I have actually started to think about exactly the scenario you describe lately and it is problematic. In the event of my shuffling off the ole mortal coil, i have three different collections that'll need to be disposed of in addition to all the usual household items.
I'd thought that my sister & her three kids could split the workload, with each of the kids taking on one of the collections whilst my sister dealt with all the day-to-day things. However, this could prove tricky as one of my nephews is into comics so he's the natural choice to take care of my comix & graphic novels, my other nephew is into music so i showed him discogs a while back in the hope that he'll dispose of my music collection wisely. So far so good, but that then leaves just my teenage niece to dispose of my collection of vintage 1970's porno mags, which is not an ideal scenario. :o
I think i'm gonna have to leave an emergenct key with a friend so that when the time comes they can get the smut out of here before my family arrive just to save them the headache of dealing with an almost complete run of 1970-1980 Mayfair magazines. It genuinely seemed like such an innocent kitsch hobby when i started purloining them back in the early '90's!
To get back on-topic, it might be interesting to look back through this thread from it's beginning 42 pages ago & see how the 'ludicrous' asking prices back then compare to what the same items go for nowadays.
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I'm 31 and seeing how fast the world is going to shit, I'm sure by the time I'll think about that, there'll be way more important issue going on (more viruses, climatic disasters, civil wars connected to mass migration etc) than what to do with these pieces of cardboard and wax. I'm enjoying while it lasts, but that's like retirement, I don't really realistically see any peaceful future in it. (not trying to be depressing here but you know...)
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And I'm the depressive one? :lol:

The madness continues: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234639218458
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Khnud wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:44 pm And I'm the depressive one? :lol:

The madness continues: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234639218458
Maybe NWoBHM 45s will be the new currency in the post-apocalyptic world that Zombie Dance' is picturing? :lol:
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bigfootkit wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:02 am
Khnud wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:44 pm And I'm the depressive one? :lol:

The madness continues: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234639218458
Maybe NWoBHM 45s will be the new currency in the post-apocalyptic world that Zombie Dance' is picturing? :lol:
Then we're indeed rich! Happy times!
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