bianchimoon Posts: 3,942
edited February 2017 in The cake stop
anybody sold any recently, keep hearing there's a growing market and the thought of some new carbon hoops for the summer bike is more appealing than the black vinyl discs I have sat in a cupboard. any body sold any individually or as a collection? either fleabay or does anyone know of a simpler method to sell a batch for a lump sum?
All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
If you think you've got something collectible check out the prices on discogs - which is a nerds paradise, it will help you to work out whether your particular copy is rare.
Some record shops will give you a deal on boxful but don't expect to get more than a pound per disc.
I found "We Buy Books" for good for CDs and books - the prices look low but are comparable with what you would get after all the fees and postage is paid selling on ebay. I got lot more that way than selling my vinyl.
Highest Lowest Average Median
£31.87 £7.37 14.52 £11.55
hmm says £3.50 on original label
https://www.discogs.com/Gloria-And-The- ... se/4019809
You can pretty much see if it is going to make any money by the "Haves and Wants"
My main reason for selling is that if I pop my clogs some wide boy house clearance type will offer the Mrs £100 for the lot as she will not appreciate the true worth.
I'm loving it so far, treated myself to some vinyl from the internets but i'm looking forward to going into town tomorrow to hunt through some records shops!
I put my vinyl and deck away when the kids started toddling, it came out again a few years ago as they were both teenagers and getting more into music. The girl isn't bothered but the lad now buys a lot of music on vinyl and uses it more than I do, both new stuff and some of my old ones. Glad I didn't get rid of it.
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I was lucky enough to be involved in building Discogs (I joined at the start of 2001 when it was purely for electronic music and I’m still a moderator) so a lot of my collection was already on the site or added as and when a new one was purchased. So when they started the market place it was pretty easy to begin selling. Starting from scratch would be a nightmare and there are some unscrupulous buyers/sellers on the site now, but if you’re willing to load your releases, buy a big box of 12” cardboard mailers and make multiple trips to the PO then go for it. For my next purge I’ll be paying someone to do it for me!
I’ve got some stupidly rare stuff but I could never part with them (yet).
Also, if you do have something rare, you will have to check against detailed identification descriptions for things like sleeve codes, codes in run out grooves, misspelled words, pressing numbers etc. I have some Hendrix stuff and there are endless things to check. Even more so for Beatles and Pink Floyd rarities!
Finally, some Hi-Fi forums like HiFi Wigwam and Pinkfish Media will allow you to post classified ads with a simple list of records. This could be the most straightforward way. These are subject to different conditions, so make sure you read the rules before you post (otherwise you will be jumped on (especially on the Wam!)
Absolutely. Grading can ruin you.
Is Discogs pretty straightforward to use? I am not really keeping up with the digital age so need it to be simple!
As Mike said, you need to be 100% on the ball with the release you're entering, but it's basically:
Set up an account
Find the record you have within the database
Add the record/CD/tape to your collection (big button)*
Sell the record/CD/tape (big buttons) - but you'll need to grade the item and supply your shipping terms
*I'm not 100% sure that you need to do this part now - you may be able to go straight to sales. I'll check.
It's definitely worth buying some 12" mailers and card stiffeners (easy to get on eBay) because our PO is brutal when it comes to records and if it's going offshore even more so.
Love your vinyl, it is ace.
Thanks for your help, one more thing, if you have a version that isn't on there do you take all the pictures and upload yourself or do you send to admin and they do it. For instance all the versions of this lp have green labels
https://www.discogs.com/Culture-Two-Sev ... se/1389578
When you look at the images the records themselves all have green labels, the copy I have has red labels and can't find it on there.
Hi Frank - sorry was away on the very West Coast of Scotland for the weekend where it's pretty much No-G and dial up speeds.
Have you checked all the release and cross referenced your catalogue number? They might not have the photos but they might have the release:
https://www.discogs.com/Culture-Two-Sev ... ter/109825
If it's not it can be submitted (that would be yourself) and then the mods would check it and push it through.
Please make multiple backups of your sound files.
Many thanks for all your help.
Certainly have Moontrane, each collection of singles and each album I put onto a CD, obviously they are all on my PC but also I have save a copy of each recording to an external hard drive, so hopefully am covered.