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  • Live Drugs arrived yesterday! Really want to blast it but must wait until the zoom call coast is clear.
    Got a great deal on an OOP Dylan mono MoFi on eBay: $30 shipped. Tracking email said it arrived today! In Washington DC. I live in Brooklyn....
    MikeH
    MikeH
    @Ghost it was. I realized I didn’t have that MoFi so I ended up grabbing it. The seller just messaged me though and said he accidentally put the wrong tracking info in since he shipped a few records at once (mine was 2 digits off from it) so mine is still in transit. PHEW! I need to cut back on the record purchases but have had a run of a few good deals on eBay MoFis lately!
    Ghost
    Ghost
    Bravo! I need to start scouring eBay for more audiophile record deals, seems like you make off pretty well w EBAY!
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    @Ghost if ya figure out the best way to search for things, you can still find lots of good deals especially compared to discogs. It's all about finding listings for things that are pretty vague but you can tell what they are still. Or people who spell things incorrectly. I got a huge chunk of my early Coltrane collection from people who listed them as "Coltrain" on ebay for really cheap haha.
    Anybody get the recent reissue of Lou Reed - New York on vinyl? Been on a Lou Reed kick lately and wondering how the reissue sounds....I kinda wish the price was cheaper and didn't include the CD/DVD audio...
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    MikeH
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    @Sonicpharmacist Rhino has it listed at $90 + shipping which is crazy for me for a 2xLP...I don't need all the extra stuff. I have a Qobuz subscription and it has all the high res extras streaming. I will also never watch a DVD of a live show. Hoping that just a vinyl comes out at some point...
    Yer Ol' Uncle D
    Yer Ol' Uncle D
    I haven't heard it yet - I have a couple OG's - but I'd imagine, based on the quality of the recent posthumous Lou reissues (see Ecstasy), it sounds really nice. Here's the best deal I've seen ($62.79) and you should be able to get a code for an additional 10%...

    djdavedk
    djdavedk
    I read a comment that the speed is off a little bit...
    If anybody In the US sees The Weeknd or Mac Demarco RSD releases (other here comes the cowboy demos) please let me know! Edit: might have been sorted!
    For those who sell records online and print your own postage via PayPal, any idea how much a 1LP box might weigh?
    MikeH
    MikeH
    @wmeugene thanks! I ended up doing 1lb 6oz I think. It's a single LP non-gatefold so hoping it's right! Seems it based on pricing when I go to USPS.
    AnthonyI
    AnthonyI
    I've always gone with 2 lbs for a single album and 3 for a dbl and haven't had any issues ;)
    feesrevenge
    feesrevenge
    Single albums 1 lb. 2 Lp 2 lb’s. But to be honest it often rings up as 1 lb 3 oz and the PO has never said a word. A lot of time when I bring in 2 shipments they put one on the scale, scan it and then put the second on top and scan it so the receipt for that one shows both weights. Not so sure they really look at that.
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    I really regret buying some of these MoFi One Steps...because now I have the itch to buy a whole bunch of them...
    Lord Diaper Baby
    Lord Diaper Baby
    I’ve picked up Gaye, Dylan, Yes, Monk, and Mingus (2 copies of Gaye & Dylan, in fact). Only one I missed that I would’ve wanted is Fagen’s The Nightfly
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    MikeH
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    Well if you ever want to let one of the Marvin Gayes go for not a crazy price let me know! Do you have a favorite? I now have Dylan, Yes and Monk
    Lord Diaper Baby
    Lord Diaper Baby
    Album - Dylan. But those pressings - Gaye
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    Seriously paring down my record collection. Managed to put 250+ albums in the sale pile to bring to my local today. Joked with my fiancée that my one out/one in policy I was supposed to enact this year starts tomorrow!
    MikeH
    MikeH
    Plus...my record store got hit pretty hard with COVID. They still aren’t open yet. I’m happy to give them a deal if they find value in them and it helps them out at all! A lot are from one collection I purchased a few years back for dirt cheap.
    scotthilk
    scotthilk
    Give us first dibs on the gems! 250 out of how many total?
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    @scotthilk I had about 1200 LPs in discogs but not everything was in there (It was probably missing around 2-300 that I never got around to adding in). Probably getting rid of around 300-350 total. Keeping most of the gems myself but if any others come up that I want to sell will be sure to post em here first!
    Anybody have any interest in purchasing my Secretly Society pressing of the new Jason Molina - Eight Gates album? Forgot to swap it out and not sure I'll spin it enough and have no shelf space left! Opened and spun once but in great shape!
    Anybody happen to have/know where I can get a good disc 1 of the In Rainbows box set?
    Mather
    Mather
    Wha happan?
    MikeH
    MikeH
    Found the box set for $30 but side B on disc one has some damage on it. Figured it was worth the gamble for $30!
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    I've gotta hand it to Bleep...I received a sealed copy of Dear Science with a pressing error (same song twice and another song missing) and after emailing Bleep, they refunded the entire purchase + shipping since they had no more stock and let me keep the record-- all within 48 hours.
    Mather
    Mather
    So they get back to me, tell me they pulled a bunch of pressings off the line and tested them and confirmed they had the same issue I had encountered. They thanked me, and then sent me a black copy, a purple copy, and all the limited extras that came with all the Beta Band reissues like patches and fanzine reissues. Super cool of them.
    MikeH
    MikeH
    @Mather I had a similar thing happen with Jagjaguwar. I bought a used Bon Iver 12" single and when I went to play it, the album was super off center and sounded awful. Contacted them and they said they didn't have any other copies left since it was long sold out but I could pick any other Bon Iver LP in their store and they would send it to me for free.
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    Mather
    Yeah it's pretty cool, I've had really good luck with getting replacements directly from labels and stores, Juno.uk, Turntable Lab etc... They've mostly been pretty good.
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    Finally tracked down a relatively cheap copy of Dear Science by TVOTR. Put it on the turntable this AM and side B has Golden Age twice in a row and is missing Family Tree. Doh!
    MikeH
    MikeH
    @Mather yep that's what i meant...even confused myself with that one. Side A ends with Dancing Choose and side B starts with Dancing Choose again.
    MikeH
    MikeH
    @McGlam --yea it's one of my favorites on the album too. Such a bummer it's just missing from this press. Can only seem to find copies of it in the UK and since Bleep's shipping wasn't too awful I went for it. Hoping they refund me...didn't even realize there was a mispress.
    CAPacelli
    CAPacelli
    Misprint! Flip it for some caaaaaash :cool:
    Is it true that discogs sale stats are only for the most recent 10 sales?
    You all probably know this by now, but if you plan on buying any records today, look on bandcamp first! Bandcamp is waiving their fees today for bands and they need your support now more than ever. Lots of great stuff out there.
    Is it just me or have discogs prices gone through the roof on a lot of stuff lately? Was looking through my collection to see what to sell and there's a lot of stuff that used to be listed for $40 or $50 and is now listed at $100+...is it that more people are at home buying vinyl and more people are selling due to economic uncertainty?
    Tys1
    Tys1
    @MikeH easiest solution is to just buy what you know you’ll enjoy. I’m not positive on the inner workings of cogs. If you don’t add tracking into the transaction comments then they don’t post it as a confirmed sale? I’d think they would, unless the sale is cx’d. But a seller can still make a “confirmed sale” never cancel it and never pay their monthly sellers bill.
    Selaws
    Selaws
    @High Rant District has a great point here! Years ago I used to buy and sell comics as a hobby. This was before a lot of the films came out so I would speculate and buy first appearances. Anyway, I'm still a member of a lot of private Facebook groups and near every payday there will be a surge of posts saying "I have an extra £X to spend, what have you got".
    gregathon
    gregathon
    Similar to sports cards/vinyl, the secondhand market for comic books is escalating in price. I guess with no new comics, and closed shops, everyone is sent online to spend that cash they typically have earmarked for weekly pickups.

    I usually buy new, but try and pick up some key issues of Spider-Man and Daredevil once in a while. I know in the back of my head what certain issues go for, and they go up every week.
    Anybody know anything about recapping KEF 101 speakers? I bought a KEF 101 capacitor kit from Falcon audio and now seems like they are the incorrect caps...if anybody has experience recapping speakers and wants to make some extra money by recapping them for me...let me know!
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