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    Mescal - you need to use an image hosting site. Imgur is good, and easy to then post on here from.

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    F****** hell.

    This forum site is not smartphone friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    Slim pickings this year then? FFS get some Utrecht pron up.
    I should do some shots this evening... back and out to see Wolf People last night...

    Good set of plussers in attendance... Some fine score all round...

    Did well on Friday and Sunday... I'd an odd Saturday - I was after some specific records... not rare items, but fairly common... I thought they'd be fairly easy bits to score... kind of meant trawling (what appeared to be) every 45 box imaginable... and those cheap boxes of dance 12s... hard work little results... still the 21 OST 45s from 70s Pakistan scored on Friday made my weekend...

    @Mescal - I think we need Prisoner style badges... spotting people from one year to the next is getting harder... maybe I just need glasses ;-)
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    So, what's that extremely rare Vertigo record again?

    Right, Dr Z, only 65 copies sold, you never actually see one

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    I'm sure I saw a fourth one too.

    Just to illustrate to the board members who've never been just How many rare records float around at Utrecht.

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    I'm sorry for the sideway pics. But don't blame me

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    Then my purchases


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    The Ben sticker says :

    Wrecked but rare. Worst copy ever :-)

    I kinda took a gamble with that one. Obviously not mint but plays ok with background noise, but no real pops and no jumps. At 1/20 of the price of the other copy I saw, I don't complain.

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    Found lots of goodies and crossed off some wants. On my IPhone only though so no chance to post photos. All on Instagram if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mescal View Post
    The Ben sticker says :

    Wrecked but rare. Worst copy ever :-)

    I kinda took a gamble with that one. Obviously not mint but plays ok with background noise, but no real pops and no jumps. At 1/20 of the price of the other copy I saw, I don't complain.
    I once listened to that LP and thought it was tepid at best. If you can clean it/tart it up and sell it on then I reckon it's the best option!
    Drastically reduced to 72p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mang View Post
    I once listened to that LP and thought it was tepid at best. If you can clean it/tart it up and sell it on then I reckon it's the best option!
    Yeah, it's not really that original. Don't understand why anyone would pay 2500 € for that album.

    Would need a good sleeve to flip it though. So if anyone has a sleeve lying about ...

    Got a good deal on the Weed album as well. It had a few hairlines, but plays Mint really.

    Funny thing with those psych/prog collector/dealers. Top prices and all, but when there's a little ding on the sleeve, or some scratches, the price plummets.

    I'm used to African records ... That Ben lp would be an African Vg+.

    Anyway, some crowd on saturday, but the hall was empty on sunday ... so deals were to be had.

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    Also, I almost got ripped off.

    Saw a 1st press Led Zeppelin turquoise sleeve on saturday at a reasonable price (I'm a sucker for classic albums, like listen to all the rock you want, in the end, Led Zeppelin (or Black Sabbath for that matter) did it better). Condition was pretty good. Not mint, but Vg+.

    Went back on sunday, haggled a bit etc, and got it down to a very reasonable price. Not cheap, but not 1.000 €. I checked the sleeve again, the record again (was looking for scratches etc), saw that everything was good and purchased.

    You should know that that particular dealer had two stalls in Utrecht. One with memorabilia and some records (incl. the Led Zep) and another stall with mega rarities (Vashti Bunyan, Will Malone, Elias Hulk, etc).

    A little while later I checked the record again. Only now checking the small details (the superhype credit) - and came to the conclusion it was a regular early pressing in a turquoise sleeve. (so no superhype credit).

    Went back to the memorabilia stand to get my money back. Guy wasn't really very surprised but said I should go to the rare record stand, since his boss was there (who has the money). Went there with the guy, but boss wasn't there. Showed the record to the guy running the rare record stall (still not the boss) who said immediately: first press should have superhype credit (so, which it hadn't).

    Guy from the memorabilia stand went to look for his boss (who was having a coffee), and came back with the money.

    So in all this time, I didn't see the boss directly. He didn't come to look to the record, there was no discussion whatsoever, just got the money back, and that was it.

    So don't know if it was an honest mistake or a rip off.

    But, the fact that they were selling rare records, they instantly knew about the superhype credits, the 'boss' didn't even bother to come to check the record to see if my claim was right, or not even thinking I might have putten a wrong record in the sleeve , ...


    Anyways, glad I noticed it in time, would have been a bummer for the weekend

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    The 45s: Bagged 35 this time. Most I’ve bought at the fair or the day before ;-)

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    A flavour above – the rest of them are here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpflapp/with/33822958962/
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    Great pics guys, even if my neck is cricked now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by llmod1 View Post
    Found lots of goodies and crossed off some wants. On my IPhone only though so no chance to post photos. All on Instagram if anyone is interested.
    Photobucket app Mark?
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    Nice to see the Utrecht pron and read the stories. Thanks chaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mescal View Post
    Also, I almost got ripped off.

    Saw a 1st press Led Zeppelin turquoise sleeve on saturday at a reasonable price (I'm a sucker for classic albums, like listen to all the rock you want, in the end, Led Zeppelin (or Black Sabbath for that matter) did it better). Condition was pretty good. Not mint, but Vg+.

    Went back on sunday, haggled a bit etc, and got it down to a very reasonable price. Not cheap, but not 1.000 . I checked the sleeve again, the record again (was looking for scratches etc), saw that everything was good and purchased.

    You should know that that particular dealer had two stalls in Utrecht. One with memorabilia and some records (incl. the Led Zep) and another stall with mega rarities (Vashti Bunyan, Will Malone, Elias Hulk, etc).

    A little while later I checked the record again. Only now checking the small details (the superhype credit) - and came to the conclusion it was a regular early pressing in a turquoise sleeve. (so no superhype credit).

    Went back to the memorabilia stand to get my money back. Guy wasn't really very surprised but said I should go to the rare record stand, since his boss was there (who has the money). Went there with the guy, but boss wasn't there. Showed the record to the guy running the rare record stall (still not the boss) who said immediately: first press should have superhype credit (so, which it hadn't).

    Guy from the memorabilia stand went to look for his boss (who was having a coffee), and came back with the money.

    So in all this time, I didn't see the boss directly. He didn't come to look to the record, there was no discussion whatsoever, just got the money back, and that was it.

    So don't know if it was an honest mistake or a rip off.

    But, the fact that they were selling rare records, they instantly knew about the superhype credits, the 'boss' didn't even bother to come to check the record to see if my claim was right, or not even thinking I might have putten a wrong record in the sleeve , ...


    Anyways, glad I noticed it in time, would have been a bummer for the weekend
    Not an honest mistake imo. I'm sure the dealer knew what he was selling and instead of putting a warning sticker and lower the price accordingly opted to sell the record as such. It's great that you noticed it in time and got your money back without any fuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mescal View Post
    Yeah, it's not really that original. Don't understand why anyone would pay 2500 € for that album.

    Would need a good sleeve to flip it though. So if anyone has a sleeve lying about ...

    Got a good deal on the Weed album as well. It had a few hairlines, but plays Mint really.

    Funny thing with those psych/prog collector/dealers. Top prices and all, but when there's a little ding on the sleeve, or some scratches, the price plummets.

    I'm used to African records ... That Ben lp would be an African Vg+.

    Anyway, some crowd on saturday, but the hall was empty on sunday ... so deals were to be had.
    I like Ben a lot, it's a fine progressive album. I only have the Akarma reissue but I have seen an original copy as a mate has one (in pristine condition)!

    Psych/prog/folk collectors are usually loaded so they are able to pay a lot for good copies. Also, the music is quite delicate. I think this is why this field (psych/prog/folk) is amongst the most reissued on vinyl. Too many people looking for top condition copies, too few copies available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie View Post
    I like Ben a lot, it's a fine progressive album. I only have the Akarma reissue but I have seen an original copy as a mate has one (in pristine condition)!

    Psych/prog/folk collectors are usually loaded so they are able to pay a lot for good copies. Also, the music is quite delicate. I think this is why this field (psych/prog/folk) is amongst the most reissued on vinyl. Too many people looking for top condition copies, too few copies available.
    I suppose the add on to that is that if you can find a decent, licensed reissue, some of the dough goes to the people that made it in the first place. It must be very frustrating if you are one of the musicians that made an lp that sold next to nothing back in the day, and now changes hands for thousands of pounds for original copies. Kudos don't pay the rent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie View Post
    Not an honest mistake imo. I'm sure the dealer knew what he was selling and instead of putting a warning sticker and lower the price accordingly opted to sell the record as such. It's great that you noticed it in time and got your money back without any fuss.
    I'm glad someone comments on this story.

    Don't think it was an honest mistake too.

    I'm kinda appalled that a reputable seller would so knowingly and so slyly try to rip a customer off. I'm in this record thing for the love of music. If I wanted to be ripped off I'd start gambling or going to strip clubs or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treeboy View Post
    I suppose the add on to that is that if you can find a decent, licensed reissue, some of the dough goes to the people that made it in the first place. It must be very frustrating if you are one of the musicians that made an lp that sold next to nothing back in the day, and now changes hands for thousands of pounds for original copies. Kudos don't pay the rent.
    Wouldn't they see it as a compliment?

    Most have been out of the music business for ages and done something else with their lives. Must be cool to know that time proved you right, and that people enjoy the music you made as a 20-something. Even if the albums gets a licensed reissue, how much money would go the musicians? 1000 ? Will hardly pay the rent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie View Post
    I like Ben a lot, it's a fine progressive album. I only have the Akarma reissue but I have seen an original copy as a mate has one (in pristine condition)!

    Psych/prog/folk collectors are usually loaded so they are able to pay a lot for good copies. Also, the music is quite delicate. I think this is why this field (psych/prog/folk) is amongst the most reissued on vinyl. Too many people looking for top condition copies, too few copies available.
    Do you think that psych collectors have deeper pockets than Jazz or Northern Soul collectors?

    Jazz is even more delicate than Psych I'd think?

    Anyway, I enjoy the Ben album. Would not pay top price for it, but sure am keeping this copy.

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    Surely classical is the most delicate of genres and most vulnerable to audible defects?

    I suppose this might not impact on pricing as much since classical records usually tend to be in great condition and well cared for. Perhaps less likely to be spun at raucous parties or trashed by the kids...

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