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    do you guys still use ebay to sell and buy? or just buy?

    I always used to have at least 25 things listed on ebay at a time, always shifting the collection around and buying more. but I also used to be always clearing things out of the house.
    now I hardly ever use it to buy or sell. I might look for a record and then buy it off discogs. it seems all the good things about ebay have vanished.
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  • #2
    I've never sold.

    Buying is too hit-and-miss with classical I find. Seller does a quick visual check - 'looks near mint'. I do a closer look and find markings that, it turns out, mar quiet passages. Seller gets defensive and mutters about their description of LP. I point out that the rating they are referring to only makes sense if you also factor in an audio check. Seller caves.

    The "Chronophragie" (sp?) LP I posted about = a case in point.

    Generally a tolerable outcome, but too much hassle. Occasional buy only from now on.


    Last edited by Grim Lounge Cowboy; 07-09-2017, 11:38 AM. Reason: "Buying is"

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    • #3
      Clearing out stuff on there at the moment. Find it works quite well, but the listing is tedious now I'm used to discogs. It can be worth doing as it's a different/wider audience to yer discogs crowd.

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      • #4
        It's hit and miss with grading as it's all over the shop and if it's a 'buy it now' you generally look at discogs and you can buy it there with a stricter grading (in the main) for sometimes a tenth of the price. My thing now is usually to stick bids on things that are starting at 0.99p or if the seller is selling a bulk lot working out a price on combined postage.

        What annoys me most is half the time browsing the genre sections is pointless as you find 'Mantovani' in the Progressive Rock section or 'Charlie Kunz' under 60's Psyche and the Jazz section has virtually any genre shoved in there. It makes looking for bargains a brain ache.

        I sold a record on their the other week which went for decent money but probably a lot less than if i'd not been so honest and used a lot of flowery sales techniques to kid people into thinking they needed it. I got no comeback though and the guy said I was honest so I'm happy. It bought some paint for the summerhouse and some more records so all good.

        From a sellers point of view if you can grade well and big up a MOJO record you can sell 20 quid records for 3 figures quite easily and start them off from 0.99p too.
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        • #5
          I've had some really poor experiences with ebay recently.

          I thought I'd got a bargain winning an auction for an album that was probably worth twice as much. Waited ages for it to arrive. Eventually I contact the seller and he claims to have put it in his internal post at work and he can't understand why I haven't received it. Very quick to offer a refund though. My guess is he started the bidding at too low a price, was miffed it sold for half it was worth and was glad to simply refund me the money. Not forgetting that you can't give negative feedback to a seller on an item you've been refunded.

          Then another bad experience was when I won an auction on an album i've been after for about 20 years from a buyer with 100% feedback. Thrilled to finally have it on vinyl in Ex/Ex condition. Then it arrives wrapped in a bin liner - so all 4 corners of the cover are badly bent. When I complain to the seller she says "I've had no other complaints". Checked her very recent feedback and there's one from a guy complaining he's just received an album that was ruined because it was "packed in a garbage bag".

          I've even had bad experiences as a seller. E.g. I decide to replace my aging record storage shelving with new smart/stronger stuff. So I auction off the old shelving stressing "buyer to collect" and that the shelving, which would hold about 3,000 albums, wouldn't dismantle and so would need to be collected in a van. Auction ends. Next day the buyer turns up in a Vauxhall Corsa!

          I could go on (e.g. idiots bidding on an item an hour before the auction ends, receiving records graded as NM that were scratched). Think I'll stick to discogs in future.

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          • #6
            As someone not living in the UK, I found ebay.co.uk almost unusable and ebay.com only slightly better ...

            Bad grading is rife as it is on Yahoo Auctions, here in Japan.

            But unfortunately, some things will sell on ebay, but not in Japan, so it's a bit of mix and match ...

            Never had a record packed in a bin liner, but have had an LP sent to me with no inner bags. That was an unpleasant surprise ...
            "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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            • #7
              I still sell on ebay when I've things to shift, though buyers not leaving feedback on minty sealed records does annoy me, and I still buy sometimes too, though it's mainly new albums these days which does make me feel like I'm helping to kill off record shops, especially when I buy from a couple of very big American sellers who do them cheap and have free P&P, but there you go. It's not often that I get involved in a bidding battle any more and long gone are the days when I would get up at 3am to put a bid in at the dying seconds of an auction in Australia or somewhere. I buy sometimes from Discogs but find the grading a bit more hit and miss and the lack of pictures of the individual item doesn't help - I find ebay better in that respect

              Last thing I bought on ebay: an offcut of carpet to put in the porch


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              • #8
                I still use ebay as well as Discogs. I find that some unusual stuff does still show up on ebay and one of either two things will happen - the bidding will go crazy and I'll slink away or I'll be the only bidder, even on things i expect to go high. Grading can be a bit hit or miss as there are many folks just getting rid of their own or relatives collections I guess, not professional sellers. Discogs has actually been winding me up more than ebay of late with the same records that I mildly want being listed for 'cough' optimistic prices for months on end (and yes I know this happens on ebay as well but as I only really look at auctions and not buy it nows I don't come across it as much). Still, the thrill is in the chase and all that......

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                • #9
                  decisions, decisions... vinyl/download
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                  • #10
                    I am not tempted by the new album as I have an unhealthy amount of Royal Vinyl as it is,
                    with this triple box set probably my crown jewel



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                    • #11
                      I've not looked on ebay for a while. Last year I bought 40 odd records off ebay and they were all in very good condition and matched the grading. I havn't sold anything on ebay for about a year.

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                      • #12
                        the context of my earlier post about the Royal vinyl is that I had just been looking at ebay,
                        more specifically the goody bags from the wedding and it prompted me to think about the new album
                        coming out on Decca shortly that is a recording of the big day.
                        more info here : https://pitchfork.com/news/the-royal...and-streaming/

                        The mad thing on ebay I did notice was one of these!
                        https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Wed...8?roken=cUgayN

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                        • #13
                          It's madness HG. I was laying concrete all day Saturday so pretty much missed it apart from some highlights mainly of the American Bishop and that goodie bag you posted weirdly enough. Totally insane and probably a bit wrong because it's my understanding normal folk only got tickets and got those bags for 'services to the community' charitable work etc. So much for that but if I had one I'd cash in too!
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                          • #14
                            I'd eat the giant chocolate coin first though

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                            • #15
                              Sure to be 'boot' bags cropping up soon.

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