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  • A chazza, a jazz rarity find - and a selling question

    It's been a while since I turned up something of a rare find "in the wild", but I got that sought after shiver of excitement again last weekend. Wandering in to a local chazza I hadn't been in for a while, I recognized one of the staff and - after a quick flick through a box filled with the usual tired mix of Jim Reeves, budget classical and Abba albums - asked if she'd had any new stuff in.
    As luck would have it, reader, she had. "Just this morning, but I haven't had a chance to sort it yet". Tingle, tingle.
    It soon became apparent that whoever had donated the box (of maybe 50-60 LPs) a) had quite varied and interesting taste and b) looked after their records well.
    I soon located some interesting stuff (to me at least):
    Pilot - Two's A Crowd (1977) - I'm a sucker for this lot's way with a tune and I'd rarely seen this later album
    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits - the bluesy collection from the Peter Green years
    Nick Ingram - Terminator - familiar in VV circles I'm sure. Tasty jazz-funk from the funky end of library music.
    The Clyde Pop Orchestra - had no idea what this was but it looked interesting
    But the best was yet to come - a nice batch of late 50s-mid Sixties jazz albums including Stan Tracey, Modern Jazz Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Cleveland, Wilbur de Paris, and this ...

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    I have to be honest - I didn't know what it was but my crate digger rarity antennae twitched so I added it to the pile.
    It's in superb condition and looks barely played.
    Here's where I'd like some VG+ wisdom - I need to get the best price possible for it, so where would you sell it?
    I mostly use the Bay but for something this specialist, would Discogs be better?
    And if auction - start at 99p and let 'em fight it out, or minimize risk and start it much higher up the scale?
    Of course, I wish I knew an avid jazz collector with deep pockets
    Over to you. And an Oooff would be nice

  • #2
    Originally posted by Mactheruss View Post
    I need to get the best price possible for it
    I'd like

    Great find , stick it on discogs for just below the top price and see how it goes , if no takers lower the price and add offers considered , if it doesnt go , ebay , start at 100 or BIN at about 400+ imo, wait for when they offer £1 max fees

    and pay for extra postal insurance even if its out of your own pocket

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    • #3
      As Reza says, start with Discogs and see what happens. No copies on there at the moment, so should be some interest.

      And checking ebay, doesn't look like a copy has been on there for a while. For something like this, I'd start at a price you'd be happy with and then you might get more. But it'll probably go on the 'cogs anyway.

      And oooooooooof, obv.

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      • #4
        I'll second that Ooooooooof.

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        • #5
          I'd keep it. I have his Piano Moods Vol 1 EP and he's a really super pianist. Just spin it a few more times and consider why on earth you would want to sell it.
          "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shere Khan View Post
            I'd keep it. I have his Piano Moods Vol 1 EP and he's a really super pianist. Just spin it a few more times and consider why on earth you would want to sell it.
            I'm very tempted - it's an excellent album. But one or two other matters require some finance, so I don't have the luxury of choosing really.

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            • #7
              I think Discogs is easier (and fees are slightly less I think?) there's a number of "wants" showing there, but depends if you have some seller feedback. Ebay riskier of course, since it sells for what the second highest bidder enters you always need *two* buyers willing to shell out that paricular week (and holiday season at the moment too of course), but you could do a Buy-It-Now with offers?

              Coincidentally I also found a rare UK jazz album with an animal themed title and sleeve this week, except mine's in worse condition and on a much less collectable label than Tempo and consequently worth about a fiver! (and probably a worse pianist too, not played it yet!)

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