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  • Oh no its that dumb book coming soon!

    Just thought I'd mention, that the stupid book for stupid people, oh I mean the record collector valuation book is out soon.
    A bit like hi-fi magazine aimed at people who don't really like music.
    I bet ya' moody is in this one plus loads of other cats been let out of bags coming soon.
    there only noodles michael...

  • #2
    And every Oxfam in the country will get issued with one as standard, but will completely ignore the differing values based on condition and charge several million quid for a Beatles record that looks like it's been sat on by Big Daddy..........

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    • #3
      bet the cost of issuing all those books outweighs a fair chunk of the money they could be making selling them at 50p each...

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      • #4
        They never update those things anyway. Presumably they'll add the White Stripes and a few other new collectacle vinyl bands but odds on 'Nice To Meet Miss Christine' will still be £40.

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        • #5
          I think they just calculate the inflation rates and add those on to the existing prices. . . Humbug. The collectors price guide is a useful reference tool, but it is flawed. . .and those people who start pricing records at over a quid in charity shops should be shot.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] (Viva Chiba @ Sep. 06 2004,18:16)]. . .and those people who start pricing records at over a quid in charity shops should be shot.
            Oh dear, not that old chestnut again... (part 34)

            I don't think trying to make some decent money for charity at the risk of ruining your chances of a bargain really merits a shooting. I don't know, maybe it does - I should really have done some research in case I'm next on the hit-list...

            And I find the stupid book for stupid people a pretty useful, ahem, reference guide for checking B-sides, catalogue numbers and years of release. And if the Chris Harwood LP is still £40 then that's a bonus, because that's what I'll end up paying for it when I eventually find one...  
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            • #7
              Well, unrealistic pricing strategies certainly discourage me from going into that shop and buying anything, be it a bargain or otherwise.

              If such outlets were actually stocking any decent records that would be fine, but when the mark-ups are pretty much across the board and mediocre items are priced upwards of a quid, it spoils the charity shop experience.

              If their vinyl prices had more than a tenuous connection to market reality, or they had a panoply of great records, no doubt I'd shell out for 'em. In fact I have paid a tenner for something half decent before (once&#33. Unfortunately, in general these shops have. . well, charity shop records. This also results in record bins full of filler, which aren't doing a lot for charidee mate. It would probably be wiser if they were priced lower so that their turnover increased.

              Alternately, I think about all the crap charity shop records I've spent £££££ on over the years - which I probably shouldn't have, but was ensnared by the thought of a bargain, rather than any altruistic sentiment. D'oh.

              Raising money for charity. . .depending on the cause. . . is probably a worthy enterprise. If you raise that point - I would have to concede I am guilty of the callous materialism endorsed by our culture. I'd also say that a lot of people who post on this board wouldn't worry about spending $$$ on an antique piece of plastic, when they could have spent that money on saving the lives of other human beings.

              If there's a hell below. . .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [b
                Quote[/b] ]I'd also say that a lot of people who post on this board wouldn't worry about spending $$$ on an antique piece of plastic, when they could have spent that money on saving the lives of other human beings.
                Surely if you buy your vinyl in a charity shop you can do a bit of both, unless it's a PDSA of course.

                I keep my copy of the book in the lavvie for those contemplative moments. It tends to be a dream book along the likes of I wonder what that sounds like. In moments of avarice I can tot up all my 'collectibles' and dream further of untold riches - silly really.

                I always love the cndle and the flame effect this book has on some of the folks on here a bit like owning up to having a stash of jazz mags.

                On the subject of Record Collector is it turning into Smash Hits, or am I just getting old?
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                • #9
                  I keep my rc in the car as its super useful at booters. you see a beatles 7 at a booter and every git thinks its worth £££ (say a fiver) so you note said record down - nip back to the car and find it in the rc...only to find its supppppppppper rare and worth £500.

                  Oh sorry that was me dreaming. Nope. £5 bang on. Oh well thats one more hot dog for me then.



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] (MystDrF @ Sep. 06 2004,21:10)]On the subject of Record Collector is it turning into Smash Hits, or am I just getting old?
                    Yes, I thought that as well - I&#39;m not a fan of the new direction it&#39;s taking, it&#39;s gone bad in the same way that Radio 2 has&#33;

                    Oh, speaking of Radio 2, I can&#39;t be the only one who&#39;s rather nervous about this. They might have a bit of trouble with this, given that there&#39;s sweet Frankie Abbott about in the charities at the mo&#39;.

                    Anyway, apologies for re-opening the charity shop price debate again - all I&#39;ll add is that the RC Price Guide is like fireworks: when handled by someone who knows what they&#39;re doing, it&#39;s a lot of fun, but it&#39;s lethal in the hands of an amateur&#33;

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Sep. 05 2004,23:35)]the RC Price Guide is like fireworks: when handled by someone who knows what they&#39;re doing, it&#39;s a lot of fun, but it&#39;s lethal in the hands of an amateur&#33;
                      Amen&#33;
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Sep. 06 2004,22:35)]
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (MystDrF @ Sep. 06 2004,21:10)]On the subject of Record Collector is it turning into Smash Hits, or am I just getting old?
                        Yes, I thought that as well - I&#39;m not a fan of the new direction it&#39;s taking, it&#39;s gone bad in the same way that Radio 2 has&#33;

                        Oh, speaking of Radio 2, I can&#39;t be the only one who&#39;s rather nervous about this. They might have a bit of trouble with this, given that there&#39;s sweet Frankie Abbott about in the charities at the mo&#39;.

                        Anyway, apologies for re-opening the charity shop price debate again - all I&#39;ll add is that the RC Price Guide is like fireworks: when handled by someone who knows what they&#39;re doing, it&#39;s a lot of fun, but it&#39;s lethal in the hands of an amateur&#33;

                        That makes me go a bit green at the gills, though as it is radio 2 they&#39;ll probablly miss by a mile (hopefully), has anyone listenend to the funk efforts, get some DJ&#39;s who like music&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; not some TV presenter with there fingers in too many pies, haven&#39;t they got enough work&#33;&#33;&#33; and they haven&#39;t heard of LP tracks.There&#39;s more to life than the top 40, thick sod&#39;s that they are.It makes me so cross the state of the BBC, hire a DJ whose main gig in life is music that ain&#39;t hard theres a lot of us around.
                        Enough ranting for one day.
                        Though it might help chazzers get rid of some of the blockage of zilllions of mrs mills and max records.
                        there only noodles michael...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] (Lord Thames @ Sep. 06 2004,22:35)]
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] (MystDrF @ Sep. 06 2004,21:10)]On the subject of Record Collector is it turning into Smash Hits, or am I just getting old?
                          Yes, I thought that as well - I&#39;m not a fan of the new direction it&#39;s taking, it&#39;s gone bad in the same way that Radio 2 has&#33;
                          I don&#39;t think I&#39;ve adjusted to the fact that RC is not in black and white any more. The first time I saw it I felt like a hermit who&#39;d been given a copy of Playboy.

                          As for the Guide&#39;s use, like The Divine One, I reckon it has most use when you need to check a year of release or whether an OG had a lyric sheet included or whatever. The &#39;values&#39; can be taken with a pinch of salt, though.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] (BONBON @ Sep. 06 2004,14:38)]I bet ya&#39; moody is in this one plus loads of other cats been let out of bags coming soon.
                            ...And, to be fair, I don&#39;t think it&#39;s inclusion or otherwise will make the blindest bit of different to my chances of scoring a &#39;Gentle Rain&#39; for a fiver. Or even a tenner if I&#39;m feeling flush.
                            You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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