Haven't purchased a record for months. There's only one record shop (was a few weeks ago) 15 miles away. Have thought about auction sites but once they are posted damage can occur.
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as you should know i'm from Portugal, and in this last 5 month i've bought (lost count) but more than 100 records on Ebay. Not one damage have occur, all have been very well packed, and behound UK i've bought two LP from France and one from Greece ( the most well packed until now)
bidding as I write on ebay...
Some are discribed as Mint and actualy are in Exelent condition, other are in Mint and rated as exelent.
Other then that no problems what so ever!
Ditto. Only good experiences from the bay.
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I sold an LP on eBay for £160, packed it in what I thought was an exemplary way, and it got a bit squished in transit, costing me 60 quid in price reduction...
But nah, you should be fine.
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Thanks chaps. I'll have a scan thru the Bay.
I have mostly had positive purchases off ebay....
Apart from 1, New Order - Subtance the huy said it was mint Ex/Ex, however wheni evenually received it 3 weeks later it was filthy, scratched and covered in mould! He refunded me but I kept it, cleaned it up it had pops & clicks but sounds ok.
I always search for 99p ones from the same seller to get a reduction on postage - got 4 the other day for about £8
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And don't forget about Discogs, nice prices and you can find some difficult Albums as well. I've bought some Diana Krall and Katie Melua LPs.
Why is vinly more expensive than CDs? Got my eyes on a couple of albums and vinyl seems OTT.
Why is vinly more expensive than CDs?
Remember you are paying for the fact that someone bothered to look after a good LP for decades in some cases.
A thirty year-old album with no dirt, dust, warps, scratches, groove damage etc. (and a cover in excellent condition too) is pretty rare compared to it's brand new CD version in most cases.
There is also the part that fashion plays in vinyl sales nowadays. It's become quite 'hip' again so that bumps the prices. (More people after increasingly less vinyl.*)
*Tens of thousands of attics and spare rooms and cupboards get cleared every year and only a few of those old vinyl collections make it to somewhere you can buy them. (Tragically most old vinyl still gets binned.)
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It's not always, the missus was watching that program on ITV about the Now That's What I Call Music series the other night, the first CD (Now 4) is worth 500 quid, simply because they didn't make very many. Conversely the last of the vinyl issues (Now 35) is worth far more than the early ones, simply because there weren't very many sold (understandably).
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If they're kept in attics I certainly wouldn't want it. They warp very quickly. I know this to my cost.
That is one explanation. You could also look at it there's no bloody shops, so every sod is cashing in. Some I've been looking at is 3 x the cost of the same CD. Don't mind paying extra for carriage. That's reasonable. But 2-3 x the price of a CD? Nah. On that basis I have a million pounds worth of vinyl.
We have a great one 10 minutes walk away. It even has a Keith Monks record cleaning service...
That's great if you live in Portsmouth or Havant and surrounding areas, not much cop if you're close on 60 miles away.
Very similar to the shop we had in Epsom, records in boxes with hand-made tabs to separate the different artists.
About 4 years ago I bought from the Epsom shop Led Zeppelin's 'In Thru The Out Door', which came with the normal cover and a printed brown bag (sleeve) and it cost me, unused, £12.00. There's currently exact same one on Fleebay with brown sleeve @ £54.00 (used) + carriage. Scandulous.
They do online ordering.
I know. You'll also know I love the smell of those places, adds to the whole experience: Flicking thru different stock and coming out with something you actually want.
Just add to my previous post about how the lack of shops is playing into the hands of those with no real interest in music (probably). From the same shop at the same time I purchased the Led Zepp LP I also bought 'Out Of The Blue' by ELO on blue vinyl. It cost me around £18.00. I spent in total, including some s/hand stuff around £40.00.
Now look at the price http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Electric-Light-Orchestra-Out-Of-The-Blue-2-x-180-Gram-Vinyl-LP-/230977771959?pt=UK_Records&hash=item35c75919b7
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