Are There Rare and Expensive Compact-Discs, Entered in the Collectibles Market?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Stefano G., Dec 27, 2014.

  1. RelayerNJ

    RelayerNJ Forum Resident

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    Are there any sonic differences with these target variations, or is it just the markings?
     
  2. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Same matrix number, same mastering (it would be odd if it wasn't). I think it's the same mastering as the silver stock titles.

    Now, if it was this funky colour scheme
    [​IMG]
    which sold for $50 (Very Good condition - few light scratches).
     
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  3. RelayerNJ

    RelayerNJ Forum Resident

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    Target collecting is a cool hobby. I don't collect CDs anymore but I like the fact that these are artists more obscure 80s albums that get overlooked. Couple I have do sound very good
     
  4. LordThanos1969

    LordThanos1969 Forum Resident

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    There is a variation of the Fleetwood Mac Rumours target that supposedly has a unique mastering, and I imagine there might be some other titles out there as well. There is a difference between the matrix numbers on the Twisted Sister Stay Hungry target in which the 01 matrix cues up 10 tracks, while the 02 cues up 9 tracks.
     
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  6. steveharris

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  7. mdm08033

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    That's West German or West Germany.
     
  8. MonkeyMan

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    There are several freakishly expensive discs that will probably never go for any less than they do now.
     
  9. mdm08033

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  10. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    It was sealed. This Japanese one went for a similar amount.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLLING-STO...?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item566dbfce12http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLLING-STO...?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item566dbfce12

    Used SACDs do sell for decent amounts, although not nearly as much as $200.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Rolling...?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item259b9d97b7

    I guess people with expensive SACD players don't wish to go out and buy downloads. The SACDs were only available for a short time as I remember. I think they had pretty much disappeared by 2004.
     
  11. Stefano G.

    Stefano G. Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Are these CDs sought because West Germany no longer exists, or because having a fantastic sound quality?
     
  12. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Neither. They are rare. It's like a Butcher cover.
     
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  13. Dave S

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    I should add, however, that there are unique masterings that people here claim to like, such as those early Fleetwood Mac Rumours targets (the Japanese Sanyo and WG 01 matrix), but I think most people collect for collecting sake. I know I do, although a few of my favorite albums have collectible issues - I got my first target because I wanted the album, not because it was a target.
     
  14. mscoll

    mscoll Forum Resident

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    Ohh well, someone desperate must bid on it! Click!

    Why nobody mention classical CDs? Certain discs fetch a high price too.
     
  15. Stefano G.

    Stefano G. Forum Resident Thread Starter

    :yikes:
     
  16. mmars982

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    Here's the most expensive disc on my Amazon wish list currently: E Power Biggs playing The Four Great Toccatas and Fugues by Back (SACD)
    [​IMG]
    Used copy is $179 and a new copy is $500 or more.
     
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  17. Dave S

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  18. Mirrorblade.1

    Mirrorblade.1 Forum Resident

    This ebay seller clearly has issues no. 301470061994.
    I seen this for $14.00 used.
    I can get majority of those cds that made in japan from japan.
    At 60% below or more what he is charging.
    I won't drink his Kool Aid.:crazy::rolleyes:
     
  19. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Mirrorblade. 1, are you referring to my post or this listing

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/301470061994?ru=http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=301470061994&_rdc=1

    I agree. A lot of his discs look overpriced. Here's one example.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Christopher...301470061906?pt=Music_CDs&hash=item4631041552

    I think I paid £5 for the pair (plus shipping) and they are in much better condition by the looks of it (Another Page has a couple of dimple marks on the booklet, but the disc is VG+/NM. Christopher Cross is NM all over). Seriously, apart from a few, very rare, hard to find targets, you don't have to spend a great deal of money as they are more common than you might think.
     
  20. marcel

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  22. marcel

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    :) The link to the ebay auction for the Cardigans SACD that I posted was from a German seller.

    By the way, I have bought just a small amount of CDs from italian ebay sellers and never paid too much. It's true that first "no barcode", "old SIAE ink print" pressings -mainly for albums by italian artists- are usually not cheap, eg this one:

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/SERGIO-CAPUT...RE-/171325247632?pt=IT_CD&hash=item27e3c7d090

    I don't know why, but most of those old "made in Switzerland" discs are pricey. I have some swiss CDs by Pino Daniele and Alice and except for the "full aluminum" hub, they are just like their common italian counterparts.
     
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  23. Stefano G.

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    "Italiani Mambo" is an album very common (here in Italy, but maybe not so common abroad...) that in Italy is sold for about 5 EURO: but many Italian sellers put some Italian albums on eBay hoping to find the foreigner collector willing to shell out a lot of money to buy them.
     
  24. tomhayes

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    San Diego, Ca
    if we count SACDs then Kraftwerk's Minimum Maximum goes for a lot on eBay. (And I'm not saying that just because I'm selling one on eBay at the moment.)

    They've sold for $400 recently.
     
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  25. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

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