Discogs - Why do Sellers there constantly list their items incorrectly?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by yesstiles, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm really getting tired, for example, of Sellers putting a common cd pressing in a listing for a rare Japan pressing. Stuff like that occurs all the time! Why don't they find the listing that matches their item? Is it that hard?
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  2. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Laziness, pure and simple.
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  3. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars Forum Resident

    Or trying to con a sucker out of money. Obviously not a 25-cent coaster being passed off as an expensive Japan pressing, but more minor things.
  4. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    It's always best to confirm details if you are looking for a specific version of an item, before buying. I do it all the time to avoid these sorts of situations. Unfortunately some sellers are morons, some sellers are crooks, some sellers aren't morons but are too lazy to bother and sometimes mistakes happen.

    One jack a s s listed an item under the promo version. I bit, bought it, recieved a stock copy (not as described wrt to the vinyl as well). Filed a claim, a-hole seller said he sent me a promo just like in the pictures knowing full well he didn't. He also claimed the pictures on Discogs were his in his response to Paypal, which is clearly not true as they were there before he ever joined as a seller. Got my money back of course. I went to leave negative feedback and noticed a bunch of other negative feedbacks and a few days later he was suspended for being a crook which made me quite happy.
  5. bug2362

    bug2362 Well-Known Member

    Seattle, WA
    I often, if not almost always, send a message to the seller confirming the catalog
    Number. Often, they don’t reply or indicate they did indeed list it incorrectly.
    Always best to check.
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  6. Hillel abramov

    Hillel abramov Well-Known Member

    Tel Aviv
    As I always do on ebay on ebay, before buying check the seller feedback score. It has to be at least 99.9%
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  7. Blue Gecko

    Blue Gecko Active Member

    Because they are not audiophiles. :)
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    MARTHY Active Member

    Indeed. And if the seller doesn't respond, then I don't want to purchase anything from her/him to be sure. If s/he's not willing to take the necessary time and effort to make a sale, imagine trying to get her/his attention when they send you an incorrect and/or defective item.
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  9. G E

    G E Well-Known Member

    I ask questions about the disc - please confirm deadwax info etc. does the stain on the jacket smell like cat pee?

    Sorry, but if we haven't done business before I need to ask.

    The top drawer sellers always answer quickly and fully.

    And others.... no response. That's ok... no deal.
  10. s13coupe

    s13coupe Member

    definitely have had some less than thorough sellers. my main problems have been with grading, not so much the wrong version of a release. Once though, I ordered a promo version of Nas - Stillmatic. Either the seller didn't know, or purposefully failed to mention it was a censored version.

    who the **** presses censored hip hop. those people should be jailed.
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  11. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    My experience, almost to a "t".
  12. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    I would amend this to say 80% laziness, 20% cluelessness.
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  13. daca

    daca Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    It is 90% laziness. The other half is pure greed.
  14. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    Gentlemen.... and any Ladies. How many here are actual sellers on Disogs?

    As a very experienced seller Discogs rules for creating a new release can be overwhelmingly daunting to say the least. This is why a lot of people would try to choose the closest listing to their own even if it isn't "exactly the same." It is kind of frustrating for serious type collectors like myself and others here and like you guys, why I always ask the seller to be 100% certain it is the one I'm after after getting stung once. Heh, after 3 years I'm still learning the finer details and thankfully due to staff realizing I'm not a total curmudgeon and disturber now cut me a lot more slack for my mistakes after a brief sidelining a little over a year ago. They play by some very stringent rules in their park with a very very steep learning curve. It can be a great place for acquiring CD's so I try not to throw the baby out with the bath water.
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  15. Slick Willie

    Slick Willie Decisively Indecisive

    Sweet VA.
    I don't purchase CD's there, but vinyl listings can be daunting. So many listings for different labels/countries/stampers/mastering/pressing plants/etc. that it can take a long time to stumble upon a match.
    So I always confirm that what they are selling is what I want.
    My issue is with sellers that have slow/no responses. Recently I have had multiple issues with wrong items shipped, items that could not be found, incorrect grading, and have had to get Discogs involved.
    A good seller will respond/ship quickly and take the time/effort to make sure what you have inquired about is what they have.
    Step one is up to the buyer to make sure you are getting the one you want....as Discogs listings are not EZ to decipher at times.

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