How often do you use Discogs?

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  1. Vern

    Vern Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    It really is the most incredible resource ever.

    It's so useful to find out about exclusive regional releases, pressing variations and exclusive tracks on compilations, etc.

    I've discovered many new tracks/releases by my favourite bands that I never knew appeared on compilations. Recently also I discovered a Radiohead b-side that appeared exclusively on vinyl on a label compilation, which I ended up ordering. There are so many different examples of how useful a resource Discogs is.

    I log on pretty much daily.
     
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  2. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Never. This is the first I heard of it.
     
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  3. Darby

    Darby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
    I just want to know who puts all those details in..
     
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  4. Eli

    Eli Forum Resident

    Location:
    Isle of Lucy
    I use it and 45cat a lot.
     
  5. yohalfprice

    yohalfprice Forum Resident

    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    Use it all the time to explore releases, but it is user generated so incomplete.
     
  6. hi_watt

    hi_watt Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    I don't use it often, but when I do, it's great.
     
  7. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Occasionally...when I'm on the hunt for something.
     
  8. wallpaperman

    wallpaperman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I have been visiting it a lot lately, it is an incredibly useful resource.

    I'm in the process of adding all my Vinyl and CD's to my account. Not to sell, just so I have somewhere that I have a record of everything I own to refer to.

    It takes a while, but it's a fun project if you are in the right mood to do it.
     
  9. Vern

    Vern Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    I've created a few releases before and added to existing ones. I think some people are really geeky about it though and contribute loads!
     
  10. tyler928

    tyler928 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Unfortunately it is incomplete due to its user-generated database, but it's really great for cataloging your collection. Then use something like Crate Digger when you're in the store to make sure you're not buying a duplicate!
     
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  12. Darby

    Darby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    UK
    Doh... better go and get back to it, Elvis Presley b-sides next...
     
  13. Gaslight

    Gaslight Drake Dweller

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    Fairly regularly. Just on this forum, I use it often when I'm posting vinyl playback info like date and label (too lazy to actually look at the album cover sometimes + copy/paste is faster).
     
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  14. JustinBond

    JustinBond Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I've contributed a few releases. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. I just wish they'd let you upload higher-res photos.
     
  15. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philadelphia
    I log in at least once a day.

    I don't have a huge LP collection (miniscule compared to some), but I like browsing for releases I'm interested in, or adding information to incomplete submissions, or adding pictures of album art and labels. It's a GREAT resource for purchasing, as well.
     
  16. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York City
    I don't use it often...I find the site kind of confusing and unfocused.

    That said; I bought something off there this year. I couldn't find a CD for a reasonable price anywhere (eBay included) but found a seller on there that had it new and wasn't looking for my first born.
     
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  17. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Location:
    Michigan
    often
     
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  18. SquaRoots

    SquaRoots Forum Resident

    Location:
    Laniakea Superba
    I use Discogs and 45cat a lot, let's say almost daily.
     
  19. Vern

    Vern Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    How does Discogs and 45cat differ?
     
  20. Strummergas

    Strummergas Forum Resident

    Location:
    Queens, NY
    I use it quite often for cataloging my collection, and looking up pressing variations. I've never bought anything from there, but I think that's going to change very soon.
     
  21. Pappas3278

    Pappas3278 Forum Peasant

    Location:
    New York City
    very often
     
  22. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    Location:
    North Yarmouth, ME
    Very often. I'm also finding that I'm buying stuff off sellers on Discogs almost as often as Ebay. For some items, it's worthwhile to shop around.
     
  23. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The Midwest
    Very often. Especially when used record shopping.

    I've also had good experiences purchasing from sellers there.
     
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  24. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    I use it as a reference for work a lot.
     
  25. Vern

    Vern Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    London
    Okay just checked out 45cat and did searches for a few bands. Not as complete as Discogs.
     
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