Are you on discogs? what's the collection worth?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by phish, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Senior Member


    Min €3,351.83 Med €5,894.98 Max €9,767.60

    457 3" CD singles
    72 CD video singles
    Maybe I should add some audiophile stuff ...
     
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  2. black sheriff

    black sheriff Magic City

    I feel like you probably have a few more than that. :)
     
  3. Reamonnt

    Reamonnt Mr.T

    Location:
    Ireland
    Average value €6 per item. 1,296 items in list median value €7,970.
     
  4. JohnJ

    JohnJ Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    Min £15.7k
    Med £25.3k
    Max £43k

    Scary how much I’ve spent on records in less than a year!
     
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  5. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    Once a collection reaches a certain size, sharing its worth in a public forum is not a great idea.
     
  6. SJP

    SJP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Anaheim
    Why?

    If one doesn't sell on Discogs, there is no connection to where the collection is housed.
     
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  7. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Senior Member

    Location:
    Australia
    No but they may later choose to.
     
  8. JohnJ

    JohnJ Forum Resident

    Location:
    London
    it’s not like a watch collection. It would take a hell of a long time, effort and logistics for someone to steal a record collection.

    also thieves might think you categorise your collection surname, but you actually do it by genre and then first name. So it would take ages to find the diamond in the rough.
     
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  9. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    I stated a personal opinion, nothing more. If a collector advertises the value of his or her collection by making that data public on Discogs, it could potentially invite thieves. I would recommend an alarm system and separate deadbolt to the library door, if practical. Insurance is also worthwhile as you never know when a fire or storm can hit your home. I also recommend a fire extinguisher in the room with the music collection.

    For example, a Discogs seller could have a token buyer make a small purchase, get the collector’s address and turn it over to a crook.

    Maybe nothing will happen, but we no longer live in the 1960s suburbs where many of us didn’t lock the front door until bedtime or leaving the house.
     
  10. phish

    phish Jack Your Body Thread Starter

    Location:
    Biloxi, MS, USA
    Good luck escaping with my 8,000+ records. Better have a lot of time and a strong back.
     
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  11. Sedwards

    Sedwards Senior Member

    FWIW (and I don't think the Discogs numbers are worth much) my numbers are Min $58,480.13 Med $119,475.74 Max $253,669.25

    And good luck to anyone who comes into my music room to steal my records.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Senior Member

    Location:
    Australia
    I'll be doggone!
     
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  13. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    If anything, Discogs understates the value of a collection, particularly large ones with many items that have no sales history that are in NM condition. But it is something most of us don’t have to worry about unless we have to file an insurance claim after a fire, tornado or burglary, fortunately I’ve only experienced a tornado as a homeowner, but the other two as a renter. In my case, it will be a matter for my heirs to deal with.
     
  14. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    :edthumbs: Hey I gotta get me one of those 100lb. self-mounting security cameras.
     
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  15. Sedwards

    Sedwards Senior Member

    Ha! He's about 135lbs. And I have 3 of them! He's a sweetheart but is very much on alert when at home and doesn't trust strangers.
     
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  16. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    :laugh: Yeah, but would bringing half a Cow along as a distraction be any good?
     
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  17. Sedwards

    Sedwards Senior Member

    Hmmm, maybe with the other 2. But with this one, I'm thinking he gets you to head for the door AND leave the cow behind!
     
  18. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    Well, I'll be filing that idea in the trash can. He sure seems like a big boy. I can picture him eyeing up the Cow and me at the same time deciding what gets eaten first. :winkgrin:
     
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  19. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    It's funny I've seen experiments done by home security folks. I'm not saying that it would be the case with this big boy, but lots of dogs were very protective of their human pack members. However when the humans weren't around and someone entered the homes the dogs would usually go investigate who it was and then either walk around as they gathered valuables up or just went back to their sleeping spot and settled back down. I suppose some dogs are trained specifically to protect property but in general they just watch:shrug:.
     
  20. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    I've got about 2/3s of my albums and none of my CDs listed so far. 2,516 LPs and growing. The minimum value is about $12,000, median just less than $27,000 and a maximum of a little more than $72,000. I don't see how min, and max can be very close to accurate at all and med. would seem just ball park at best.
     
  21. Hannah

    Hannah Only love can conquer

    A few months ago I shopped a ~900 CD collection to bulk CD buyers in the Los Angeles area, and when they saw the Discogs price range they all said they couldn't even come close to meeting the lowest valuation. One was shocked by the Discogs valuations. Ha.
    :shrug:

    Of course, these are people who typically buy for a dollar (or less) and sell for $8 (or more), so I should have seen their reaction coming.

    Considering the way the world works, I figure in 10 or 15 years CDs will be retro enough for the kids to "discover" them, then there will be a market. We're just not there yet. Crosley will make a CD player in a kitchy "80s" box and they'll be in every Airbnb and "boutique" hotel room in place of the little toy record players that are in them now.
     
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  22. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    Maybe, but I'm not sure CD demand will evolve in the same way LPs have, at least in the long term. It's my understanding that the parts needed to manufacture new CD players will make it less practical to produce in smaller quantities. It will drive the price too high. So once the old CD players become less and less available there won't be much affordable equipment. I don't know how difficult it is to repair CD players but if the parts aren't available? The opposite is true for turntables. As complicated as one might make them, they are relatively simple machines when you get right down to it. Some gears, a motor and some wiring.
     
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  23. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    Don't forget hurricanes and floods.
     
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  24. Ken Dryden

    Ken Dryden Forum Resident

    I rode out some hurricanes in Florida, both Donna and Cleo, while I dodged a bullet with Carmen in New Orleans, since the storm only grazed New Orleans. Oddly enough, I was on my way to the city the weekend before Katrina but never left Jackson. I haven’t lived near a major hurricane danger zone for decades, so any storm that reaches us will be severely weakened. As for flooding, that is of little concern, every one of our homes has been on high ground with great drainage.
     
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  25. Hannah

    Hannah Only love can conquer

    Fair point. I suppose stand-alone CD players may go away at some point. Though it does seem like they were on death's door 10 or 15 years ago and it was kind of difficult to find a stand-alone, but now it seems like there are a lot more of choices. But in comparison to a turntable, yes, I see what you're saying.
     
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