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

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

  1. redflag

    redflag Forum Resident

    Took the dive. What the hell. 162 items. Nearly a page of things with no values including my copy of Band of Gypsies for some reason. I'm not sure I agree at all with the numbers, but it was interesting. Low end is 1860 with the high end being 5113. Median of 2755.
  2. phish

    phish Jack Your Body Thread Starter

    Biloxi, MS, USA
    I've added a decent amount of stuff since 2011, but it also looks like prices have risen a bit after being stagnant or down for quite a bit.

    Collection Value Range

  3. Robert C

    Robert C Sound Archivist

    London, UK
    Collection Value Range
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  4. Arkay_East

    Arkay_East Forum Resident

    Discogs is great if you understand it's limitations. And yeah, if you want it to get better participate. It's only as good as it's users.

    I take the collection value with a grain of salt, of course, because it only incorporates Discogs sales. So it's more an estimate of what my collection would be worth if I painstakingly sold it myself through the Discogs engine.

    So far I have entered 800 records (vinyl) and no CDs. I don't know the actual size of my collection but it's well over 800. Right now mine says $9800 median and $19100 max which is a pretty wide estimate.
  5. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

    Washington DC USA
    Sounds like a pretty useful tool to keep track of your collection. Kinda useless way of auditing its value though.
  6. Arkay_East

    Arkay_East Forum Resident

    Agree. It's great to find a couple of $1 Goodwill records and see they sold for $15 - $20. Instant gratification.
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  7. stephencorkery

    stephencorkery Forum Resident

    I wish i bought everything on vinyl back in the day. My collection is skewed about 75-25 towards cds. I have only a few valuable cds but lots of records valued in the €50-€200 range.

    It was interesting seeing a friend's cd-r release ( that i played guitar on) from 1997 being valued at €33.
  8. hbbfam

    hbbfam Forum Resident

    There is apparently a phone app to quickly scan albums into a collection data base on discog. Has anyone used it?
  9. 9la

    9la widely panned

    I know this is slightly off but... some Discogs sellers offer "unofficial" Stones CDs (like Too Much Blood on the Dancefloor, Stereo and a 2-fer No Stone Unturned/Metamorphosis). These are not the CD-Maximum Russian series, but European CDs. Is there any way to determine that these are in fact real pressed (molded) CDs rather than burned CD-Rs with part of the center ring covered by the label? They even have the unofficial CD catalog number mechanically etched next to the center ring; may or may not have a bar code. Some titles are packaged in digipaks.

    Looking for a bluish or greenish hue on the playing surface (for a CD-R) does not work very well.

    I am not promoting unofficial discs, just asking how to ascertain that a disc is a real CD rather that a CD-R.
  10. rxcory

    rxcory proud marching band parent

    Portland, Oregon
    Wow, been using Discogs for a long time but didn't know about the collection value feature until now. Anyway I don't have everything entered, just mostly OOP and audiophile stuff and things I've bought & sold there.
  11. I've been using it for a couple of years and have about 20 percent of my music listed. I use it mainly to keep track of my jazz vinyl, especially Japanese pressings, very little of my cd collection is listed and I have a lot of stuff that has never been traded so does not have a value entered. I don't buy or sell there.

    Dollar values: Min 15,000
    Median 20,000
    Max 27,500
  12. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    I've started entering mine, but since I have most of it in Collectorz, does anyone know if DisCogs can import your collection? I can't even think of adding a couple thousand LPs and Cds.... again.
  13. W.B.

    W.B. The Collector's Collector

    New York, NY, USA
    What I may lack in quantity, I make up for in quality; nonetheless, thus far, in my case the figures are:
    - Minimum: $5,603.94
    - Median: $9,543.50
    - Maximum: $18,879.19
    At least one of my submissions, someone's selling for roughly $100.00. (And I picked it up for about $5 - $10.)

    I don't buy or sell at Discogs, either; however, the entries I've put in are more a roadmap, a guide, for those who are.
  14. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident

    Mile High City
    Get an app called MilkCrate - it uses your phone or iPad camera to scan the barcode. It will bring up the item, no typing needed, and then just hit "Add to My Collection" - it will then show up in your Discogs collection.
  15. kman

    kman Forum Resident

    I looked on the apple App Store and there is an app called milkcrate that works with discogs
    Anybody have any experience with this app?
  16. kman

    kman Forum Resident

    What does it do with older lp's that don't have barcodes?
    Because I have a bunch of ones without barcodes
  17. cakeface

    cakeface Forum Resident

    I uploaded some of my albums, but half of them got no transactions on the site, so they are in zero value. I don't agree with some numbers given can a Santana "Marathon" cd be more valuable than the Doors "Morrison Hotel" target?
  18. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident

    Mile High City
    You can search by artist, label or release within the app if there is no barcode.
  19. gilbert green

    gilbert green Ben Sumner

    I sell on discogs, and am a regular contributor and voter. I sometimes buy on there too! Not all my collection is listed and I haven't added the CDs yet. Some of the sales history is obviously tainted by bad copies or reissues (original Parlophone Tomorrow album has a median value of $60...worth closer to $400 for example), but here's what I have:

    Collection Value Range
    • Minimum:
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    • Maximum:

    Edit: many items I have listed have never sold so have a value of "$0".
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  20. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    It's a good time to start a CD collection.
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  21. gilbert green

    gilbert green Ben Sumner

    Every issue on Discogs is supposed to have a separate entry. You can add different label variations, etc as a new entry and add to master list.
  22. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
    I just finished up the 12" LPs. Currently:




    Next up is the 7" records, open reels and 78s.
  23. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    The BIG problem with Discogs is a lot of the very early CD's are not listed at all. I mean the ones from 1983-1984. And a lot of the 80's Japanese pressings.
  24. JRM

    JRM Forum Resident

    Mile High City
    Many newer jazz SHM reissues are also not there unfortunately...
  25. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    Yes and no. It's based on a narrow data set (i.e. only people who've bought those titles off of Discogs), but is also entirely based on actual prices paid, rather than someone telling you your rare Beatles LP "is totally worth like $500, man!"
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