Discogs experiences-postive and negative*

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  1. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

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    :p Kindergarten CD seller. That's priceless! :laugh:

    If you really want to mess with him send him a link to Ralph's Target CD site.
     
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  2. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper

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  3. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

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    Varese Italy
    After a very positive beginning of experiences, I have to agree with those say that too much sellers on Discogs do not know how to evaluate the vinyl.
    Received the third one that has many signs and light scratches, and seller says, after a mine request to confirmation (and many others my questions in order to be "sure" of the conditions...with positive answers): "played one or two time, vinyl in pristine condition, no dubts!".
    ....I have an opened case (via PayPal) with a seller that doesn't want to full refund me the original amount after received back the LP.
    ....I have just sent back few days ago another one for the above reasons...
    ....Now, this one received yesterday is in the same condition: to me is not more than VG, but seller insists it is NM.
    This is only the eighth time I buy vinyl on Discogs.
    More then two hundreds purchased on Ebay and only one problem.
    Why?
    Very frustrating...
     
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  4. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    Which sellers are these? Please link to their profiles.
     
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  5. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

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    I will do.
    But I prefer first to wait for the end of the disputes that I have in progress.
     
  6. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 nothing gold can stay

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    I think that kind of thing will endanger this cool thread with moderators. Probably use PM for that. I don't want the thread to get deleted.
     
  7. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

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    Yes, correct, I think you are right Sir.

    If someone want further info, please PM me.
     
  8. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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    Have loved Discogs' experiences. A Seller I'd purchased Oasis' Definitely, Forever DVD (2004 Glastonbury gig) from on another retail site, ended up becoming Oasis bootleg mentor & friend, often walking me through which performances were on which bootlegs. That seller directed me to the (Japanese-city named) Oasis' encyclopedia-type blog and Discogs.

    Same seller also sent me a large manila envelope full of additional Oasis boots: cds & a dvd or 2 + a Noel HFB demo (not being a Noel fan, gave that to a friend) to keep & if I didn't like anything, to just bin it, not to bother returning & didn't want payment. By then, we'd been communicating prob. over a year. I wouldn't have that, though..."gifted" thru paypal, so person wouldn't incur any merchant fee; though I'm certain it was nowhere near what the actual amount would have been).
    Purchase New, Mint, NM or VG+ rated only: Gradings were proper. The best merchants usually under-graded a bit. If I was ever uncertain about anything, I'd ask questions. Communications are key: Always better to have anything addressed prior w/any retail. I've even "walked" new Sellers' through what they're doing, when purchasing from someone who's new (rarely done, since there's no feedback to go on, but whenever I did, it worked out): One seller mistakenly sent me someone else's order. We'd communicated; I ended up sending it on to that buyer, rather than sending back to Seller for Seller to then send it again. Very favorable Discogs experiences! w/Terrific People!

    The Oasis collecting went on for about 4 years & others' too. Thought Kiss The Stone & The Godfather Records excl. labels. Some from the 2000's, too, but it seems the 90s were the bootleg bonanza. The merchants I did biz with became music-loving online friends sharing info. on Oasis and others. In words of New Radicals: "You Get What You Give". One particular Oasis Kiss The Stone release, Made in America, I remember purchasing on one of their recommendations & it's a great one that I may have overlooked otherwise.

    Was pretty disappointed when Discogs banned sales of bootlegs; I do still purchase hard-to-find & imports there. Know about Bootlegpedia, but never figured out if it's just a blog of all bootlegs or if there's retail part:confused:
     
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  9. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    I try to be patient, but I'm a little worried about a recent purchase. I bought Dylan's More Blood, More tracks from a guy in Holland. He mailed it on the 13th of March. Through tracking I can see it took a full 7 days to reach a status of "shipped to destination country", which is the UK. That was the 21st, and there's nothing since.

    That's an awful long time for something to come from Holland, imo. I'm holding off worrying the seller. However, I'll wait another week, and if it's not here by then may well have to. Some times, even tracking doesn't help very much, it seems.
     
  10. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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    That's only a week & 1/2 ago. It's coming from overseas - typically, that usually takes around 3 weeks; sometimes longer. Best to give it another week to week & 1/2 before reaching out to the Seller.
     
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  11. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Fair enough - but honestly, within Europe, it shouldn't take 3 weeks. For example, I ordered a couple CD's from France on the same day, and they took 7 days.

    Also, given it "left for destination country" on the 21st.... you could drive from the UK to Holland in less than half a day. :D
     
  12. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    Irrelevant. Customs can take a while. I've had stuff held for 3 weeks in customs. The seller has no impact on the situation.
     
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  13. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

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    Varese Italy
    My best experience about time taken for a delivery in EU was the one shipped by me to an UK's buyer (by UPS), so from Italy to UK: 4 days!
    Usually in EU in my experience takes about a week, or less.
    I have a range of delivery dates for shipping in USA (from Italy) that starts from 6 days (Colorado) to 53 days (Minnesota). I made about one hundred shipments throughout the USA.
    Only one experience with Japan: 12 days!
    The worst experiences were the one from USA to me, and from me to Brasil: around 90 days.
     
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  14. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    How is my experience irrelevant? Please explain. I buy the vast majority of my music from across Europe - more than a hundred discs per year. Apparently, that's irrelevant. For example, you don't seem too clued up on Customs and how it works across the Eurozone - which we're still a member of.

    I have conceded I need to wait longer, in fact in my first post on the subject I wrote that I need to wait at least another week. You have decided to jump in and tell me I'm being irrelevant. Weird, but perhaps I'm missing something. In theory, I guess, Customs could take 6 months. In practice, it doesn't. I know this, because I do it all the time. For example, I ordered a CD from Germany on the 20th - it arrived this morning. :shrug:
     
  15. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    Not your experience but rather your denial that is irrelevant. You don't want it to be a reality but it happens. Complaining to the seller won't change anything as he has no power or authority in this matter. Exercise patience. It'll eventually find its way to you.
     
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  16. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    I'm pleased to report another extremely positive Discogs purchase... two more Tangerine Dream albums rated "VG+" and each was virtually silent. There's definitely good stuff to be had. I made another purchase that was 50/50. Four "VG+" records and two of them were as quiet as I'd hope, and two of them had bad pops and crackles. Very odd but the seller didn't give me a hard time about it. Offered to pay my return postage for a refund or give me a discount.
     
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  17. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Well, no change in my situation. And yes, a week isn't up yet and I'm still happy to wait.

    Here is the screen I saw when I checked this morning:

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    Talk about being on the slow boat. :D

    A trip by sea from Rotterdam to the UK is 11 hours usually. So this is a whole lot of them.

    Please, I'm not trying to be over-the-top here. However, my spider sense says something has gone awry. We'll see. ;)
     
  18. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

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    Varese Italy
    Updating just for your info: both cases have been closed by PayPal in my favor. Full refund received, original shipping cost included. My shipping costs for both the return refunded also. PayPal works!!
     
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  19. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Forum Resident

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    What criteria do people use to evaluate sellers? I am only buying from sellers with 99.7%+ positive feedback.. Is this too strict? I also read the neutral reviews to check for over-grading complaints. I also see how the seller responds. If there is any defensiveness in the seller's response then I will pass.
     
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  20. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

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    That all sounds reasonable. 99.7% is about the lowest you want to go for positive feedback, and as you say, it's worth reading through the comments (even the positive ones).

    I've found that it helps to message the seller with questions before buying, especially about condition. Some won't reply at all, some will reply in a way that implies that they won't be reliable, and some will come right out and say "This isn't the copy you're looking for."
     
  21. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    this this this.
     
  22. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    I had a message back from my seller. They say PostNL can't look into it until 28 days have passed. Is there a time limit of when a refund can be received I need to know about? I paid via Paypal.
     
  23. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    You need to look into opening a case through Pay Pal, all such details will be explained there. I haven't had to do that in 9 years, so I'm sure things have changed.
     
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  24. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Forum Resident

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    I am not too sure about messaging the seller. As a seller I find people who message me about records are not serious. I suppose the question has to be very specific and the record should cost more than a certain amount..
     
  25. Giorgio

    Giorgio Forum Resident

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    Varese Italy
    ...or no answer at all, but the record disappears from the list.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2019
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