Discogs: Leave negative feedback or give seller a chance to make it right?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by TwiceFan, May 11, 2022.

  1. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    True, I have one or two guys who are completely spot on, but between the last two I've bought from and the 3 who replied back to me on the Marvin Gaye disc I feel I'm just better off with Ebay where I've really only ever had an issue with condition and ZERO issues with pressing variants. Especially when it's something as simple as a Japan pressing versus a BMG club pressing.
     
  2. FuzzyNightmares

    FuzzyNightmares Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Haha, I’ve definitely had a worse time on eBay, go figure
     
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  3. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Yeah, condition I could see being an issue on ebay, but if pictures are posted you at least avoid the crap I've been dealing with on Discogs as far as a Japan pressing versus a garden variety club pressing.
     
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  4. lazydawg58

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

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    I think sometimes it is that that seller is play grading with a micro line or similar high end stylus and the buyer is listening with an elliptical that picks up more of the imperfections?
     
  5. eddiel

    eddiel Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    What you are describing is basically a submission error. If the 1A and 1C are different (in terms of year, plant, mastering engineer, etc) then they should be separate.

    However, you might have 1A and 1C matrix details that are just variants as everything else is the same (year, plant, label, cover, engineer). In which case, they belong in the same submission. No one should be thinking Discogs files submission by mastering alone.

    Discogs is not an audiophile centred database that bases their entries on mastering alone. No one should be using it like that, so for anyone looking for a specific variant, you need to ask if the entry has several.

    As for sellers not responding...sellers always complain that when they do, people never follow through with a purchase. So a lot of them don't bother. Why spend the time when someone else won't ask and will just buy, eventually, anyway?
     
  6. FuzzyNightmares

    FuzzyNightmares Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Well shoot, just ran into my first one of these situations… I don’t feel bad calling out strangers on eBay or Discogs, but this is a little different. Meep.

    I’m also over here feeling bad that the VU & nico I sent you wasn’t properly vetted by myself and I went by the shop grading from where I purchased it haha
     
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  7. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Illinois
    Don’t worry about it! It’s honestly pretty roached on side 2 and skips during Black Angel’s Death Song, but was worth it to me to hear a west coast copy with that volume increase. I like to collect the early peelable copies anyway regardless of condition, because after-all, they’re 60s warhol prints :D
     
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  8. FuzzyNightmares

    FuzzyNightmares Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Of course I wasn’t there long enough to demo side 2 at all :doh:
     
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  9. Laibach

    Laibach Forum Resident

    I don't know about the refund, that goes well beyond site policies and has mostly to do with one's own personal attitudes and values. But yes, grade negatively, do not even think about it.
     
  10. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    Why, oh why, is it so difficult to understand that it's *people* who lost stuff and not the platform and therefore inaccuracies are the responsibility of individual sellers?

    The platform provides a service. What happens on it is up to buyers and sellers.

    Ask questions and use logic to weed out the bad sellers from the good ones.
     
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  11. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    D'oh! That should be "list". Damn autocorrect! :laugh:
     
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  12. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    The people make the platform. Therefore.....................
     
  13. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    That's a very simplistic way of thinking, DF.
     
  14. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Senior Member

    Lightest of whispily whispering angel hairlines with full gloss aside from a few light mars and gouges typical for a well loved record of this age. Would be NM--/VG++++++++++++++ if not for a smallish chunk missing (not pictured) if not better!!!!! Full vinyl richness when played in instances when the analog goodness is audible over kind of a sixties gravel driveway that always reminded me of home and our 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 when Beatlemania was at its peak! Don't expect to get this warm, rich liquidy "messed-up-my-debonair-white-slacks" analog experience out of any CD at any price. 100% money back guarantee on virtually all Discogs' sellers new records.

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  15. TwiceFan

    TwiceFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    West Coast
    Outstanding!
     
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  16. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Senior Member

    Be sure to ask for the 100% optional money back guarantee when purchasing records from any other Discogs seller! Buy with confidence and remember clicks, ticks, pops, whooshes, IGD, dirt, dirt and gravel, molds, smells, old weed, seeds, cup rings, jumping arms, bug parts, a random pube, kitty fur and pizza grease are all vital parts of the full vinyl experience.
     
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  17. Bigsweetc6

    Bigsweetc6 Active Member

    Location:
    East Los Angeles
    Just send it back for a full refund. Done. Easy.
     
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  18. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Senior Member

    Location:
    Carbondale, IL USA
    I always make sure to ask for any pubes that get stuck in the packing tape to be covered up.
     

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