Discogs - Why do Sellers there constantly list their items incorrectly?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by yesstiles, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Forum Resident

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    Looks to me like there's some kind of chemical reaction (CD fungus or something similar) going on the CD surface. I have several CDs that suffered from it and i was able to clean them with 70% Ethanol. You may give it a try. Don't use 99% Isopropyl alcohol as that stuff can ruin the CD completely.
     
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  2. Zumbi

    Zumbi Forum Resident

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    Sweden
    Thanks for that, I might try that!
     
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  3. LitHum05

    LitHum05 El Disco es Cultura

    Wrong items much too often. In addition, I’ve started asking sellers to check for warps by spinning the record on both sides on a turntable. The last order I received was both warped and a standard issue instead of a white label promo. You have to either know nothing about records, or you’re trying to scam someone. :realmad:
     
  4. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    Greater Vancouver
    Really, why not? I've been using it for over a decade with no eventual problems on CD play side surfaces.
     
  5. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    Toronto, Canada
    I think some sellers are just a-holes and don't care when they make a mistake. I've had the same thing happen a couple of times (stock company instead of WLP as listed) and both times the jack**s sellers refused to accept they sent the wrong item. I was quite happy when a particular seller on Discogs was booted off for being a jerk as his negative feedback would attest to.
     
  6. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Forum Resident

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    West Germany,NRW
    I once used it to remove black marker from a label and it not only removed the marker but also the label and even ruined the data layer. I had similar experiences with other discs so i decided not to use it anymore on CDs . It's great for removing sticker remains and other nasty stuff from the jewel case though.
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  7. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    :faint:
     
  8. Marc 74

    Marc 74 Forum Resident

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    West Germany,NRW
    Wanna buy it ? It's a first pressing and still in decent condition ( a few tracks should be playable). VG+ condition (conservatively graded),i guess. :D
     
  9. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    I suppose if I ever swallowed something harmful, I could look at that and whatever it was would come out one end or the other.
     
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  10. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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    Greater Vancouver
    :agree: I never have used it on the label side for the reasons you mention. Top side is way too delicate. On the back/play side a lot of times with no destruction though.
     
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  11. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    Mid Atlantic
    The thread title assumes the listing itself is correct. Also I would not bother trying to sell a $15 record where I have to search through 16 confusingly written up variants of a record. I am reasonably experienced and sometimes I can't figure out an item's various listings.

    I have given up with the site except for picture linking. Of course many of the pictures have extremely poor image quality which poses problems for that.
     

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