Do you guys come here first before going to eBay and Amazon?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by 80steen, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. 80steen

    80steen John McClane Thread Starter

    Location:
    West Virginia
    Just curious
     
  2. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    No. Absolutely not. The chances of finding something I just decided I'm looking for in the classifieds here are very small.

    I would consider the classifieds more useful for browsing for something you didn't know you wanted.
     
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  3. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Usually yea :)
     
  4. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Senior Member

    Location:
    Carbondale, IL USA
    For research, yes. Anything to buy is going to be pretty random.
     
  5. darbelob

    darbelob Forum Resident

    Location:
    Orlando
    I check the classifieds cd and high res sections several times a day and have purchased several discs there. So, when I am looking for something, I already have a good idea whether it will be there. When I am looking for something I know will not be there, I start with eBay and, lately, Discogs, where I have had the best luck finding something specific. Thanks to the music corner, I often am looking for something specific down to the UPC or year. Often, the sellers on eBay do not provide any or accurate information about a disc. Amazon often does not give enough information. So far, no problems getting exactly what I want with Discogs, but you do have to pay a little more, certainly more than the prices in the classifieds.
     
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  6. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

    Location:
    Placerville, CA
    I've pretty much given up here. I don't because there are so many people who check the listings here, anything I might me interested in is already snatched up. It's like those library sales where it's the fast and the hungry. I have looked at listings here a good number of times but have yet to make a single purchase.
     
  7. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    I come here to find something I MIGHT need. And when I find something I WANT someone has usually beaten me to it.
     
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