Great Discogs experiences - share yours!

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Strat-Mangler, Sep 30, 2021.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

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    I had enough of the negative Discogs threads. Share your positive experiences here.

    Aside from most of my purchases being properly graded, I also had one who had used some terrific outer sleeves for the albums and when I inquired about which ones they were, he volunteered to send me 10 free of charge!

    Also had a couple of sellers bundle additional records in the same genre that I had ordered for free. Though they weren't to my liking, it was a nice gesture.

    Had a number of sellers going out of their way to ensure I was satisfied with the purchase. Those types of sellers are usually the ones who grade their records accurately but it's nice that they follow up.
     
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  2. IllinoisCheesehead

    IllinoisCheesehead Forum Resident

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    I had a fantastic experience with two different sellers on Discogs. I visit one of the sellers' brick and mortar store occasionally, so knew what to expect. The other seller I had never bought from before, but they had a ton of 70's/80's LP's from a jazz trumpeter, while sort of well known, isn't found a lot of places. Certainly not with so many albums all in one place like this. This seller's communication was top notch. He contacted me shortly after placing my order to let me know that one of the 40 year old albums was still sealed, and due to that, he couldn't confirm the exact matrix numbers or guarantee the condition of the inner sleeve. Offered me the opportunity to pass on that one if I wanted. Same seller also sent me an update on one of the titles after he pulled it from storage to let me know of possible ring wear/splitting on the outer sleeve. I thought that was pretty impressive. Once received, all the grades and descriptions were right on the mark.
     
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  3. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Senior Member

    Got my 1000th positive seller feedback there yesterday. Needed a little bit over a year for it. So far almost all buyers have been nice, some actually very understanding (mistakes happen).
     
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  4. TwiceFan

    TwiceFan Forum Resident

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    I bought two brand new albums (current reissues) that were both seam split on top. I asked for a "partial refund" and the seller offered me a third brand new album. I picked Neil Young "After The Gold Rush" which also arrived with a seam split! I still felt this was more than fair.
     
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  5. IllinoisCheesehead

    IllinoisCheesehead Forum Resident

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    Illinois
    Do forum rules allow naming of sellers within a thread like this one? I would personally find a lot of value in seeing with which specific Discogs sellers people have had great experiences. Not individuals selling one-offs necessarily, but the larger sellers with huge catalogs of used vinyl.

    Although I suppose that would eventually devolve into an argument between people who had contrasting experiences with the same seller...
     
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  6. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

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    I think this thread is representative of the general leaning towards negativity.

    As mentioned, most of my experiences have been positive and I'm sure it's the same with most; otherwise the platform would quickly go bankrupt... however, there's a bunch of negative threads and seldom any participation in this thread.

    Hmmm,...
     
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  7. IllinoisCheesehead

    IllinoisCheesehead Forum Resident

    Location:
    Illinois
    I'm definitely a little guilty of that. I am more inclined to pass along a negative experience than to proactively share a positive one. I think some of that is just human nature. Still, it's disappointing that this thread hasn't had more activity.
     
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  8. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    Discogs as a seller has been a lot like getting onto eBay in the early years before they added so many rules and jacked up the fees so high. I've been a Discogs member for 10 years, but sales were never great and I (previously) did not continue to sell there. But last year I started again because I saw the database is much more complete than it was even five years ago. And due to covid I had the time to list, and more time to deal with it.

    A good size percentage of my buyers have less than 10 feedbacks, often 0 or only 1. So it is a brand new market for many buyers. And this is what reminds me of the early years of eBay. I'm doing my best to give them a superior buying experience. I had an order this morning come in with a message that said that the item is a gift and to please not include a sales invoice or receipt. I happen to have some really good gift wrapping paper - nice foil with an illustration of deep seafloor which I am going to gift-wrap this LP in before I pack it up. That should be a nice experience for my buyer. The LP is also a solid NM.
     
  9. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    City of Angels
    No really, if you bought an LP for your girlfriend or boyfriend as a gift, and it arrived looking like this without even asking for gift wrap, wouldn't that be nice.
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  10. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Senior Member

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    What if they are allergic to fish?
     
  11. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

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    That question is for the other (negative) threads, not this one! :p
     
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