Opinions on Discogs as a source for CD's?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by jmm55, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Yeah, every so often you have one wander across the country. I'm in Virginia...had one that came from NYC, went to NJ, then to a Michigan distribution center, then back to NJ before making it here. I'm assuming it went on the wrong truck.
     
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  2. Bradd

    Bradd Now’s The Time

    Location:
    Chester, NJ
    The question of Discogs as a source is different than postal issues. A seller has no control over those issues.
     
  3. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    The example I referenced above (sent to Iowa first) involved the USPS, but not Discogs.
     
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  4. Bradd

    Bradd Now’s The Time

    Location:
    Chester, NJ
    The worst postal issue I ever had was a Chuck Berry set that I purchased last year during the height of the pandemic. I purchased it from a seller in Manhattan; I live about an hour away in NW NJ, near Morristown. It sat for about four weeks in Jersey City, then I see it’s out for delivery, then it says it’s out for delivery in some other town in NJ, then it’s on its way back to Jersey City, and then it’s on its way to Tampa. After it hit Tampa, it was re-routed back to NJ and I had it a week later. Quite unbelievable.
     
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  5. OptimisticGoat

    OptimisticGoat Everybody's escapegoat....

    I allow 6 weeks minimum. I’m Australian.
     
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  6. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    The same is known to happen in a suburban Detroit location, Allendale, I want to say...
     
  7. jmm55

    jmm55 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Southern Ontario
    I received the CD yesterday. 15 days to move from Alberta to Ontario. It's the slowest national service I've ever experienced. In any event, I commented on the disc in this thread for anyone who might be interested.

    Jimi Plays Monterey - Differences in CD versions?
     
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  8. Paul C

    Paul C Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I’m a low volume Ontario based Ebay seller (average of two or three sales a day), and during the pandemic, fifteen days to Western Canada or the Atlantic provinces has been about average. During December the postal service was so slow that I actually shut down my EBay store for several weeks. At the time of shipping, I email each purchaser with an explanation that because of the pandemic related disruptions being experienced by the postal service, it may take significantly longer than the pre-pandemic norm for their purchase to arrive.
     
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  9. stillrockin

    stillrockin Forum Resident

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Why oh why do so many sellers on Discogs ignore a message from a potential buyer asking for confirmation that an advertised item is the exact release that is being sought? This drives me mad. The more times I am ignored the more I simply don't trust the listings.
     
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  10. Joseph.McClure

    Joseph.McClure Forum Resident

    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    That's a sign that you definitely don't want to do business with them.
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    B.C.
    :laugh: Or the seller that is a Canadian who has a posted cost of $12 US. and says in his ad "Canada contact for shipping charges" and ignores my requests for a quote. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. CHIP72

    CHIP72 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD
    FWIW, that CD I ordered that I mentioned back on page 1 took 12 days to arrive from Germany. The CD and insert themselves were as he described them too.

    That particular seller said in his profile that sometimes his shipments don't go out right away, but that definitely wasn't the case with my order. He sent it out a couple days after I ordered it, it took about five days for to show up (i.e. get scanned) in the U.S., and then only took three days to get to me within the U.S. I was pleasantly surprised.
     
  13. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Lots of complaints in the official forums about sellers not responding to questions. Judging from the response of some sellers, one of the reasons is that they feel it's not worth the time as the buyer rarely follows through.

    When I message sellers I usually include something like "If this/then I will definitely buy" eg. if it's definitely this version I will buy it. That way they know I am a serious buyer. Usually works. But some sellers still don't care.

    My favourites are the ones that reply with "I'll check and get back to you" and then never do. Would've been easier to not reply at all. lol
     
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  14. stillrockin

    stillrockin Forum Resident

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I have in the past followed something similar " before I buy can I please just confirm" and your comment is, to me, eminently fair and reasonable.
     
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  15. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    As a discogs seller, I've sometimes sold an item which I can actually remember selling a few months prior. God knows how they end up back in my inventory. I'm convinced it's a glitch. Possibly a glitch located solely in my brain but still a glitch.
     
  16. AirJordanFan93

    AirJordanFan93 Forum Resident

    I have learned to read the descriptions and focus on ones that list the matrix in the listing to see if it actually matches the listing it is being sold under. Been burned a few times when it comes to buying something than for it to be a latter repress/reissue that doesn't much. This isn't much of a problem since I am buying stuff from Japan and the major Japan sellers seem to have a clue with this stuff.
     
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  17. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I've seen a few threads over the years in the official forums by sellers who experienced this...they sell an item but it doesn't disappear from their inventory. Most comments tend to focus on it being a Discogs glitch. So you are not alone :)
     
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