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Pink Floyd The Final Cut 35DP 53 with OBI strip: Holy cripes!

Discussion in 'Third Party Sales & Auctions' started by KeithH, Oct 14, 2007.

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  1. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now Thread Starter

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  2. rpd

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  3. Santo10

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    Some people have more money than they know what to do with I guess.
     
  4. ATSMUSIC

    ATSMUSIC Forum Resident

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    Why do people pay so much for obis? I couldn't care less about them myself
     
  5. KeithH

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    On the one hand, there is something to be said for a large collection of early pressings with OBI strips. That would be impressive on the shelf. However, the prices are ridiculous.

    Here's something to consider. I am quite certain that the earliest Japanese CBS/Sony 35DP pressings did not come with box-type OBI strips. One does not see the early pressings with a gold label side and crude matrix code font with these OBI strips. It's always the later aluminum-colored discs with standard matrix code font that has the OBI strips. Some discs that have the box-type OBI strips even have the "+++++" in the matrix code, which is a clear indicator of a later pressing.

    A few years ago, I saw a copy of Boz Scaggs Hits!, catalog number 35DP 11, on eBay with a box-type OBI strip. Now, at 35DP 11, Hits! was obviously from CBS/Sony's first batch of titles. However, this OBI strip showed other Boz Scaggs titles on CD on the back, and one was Down Two Then Left, catalog number 32DP 364. At 32DP 364, Down Two Then Left was issued in 1985 or '86. So, this copy of Hits! was not an early pressing.

    The point here is that while these 35DP OBI strips are not common, you are not getting the earliest pressing of those early titles. It's ironic to see people paying through the nose for the OBI strips and not even getting the earliest pressings. They are probably getting a disc from '85 or '86, rather than a disc from '83 or '84.

    I don't get hung up in finding the gold-faced discs with crude matrix codes. If I find them, great, but I am happy to find any 35DP disc. However, if you strive to have the earliest pressing, you probably do not want one with a box-type OBI strip.
     
  6. ATSMUSIC

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    interesting, good post :righton:
     
  7. ATSMUSIC

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  8. monewe

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    That seller seems to be doing ok for himself prices wise. He has just sold a Japanese copy of Rush 2112 for £105 or $210 for those of you in the States.
    He is also listing quite a few early Japanese Lynyrd discs.
     
  9. KeithH

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    $735 for The Final Cut! :rolleyes:

    It's only a matter of time before people catch onto this and start counterfeiting OBI strips. If they can counterfeit discs (e.g., Abbey Road black-triangle), they can certainly make an OBI strip. :shake:
     
  10. ATSMUSIC

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    glad I don't care about the obis although counterfit discs scare me.
     
  11. fumi

    fumi Forum Resident

    I think some sellers may already be doing that.

     
  12. crispynz1

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    Hmmm, now where did that pic of the 35DP 4 OBI get to.:D
     
  13. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now Thread Starter

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    :yikes:
     
  14. JorgeGvb

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    Not to mention that the album is not really that great either. :shh:
     
  15. ATSMUSIC

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    well isn't that just your opinion? In my opinion it is one of their best. :)
     
  16. monewe

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    Problem is of course that it artifically drives prices up for all other buyers for this particular disc.
     
  17. audiospirit

    audiospirit Active Member

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    May this collector collects all japanese Pink Floyds with OBIs,and this cd he was unable to find for very long time with OBI.I have no other explanation for such crazy price.
     
  18. ATSMUSIC

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    yeah but what about the other people bidding so much? This is crazy.
     
  19. ashlee5

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    I haven't seen any counterfeit obi strip yet but had a couple of sellers offering to color copy the obi strip for the winner of the auction.
     
  20. audiospirit

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    They also have same hobby:).
     
  21. JorgeGvb

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    Understood. However, I bet you wouldn't pay $735 for it either. :D
     
  22. ATSMUSIC

    ATSMUSIC Forum Resident

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    :)
     
  23. ATSMUSIC

    ATSMUSIC Forum Resident

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    You can be sure about that :laugh: :agree:

    The most I ever paid for a disc was 400 for the japan wywh 2 track. I could not pay MORE for final cut.
     
  24. I thought it was pretty clear to most of us by now, that for us audiophiles, it's not really about the music, it's about the OBI. ;)
     
  25. JorgeGvb

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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