This is getting ridiculous! Overpriced albums.

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Strat-Mangler, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

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  2. Mikewest

    Mikewest Forum Resident

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    I looked at the link , and didn’t notice your bit about “ no record “ amazing FOR A BOX!
     
  3. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    almost any popular MFSL or DCC gold disc is extremely over-priced. they sellers cannot possibly get what they are asking for these, can they?
     
  4. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    I was in HMV this morning and I saw this, just the standard single disc current pressing of Neil Young - Harvest for £39.99. I thought it was an HMV rip off but it's over £37 on Amazon. One of the HMV staff said the suppliers are taking the piss. There's something very wrong somewhere.

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  5. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

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    Uh, it's in the title of the link. It's in the title of the auction. It's in the auction text itself. So 3 ways to spot it.
     
  6. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    I was talking with my friend a few days about this very subject. There's always been over priced records floating around but it seems like there's some really crazy prices listed online. It's not even situations like a record that sells for $50 being listed for $75 but rather 3-4 times what it's normally sold for.

    We think it's just people fishing for that one buyer, similar to stores that have that one rare album on the wall that is so overpriced it never sells but that's ok because the seller doesn't really want to sell it type situations.
     
  7. LivingForever

    LivingForever Always one more tomorrow...

    Suppliers almost certainly are taking the pee, but HMV make it even worse. Most things are a good few quid more expensive in there than in my local indies.
     
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  8. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    I think the indies get better deals. A friend owns one and he gets amazing deals on back catalogue LPs so he can sell many of them for as little as 2 for £22, far lower even than most of HMVs sales.
     
  9. LivingForever

    LivingForever Always one more tomorrow...

    That sounds about right. I was going to buy a load of things in the HMV 2 for £30 deal, until I realised that a lot of them were £12.99 each at some indie sites.
     
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  10. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    It's pretty much the same titles, but the indies seem to get more. The 2 for £22 has a lot of Iron Maiden and Rory Gallagher LPs that are always full price in HMV.
     
  11. bluesbro

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    You need to know your stuff. Dont jump on the first train.
     
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  12. LivingForever

    LivingForever Always one more tomorrow...

    Which indie does your mate run, I might have to go and take a look!
     
  13. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

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    Hot Rats in Sunderland. It's a great shop!

    There's also some great shops in Newcastle if you want to do a north east record shop sometime when all are up and running again. Barely any are open at the moment.
     
  14. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

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  15. John B Good

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    I'm curious, if I see a ridiculous price on Amazon, and click on the particular record, does the would-be seller feel a tug on the line and get his hopes up?
     
  16. E.Baba

    E.Baba Forum Resident

    Yes , lots of totally unsane pricing, and being paid.
     
  17. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    No.
     
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  18. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Darn, I was hoping I would annoy him.
     
  19. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

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    They're crazy prices on CDs on eBay but I guess everybody knows that.
     

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