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What are your Discogs pet peeves?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Strat-Mangler, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    It's a great platform but the *users* can be occasionally slightly irritating.

    My pet peeve is seeing the order's status having changed to Shipped but no tracking # is showing. Then, I have to send a message and wait for a reply. Why not just add it to the order immediately? That's what I do and it just takes a few seconds.

    Small potatoes but encountering that same annoyance a handful of times in a month will eventually get under anyone's skin.
     
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  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Member your mama warned you about

    Location:
    New York
    For the notices of new listings of things on my wishlist, I would like to be able to only get notices about those items listed at a certain grade or higher. If I'm looking to get only "Mint" or "Near Mint" of XYZ, they'll still send me notices of any new listing of XYZ, in whatever condition.

    Also, would be good to pick and choose what things on my wishlist I get notices about new listings for.

    My wishlist is pretty long, and every daily email maxes out at notifying me of 99+ new listings of things on my wishlist.
     
  3. LivingForever

    LivingForever Forum Arachibutyrophobic

    This, plus I’d also like to be able to filter out all the copies which are posted for sale in Greece, Russia, and a load of other places I’m not paying the shipping from.
     
  4. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    Yes - these are two examples of the #1 most requested feature by discogs users, which the site's management has promised to implement for years and steadfastly has refused to actually implement: Wish List notification filtering. There's no reason in the world that Wish List notifications can't be filtered by condition, location, price, seller name/ID, and so on. Discogs already has such filtering functionality all over the site - in marketplace listings, in the "find my version" function for each album's master listing, and so on. They appear to refuse to implement it in the email-notification system because they don't want to lose some of their high-volume, constantly-relisting sellers, who no doubt generate lots of fees for the site.
     
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  5. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Carbondale, IL USA
    Their labels cost more than if I do send something through paypal. If someone pays with a credit card, it'd be easier to just link and buy from the site without having to pay more.

    I definitely agree the Want list needs filters.
     
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  6. E.Baba

    E.Baba Forum Resident

    Does not have photos of each listing .

    I'm not getting into a back and forth about getting a photo. I just want to see one.
     
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  7. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York City
    Unable to filter searches by VG+ and NM-. It can only do one at a time..
     
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  8. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    I find it a PITA to have to dig through eight different entries for a common record that was pressed at five different US pressing plants upon release.
     
  9. Zombeels

    Zombeels Forum Resident

    Ordering an album I want and then the seller says I must order specific amount yet they have nothing else I want. This has happened twice. Because of this I will not order fr0m Discogs. Also their shipping rates are ridiculous.
     
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  10. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York City
    I guess since you are in Canada shipping is high. In the US media mail is super cheap.. It's so cheap that I would prefer it to driving a few miles to a local record store to pickup my order..
     
  11. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    Download the Chrome add-on Discogs Enhancer which allows that among plenty of other things.
    Never heard of that and the shipping rates are set individually by each seller. Discogs has nothing to do with the rates whatsoever.
     
  12. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    Great, if it were available for Firefox. Not a Chrome fan at all.
    :agree: I think a lot of US buyers are spoiled by their media mail shipment prices which discourages international purchasing, yet being their next door neighbor's have no problem charging us more than it costs for us to send them packages. It's a conundrum.:doh:
     
  13. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Your version of an album in your collection vanishing because it was merged with another listing leading you to believe that you don't have said album in your collection...
     
  14. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    The "Make An Offer" really needs a "Make Counter Offer" function. One-and-done is too finite and really doesn't seem to align with the spirit of what Discogs purports to be about.
     
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  15. jonboulay

    jonboulay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NY
  16. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    Disgusting. 50-year old LPs sold by individuals such as myself even to out-of-country buyers will be re-taxed.

    In the last month, I've seen eBay do the same thing, and every other online merchant. The end of an era. Buying used LPs from regular Joes will cost more than it should.

    At least, this place won't be plagued by taxes... yet.
     
  17. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan "The handmade blade, the child’s balloon..."

    Location:
    PA, USA
    Lately, my pet peeve is that NM seems to mean "covered with fingerprints and lots of light scratches."
    In my mind, NM means completely free of any marks on the CD other than maybe some a few dust particles or a few tiny fingerprints on the hub of the CD from light handling. I guess I'm expecting too much. I can't imagine what conditions lower than VG look like to these sellers.
     
  18. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    No, you're just not buying from reputable sellers like me.
     
  19. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

    Location:
    Boston
    no pictures....:confused:
     
  20. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Worst for me is when something is advertised as NM and arrives with a saw-cut or a hole punched in it. I don't care how immaculate the rest of the insert is, part of it is destroyed!

    I wish there was a way to support the people who list those properly. I'm not going to buy the cut-out, but thank you for advertising it in the proper condition.
     
  21. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    Never understood that. Pics won't show you how a record actually looks. You'd need a very strong white light and to angle the record properly to see it more clearly. Then, you'd need clear in-focus high-definition pics.

    The percentage of people who'd know how to do this properly is so microscopic that even if pics were provided, next to no seller would have actually helpful pics up anyway. Doubt it? Check eBay. What a mess of pointless pics. Aside from showing the LP isn't in pieces, they don't show anything.
     
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  22. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker Thread Starter

    Location:
    Toronto
    That isn't Discogs' failing ; it's people being people. To some, this stuff is insignificant so they don't advertised it... and I bet a minor amount of people do that to sneak a sale in. Regardless, it's not a failing of the website but rather the individual sellers who are at fault.
     
  23. 12" 45rpm

    12" 45rpm Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York City
    This has never bothered me. Interesting to learn it bothers some a lot..I will be more diligent about pointing them out when selling then.
     
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  24. SoNineties

    SoNineties Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Split (HR)
    You are just looking at it from the wrong perspective, in my very humble opinion.

    100% true.
    They are of little use with regards to assess exact condition.
    Though they are often of good use to assess a bad seller.
    If I see a sleeve is over graded, that makes me think that he might have over graded the record as well -> No purchase.
    I do agree that if I do not see anything wrong with the sleeve grading it might still because of the light or he might have over graded the record anyway.
    But the point is to reduce bad transaction due to blatant reasons.
    No NM with a punch hole.
     
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  25. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Correct - but the first sentence in your first post is about users as well. :)
     
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