Would you sell a Beatles The Collection MFSL 14 LP Box Set?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by PostBop, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. PostBop

    PostBop Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    I have debated thinning my record collection form 1962-present. I have a strong VG+ MFSL Beatles Collection Box. I have never listened to more than two LPs to date.

    My wife says don't sell it as I will regret it.

    It is on my Discogs catalog but not marked for sale.

    Would you sell?
     
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  2. Onrd

    Onrd I am not a number

    Mine will go to my grave with me. I love it!
     
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  3. PostBop

    PostBop Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    I upgraded to a Project Extension 12 TT and have not listened on the new table. I found the ones I did listen to on the high end. The German pressing blew me away. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Greater Vancouver
    I agree with your wife.
     
  5. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    I had it and sold it. The "blue box" and new mono set are perfect for me. I'll never get rid of them.
     
  6. tmtomh

    tmtomh Forum Resident

    I was 13 when this came out, and I bought it by cashing in a bunch of savings bonds. I believe the as-new price was $325 in late 1982 when it came out. And I think I sold it for $800 around 2013. I haven't regretted it for a moment - but I am not a monster Beatles fan and I am not primarily a vinyl person.

    And most importantly, that $800 I got around 2013 is just a hair over the inflation-adjusted value of the set's original price ($325 in '82 was worth about $785 in 2013).

    Today, that $325 has an inflation-adjusted value of $845. So you'd have to sell it for about $850, net of shipping and eBay/PayPal/etc fees, just to break even.

    If you love your set, and you are not hurting for cash, then I would say don't sell it. If you like your set but are willing to part with it for a good profit, then go ahead and try to sell it - but check completed eBay sales first, because if they're not selling for well over $850 on average, then you're not really going to make any profit.
     
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  7. EdogawaRampo

    EdogawaRampo Forum Resident

    I would say if you don't need the money, don't sell. Listen to the whole set once or twice, then think about selling if you don't like what you hear.
     
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  8. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    IMO, the best sounding version of the White Album...keep it! I sold mine years ago and have regretted it ever since...
     
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    so will my needle drops!
     
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