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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from Jetboy in CITIZEN - Everybody Is Going To Heaven LP   
    I actually got down voted over my excitement of an album I want to have in my hands?  Gosh, y'all are a bit ridiculous.  Of course I'm aware the thing isn't actually out yet.  I will likely have the vinyl on or before release date, I just wanted it even sooner, lol.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from pushbacktosquare in CITIZEN - Everybody Is Going To Heaven LP   
    I actually got down voted over my excitement of an album I want to have in my hands?  Gosh, y'all are a bit ridiculous.  Of course I'm aware the thing isn't actually out yet.  I will likely have the vinyl on or before release date, I just wanted it even sooner, lol.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from mappingtheyears in CITIZEN - Everybody Is Going To Heaven LP   
    jesus can my vinyl get here already? it's been streaming forever now!  I just want it on wax!!!
     
    Also, does anyone have a spare copy of Youth for sale/trade?  I realized recently that I don't have that record.  Hit me uuuup.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from kidamnesiac in FS: RARE CDs Blink 182 pants TOYPAJ Taking Back Sunday demo UNHEARD Tell All Your Friends studio cdr   
    Dang, that's pretty cool.  I couldn't afford to buy any of the TBS stuff, but man I'd love to hear how the unmastered TAYF sounds.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from Emi89 in First press or more limited reissue?   
    I understand where OP is coming from.  Everyone that has responded has made some valid points, as well.  I think it's obvious that people do collect to collect as well as collect to listen.  I could go through tons of tradelists, my own included, where we all have multiple copies of different records.  Some people here like to be super harsh in threads like this, but ultimately I think there is a ton of examples where people jump at "exclusive" variants, or cooler colors, or whatever.
     
    Personally, when I buy a record, if it's a pre-order I want right when it comes out, I'll generally buy the most "exclusive" variant.  My most recent example of that is the new The Story So Far record that was put up for pre-order last week, two weeks ago, whenever... I pre-ordered the Black copy /500 instead of maybe a cooler color, simply because it was the smallest press.  But if I'm just buying a record that has been out for a while, I don't really usually care about the variant or color.  For example, when The Gaslight Anthem released their newest record, Get Hurt, I waited until someone on here sold a copy for what ended up being less than I would have paid had I pre-ordered it online, or even if I went to a record store to buy it.  I got it pretty cheap.  Another example that comes to mind is the latest Moose Blood album - instead of spending money on a first press for a more exclusive variant, I just went to no sleep's webstore and bought a 2nd press copy.  It's just about what is available at the time I want to get a record.
     
    I've changed my collecting habits as my knowledge of records has changed.  I don't go out of my way to spend $50+ on a record that has been out for months just so I can have a more rare variant like I did when I first started collecting, but I definitely am a sucker when it comes to artists releasing new music, buying a special bundle (Taking Back Sunday, Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties) that includes a "smash" variant exclusive to /200 or /300, or whatever, a koozie, poster, lithograph, sticker set, t-shirt, seven inch, whatever the heck else is thrown together in those merchnow bundles - heck, with the Story So Far's new album apparently I'm receiving coffee.
     
    At the end of the day, do what you want to do.  It's your money, spend it how you'd like to spend it.  If you think it's worth it to shell out $200+ on eBay for a Hotelier - Home Like... tour press (can't believe how much I saw someone pay for that a few months ago) instead of going to the label's site and spending $14, that's fine.  If you want to spend your money on a record that is going to end up sounding terrible simply because it was on pink vinyl instead of 180 gram black, that's your call as well.  If you want to buy a first/second press Deja Entendu record instead of the new press that is coming out just so you can say you own the first press variant, go for it.  But in the end, if you're in the game to listen to records, it doesn't matter if you spend $15 or $150, odds are you're getting the same album regardless of which option you go with.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from Klefki in FS: RARE CDs Blink 182 pants TOYPAJ Taking Back Sunday demo UNHEARD Tell All Your Friends studio cdr   
    Dang, that's pretty cool.  I couldn't afford to buy any of the TBS stuff, but man I'd love to hear how the unmastered TAYF sounds.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from RockPuppetz in WTB: Senses Fail - The Fire and Still Searching   
    lol, he said reasonably priced.  OOP records on eBay are rarely "reasonably priced" to people here.
     
    I have Still Searching on red/black swirl, if you're interested throw me an offer.  I paid a lot for it, though, so it'd take a good offer to get it out of my hands.
     
    Edit:  also, this is in the wrong section.  I'd recommend posting future threads in the "sales/trades/wants" section.
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    Kyle_ftl reacted to museummouth in Vinyl records for 5 dollars each   
    This has to be the creepiest username ever.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from nancy_raygun in selling over 100 singles, 1960 onwards   
    I'll pay $6.01???
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from THE_James_Champ in selling over 100 singles, 1960 onwards   
    I'll pay $6.01???
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from Metal Mike in Buying vinyl online question for a newbie   
    I don't know how "mint" you expect your records to be.  It sounds like you're getting unlucky, because I've purchased hundreds of records from online retailers and only have had a couple of huge issues with bends in transit, shipment, whatever.  But I mean, a minor corner ding is bound to happen once in a while, that's just life of shipping records.  You can't really control how USPS handles the records you send, even if you write "FRAGILE" on the box they may not read it or care about it.
     
    But yes, buying records online is much better than just going to the local record store simply because there's so many online stores that all carry different items while you may have 3 record stores in your area that all generally have a pretty similar selection and may or may not cater to your music tastes.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from Duff in Buying vinyl online question for a newbie   
    What is wrong with you, dude?
     
    I don't know why my opinion is such an unpopular one here.  I look at a band like Seahaven for example.  They're one of my favorite bands, but I've never been able to find any of their records at my local record shops.  The only place I've seen them is in the Hot Topic 40 minutes away from me.  Even a larger band like Brand New, I saw Daisy at one of the shops summer of 2012, but since then I haven't seen any of them.  However, they're always fully stocked with artists like The Black Keys and The White Stripes, or more poppy music like Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars.  It's cool to have the option to purchase those records, but none of them really cater to my musical interests, especially not for the $20+ that it would cost to get them.  It's way awesome to go to the record store and find a sweet record I've wanted for a while (Straylight Run - The Needles The Space) in the used bin, or to be able to get an old Beatles record for less than $10, but when it comes down to it, the local record stores around me don't usually have a selection that appeals to me.  When I go there, I walk in thinking I'm going to buy a record, and then in the end after searching for over half an hour I find one that ends up spinning once on my turntable and then collects dust because in reality, I never really wanted it too badly, I just wanted to buy a new record.
     
    I understand why the record stores have the music they have, they need to make a profit to stay in business, and catering to a larger demographic by stockpiling represses of classic albums and carrying a ton of larger acts definitely helps them do that, but I'd much rather go online and find the records I actually have interest in.  I don't know why that warrants a "get the fuck out" from you.  I am sure there are some record stores around the USA that do carry more vinyl I would love, but I just haven't been too impressed with the stock I've seen in my area.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from psus2h in Buying vinyl online question for a newbie   
    What is wrong with you, dude?
     
    I don't know why my opinion is such an unpopular one here.  I look at a band like Seahaven for example.  They're one of my favorite bands, but I've never been able to find any of their records at my local record shops.  The only place I've seen them is in the Hot Topic 40 minutes away from me.  Even a larger band like Brand New, I saw Daisy at one of the shops summer of 2012, but since then I haven't seen any of them.  However, they're always fully stocked with artists like The Black Keys and The White Stripes, or more poppy music like Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars.  It's cool to have the option to purchase those records, but none of them really cater to my musical interests, especially not for the $20+ that it would cost to get them.  It's way awesome to go to the record store and find a sweet record I've wanted for a while (Straylight Run - The Needles The Space) in the used bin, or to be able to get an old Beatles record for less than $10, but when it comes down to it, the local record stores around me don't usually have a selection that appeals to me.  When I go there, I walk in thinking I'm going to buy a record, and then in the end after searching for over half an hour I find one that ends up spinning once on my turntable and then collects dust because in reality, I never really wanted it too badly, I just wanted to buy a new record.
     
    I understand why the record stores have the music they have, they need to make a profit to stay in business, and catering to a larger demographic by stockpiling represses of classic albums and carrying a ton of larger acts definitely helps them do that, but I'd much rather go online and find the records I actually have interest in.  I don't know why that warrants a "get the fuck out" from you.  I am sure there are some record stores around the USA that do carry more vinyl I would love, but I just haven't been too impressed with the stock I've seen in my area.
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    Kyle_ftl reacted to smailtronic in Buying vinyl online question for a newbie   
    Get the fuck out.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from kurtz in Buying vinyl online question for a newbie   
    I don't know how "mint" you expect your records to be.  It sounds like you're getting unlucky, because I've purchased hundreds of records from online retailers and only have had a couple of huge issues with bends in transit, shipment, whatever.  But I mean, a minor corner ding is bound to happen once in a while, that's just life of shipping records.  You can't really control how USPS handles the records you send, even if you write "FRAGILE" on the box they may not read it or care about it.
     
    But yes, buying records online is much better than just going to the local record store simply because there's so many online stores that all carry different items while you may have 3 record stores in your area that all generally have a pretty similar selection and may or may not cater to your music tastes.
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    Kyle_ftl reacted to dantheriver in PO: Have Mercy- My Oldest Friend EP   
    Add it to cart from the main page.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from Paramore Maniac Zay Zay in Updated Paramore Records For Sale Thread   
    Zay will get money for this record.  I hope to god it isn't $250, but Paramore fans are somewhat crazy and pay ridiculous prices sometimes.  It's not worth it, but damn.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from hippielauryn in PO: Grandview / Everything Between Paint and a Wall   
    It's definitely the teal variant after I saw it in better lighting.  It looks fairly green when you're in a bit of a darker setting.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from DecayToDeath in Blink 182 splatter vinyl series Hot Topic exclusive (update posted Jan '15)   
    That's not necessarily true though.  It even says "will likely get bumped back a bit" on the page 1 info.  Other releases on here haven't been completely accurate, with the latest being the Untitled record going back up on the website a few days ago.  I think it's always nice to be sure.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from snacks4all in PO: Grandview / Everything Between Paint and a Wall   
    It's definitely the teal variant after I saw it in better lighting.  It looks fairly green when you're in a bit of a darker setting.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from FailureByDesign in Victory Records vinyl exclusive to Hot Topic (updated 11/4)   
    Yeah, Hot Topic doesn't really have input on anything that has to do with actually pressing the record, save for maybe requesting their own special variant color or something.  Even then, I think they just take whatever the label throws their way.  But yeah, Victory is notorious for their cheap ways, just like how it kinda seems like the records they press are extremely crappy quality.  The one thing you can respect about Victory, though, is that they still haven't started to price gouge--- I think that's going to begin to be a positive quality of even the crappiest labels around.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from nothnks in Jason Tate: "Yes, vinyl prices are going up. No, I don't feel bad."   
    For the record, I completely forget to check your site sometimes.  I will literally go there right now and pick it up.  If the person that updates this account sees a purchase in Troy, MI from a guy named Kyle sometime in the next 10 minutes from the time this post is made, it is me!
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from Hungrydinoz in Upcoming Hot Topic Releases   
    Ugh, that timeframe when TTTYG was repressed by Hot Topic was horrible for me.  I was going through a breakup and buying EVERY record I possibly could.  I was just getting into vinyl, too, so I was just building a collection... jesus I spent so much money on records.  It seemed like Hot Topic was pressing everything I ever loved as a early teen, lol.  Now they're doing it more, but I just can't spend $20+ on a bunch of records anymore, so I only opt to get the Blink splatter represses lately it seems.
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    Kyle_ftl got a reaction from NorrisNuts in PO next week: PARK's first new release in 8 years, Jacob The Rabbit 10"   
    Yeah, I can't say I personally understand the negativity towards Zack, either.  He seems to be extremely passionate about music and does a heck of a job keeping involved in everything that goes on within the music scene.  His site is arguably the best resource for music news within the styles that they cover, and I guess he also manages bands and now releases records that some of us have wanted on vinyl for a while now.  I would assume it's just negative views people have towards his site or something, but really, BTR is a great label and Zack overall seems to be a pretty good guy.
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    Kyle_ftl reacted to themustardtiger in PO next week: PARK's first new release in 8 years, Jacob The Rabbit 10"   
    Stoked for new Park, not stoked on who's releasing it... 
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