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  1. On 3/21/2021 at 9:27 PM, stl_ben said:

    You mean the sports cards industry that is arguably as popular now as it ever was.

     

    The same sports card industry that went bust because they were selling "limited" cards that were secretly being produced in unlimited quantities?

     

    If I didn't know any better, I'd say that sounds a LOT like this situation. 

     

    While I don't think this is a sign of the vinyl industry bubble bursting, I do think it's absurd to pay that much for a record - especially for someone like The Weeknd, whose middle-of-the-road pop music won't be remembered as anything but middle-of-the-road pop music in 20 years. 

  2. 2 hours ago, Shelby American said:

    Album is out today and I'm laughing at the naysayers. 

     

    I was one of the naysayers.

    I listened to the full album last night, and I must admit it's a legitimate return-to-form for the Lips. Very solid work, albeit a bit depressing. Glad to see they're focusing on songwriting again, as opposed to the directionless experimentation of the past decade. 

  3. 5 hours ago, hype said:

    He mostly has vmp releases that aren't even that hard to get anyways. 

     

    People need to realize that every hobby ever pretty much has had flippers

     

    Vinceron said a couple days ago that he's sitting on 10,000 pieces of merchandise right now, and out of the 1,200+ ebay vinyl listings he has up, several of them show hundreds of sold copies each. That's a major operation. You really think he's using bots and address hacks to obtain a literal warehouse full of goods? 

     

    In the past, he's admitted to having a deal with Urban Outfitters - where a substantial amount of his limited releases come from - and he leaked details of an exclusive UO release before it was announced to the public. That, coupled with the numbers, strikes me as a distribution deal.

     

    The issue isn't that he's flipping - we all do so from time to time - it's that VMP is selling out of products quickly, while Vinceron seems to already have the products in-hand & overpriced. It just doesn't add up. 

  4. On 7/19/2020 at 2:36 PM, Derek™ said:

    Wild.  I feel like I've made some nice sales over the years... but never within a week's time, and certainly not at that large of a profit.  Thanks for sharing.

     

    Not everything has to be a competition on the internet.  Consider framing your posts in a different light sometime.  Cannonfunk shared a cool story that he started with a playful statement.  His response begins and ends with a smiling emoticon.  He's not beating his chest or trying to flex on all of us.  Starting a reply with "No, you don't." comes off as unnecessarily abrasive.  [vs. "Think I may have you beat, actually..." or "Not shabby at all.  But I can give you a run for your money..."]

     

    Between this and you taking actual offense to the phrase "come at me" – used in jest, and aimed at no one in particular – I feel like you're maybe just bad at interpreting dialogue on the internet.  Not every discussion has to be a pissing match.  Not everyone is out to get you.  I'm not sure if you just enjoy rolling up your sleeves and pretending to be a tough guy online, or if your true demeanor is equally toxic when you step away from the keyboard... but it's bad news either way.  This part of my post was made to illustrate how others may perceive you as a dick – I don't expect you to actually take any of it to heart.  You are more than welcome to do your usual laugh-react, reply with something snide, and stew over it for the remainder of the day.  You've proven to be nothing if not a creature of habit and I don't expect that'd deviate from your tried-and-true rebuttals.

     

    But I'm just saying that it was a cool experience that Cannonfunk shared.  I'm glad he posted it.  This thread isn't the Mortal Kombat tournament of flippers or profitable sales.  Instead of calling you a dick and triggering you to rage all afternoon, I'm explaining how and why you come across the way you do on the boards.

     

    And as an aside, I would personally be impressed if you could net $1,460 from your stash of donated CDs.  Hardly calling it impossible.  Just stating that I'd be taken aback if you edged out the kind of profit that Cannonfunk scored.  I don't know if anyone in this thread will come close to that, realistically.  But as a reminder: there is no need to take it as a competitive challenge.  There's no way you'll EVER sell anything for the kind of profit that King Cannonfunk has set lol how's it feel to be a LOSER just roll over and take it you clearly know dick about landing a sale online lmao FLAWLESS VICTORY up in this thread haha get fucked you rookie-ass flipper.

     

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    OMG. This is fucking hilarious. I'm kind of sad that I missed all the drama. 

     

    Signed, 

    King Cannonfunk

  5. I got you all beat :)

     

    A couple years ago I was browsing OfferUp, when I came across a seller who was asking absolutely insane prices for her vintage 7” singles (ie - she wanted $50 for common 45’s that aren’t even worth $1). I assumed it would be a waste of time looking through her ads, but as I’ve come to learn over the past 15 years,  if someone has no idea what they’re selling, they may actually underprice an item out of sheer ignorance.

     

    A few minutes into browsing her sales, I ran across an odd looking Lynyrd Skynyrd 7”, which had the band name misspelled as “Lynard Skynard.” She was asking $40 for it. Out of curiosity, I decided to look it up on Discogs. It had sold once in 2015 for $12, but only 7 people had it... and 210 people wanted it. That’s when my spidey senses started tingling!

     

    After doing some research, it turns out that “Lynard Skynard” was the original band name... when the group was still in high school! The 7” in question was their first recorded demo. Only a few hundred were made, and they were passed out to friends and family, and sold at their earliest hometown shows.

     

    I decided to buy it immediately, sight unseen. Trying to contain my excitement without tipping off the seller of its value, I pleaded with her to make sure that it was well protected during shipping, and sent in a sturdy box. She agreed, and the wait began.

     

    About 2 weeks later, I was at work when I received a notification that it had been delivered. The moment the boss yelled “Lunch Break,” I jumped into my car and sped home. Opening the mailbox, my heart absolutely sunk: She sent it in a padded envelope, with no stiffeners.  “No fucking way this thing survived,” I thought, as I pulled it out. However, it still felt solid. I opened it up, and... the vinyl was in nearly perfect condition. No scratches, glossy sheen, and almost new in appearance. 


    Within a week, I sold it for $1,500. And yes, that’s the actual sold listing.

     

    Not a bad $40 investment, huh? :)

  6. 1 hour ago, rhcp02 said:

    https://shop.udiscovermusic.com/collections/vinyl/products/the-beatles-in-stereo-vinyl-box-set?_pos=4&_sid=fd2b2737a&_ss=r

    This one is $286 after the comeback promo code. It might be gettin ready to go oop. The only ones on amazon are like $600 and up so pretty good deal for that one.

    It was ~$286 on Amazon during the B2G1 sale a couple weeks ago. The reason it's $600 now is because Amazon ran out, and that's a 3rd party seller price. 

     

    I really regret not buying 3 during the sale & reselling 2 of them. 

  7. I didn't say Embryonic was bad. I said it was the tipping point. 

     

    Here's their new one from this album...

     

     

     

    Dude, this is objectively bad. The band sounds like they aren't even trying, and Wayne's auto-tuned, half-baked musings about religion and love are uninspired and Lennon-lite. Personal feelings about Wayne aside, it doesn't even hold a candle to some of their best work, and Drozd shares responsibility as the main composer of the music.

     

    The Lips provided me with some great musical insight and amazing times at their shows, and I wish them the best... but I just can't do it anymore.  

  8. Been a huge Lips fan since '93.  

     

    Embryonic was the moment they collapsed as a band, and chose to become a caricature of themselves. Wayne cheated on his partner of 20+ years with a 19 year old groupie, got her pregnant, started doing drugs again (at 50 years old), fired the drummer,  and gave up on the songwriting that made them famous. We'd have a shit ton of amazing Lips songs right now had he not gone through a debilitating and ultra-cringey midlife crisis. 

     

    "Look at how weird we are" works when you have the tunes to back it up. When you don't... it's just... embarrassing. 

     

  9. Here's how I flatten my records. It works every time, and as far as I can tell, doesn't damage the record. Note: It'll only work if you have hardwood/tile/laminate floors...

     

    - Put the vinyl into a generic or trashed sleeve. This will prevent the sleeve of the album you're trying to save from getting damaged. 

     

    - Lift up the corner of your record shelf (assuming it sits flat on the ground)

     

    - Place the album underneath it, and set the shelf back down. 

     

    - Forget about it for a month or two. 

     

    Every record I've done this with comes out completely flat, and by the time you've forgotten about it, it'll be a nice surprise when you go to put another one under there ;)  The solution is either money or time, and I'm a cheap, patient bastard. 

  10. 14 hours ago, ZeroNowhere said:

    If you were 1/1,00,000,000 as relevant as Danzig, this would be funny.  You’re not.

     

    Implying that Danzig is relevant in 2020  :lol:

     

    I met him in the 90's when he played a venue I was working at. He's laughably short. The little asshole wouldn't make eye-contact with me when I introduced myself, and after a brief back-and-forth he just started ignoring me, even though I was the only other person in the room.  I haven't been able to take him seriously since then. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Tommy said:

    Discogs has an app already, FYI

     

    And it fucking blows. I downloaded it at launch and instantly deleted it. Much easier to use the site itself in most cases. 

     

    If Discogs put a fraction of the millions of dollars they make annually into their app, it could be amazing. Someone like OP could easily come along and make a better one, but Discogs is the only company that has the pre-existing database & infrastructure. 

     

    OP seems to be focused on an app that deals in new vinyl. and that's something people might find useful... if it works.

    Give me an app that scrapes prices from all of the major retailers in real-time, utilizing price history (like camelcamelcamel) in order to sort by discounted price trends, in addition to the ability to apply discount codes (like the Honey extension), and I'd use the shit out of it.  

  12. 32 minutes ago, kannibal said:

    Beck is a diverse artist, so it’s understandable if you like one album but another doesn’t click. 

     

    Beck has been my favorite musician since 1994. I have copies of literally everything he's ever recorded, from early demos to obscure B-sides. 

     

    That said, he hasn't released a good album in 10+ years.

     

    It's no longer an issue of "I don't like this album as much as the last," but an issue of "this is generic, unlistenable garbage." I still haven't made it through Colors, and after trying to listen to the singles from this album, I have no interest in hearing the rest. 

     

    His unique humor and unbridled originality has morphed into seriousness and predictable adult-contemporary bore. 

     

     

  13. On 5/2/2019 at 9:17 AM, vinyl addict said:

    Marilyn Manson has some great albums (the older stuff), however he is absolutely horrible live.

    I've seen him 3 times in 3 locations. Not sure what it is, but just terrible.

     

     

    I saw Manson for the first time in 1996, and the last time in 2016 (and a few times in between).

     

    20 years of liquor and cocaine abuse will make you suck at your job, no matter what it is, and it gets even worse when you start showing up for work completely hammered. The last time I saw the band, Manson was so drunk halfway through the set that he forgot the words to half the songs and was slurring incoherently between them.

     

    The album in the pic was released in ‘97 or early ‘98 - before things started going downhill - and it’s more of a “studio live album” than an untouched live performance. LOTS of studio overdubs and polish. 

     

    The original core members of the band weren’t exactly amazing musicians anyway, and around this time, they started employing a lot of prerecorded triggers in their live show. 

  14. Carpenter here. It's really, really bad.

     

    A novice carpenter could easily cut down, build, and stain all 10 of these boxes in a single work day, and I suspect the designer spent even less time on it than that. You don't usually leave the edges of plywood exposed (it's a building material, not a decorative wood), and you certainly don't stain the edges. 

     

    If the albums cost $20 each (assuming they didn't get them at wholesale price), that's $200. The raw material the boxes were built from probably cost less than $10 each. Altogether, the 10 boxes cost $2,100 to produce. 

     

    In total, they sold all 10 for a total of $12,000... essentially a $10,000 profit. Not bad for a days work, right? 

  15. 2 minutes ago, rundmcc said:

    you mean you're NOT voting for this guy?

     

     

    Everyone in my white suburban hometown is. His signs are everywhere. 

     

    It's one of many reasons I moved the fuck out of said hometown 15 years ago, and will never move back. 

     

    Pointing a gun at a teen and being a racist asshat are only surface level reasons to hate this guy. The actions he's taken as SOS are much more insidious, and I truly believe he's a threat to democracy. 

  16. 7 minutes ago, just a normal guy kevin said:

    Whether some sites sincerely thought this was a repress or whether they were engaging in some sly marketing tactics is unknown. 

     

    The fact that they promoted the original as "this will never be repressed" is probably grounds for a false advertising legal claim. I would imagine that they're keeping it quiet for a reason.

  17. On 5/19/2018 at 11:42 AM, danny said:

    We have indeed installed this as we see way too many people using add blocking software. 

     

    So... since online forums are dying a slow, painful, and predictable death thanks to the advent of sites like Reddit... you're going to willingly drive another nail in the coffin? 

     

    Okay. Good luck? BTW, the term is "ad blocker," not "add blocker."

     

    Signed in incognito to leave this message & won't be visiting the site nearly as much if I see a huge, unclosable pop-up when I try to visit. 

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