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is this usually OK to use? looks to have a much better selection than ebay, or does anyone know of any good alternatives?

(sorry if this has been asked before, couldn't find anything when I searched?)

vain_bowers, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:58 (eleven years ago) link

discogs imho is in the same league as Gemm and Musicstack--generally a slightly more esoteric selection, but the pitfalls and price-gouging remain the same. (i.e. it's a number of individual sellers and so it's dicey no matter what. I guess that's why there's a feedback system? I've never used discogs.)

ian, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

i assume you're looking for vinyl? discogs is usually fine, but i wouldn't buy anything labeled below nm-, unless you've scanned the seller's profile and s/he seems like a saint

unclejam79, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:34 (eleven years ago) link

yeah just vinyl and CDs that you can no longer get elsewhere really, thanks for the warning!

vain_bowers, Monday, 29 December 2008 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

i started using it a few months ago and have found it to be pretty great in general though i would agree about not buying below mint. out of about 30 purchases i've only had to deal with one person who ripped me off. i now look on discogs before ebay if looking for a record.

stirmonster, Monday, 29 December 2008 18:11 (eleven years ago) link

I was able to score a highly OOP release from overseas, and as long as you have PayPal, you're quick, and you're picky about feedback ratings, you should be fine. (same goes with Gemm and the like.)

soyrizo headache (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 29 December 2008 19:08 (eleven years ago) link

via discogs that is. Granted, I've only bought one thing from Discogs marketplace, but it was a simple and quick transaction, especially for overseas.

+1 to discogs: they don't have Gemm's crappy UI (Gemm usually contains these impossibly long forms with checkboxes and radio selection buttons all obfuscated while you're trying to buy or sell through them.)

soyrizo headache (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 29 December 2008 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

i buy and sell on discogs. have only had 1 bad experience with a guy who tried to charge me 10 dollars to ship a cd single from Canada.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 29 December 2008 19:11 (eleven years ago) link

i've shopped quite a bit on Discogs, 30+ purchases or so, and I have been satisfied in all but one. And in that instance I filed a claim through PayPal and got my money back. As long as you use PayPal you should be fine and protected, prices are high though and I don't buy anything under NM-, like everyone else here has said.

san frandisco, Monday, 29 December 2008 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

I've used it once so far without problem. There are some rare and/or hard to get things on there, but the prices seem a little over the odds a lot of the time.

krakow, Monday, 29 December 2008 22:11 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

lol last post on thread: http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?seller=musicberlin

Um, someone want to try and explain this to me? Also WRT his feedback rating/comments?

you used to sleep with somebody who avoided a soap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:06 (ten years ago) link

hahaha. so weird. just 5 seconds ago i sent my friend a link to a record that is also $1540.00. 2 days ago it was $15. something's wacky.

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:07 (ten years ago) link

holy shit, so weird. it's actually the same seller. wtf

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:07 (ten years ago) link

discogs allows you to bulk upload items to your marketplace account for sale via a .csv file. I guess with an inventory of 25000 items this is what that seller does and that their prices got out of whack somehow in the process.

krakow, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:22 (ten years ago) link

what i cant stand about discogs is the inflexiblity of postage rates. if im ordering one white label 12, theres no way the postage will be £2.75 or £3. very fucking annoying.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:36 (ten years ago) link

should that weigh less than a non white label?

jaxon, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:37 (ten years ago) link

xp OK that probably explains that

titchy are you saying that's over the odds? It's not if you consider postage plus if you have to buy a mailer!

you used to sleep with somebody who avoided a soap (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:38 (ten years ago) link

i suppose. but white labels are still cheaper than normal lps.

i do like discogs though, the offers system is good too. some of the prices people put on their records though is ridiculous (and i do wonder if they do end up getting the prices they ask for).

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:41 (ten years ago) link

what i cant stand about discogs is the inflexiblity of postage rates. if im ordering one white label 12, theres no way the postage will be £2.75 or £3. very fucking annoying.

― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 20:36 (18 minutes ago)

Postage rates have nothing to do with discogs though, they're entirely up to the individual seller, so I'm not sure what you mean by them being inflexible. You should contact the seller if you think they're charging over the odds.

I happily both send and receive offers on prices via discogs, often the listed price is just a ball park, or best hope, or even a stab in the dark if you're the only person selling an item.

Again, if you think something's over priced then just speak to the seller. No big deal. If they don't like your offer they'll ignore it or let you know. Easy as pie.

krakow, Thursday, 17 September 2009 19:59 (ten years ago) link

well i mean the indvidual seller obv, yeah.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Thursday, 17 September 2009 20:01 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

I need to get rid of lots of dance vinyl - some desirable, some considerably less so - and ebay seems like a busted flush for this kind of thing: a few tumbleweed auctions surrounded by acres of Buy It Now postings from professional retailers. Has anyone here used it for selling recently? Is it better than ebay now? Does stuff shift fairly quickly or sit around for months?

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 25 January 2010 17:44 (ten years ago) link

I use discogs for buying and selling fairly often. For dance vinyl, I'd say it's def better than ebay. It's really quick and simple to list items, and there are no fees unless your items actually sell, whereas Ebay charges a listing fee. I have some things on discogs that have been sitting for quite a while now, but it all depends on what you have vs. how many others are selling the same item.

one time gaffled 'em up (one time), Monday, 25 January 2010 19:35 (ten years ago) link

Best to put them on Discogs a couple bucks below whatever is the cheapest copy if you want to move it immediately. if you're in no hurry, put it at a good price, offer a discount for multiple items in the Comments field and wait.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 25 January 2010 19:45 (ten years ago) link

Good advice. Thanks. Tbh I'm more interested in offloading most of it than making big £££.

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:36 (ten years ago) link

ive put some stuff around the lowest price theyre listed at on discogs but still waiting to shift them. starting to think im possibly the only person buying old grime or dubstep 12s.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 14:53 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

what does it mean when there's a color bar to the side of a release in discogs.

there's yellow, grey and orange here http://www.discogs.com/artist/Rolling+Stones%2C+The

jaxon, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 22:55 (nine years ago) link

If you hover over them it tells you.

Animal Bitrate (Raw Patrick), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 22:57 (nine years ago) link

ah! thank you. i've been searching for hours

jaxon, Tuesday, 6 July 2010 23:05 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

So, if one were selling off a few hundred records of the psych / noise / jazz / indie variety, discogs over eBay, for sure? My issue with discogs (and, for CDs, Amazon) is the fact that things sell in spurts, with no deadline. It tends to make packing records and regular trips to the post office a full time job. Any advice?

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:55 (eight years ago) link

i dunno, i always buy on discogs, sell on amazon. i don't want to wait for people to stumble over what i'm trying to unload, and on average, i get really good money from ebay sales.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:33 (eight years ago) link

i think the upside (sale price) on ebay is (or can be) higher, but the ease of doing stuff on discogs might be better, depending on how much hassle you're willing to go through

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 May 2012 20:35 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, I find Discogs has rarer stuff in the first place, and then for a more reasonable price than Amazon. If what you're selling is aimed at the collectors market or folks that may not look at Amazon first, Discogs is the way to go.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 3 May 2012 22:12 (eight years ago) link

Thanks!

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:01 (eight years ago) link

it feels good to sell rare-ish things on ebay for +£££s to people who don't know about discogs ;)

jed_, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:31 (eight years ago) link

Coincidentally they just linked to this via their Facebook page:

http://www.discogs.com/blog/339369-top-30-most-expensive-items-sold-by-month

boxedjoy, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:40 (eight years ago) link

eight months pass...

Advice on this:

Person contacts me on Discogs about an item that I am not listing for sale, offers me a large (but not obscene) amount for it, then paypals me with his "brother-in-law's" account and wants me to ship it to his sister (he's in Europe). Obviously I'm not going to ship it to anyone other than his brother-in-law (since anything else violates PayPal's Seller TOS) but should I even do that? Is this some sort of crazy elaborate scam to get a CD single? His Discogs rating is fine... but the whole thing seems pretty suspicious.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 7 January 2013 17:02 (seven years ago) link

Obviously I will not accept the payment if I don't ship him anything btw.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 7 January 2013 17:06 (seven years ago) link

I would just make sure to do delivery confirmation/insurance so he can't say it never arrived and file a claim with Paypal. That's the only scam I could think of if he already paid. Unless he somehow got hold of someone else's Paypal account but that seems far fetched.

Does seem a little suspicious to have done enough business on discogs to have a rating and yet you don't have your own Paypal acct?

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sleeve, Friday, 17 April 2015 17:24 (five years ago) link

hmm discogs is really a good database and have often thought it would be nice to be able to look up different editions of books/comics/movies instead of just doing ebay-searches but not sure if this seems like a greedy move or an enthusiast move, also not sure if such databases/market places already exist

also, any thoughts on whether the new tax policy will be very harmful to the 2nd hand market place? (apparently Discogs will add 25% tax or something for all orders going from US to EU)

niels, Friday, 17 April 2015 17:42 (five years ago) link

Whoa- what? Really?

Evan, Friday, 17 April 2015 18:04 (five years ago) link

It's VAT that's now payable on *fees* paid by sellers at their local rate if they are in the EU. Fees are 8% of sales prices.

Noel Emits, Friday, 17 April 2015 18:53 (five years ago) link

So it only applies to sellers in the EU and it's nothing to do with where orders are going. I think it works out to no more than around 1.8% on the price of a record in practice. Presumably VAT registered businesses would be able to claim it back as well so no need to pass it on to customers.

Noel Emits, Friday, 17 April 2015 18:56 (five years ago) link

I'll give Discogs credit for hooking me up with a good guy from Norway who had a Neil Young tribute LP I'd been trying to get for eight years (Everybody Knows This Is Norway. It's worth more than I was prepared to pay, so he ripped the CD, put it up on Soulseek, and I got it from him that way.

The other thing I've listed on my want-list is a Velvet Underground tribute that came out in the late '80s. I get an e-mail every few weeks saying one's up for sale, but it's always around 20 pounds, which after conversion and shipping is just way out of my buying range.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 April 2015 01:29 (five years ago) link

It seems to be a good place to buy from. I've only had one negative experience I can think of where a cd arrived shattered because it was sent with neither jewel case or adequate padding.
May have been others but that is the only one came to mind. Think I got a refund but not the cd I wanted.
Discogs is also a reasonably ok resource though it does have gaps. I use it frequently when EACing cds I've bought when they're not in the EAC database. Tends to have tracklisting down for main release version at least.
Gap can be in what releases are listed though.
Would be useful to have reviews of lps and individual release versions too. I think there are some reviews on site but sporadic. There is rateyourmusic I guess. But would be useful.

Stevolende, Saturday, 18 April 2015 07:00 (five years ago) link

I actually appreciate discogs more because of the lack of reviews. Everyone on Rateyourmusic considers themselves geniuses but they're really just a slightly better class of youtube commenter.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 18 April 2015 07:04 (five years ago) link

I had someone buy from me in Argentina but wanted me to ship to his sister in Chile as you are 'not allowed' more than two foreign packages a year or some such.

So I did, and it all went fine.

Mark G, Saturday, 18 April 2015 10:13 (five years ago) link

JUst thinking that it would make it a full resource if people said what they thought of the lp since it could help one work out which lps by an artist were worth getting. also which pressings/releases of which lp.
BUt I guess that most people going to discogs are doing so to buy material they're already aware of. Particularly marketplace.
Just thought if it was done right it could help the experience. But not sure how 'doing it right' would be achieved anyway since I can see what johnny's saying about rateyourmusic being true at least to some extent. Ego/opinion outweighing info etc

Do wonder where you get information on the best sounding versions of things from since it doesn't seem to be fully utilised on RYM and Amazon just mixes all reviews for all releases under a title together.

Stevolende, Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:23 (five years ago) link

Of course anyone can post reviews on there and the entire database is user populated. The process of submitting release data excludes editorialising though, which is as it should or it would never get done and.disagreements would be endless.

I like that the site still feels a bit down-home and ungentrified. Not unlike this place really. My impression is that the staff are still enthusiasts for the most part.

Noel Emits, Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:38 (five years ago) link

discogs are reviews are great, it's either:
a) old school clubbers reminiscing and being crazy hyperbolic about old school house/rave
b) a bunch of people posting "repress please?" or "you gougers should be ashamed or yourself" (hip euro "underground" deep house 12"s on small labels)
c) some person posting "the label on my copy is more periwinkle than violet and 'chuggin gasoline' is about 6 seconds longer than on the original uk chiswick issue"

brimstead, Sunday, 19 April 2015 03:39 (five years ago) link

also hardcore dilettante that's a great story !

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:14 (three weeks ago) link

bolstering your reputation as a seller and encouraging buyers to return.

I do this by slightly undergading records so buyers are pleasantly surprised rather than disappointed and I don't have to deal with the hassle that is returns / refunds

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:27 (three weeks ago) link

lol, says the guy who "never leaves positive feedback for buyers".

you're a dick, dude.

sleeve, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

I hope I am personally responsible for undercutting your jacked up sale prices

sleeve, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

"i'm going to list this at an exorbitant price because making anything less than 20% above what the highest historical price was is unacceptable to me I don't want to sell it, unless you're willing to give me loads of money. See that bloke up there? His is cheaper..."

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:00 (three weeks ago) link

I don't "jack up" prices. My prices are competitive and my feedback rating reflects this. But I'm not gonna sell a rare $400 private press psych LP for ten bucks because I'm feeling philanthropic or whatever, and frankly I call bullshit on anyone who might claim on a messageboard that they have ever done so

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:56 (three weeks ago) link

I think that's a pretty extreme take on this premise. When I list records I'm unfamiliar with and I see the available copies listed at sums twice the highest recorded sale to date, I have to wonder if there's some kind of arms race among sellers that ratchets up the price. There's one guy who has a lot of salsa records who does this, then every other seller follows suit. After a while when I'm sitting on the same copy and I see his haven't moved either I end up going back and re-pricing them closer to what they sold for last.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 16:23 (three weeks ago) link

When I see those way-higher-than-maximum-sold prices, I tend to think: hmm, there's someone who took a punt a long time ago, when the sales hadn't yet got going, who hasn't been back to check/review since. I review and discount all unsold stock after six months, which allows me to take an occasional punt with an optimistic price, then steadily nudge it down until it finds its right level.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:16 (three weeks ago) link

I came across a weird dub techno 12" that seems to be 'worth' about $125 bucks. The highest sold price is $183. There is a seller in the US who has a copy for $140. I could have listed mine at 120, the suggested price, less than the suggested price (below Median value), or I could price my copy that I have no desire to sell for $165, making that other copy in the US look good at $140. Once it sells for $140, then my copy for $165 is the cheapest you can get with $4 shipping. Otherwise you're paying more than that for shipping + 3-4 week wait time for the record to arrive. I don't need to sell this record, but if history has taught me anything, it's that there are dudes in Norway and Japan with a shit load of money and they're willing to buy some dumb shit with their money.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:25 (three weeks ago) link

fuck rich people tbh, lower all prices

brimstead, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:56 (three weeks ago) link

fuck all prices, lower rich people

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:58 (three weeks ago) link

xp that doesn’t make sense, but whatever *falls and breaks hip*

brimstead, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:59 (three weeks ago) link

I felt weird selling an OG pressing of Tom Perry’s wildflowers three figures recently. It’s a shitty pressing. Maybe it tracks better on their mega bucks system idk. Feels like i should have just destroyed it.

brimstead, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

for three figures

brimstead, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 19:02 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah I saw somebody on Craigslist posting that Petty LP for $400 or so and I was like “lol another Craigslist crazy”, then looked up the going rate for it and cringed

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:21 (three weeks ago) link

Has it not been reissued/repressed?

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:40 (three weeks ago) link

Petty's entire catalog (with and without the Heartbreakers) was reissued on vinyl in two giant boxes in 2014-2015, but only as boxes, I don't think you could buy individual LPs.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:13 (three weeks ago) link

This is a whole nother ball o wax, but there’s something weird with the rights to Wildflowers and his estate. OG copies of Wildflowers have sold for ~$1000 on eBay. The recent box set has cooled prices on Wildflowers a little bit (I had trouble selling a Kevin Gray 2009 pressing for what I thought it deserved) esp because the cut is highly praised... but shitty Russian bootlegs are selling for ~$150. I expect it to become widely available at some point & the whole price structure will collapse.

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:14 (three weeks ago) link

I've been having a bit of a weird experience as a Discogs buyer: I ordered a couple of CDs from a guy in Colorado on May 8, and today the USPS tracking info showed that my package had been delivered to an address in Pittsburgh (I live in New Hampshire). when I asked the seller if he could look into the situation, he said he'd mixed up two other orders for that date and that he's hoping mine isn't another one. in his next message he said he'd contacted a buyer from Pittsburgh, who told him that they haven't received their package either. I'm not sure if he addressed the packages wrong or assigned the wrong tracking numbers, but either way I don't understand why one package was reported as delivered. the seller said he could either give me a refund or attempt to reclaim the package for me. I figure I'll wait and see if I receive anything by the end of the week (even if it's someone else's package), and if not I'll opt for the refund. I don't have any reason to believe he's been dishonest with me, but he must have bungled things pretty badly that day if three or more buyers are involved in the mix-up.

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Thursday, 21 May 2020 02:16 (two weeks ago) link

It can happen.

I had two led Zeppelin albums sold, and managed to mix the addresses posting them both to two different countries. Funny thing was, both recipients denied receiving anything! (I only ever had one package go missing before)

After that fiasco, gave up on selling via eBay.

About a year later, found discogs was a good place to sell, and never looked back!

Mark G, Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:47 (two weeks ago) link

Etiquette Q: how passive-aggressive would it come off to tell a seller that while I personally don’t care or need a refund or intend to leave bad feedback, they REALLY should rethink their packaging and grading before someone pickier than me comes at them?

ን (nabisco), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:46 (one week ago) link

Are you asking what the baseline is because certainly the sky's the limit otherwise.

Evan, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:48 (one week ago) link

I message sellers that feedback regularly. Do it. They need to hear it.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:52 (one week ago) link

^ yes

budo jeru, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:57 (one week ago) link

nabisco[, everyone who's answered you is] otm

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:03 (one week ago) link

Worst discogs experience so far has been receiving a pricey record shipped in christmas wrapping paper. That’s it. No cardboard, no bubble, one layer of paper like it kist came from under the tree. Left negative feedback and the seller flipped out.

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:04 (one week ago) link

noooo waaaay come on

Evan, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:21 (one week ago) link

If I have negative feedback for a seller, my first action is to email them and tell them what went wrong from my perspective. This is 99% of the time about accurate grading, 1% about packaging deficiencies. I always state the issue and make a suggestion for how to rectify the situation. In some cases, like when I'm buying a 3rd variation of It's A Sin on 12" that the seller said was VG+ but didn't mention the DJ stickers, writing on label etc, and the price variance for VG and VG+ is just a couple bucks, i'll just let it slide. If it's an expensive record though, i'll let them know. Usually they are willing to work with me to resolve the situation. Just be fair, don't be a dick when you email the first time, and be flexible on a solution.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:09 (one week ago) link

Shit, according to Discogs, i've made 223 purchases. I don't think i've left more than 5 negative reviews.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:11 (one week ago) link

True story. And the "package" was bent to shit and some of the wrapping paper had ripped off. The seller had only one rating before me so it looked like they were legit, they had a high rating. But it was only from one person. When I left them negative feedback their rating went down to 50%.

I don't think I contacted them beforehand, I was pretty angry. Otherwise I'm very civil and it almost always works out.

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:13 (one week ago) link

Etiquette Q: how passive-aggressive would it come off to tell a seller that while I personally don’t care or need a refund or intend to leave bad feedback, they REALLY should rethink their packaging and grading before someone pickier than me comes at them?

― ን (nabisco), Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:46 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I have done exactly this on numerous occasions

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:50 (one week ago) link

I've gotten stuff- mostly from ebay sellers- boxed in flimsy cardboard, repurposed priority mail boxes, once one came in 2 flattened cereal boxes. Weirdest was a big 18x12x16 box with the record bubble-wrapped inside with nothing else- just bounced around that big open box.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 20:55 (one week ago) link

Guy paid memoir a record, I realize the PayPal shipping address and the Discogs shipping address don't match, I queried him about this in the 'Order' page, 2 days pass, I send him a separate message thru Discogs, 2 more days pass with no reply. What now?

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 21:26 (one week ago) link

^ Guy paid *for* a record

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 21:27 (one week ago) link

You should have his email /phone from Discogs. I’ve had to do that a couple of times.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 21:39 (one week ago) link

I always wait for a response in this case, if you really get twitchy send to the Paypal address as that gives you more protection.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 28 May 2020 10:44 (one week ago) link

I’ve had dozens of address mismatches. Sooner or later, the buyer has always replied to clarify. The split between “use the Discogs address” and “use the PayPal address” is fairly even, so it’s best not to guess. Strictly speaking, it’s better to use the PayPal address as that offers better protection, but on balance I’d rather go with the buyer’s wishes.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 28 May 2020 12:25 (one week ago) link

I asked a guy to add the address he wanted to use to his Paypal account and we re-did the transaction. He was good about it. I was surprised the other day when I came across a seller whose terms said he is going to ship to your Discogs address no matter what address is on your Paypal. Saves him from ever hanging around asking which to use, I guess.

maffew12, Thursday, 28 May 2020 12:32 (one week ago) link

I think my only negative feedback is from a time I bought a record and after the guy shipped it he messaged me saying that the record was in much worse shape than he realized and sent me a full refund. Record arrived and was indeed an unplayable G. This was when I discovered you could leave 'neutral' feedback, which I did and he got super pissed at me, flaming me that I didnt leave him good feedback even though I got a "free record". Which yeah, he sent me a piece of junk for free. Why ship the record in the first place?

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Thursday, 28 May 2020 12:34 (one week ago) link

I'm surprised you were able to leave feedback on a refunded transaction.

Only negative I've left, for a buyer, was a new account ordering a pretty pricey record who I then never heard from again. The seller can close something like that only after 10 or 14 days (I forget), and it automatically gives the buyer a negative (not that it mattered on a brand new account). I wondered if it was a setup from someone looking to move the same record for more money, but I never tried looking into that. Once I got the record back on the market it sold pretty much immediately.

maffew12, Thursday, 28 May 2020 12:38 (one week ago) link

Only left non-positive feedback once on eBay years ago.

Record was sent in a large (and used) pizza box, and it was unsecured in any sense within the box. Think of your standard box for a large pizza with a crude drawing of an Italian pizza maker doing the chef's kiss, and add chilled pizza grease. Thankfully a relatively cheap record.

city worker, Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:56 (one week ago) link

I would enjoy getting a record in a pizza box. One that had never had a pizza in it, I mean. Usually when you open a pizza box and there's no pizza in it you're sad but if there's a record in there!

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:20 (one week ago) link

guy i knew once explained to me that he would go to a local pizza chain every so often and get an armload of medium-sized pizza boxes for mailing LP boxsets.

i asked him, "really ? you send boxsets in pizza boxes ?" and he gets this look on his face, kind of mischievous, and says, "yeah man. i just love when i get to send 'em to italy."

budo jeru, Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:25 (one week ago) link

😙

maffew12, Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:31 (one week ago) link

maybe a lot of these overgraders aren’t using artificial light or something

brimstead, Thursday, 28 May 2020 22:25 (one week ago) link

Re: Discogs address vs Paypal address. I'd always ship to the Paypal address as Paypal are unrelenting about refunds.

michaellambert, Thursday, 28 May 2020 22:33 (one week ago) link

Huh. I never ship to the paypal addresses, always the Discogs addresses. I've never had a problem but for one time a buyer put the wrong zip code in. I guess I should be asking for confirmation, but often buyers do not respond to Discogs messaging, I've found.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 28 May 2020 22:57 (one week ago) link

if a buyer asks to return something for a refund, do you guys refund them the shipping costs of sending back? discogs and paypal don't give you that option so I'd have to do it manually. I think the guy was being a putz re: grading so my petty side doesn't want to, but I'm usually not an asshole seller.

akm, Thursday, 28 May 2020 22:59 (one week ago) link

Nah man, if he's not happy with your grading, that's his issue. If you'd sent him the wrong record or something, then it would be on you.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:09 (one week ago) link

It depends how much you would mind if you want to get a negative review.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 29 May 2020 12:24 (six days ago) link


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