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Went to a car boot sale on Sunday and picked a handfull of Uk red Atlantic (Otis Leavil , Barbara Lewis ect) , Action (Bobby Bland) , and a few others which i was pleased with because they were only 50p each and he let me have the lot (22) for £10.00. In with these 22 I had put in a 45 by Calum Bryce called Love maker which i knew was not soul in fact i thought it was by an Irish artist but thought i can sling it if its crap. Turns out according to Google search to be rare psychedelic but couldnt find a price guide for it so i thought i would put it on ebay with no reserve starting at £4.99 maybe fetching enough to pay for the other 21 45s.

Within the first hour someone asked to end the auction early for £130.00 but i said no as i dont like doing this. Then yesterday someone else asked to end it early for £250.00 which i nearly did , my missus saying i was been greedy when i said no again.He then came back an hour later with an offer of £300.00 which i refused again which started the greedy argument again. Its currently at £4.99 with 1 bid.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

Am i bieng greedy?

What would you have done?

Craig.

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Greedy or not i think it's the same as paying for records.. i know you might think it's not "worth" 300£ but you know a couple of other 100 guys might prove you wrong. If someone ask you to take it off it's a good indication it's more expensive than that and an auction is a chance to give everybody a shot of owning it so no, i don't consider it greedy.. i would've been mind-boggled myself ;-)

best and good luck with the auction.

Leo

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Greedy - definately NOT

Luck sod - definately

I never ever find little treasures at car boot sales whine whine whine.

A word of caution though - you might find no other collectors spot that record on eBay this week and the guy that has offered you £300 will end up taking it of your hands for £4.99... but that's a risk you take.

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I love buying records from boot sales, I have over 1,000 crap records at home, less my cilla black collection which I gave to Roger Stewart for his birthday :-)))))

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That reminds me of another car boot sale buy, a sixties original album release with cover versions of "classics" such as "A lovers Concerto", "The Real Thing", "Everything I Touch Turns To Gear" and "One Two Three".

Oh Yeah that was "Cilla Sings A Rainbow"

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Playing Devils advocate here. And in no way do I think this is what happened to Craig, aka lucky #~]\|

If you stumbled upon what looked like a collection, and the person flogging these records obviously didnt have a clue. Would you:

Ask where he got them from, and possibly alert them that they might not know what they had?

Buy the records and keep schtum?

Call the police?

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Ask where he got them from

.... and go around to see if there were any more left :-)))))

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If they obviously looked like they were from a stolen collection (which does happen now and again) then I guess inform the right people of such! I am going to stamp all my records with my name soon, just waiting for the stamp to be made up!

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Playing Devils advocate here. And in no way do I think this is what happened to Craig,  aka lucky #~]\|

If you stumbled upon what looked like a collection, and the person flogging these records obviously didnt have a clue. Would you:

Ask where he got them from, and possibly alert them that they might not know what they had?

Buy the records and keep schtum?

Call the police?

I dont think calling the police would help as i doubt if they know the value of rare 45s! LOL

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I'm sure you can figure out how to set up another ebay ID and then you can bid £290 on it yourself? In effect it's only putting a reserve on it, and the guy wants to pay £300 anyway, so he'll be happy with £295. ;-)

Not that I advocate such underhanded behaviour of course, just looking out for a fellow soul-sourcer! If you can't set up another ID, drop me an email, I've got a couple of spare IDs kicking around;-)

JT

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Yes good idea but according to his story he was out of town from last night for a number of weeks and wouldnt be around to pay but i know that was bullshit. The other one who asked first said he needed it to play at a gig in Italy at the weekend so it would be too late when the auction ended!

Craig.

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don't be spoofed out. Refuse to lose, and rinse those Psyce rock loving losers for ever penny their worth and use the money to take your missus out for a slap up meal, a nice bottle of wine or two and a night at the theatre;-)

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"don't be spoofed out. Refuse to lose, and rinse those Psyce rock loving losers for ever penny their worth and use the money to take your missus out for a slap up meal, a nice bottle of wine or two and a night at the theatre;-)"

Dont know where you live JT but if it fetches 300 Quid I can pay for all of those things for a whole year and still have change , or buy a 3 bedroom semi detached here in Wolverhampton prices are so cheap for such a posh area.

Craig.

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Wey-hey - I see the bidding has got underway on eBay and you're doing well.

Worth taking the risk then Craig.

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Nah mate

Bag of fish and chips and a copy of Darrow Fletcher.

Nowt wrong with that... as long as pudding is deep-fried mars bar

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If Kolla's so posh, whats she doin' with me??? :)

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looks like going get a good result there Craig

must be a similar few non-northern find storys out there

think 300 off a deep soul japan want 45 was me best non-northern find

did once "win" 800 quid on the back of a prince record once though

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Can't help wonder what this 45 will eventually finish at. Good luck to the seller I say because I am sure the buyer will not resent handing over the cash. Its obvious people are desperate for it and that comes with a price.

Did anyone out there actually know the 45 prior to the original post?

I feel for the guy who recently paid £2500 on ebay for a Sex Pistols BOOT!!

Shane

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so is it fish and chips TWICE now for you and the wife !! Just being nosy but any idea what your gonna spend the money on!!

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Will wait and see if I get paid for it ok first and then if they agree with my grading but i am usually spot on. Ill probably use some of it for the deposit on next years Torquay weekender and pay my gas bill.

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