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Record Packs-E-Bay-Is It Worth It?

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What are people opinion's on doing Soul packs to get rid of records fast instead of selling individual. I am not talking about crappy records no one will want at all, good northern soul records but to just get rid of them quick. Is it worth it on Evil-bay?

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As someone who is embarking on building up a new collection, having sold my previous one for peanuts back in the day, I`d be really interested in quality soul packs. :)

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My only experience of them in latter years was extremely disappointing. I ended up junking two thirds of them, and there were a 100 45s altogether. I'd rather buy piecemeal to tell the truth...

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I've sold loads of soul packs on Ebay.

Never anything obscure, but often packs of pressings and reissues, in lots of 50, 100, 200.

Always get sh*t prices for them despite seeing other people sell the same stuff for hundreds of pounds  :lol:

Even job lots of originals hardly do anything.  Waste of time if you ask me.

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I've sold loads of soul packs on Ebay.

Never anything obscure, but often packs of pressings and reissues, in lots of 50, 100, 200.

Always get sh*t prices for them despite seeing other people sell the same stuff for hundreds of pounds  :lol:

Even job lots of originals hardly do anything.  Waste of time if you ask me.

 

Strange, surely people would want to buy obscure original records more than pressing, reissues etc? If I saw a good pack with 60's northern originals in I would be interested that's for sure.

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hi liam, I sold a job lot on ebay a while back 100 to be precise, mix of stuff I don't play and stuff I couldn't sell so thought just get rid.

got approx £10 per record so yes may have lost money on some but made money on the crap stuff...swings n roundabouts

also havnt missed selling them

 

anyway we havnt seen you and your dad lately at caliente...next Friday 4th anniversary :thumbsup:

 

russ

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i usually pick a few up on here , nothing rare etc but some nice unknowns etc and cheapies

hiya dave, brought a house in gedney dyke that's near you? see ya next Friday?

 

russ

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I tend to sell small packs of 10 at a time as shipping form Canada is $20 so that has to be factored. Have been doing a few of garage/psych packs but still not very good results.

 

International shipping increases will not help

 

Last few have only met the minimum amount of $9.99

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brought several packs on evil bay all crap just would love to buy some decent tunes that we can dance to dont mind the odd crap one think that's par for the course but i learned now i don't buy packs of there anymore would like to buy some nice ones though if price is right

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hi liam, I sold a job lot on ebay a while back 100 to be precise, mix of stuff I don't play and stuff I couldn't sell so thought just get rid.

got approx £10 per record so yes may have lost money on some but made money on the crap stuff...swings n roundabouts

also havnt missed selling them

 

anyway we havnt seen you and your dad lately at caliente...next Friday 4th anniversary :thumbsup:

 

russ

 

Hi Russ,

 

nice, so it is not all bad eh?, I have put a little collection lot up on e-bay, just going to see what happens for a tester.

 

Yes it has been a long time.

 

We will try to come Friday, be good to see you lot.

 

Cheers

 

Liam

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I've got about 300 unlisted records here, all originals, 90% known records, I haven't bothered listing any of them because I know if I type out 300 records, I'll sell maybe 10 of them.  The bottom end of the market is just not there anymore.  These records are worth £5 to £30 (not book prices, real prices), I'm thinking maybe doing them in batches of 10 might be the way to go rather than try and sell them individually.

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I've got about 300 unlisted records here, all originals, 90% known records, I haven't bothered listing any of them because I know if I type out 300 records, I'll sell maybe 10 of them.  The bottom end of the market is just not there anymore.  These records are worth £5 to £30 (not book prices, real prices), I'm thinking maybe doing them in batches of 10 might be the way to go rather than try and sell them individually.

 

Good idea. How much you sell pack of ten ?

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Good idea. How much you sell pack of ten ?

 

Well if it added up to say £50 I'd do them for £25 or £30 I suppose - depends whats in them really - but generally half the accepted price.  

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Well if it added up to say £50 I'd do them for £25 or £30 I suppose - depends whats in them really - but generally half the accepted price.  

 

 

I, for one, would be interested Pete

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Think Pete's got it right there. Break em down into smaller packs and be prepared to cut some loss, as you're unlikely to sell them ALL individually.

 

I recently sold a box of soul records of about 80 pieces (northern, 60's and 70's soul, some of which was quite mainstream). I put it into a local auction house, and got £92 for it. They took their 12% and charged me £1 for entering the lot. Vlue of the records probably went from 50p - £5, with the odd one or two a touch more at a tenner. That's not book price but going rate. Either way, they were bargain basement known records.

 

I was happy with the result and doubt Ebay would've got the same amount even if i'd have listed them all.

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