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£206 for the gold label bootleg!! The bidders surely must think it's some kind of original!

Why do I never get those kind of crazy bidders!!!

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Wow the seller must be very happy, wonder whether the buyer is aware the gold label is a bootleg. Last week I seem to remember a Grapevine selling for half that amount (but my memory isn't that good these days) and at least that's a legit copy.

My old Manship guide (4th ed) has an original in decent condition at £300+ so these days perhaps now £500.

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I sold the crap quality vinyl one for £40 and the really good quality red one (same as the gold one but red) for £50 both last week, both on Discogs.

I bet if I'd put £75 on each they'd have gone.  Just couldn't do it!

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Wow the seller must be very happy, wonder whether the buyer is aware the gold label is a bootleg. Last week I seem to remember a Grapevine selling for half that amount (but my memory isn't that good these days) and at least that's a legit copy.

My old Manship guide (4th ed) has an original in decent condition at £300+ so these days perhaps now £500.

 

Well I did tell them last week I got an Email saying that it had been noted!! Did Bo**ocks all to inform poor buyers!!! :ohmy:

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Well I did tell them last week I got an Email saying that it had been noted!! Did Bo**ocks all to inform poor buyers!!! :ohmy:

you can not feel sorry for buyers who pay these prices unless being deliberately deceived

 

you cant buy knowledge!

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you can not feel sorry for buyers who pay these prices unless being deliberately deceived

 

you cant buy knowledge!

 

I know what your saying Mark but if you read the advert it looks like it's some kind of rarity! no mention of boot, repro or second issue!! mind you he did make it a private auction to save any further embarrassment to bidders!! :lol:  :lol:  :thumbsup:

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Got over £125 for the UK Grapevine issue a couple years back - We were surprised how quick it sold also .

 

Hi Glyn, At least thats a legit british release!! :thumbsup:

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you can not feel sorry for buyers who pay these prices unless being deliberately deceived

 

you cant buy knowledge!

I agree with sentiment but suggest a minor rehash 'you can't buy experience but you can buy knowledge'; the school process includes reading books to gain knowledge. The same process still applies to NS record buying; learners could purchase the Koppel and Brown essential NS price guide, providing basic information about boots and reissues for £25 or the Manship guide to counterfeits, bootlegs and reissues for about £10. Those books would have saved them money had they done their homework.  Ignorance can be an expensive business. :facepalm:

I'm stunned Manship, Koppel & Brown etc haven't exploited the situation and advertised their publications as an effective way of avoiding getting ripped off and adding to their circulation list of prospective buyers at the same time....... its not like them to miss a trick when it comes to selling records or books.

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Steve. I will drink to that  :hatsoff2:

 

Steve

 

"ON THE IMPACT RARER GOLD LABEL ISSUE:lol:  maybe the buyer thinks it`s gold leaf?

 

 

Maybe the seller is a tea leaf

 

Steve

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Since the film Northern Soul came out ( reissues of M.v.p,s),( Edwin Starr , time) Duke Browner , Gloria Jones, boots) all these tracks featured  in the film seem to  be highly in demand  with all the handbagers.

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The quirks and zany detail involved in any underground cult are by definition illogical. Is it possible that as boots / pressings were an integral part of the scene in the 70s that folk new to the scene today want them for authenticity, possibly along with Spencer's trousers and Adidas bags.

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Which is surprising as the 'hand baggers' seem to hate the film with it not being as fluffy and cuddly as they expected. 

Since the film Northern Soul came out ( reissues of M.v.p,s),( Edwin Starr , time) Duke Browner , Gloria Jones, boots) all these tracks featured  in the film seem to  be highly in demand  with all the handbagers.

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The quirks and zany detail involved in any underground cult are by definition illogical. Is it possible that as boots / pressings were an integral part of the scene in the 70s that folk new to the scene today want them for authenticity, possibly along with Spencer's trousers and Adidas bags.

 

I sure with a bit of effort you could think of something with more authenticity than a £206 Bootleg!!! You could probably buy a genuine first issue brick from the hallowed walls of the Casino and have at least 200 quid change! Doh!! :thumbsup:  :lol:

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Which is surprising as the 'hand baggers' seem to hate the film with it not being as fluffy and cuddly as they expected. 

 

Is that right?  I didn't know that.  I've only seen the reaction to it on Soul Source.  Did it get the thumbs down on the oh so important Facebook groups?  (Serious question)

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Some on the Facebook groups liked it but there were shed loads of whining ( and that's the only way I can describe it rather than 'reviews' as they articulated nothing) by some who upon a bit of investigation seemed to dip their toe in at best.

 

The main complaints were that it wouldn't recruit to the scene, too dark and too much drugs. To summarise - not fluffy enough for today's nice nostalgia scene. 

 

I've left all FB groups because you can only listen to the same 20 you tube clips and look at pictures of owls and dancing shoes for so long.

Is that right?  I didn't know that.  I've only seen the reaction to it on Soul Source.  Did it get the thumbs down on the oh so important Facebook groups?  (Serious question)

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Some on the Facebook groups liked it but there were shed loads of whining ( and that's the only way I can describe it rather than 'reviews' as they articulated nothing) by some who upon a bit of investigation seemed to dip their toe in at best.

 

The main complaints were that it wouldn't recruit to the scene, too dark and too much drugs. To summarise - not fluffy enough for today's nice nostalgia scene. 

 

I've left all FB groups because you can only listen to the same 20 you tube clips and look at pictures of owls and dancing shoes for so long.

Nothing wrong with the film! In fact I could put the name of one of my mates from back in the day to every one of the incidents that was portrayed and that includes the drugs and car wreck (won't mention sex in the back of a Ford Escort as the wife's parents are still alive!!). Life was tough in the '70s expecially if you lived in a council house in a mining town like a lot of us did.... Just saying :-)

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