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has anyone ever sold up and looking back, think they made the RIGHT decision ?

saved a marriage

stopped bankruptcy

prevented house being re-possesed etc... etc,,,

:D

Mark you've only been collecting a few years

If you do sell up, let me have first dibs on them ones that you know I want :D

Hope you;re well, and not about to get divorced, repossessed or made bankrupt - see you soon

xx

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has anyone ever sold up and looking back, think they made the RIGHT decision ?

saved a marriage

stopped bankruptcy

prevented house being re-possesed etc... etc,,,

:D

defo made the right decision.

probably got more for my toons than i would now.

stopped going to the crossover do's incase i heard something that would give me the bug back.

down side is, started going to the local oldies do's, so i wouldnt hear anything new, but its doing me head in now, im longing for them to play something different.

summing up, overall, still made the right decision

mark w :D

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Guest Dodger

Sold my first collection in 1993 to enable me to buy a house. How could it NOT be the right decision? Records are a big part of my life but they certainly wouldn't have given me the ridiculous equity amount that I've got in my house now!! :D Got the majority of the albums back now (and as many again plus that I didn't have at the time) so yes, completely the right decision to sell up. :D

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I sold a large part of my collection about 15 years back and deffinately regret selling some items but overall I think I made the right decision. The music can usually be replaced so if it gets you out of a mess then why not, Soul is in your blood, the 45's just remind you of this.

Andy

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:D I sold my first Detroit collection in 1980,it was full of unissued bits and bobs plus all the real big ones of yesteryear and today.i restarted about 10 years ago now and still not got them all back doing my head in due to the fact i sold up too cheap and now huge amounts of money has to be parted with to replace them (dont tell the mrs).. :D

The reason i 1st sold up i got bored with it all ,now i wished i had'nt sold up but thats life we all make big f*** ups in life now and again ,everyone is entitled to one in their lifetime that was mine.. :D

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Sold part of my Detroit stuff 8 years ago to pay the morgage of so as i could get a full time carer for the missus never regretted it. But hope i never see a Norma Jenkins Airoplane song for sale as it will cause me heartache, it will go for 4 to 5 times more than i sold it :rolleyes:

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FOR SALE

Norma Jenkins WDJ Mintish Condition. OTT Offers only please

What have I said? What?

ROD

Bit of a twee novelty record really don't you think, Ted.

Hi Rod

Yes i think it is but because we have some high rollers on the scene now willing to pay hugh sums for proven rarities god knows what it will fetch

Ted

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Guest taffy

SOLD A NEAR COMPLETE UK COLLECTION IN 1982 JUST BEFORE THEY STARTED TO FETCH BIG MONEY AND A 500+SKA COLLECTION AT 50 PENCE EACH.DON'T REGRET IT BUT WOULD LOVE TO STILL HAVE THEM AND SELL AT TODAYS PRICES.SOLD 2 BIG IMPORT COLLECTIONS IN THE 90'S ALSO. WISH I STILL HAD THEM FOR THE SAME REASON.DON'T THINK I'LL BE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE SELLING MY 70'S COLLECTION THIS TIME AROUND.

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Have had to sell up on a few occasions through various reasons,and now realise I could have retired early if I'd had kept them all til now :rolleyes: Alas if life was so simple :P First collection went late 70's whilst working for British Steel, and having to strike :lol: Sold a better collection late 80's due to finances :yes: Then probably my best collection when I got divorced and moved away and needed a new motor due to still travelling back and forth from Cheltenham to Newport for work (which I still do) :D OK probably a bit of choice there, but blamed the scene I suppose and fell out of love with it for a few months :angry: . I vowed I would never collect vinyl again, but I have learnt to live for today :thumbsup: .....and both the Soul scene and vinyl are an addiction :yes: ......in their own right wink.gif

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It is a tough call and I'm going through the process of selling my Northern bits. I took the decision that with all of the CD's that have been released over the last few years and the music I have digitised, I can hear them on my Ipod or CD whenever I want. Although there is nothing better than holding the disc in your hand, but in my case they were all boxed up collecting dust.

I am using the money from the sales to buy Deep, 70's and 80's tunes that you don't hear out or have not been released on CD and probably never will.

I thought: Did I need the money and would I (potentially) be able to buy them back, and I think that I will be able to buy them back (although probably at a premium to what I originally paid/sold them for).

I think a big part of collecting is searching out for records, which I still enjoy doing.

If you need to sell due to personal issues, then sell. Because at then end of the day, it's only a bit of plastic and I know that I would you rather have a house and a marriage rather than a brilliant collection.

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john reed said - rather have a house and a marriage rather than a brilliant collection.

mmmmmm i dont know bit touch and go there.

might have decided to sell most and just keep say a 100-150 playbox, that i keep fresh on a sell to buy basis

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Guest Leigh J

has anyone ever sold up and looking back, think they made the RIGHT decision ?

saved a marriage

stopped bankruptcy

prevented house being re-possesed etc... etc,,,

:thumbsup:

I Sold Up And Packed Everything In 8 Years Ago To Save My Marriage Which I Did ,

I Threw All My Time Into Work And The Kids,

Ive Now Paid Of My Mortgage,Bought Another House To Rent Out,Brand New Motor In The Garage And My Eldest Has Just Signed Terms With Worcestershire CCC.

Problem Is This Music Never Leaves You , It Only Takes A KFC Advert To Get Feet Tapping . You Need To Be Very Careful If My Wife Hears Me Playing NS Or In Here Its , Oh, Youll Be Back Doing Them Allnighters Again , This Was Probably My Own Fault As I Went Out Too Often ,Spent Too Much On Records And Did Far Too Much Of The Other Stuff.

If I Knew Then What I Know Now I Would Have Tried To Find A Happy Medium Instead Of Knocking It All On The Head.

When You Have Been An Allnighter regular Normal Going Out Is Crap ,Even After 8 Years .

I Was Going Through The Events Section On This Site And Theres Probably More Things On Now Than Ever ,Hears A Question If There Was As Many Venues In The 70s As There Is Now Would The Casino Have Lasted So Long ?

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