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Must have been a topic before but always being up-dated

I'll kick off with a Mr. Soul - What happened to yesterday - Genuine 

Won it in the early hrs of 5th Dec. 2011 for $90 ( £66 ) - from the States with free postage.

Sales details there for all to see on Popsike - including the previous sale of this 45 for $512 on 15 Nov 2011 - Exactly the same sales pitch on both - record did in fact have a non advertised fag burn on the 'yesterday' side and must have been returned for this. The first few plays by me it jumped - disappointment - 2p on stylus arm and a steady finger pressure for a couple of plays and bingo - never jumped again - result - First play out at a gig in Belper and I'm holding my breath - needn't of worried - sailed thru' - Lucky I know but these are the things that get us coming back for more.

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God so many over the years,i got on to ebay quite early on when not many were buying from there and the americans didnt really know what they were selling!

inmates-this is the day mint copy $40 delivered!

monctclairs hey you dont fight it -mint copy $90 delivered

four dynamics things a lady  stone mint $100 delivered!

bill dennis on shrine mint copy $100 deivered

and loads of oldies for no more than $20 that went on to fetch the big money weve all seen in recent years!

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Gloria Jones Come go with me. Mint copy that cost me about $100 20 odd years back. A decade later John Manship auctioned it for me and got £550.

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I picked up a genuine 1st press of the epitome of sound you don’t love me for £10 delivered about 2 years ok 👍

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This Year:

Joey Dee-How can I forget -Mint Original Press -X in run out  - $30 Buy it now - delivered

Doni Burdick-  Candle on Soul king -£12 , listed as Doni Burdock 

otherwise I spent far too much on everything else.

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20 odd years ago got a  Chapter Five  "You Can't Mean It" South African CBS  £60

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I kept buying that Chevrons record "Love, I Love You", before it was getting played. Bought it a few times on M.M.C. and on Independence labels for not much money. I had a feeling it would get played, and it did!

Sold them on for a decent profit, to buy other records that I have to pay too much for!

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Hi keys- Living a lie, about 10 years ago. Paid 60, got an unreleased acetate in the same week, it's called sweet soul sister, funky thing, for less than the hi- keys. 

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Just remembered a $25 Claudine Clark - Goodbye mama on Fayette - what a good take off of Come see about me and an easy £300 sound and so rare - £18 in 2018 and only 2 entries on popsike 

Might play it on Sat as we get going again at the Hare & Hounds - Whitwick - mini all-dayer 3.00 - 9.00

They're still out there for the dedicated / relentless vinyl hounds.

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Also for kenb - £15 - fantastic Crombie tweed overcoat from a charity shop in Pickering N. Yorks - weighs a ton but what a coat. 

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6 minutes ago, Ted Massey said:

Its got to be the Swans Nitty Gritty City on Dore 25$ an English guy in Spain got that one 

It was me, now living in Lancs.

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Just now, Ted Massey said:

Bet that paid the air fare then 😂

Came over on the ferry Ted, car full of records.

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1 hour ago, Vadnochka said:

Wow - Limelights - never seen one - what a sound

I see this was Feb 2010 - 

Yeah long time ago, a couple of years prior a Cavaliers on Shrine went through which I was watching, ending at 3am. Waited up until 1am and rose to £443 so I figured would end up a grand minimum and gave up. Next morning sold for just over £500 🥲. I think it was this copy that then sold on Manship’s auction for I think £6k.

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3 copies of Bobby Wilburn Gamble Issues from a UK seller (2 x ex 1 vg) for £250 about 18 months ago. Sold 2 kept the vg one. 😁

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9 hours ago, D9 Ktf said:

I kept buying that Chevrons record "Love, I Love You", before it was getting played. Bought it a few times on M.M.C. and on Independence labels for not much money. I had a feeling it would get played, and it did!

Sold them on for a decent profit, to buy other records that I have to pay too much for!

I did the same, I got it on M.M.C first then got one on Independence for £5 or thereabouts, sold that one soon after for £25, guess I should have held on to it just a little longer!

I did pay £30 for an almost mint demo of Invitations - Watch Out Little Girl just before it got in-demand. 

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5 hours ago, Gspluck said:

Got to be this one! And no I missed it altogether 🥲

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I have a Limelights👍

Best recent ebay best buy is a Stewart Ames King for a day @ $49.99😁

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4 minutes ago, Julianb said:

I have a Limelights👍

Best recent ebay best buy is a Stewart Ames King for a day @ $49.99😁

Great record

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Someone who took The Rosebuds on Tower off my hands several years ago for 50.00. Saved valuable space! 

Paul

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5 hours ago, Tattoodave said:

It was me, now living in Lancs.

Ha ha Dave,  I'm sure your dore'  tracks  may  have had the odd mention, especially the bargain bucket track, cheers

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Higher Feelings - wanna stay high.  Heard it on Kent CD, knew nothing about it, punched it into EBay out of curiosity, mint ‘buy it now’ copy for $9.99.  

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I sold a couple of 100 club anniversary singles about 18 months ago.

What surprised me was ebay suggested a price based on previous sales. Clever stuff.

So.....unless a seller is selling something uncommon, they should get a good idea of its likely worth.

Conversely, a rare record may well slip through if sold by somebody not clued up.

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Picked up many bargains on Ebay over the years but there's one that I always remember about 20 years ago. One morning before going to university I logged on Ebay, looked at the 45 listings. There was a french Seven Souls - I still love you, buy-it-now €2, with pic sleeve, listed just 2 min before. Of course I bought it. Turned out seller was living close to me in Munich. Picked it up the same day on my way to a soul do. Sold it same night for €250.

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Just a few months ago, not rare in the grand scheme of things, but still a bargain.

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Both years ago:

A Trinikas 'Black Is Beautiful / Remember Me' M- original 45 buy it now for $70 one Saturday morning.

Also, a box of 45s that I won for $100 that included a picture of the flip side of a Leon Gardener's "You Don't Care" funk 45 in the listing The box of 45s included The Incredibles "Nothing else to Say" and a few others I sold on to pay for the box of 45s. So I got the 45 I wanted for nothing.

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Being old enough to remember when you could find records in garages, newsagents, junk shops, the Co-op, DIY stores as well as record shops  for under 50p the thought of paying a couple of hundred for a title I let go for peanuts, even it was a bargain, is just too depressing to contemplate. Even buying from the States paying more than $1 was a step too far in the 70s. Prices seemed to be relatively cheap in the early 80s as well.

When eBay came along I wasn't really looking to buy 45s as there was so many great CDs to buy which had almost every decent track in perfect sound with extensive sleeve notes. However around 15 years ago I started buying UK releases of 60s records that I wanted , but couldn't afford, when I was a teenager. These seemed to be almost the same price as back then, so very cheap . The obvious biggies still went for quite a lot but loads of classics and mid tempo records were usually under a tenner. There was plenty of stuff on Atlantic, Chess, London, Stateside and the like for around £3 to £10.

A couple I picked up around seven years ago were The Darlettes- Lost on President and Nancy Wilson - Where Does That Leave Me on UK Capitol bought for the starting bids of 99p because no one else wanted them. Both in near mint and by coincidence both Van McCoy songs. They're never going to be worth loads but seem to be listed around £20 to £30 on Discogs.

Some years back eBay seemed to make a number of changes to listings that make bargains harder to find. The suggestive pricing and automatic re-listing leads to loads of over priced titles going round and round for months. Maybe I'm not adding the right filters but I don't have the time to look through hundreds of thousands of listings. Also sellers went over to other markets meaning that good stuff was not as plentiful. The bargains other people got all seemed to be quite a few years ago so it looks like prices are still on the up.

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My missus reminds me she went big-ticket but bargain on ebay 3 yrs ago for a Auto Trail Scout Six motorhome - buy it now or best offer - It had only been listed for 90 secs when she spotted it and got me to ring - down to Cambridgeshire next day - test drive - made him an offer getting a grand knocked off and did the deal - Missus paid up - I do all the driving - off to the coast again shortly - grand kids on board - getting arms like Popeye - no power steering / manual box - £30 a night leaves more money for shiny 7" things, so method in our madness.

 

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$24.99 Buy-It-Now Holly St James - That's Not Love, $9.99 - Buy-It-Now The Parliaments - Don't Be Sore At Me promo, 

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Bought 240 records for £240 at an eBay auction in 2008, nearly all of them were mint originals. Sold part of the collection to JM(not my best ever decision)and most of the others on EBay for more than £2,500.

Would be interested to know if anyone knew  the owner, I bought them from a guy called Chas Hooper who owned a drum music shop in Darwen, he said that he found them in his brothers loft after he passed away.

 

 

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About 8 years ago seen an International GTO’s listed not stating if an original or boot and starting at a tenner. Could see the Bell Sound stamp in the photo do bid £25 to keep an eye on it, expecting it to go up to true and not thinking I’d win. Forgot about it for the week then was very pleasantly surprised to find I’d won it for 20 quid!

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The day after the JM auction a few weeks ago

'By it Now'- Maxine Brown-let me give you my loving for $12 plus shipping $23

arrived over the weekend in MINT condition.

 

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Picked up black RCA issue of Derek & Ray the bside was listed in a rock section for $13 when it arrived from the states it was stone mint never been on a record deck That was about 10 years ago sold it for £250

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Couple  of years back , picked up The Orlons "Envy" U.S. Cameo, £ 2.50 ,  Buy it Now , Free Delivery !. 

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