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yos-wa 1
funny enough, that is the only DK album i don't own (not including bedtime for democracy, because nobody really needs to own that). still got any copies?
Posted by yos-wa on January 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM · Report this
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So has your experience with discogs.com been good or bad? I'm looking for an alt. to the eBay machine.
Posted by poptartpunk on January 7, 2013 at 1:26 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 3
@1: Yeah, two of them!

http://www.discogs.com/seller/derekerdma…

@2: It's a lot better than eBay. Much lower fees, fewer maniacs. You get to set the price which is great, but the worldwide exposure might not be as great. The lack of maniacs makes up for that, I guess.
Posted by derek_erdman http://www.derekerdman.com on January 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM · Report this
LEE. 4
the only time I've tried buying something off Discogs, I got a great deal on Jeffrey Lee Pierce's "Wildweed". then it showed up totally cracked in half. not sure how to feel since then, but I'm sure I'd give it another shot someday. it seems like it's better for the seller more than the buyer, which is cool if you sell a lot of records online I suppose.
Posted by LEE. on January 7, 2013 at 5:41 PM · Report this
stinkbug 5
Can you explain the "ebay maniacs" thing?
Posted by stinkbug on January 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM · Report this
mookie 6
Ordered one of your copies, hell yeah buddy!
Posted by mookie http://sirmookie.com on January 8, 2013 at 1:07 AM · Report this
derek_erdman 7
@4: Man, "Hey Juana" is on that record! That song is so brilliant, I could listen to it on repeat all day long. Your record probably cracked due to some goon in a post office, no? I just had a problem not receiving a record that I paid for, the seller claimed a family emergency and sent a refund. I think Discogs is better because it's usually people who know and care about music, as opposed to someone selling something they found in a basement.

@5: Maniacs, eBay. I dunno. I have 2,573 positive feedbacks on eBay and zero negatives. Yet I received messages from eBay claiming that people complain about things they've received from me. Nobody's ever written to me about it, yet I get the same message from eBay every week. It's fucking confounding. It looks like this:

"Dear caliente!

Your seller performance is below standard under the US seller performance standards program.If you are not meeting minimum performance standards, funds from your sales may show as pending in your PayPal account and not be available for a period of time. Selling limits will also be placed on your account. Learn more about how to get your funds faster by providing tracking information and marking items as shipped.

Based on your ratings, we recommend you focus on writing better item descriptions for your listings, and communicating promptly and professionally.

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Plus, the value of things seem to be all over the map on eBay these days.
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Posted by derek_erdman http://www.derekerdman.com on January 8, 2013 at 1:20 AM · Report this
LEE. 8
@7

I mean, I believe that's probably the case. my blame is at least partially on the sender for not putting a backboard in the mailer. also, while I'm sure they were a person who gave a shit about music, they also were liquidating a friend's record collection so it's hard to gauge one's level of interest in a task like that. anyway, they refunded me 50% so I gave them neutral feedback. fair trade.

yes, 'Hey Juana' is on that record. it's a fucking solid album. I remember being able to find it all the time back in the 90's, but that was when everyone I knew besides Gabe from The Starvations maintained that all Gun Club-related material post-'Miami' was awful, so I never picked it up. of course I lived in Orange County, so I should have known better than to trust anyone's opinion on anything. now it's rare as hell.

would you meet up to sell your reks off Discogs if you're selling local? I have real issues with paying for shipping when it's just going a few miles away. I promise, I'm not a murderer.
Posted by LEE. on January 8, 2013 at 6:57 PM · Report this
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I'm fine, y'all. Thanks!
Posted by kenny may on January 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM · Report this
derek_erdman 10
@8: Yeah man! Feel free to get in touch and stop on by!

@9: PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT, BRAH.
Posted by derek_erdman http://www.derekerdman.com on January 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM · Report this

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