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Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« on: February 07, 2016, 04:16:15 PM »
You see these items listed on eBay, Amazon, Discogs, Barnes and noble, etc.  Some seller is asking $1,000 for a CD.  Goes without saying nobody would pay that much.  So what is the motivation for creating these listings?  I just don't get it.

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 07:29:56 PM »
Pushing up the expected price ?

Someone is asking for $1000,
maybe it is a good deal to get it at $500.

Crap like that.
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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 03:25:25 AM »
I would have to consider what else comes with it or what else it can do for me :o

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 08:33:45 AM »
Absolutely not, though I'm sure someone might bite depending on the rarity of the item. For a very wealthy person that $1,000 might be like $10 to a normal person.

That said, I am done paying high prices for out of print CDs. The most I ever spent on one CD was about $70, and that didn't feel too great. I'm all for artists and labels re-issuing back catalogs via lossless digital download platforms. That way the artist gets paid and the fans don't get ripped off.

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 09:01:25 AM »
I once paid 35 for a Throbbing Gristle vinyl bootleg - very good quality - can't remember the date, was out of Portabello road. Given I think LPS were about 2.50 in the shops it was quite pricey at the time....

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 10:19:11 AM »
I'm still saving up to make a bid on that Wu-Tang album.

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 10:18:12 AM »
I can see $100 but beyond that it gets ridiculous.  These eBay sellers listing CDs for $250 etc.  And they just sit there being unsold, and sellers don't budge lowering the price.  But my point for this topic was the totally unrealistic price tags of $1000 or more.  Its almost like they're selling it just to fuck with people and put it on public display as a museum piece.

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 07:07:59 AM »
You see these items listed on eBay, Amazon, Discogs, Barnes and noble, etc.  Some seller is asking $1,000 for a CD.  Goes without saying nobody would pay that much.  So what is the motivation for creating these listings?  I just don't get it.

Artificially inflating prices is a good way of making simple minds believe they've got something exquisitely precious and expensive in their possession.

I think this is a symptom of rather low self-esteem.

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 11:03:59 AM »
You mean the seller has low self esteem or the buyer? If the buyer I think it's more about ignorance.  EBay is not the only place to buy rare music items.  I think maybe these sellers prey on these types. 

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Re: Would you pay $1,000 for a CD?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 05:05:13 PM »
You mean the seller has low self esteem or the buyer? If the buyer I think it's more about ignorance.  EBay is not the only place to buy rare music items.  I think maybe these sellers prey on these types.

Both.

The seller needs to price that item like this to make himself believe he's got something that makes him stand out from the others, the buyer needs to have this in order to make himself stand out... well, you guessed it.

I like the Dutch saying What the madman forks out for it...

Stephen
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