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Any luck haggling in stores?
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10 September 2013
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I'm generally happy to pay prices if it's going towards an independent record shop/seller. I snapped up Please Please Me for £12 and Abbey Road for £10 (all good condition records).

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

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Thanks again all - words of wisdom much appreciated, especially re potential upcoming releases I should be saving for, given my current 'between jobs' status.

 

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[EDIT]  OK - well, I've taken the advice to heart and decided to give ebay one more go.  'Flowers In The Dirt' and 'Flaming Pie' hopefully on the way for less than the Ringo CD would have been (yes, I noticed I switched Beatle on you there :)   )

[EDIT2] Add the "Free As A Bird" EP to the list - had to get the Christmas track and the crazy cover.

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16 September 2013
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16 September 2013
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fabfouremily said
^ Only half an hour in a record shop? I've spent entire afternoon's in them! :D

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When I have extra money to spend I go to a local record shop in the next town. It is the only record shop or least that I know about on the coast. There use to be Sound Shop at our local malls and one them had records, unfortunately they closed to the economy and people buy itunes. Anyways, I sometimes haggle the guy at the record shop. One time I didn't even haggle him & it was an original White Album. I kept looking at it with envy, so one day I asked him how much was it. He replied "How much do you think?" I was thinking in my head "Probably, a hell of a lot more then I can afford."  So, I asked "How much you would sell it for?". "$25", he said. I was stunned.  Grant it is not in the best condition, but it plays good and still looks good. 

 

17 September 2013
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trcanberra said

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Anyone who pays $27 for a CD in 2013 is absolutely nuts.  You can find 'Liverpool 8' on eBay with bids starting at one cent. 

I ran a record store for 8 years.  Catalogue CDs get marked up quite a bit from their actual cost.  Most chains will knock a couple of dollars off and still make a good profit.  But you might want to think about how many times you're going to spin that album.  I'm going to guess not very much.

 

Thanks - I have had a number of unfortunate ebay experiences and now avoid them like the plague.

I may also be nuts - but as noted I like to support actual stores (one sign of my nuttiness is that I have real problems with delayed gratification - I HATE waiting for the mail).  Good point about the number of spins - but it doesn't take into account the satisfaction of looking at groaning shelves - see - told you I was nuts :)

 

I am left with Ebay as my sole choice as Amazon ship doesn't ship to my country. My country is notorious for its outrageous and incredibly long customs process (A stylus from South Korea took 2 weeks to arrive on EXPRESS!) . Luckily I've lost nothing yet. I already got a couple of records, turntables, cartridges you name it from Ebay. The trick is you have to pay with a credit card using Paypal. Ebay is owned by Paypal or vice versa I don't remember. If the item doesn't arrive within 45 days you could file a refund and you can settle it with the seller. 

You also have to see the seller's credentials and reviews plus the refund policies.

EDIT: Seeing as you are in Australia it's a bit harder to find free shipping using Ebay. I am not sure if there's an Amazon station Australia though.

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€18 for an original White Album!! :O  You get the remasters here for €24+ Does it have the original poster and pictures in it?

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17 September 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
€18 for an original
White Album!! :O  You get the remasters here for €24+ Does it have the original poster and pictures in it?

Yes

17 September 2013
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My husband also bought me original Sgt Pepper there too for the same price. Its in even better condition than White Album

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