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Have you ever passed up an album, only to regret it later? One time this happened to me, the local goodwill had a bunch of old frank zappa and alice cooper vinyl albums for .50 each. IIRC, these were original pressings as well. For some reason i didnt get them, thinking "i'll come back later". Well, the very next week i went and they were all gone.

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For me I regret buying CDs (rare or not) only for them to be remastered/reissued 2-3 years later.

 

Very frustrating especially when the reissues then retail for half of the price you paid for the originals.

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Have you ever passed up an album, only to regret it later? One time this happened to me, the local goodwill had a bunch of old frank zappa and alice cooper vinyl albums for .50 each. IIRC, these were original pressings as well. For some reason i didnt get them, thinking "i'll come back later". Well, the very next week i went and they were all gone.

 

Good question and I'm sure I've done this more than once, I just can't think of any specific examples. There are probably a lot more CDs I've regretted actually buying though...

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Can't really regret not buying what I couldn't afford anyway, but there was this one dude at a Record Fair I used to go to every 3 months or so. He had a stall there twice, and both times I bought a bunch of CDs off him - all rare, all great prices. I got his phone number and we chatted a bit, but I wish I'd been older (I was about 16 at the time) and with a car and could have helped him relocate his whole collection to my house. :lol:

 

He was an old "hair metal" fan who was getting rid of everything and I really could have started off with an amazing collection for a great price. I wonder where all those CDs went... :(

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I wonder where all those CDs went... :(

 

I've got them ... !! ;)

 

 

:lol: I wish ...

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Can't really regret not buying what I couldn't afford anyway, but there was this one dude at a Record Fair I used to go to every 3 months or so. He had a stall there twice, and both times I bought a bunch of CDs off him - all rare, all great prices. I got his phone number and we chatted a bit, but I wish I'd been older (I was about 16 at the time) and with a car and could have helped him relocate his whole collection to my house. :lol:

 

He was an old "hair metal" fan who was getting rid of everything and I really could have started off with an amazing collection for a great price. I wonder where all those CDs went... :(

 

Well it turns out some went to me :) and then everything else went to a local second hand shop.

 

I bought a Satriani 12" Always With Me, Always With You clear vinyl single and a bunch of CDs as well.

 

I remember he had Vain promos singles for $1.....

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Can't really regret not buying what I couldn't afford anyway, but there was this one dude at a Record Fair I used to go to every 3 months or so. He had a stall there twice, and both times I bought a bunch of CDs off him - all rare, all great prices. I got his phone number and we chatted a bit, but I wish I'd been older (I was about 16 at the time) and with a car and could have helped him relocate his whole collection to my house. :lol:

 

He was an old "hair metal" fan who was getting rid of everything and I really could have started off with an amazing collection for a great price. I wonder where all those CDs went... :(

 

Well it turns out some went to me :) and then everything else went to a local second hand shop.

 

I bought a Satriani 12" Always With Me, Always With You clear vinyl single and a bunch of CDs as well.

 

I remember he had Vain promos singles for $1.....

I remember getting Pretty Boy Floyd - 'LBWET' (Jap), Cold Sweat - 'Break out', Valentine - s/t and Heart Throb Mob - 'Hit List' amongst others. Hmmm, what were the others? I remember the singles too. I think maybe he had Southgang's 'Tainted Angel' and every time I saw it my heart skipped a beat thinking it was the full album?

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About 12+ years or so ago I was at the local Hastings and they had marked all their Mobile Fidelity Gold CDs down to like $7 bucks each! Someone had just marked them all down and put them all in the new addition section of the used CD section and there had to be like 30-50 of them and I didn't buy any of them because none were hard rock CDs. I wish I had bought them all now knowing what they sell for these days.

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One that sticks out the most is the Debut c.d. of 70's southern rock band HYDRA.

I've seen it in the bin at my favorite c.d. store, but I never heard of the band. The album cover looked like a progressive rock band's cover, so I passed.

It is now going for large dollars. :doh:

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about 6 or 7 years back, we were taking a roadtrip thru South Jersey, somewhere in the middle of nowhere, near Cowtown, Salem County we came across a junk store. We went in and they had a big rack of one dollar cd's, nothing special until I came across a stack of about 10-12 Magnum "No Secrets" still sealed. I picked up one for myself, not realizing how much they were worth. A few weeks later I couldn't find the cd anywhere, not in my car or in the loft where I keep my cds, it just had disappeared and I just forgot about it.Until a few months later we passed the store again and the junk store was gone, replaced with a RV truck center. Never to be found again...

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For me I regret buying CDs (rare or not) only for them to be remastered/reissued 2-3 years later.

 

Very frustrating especially when the reissues then retail for half of the price you paid for the originals.

I totally agree.It's pisses me off to the max,but if it's remastered and with bonus tracks i'm a sucker for that and will replace the original press.

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There are 3 cd's I specifically remember "passing" on and my reasoning for doing so at the time was/is just stupid.

 

1) Lion-Trouble In Angel City Logic: "I have this on cassette so I don't need it on CD?!??!" The price was $5.99 at the WHerehouse Records.

 

2) & 3) Hurricane-Slave To The Thrill and Over The Edge. This decision was more of a financial one, I had the dough, but at $8.00 each I said no. I have them both now and paid FAR less than that, but the Over The Edge cd was autographed!

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2) & 3) Hurricane-Slave To The Thrill and Over The Edge. This decision was more of a financial one, I had the dough, but at $8.00 each I said no. I have them both now and paid FAR less than that, but the Over The Edge cd was autographed!

 

Did that tool Lonnie ask you to wait for "his" releases ?? ;)

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I used to work in a used cd store in the late 90's and that was when everyone was dumping off their 80's rock because it wasn't "cool" anymore. However, at the time I was going to school and had no disposable income to be spending on all the great stuff that came in. Plus I never realized just how rare some of those cd's really were. I remember a guy bringing in a box of about 100 rare hard rock cd's that were all Jap imports. I about crapped my pants, but unfortunately the most we were able to offer was $5 per disc no matter what, so he decided no to sell them.

 

I had a Vain - "Beat The Bullet" single in my hands at a pawn shop for $1.00 but put it back (stupid stupid) as well as an original Ozzy Live & Loud with the metal cover in beautiful condition for $4.00 that I also passed on.

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My biggest regret is always going to be not buying Airbourne's debut EP 'Ready to Rock' for $10 at a local gig. Could have bought as many copies as I wanted. Now it sells for $500 a pop.

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Now, how do I begin this? How about passing on an original pressing of FRANCE - Lay it on Me because the front insert has alot (and I mean ALOT) of writings. And 1st Avenue's Tears and Triumph for about a couple of cents US (this was in the Philippines). These (there were more than 10!) 1st Avenue CDs were sealed/brand new. I got one Tindrum's Cool, Calm and Collected for the same price like that of 1st Avenue. If I only knew that I can trade them, I could have bought at least 10. I'm pretty sure there were still other hair band CDs there that I passed on at this particular time because I still don't know any of them. And these 1st Avenue and Tindrum were sold in a local (Philippine) record company's office. They had a big sale and I went out of my way to search for that building. The Tindrum CD was Zero (Japan) pressing.

 

I remember choosing between a RIOT "Born in America" and LION's "Trouble in Angel City". I chose Riot.

 

Tony Palacios' "Epic Tales of Whoa" in a thrift store.

 

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room TWICE. The second time I came across it, the front insert has some water damage. The first time - I was just stupid.

 

Icon - Night of the Crime. Because I was saving my money.

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Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room TWICE. The second time I came across it, the front insert has some water damage. The first time - I was just stupid.

Is this one rare now? I've seen that plenty of times through the years but always assumed it was still pretty common. :(

 

Wow mate, passing up on any "hair metal" CD for a few US cents personally blows me away. Especially one that isn't a common Poison, Bon Jovi or Motley Crue one. Even for a few cents I think I'd pick bands like that up, just in case. :)

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Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room TWICE. The second time I came across it, the front insert has some water damage. The first time - I was just stupid.

Is this one rare now? I've seen that plenty of times through the years but always assumed it was still pretty common. :(

 

Wow mate, passing up on any "hair metal" CD for a few US cents personally blows me away. Especially one that isn't a common Poison, Bon Jovi or Motley Crue one. Even for a few cents I think I'd pick bands like that up, just in case. :)

 

 

No. Absolutely no Poison, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue. These are what I was looking for because at that time, these famous bands are all I knew. But on that sale, all they got were "unknowns" like Tindrum. Probably at that time, if I saw a Da Vinci or Nasty Idols I'll pass them up.

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Now, how do I begin this? How about passing on an original pressing of FRANCE - Lay it on Me because the front insert has alot (and I mean ALOT) of writings. And 1st Avenue's Tears and Triumph for about a couple of cents US (this was in the Philippines). These (there were more than 10!) 1st Avenue CDs were sealed/brand new. I got one Tindrum's Cool, Calm and Collected for the same price like that of 1st Avenue. If I only knew that I can trade them, I could have bought at least 10. I'm pretty sure there were still other hair band CDs there that I passed on at this particular time because I still don't know any of them. And these 1st Avenue and Tindrum were sold in a local (Philippine) record company's office. They had a big sale and I went out of my way to search for that building. The Tindrum CD was Zero (Japan) pressing.

 

I remember choosing between a RIOT "Born in America" and LION's "Trouble in Angel City". I chose Riot.

 

Tony Palacios' "Epic Tales of Whoa" in a thrift store.

 

Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room TWICE. The second time I came across it, the front insert has some water damage. The first time - I was just stupid.

 

Icon - Night of the Crime. Because I was saving my money.

 

That's some pretty tough luck there mate, sorry to hear it.

 

Having thought about this, the only one I can remember was Unruly Child's debut CD that I could have got for £2 (or less) at a car boot sale 6 years ago. I bought 5 CDs for about £7 just as the woman was packing up and that was the one I left behind. One of the CDs I did pick up was Beggars & Thieves, which I thought at the time might be worth selling on. Not only did I dislike the album, I don't think I even got £1 for it. :doh:

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One of my biggest regrets is one I could have gotten for free..

 

My friend played drums for the band THE LOST. He was going to give me a c.d. called Demos. I think they made about 50 to 100 copies. I turned it down, because I had no c.d. player. :doh: I did take a copy of the cassette instead. The fuckin' thing broke last year... :crying:

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  • 3 weeks later...

OMG, so many CDs I let go, either because I didn't have the money or I didn't know the band at that time. One I can remember was

TRIUMPH - Progressions Of Power (Japanese pressing w/ OBI), a couple of years ago in a pawnshop, very cheap, but I left it behind because I didn't know the band at that time.

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Not so much collecting purchase, but I could have made some cash on the side..

Two weeks ago, I went to the flea market to hunt some c.d. finds. I came across a box of c.d.'s. Only one c.d., but about 50 to 75 of them (Still Sealed). I had no idea what type of music it was, so I decided to only pick one copy for myself. The woman told me hat she didn't know what type of music it was. She told me she got them from a storage unit purchase.She was selling them for a dollar each.

The c.d. in question was Gorath-Elite and it's pretty good Black Metal. I went back last week and they were all gone.. :doh:

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Not so much collecting purchase, but I could have made some cash on the side..

Two weeks ago, I went to the flea market to hunt some c.d. finds. I came across a box of c.d.'s. Only one c.d., but about 50 to 75 of them (Still Sealed). I had no idea what type of music it was, so I decided to only pick one copy for myself. The woman told me hat she didn't know what type of music it was. She told me she got them from a storage unit purchase.She was selling them for a dollar each.

The c.d. in question was Gorath-Elite and it's pretty good Black Metal. I went back last week and they were all gone.. :doh:

 

Hey cdjunky, from your posts I think you are from Jersey also, what flea markets do you hit ?

Most of my best finds are from flea markets, you have to go thru alot of crap, but sometimes you get lucky..

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Not so much collecting purchase, but I could have made some cash on the side..

Two weeks ago, I went to the flea market to hunt some c.d. finds. I came across a box of c.d.'s. Only one c.d., but about 50 to 75 of them (Still Sealed). I had no idea what type of music it was, so I decided to only pick one copy for myself. The woman told me hat she didn't know what type of music it was. She told me she got them from a storage unit purchase.She was selling them for a dollar each.

The c.d. in question was Gorath-Elite and it's pretty good Black Metal. I went back last week and they were all gone.. :doh:

 

Hey cdjunky, from your posts I think you are from Jersey also, what flea markets do you hit ?

Most of my best finds are from flea markets, you have to go thru alot of crap, but sometimes you get lucky..

 

I am from Jersey. The Flea market in question was Collingswood auction. My past 3 purchases from the flea market, were from there. It does get to be a lot of digging, but you do get some keepers..

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Not so much collecting purchase, but I could have made some cash on the side..

Two weeks ago, I went to the flea market to hunt some c.d. finds. I came across a box of c.d.'s. Only one c.d., but about 50 to 75 of them (Still Sealed). I had no idea what type of music it was, so I decided to only pick one copy for myself. The woman told me hat she didn't know what type of music it was. She told me she got them from a storage unit purchase.She was selling them for a dollar each.

The c.d. in question was Gorath-Elite and it's pretty good Black Metal. I went back last week and they were all gone.. :doh:

 

Hey cdjunky, from your posts I think you are from Jersey also, what flea markets do you hit ?

Most of my best finds are from flea markets, you have to go thru alot of crap, but sometimes you get lucky..

 

I am from Jersey. The Flea market in question was Collingswood auction. My past 3 purchases from the flea market, were from there. It does get to be a lot of digging, but you do get some keepers..

 

The digging is my favorite part...

 

I hate going to some place and seeing the rack with 10 cd's all country. Would much much rather rifle through a frickin dumpster chock full of cd's, even if they all turned out to be crap. :)

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