Jump to content

Thinking of selling my CD collection


eaglesfan3000
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hey guys,

 

I've been thinking about selling my CD collection. I have everything stored on my PC and and external hard drive as well as on my iPad. Over the last year or so I've actually been playing music on my new Jackson guitar and Laney GL50H amp head. My CD's are just sitting in my CD rack collecting dust I can use the money to purchase new equipment such as an ENGL Powerball2, Laney Ti100, or a Rivera KR7.

 

Let me know what you guys think I'm still up in the air about it, my collection is listed on the site. I WILL NOT BE SELLING THEM ON EBAY my ass still hurts from getting raped by Ebay and PayPal fees when I sold my old pair of Oakey Juliet sunglasses. So you guys would get all the benefits of the goodies.

 

Thanks

Bob

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Blasphemy! Persecute the heretic!!!!

 

Naw, seriously do what ya gotta do. I've downsized several times throughout the last 25 years.

 

Caveat: There are some discs that I've sold that I wish I now had back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • My Little Pony

That's a tough call, for sure. But if you can make some money and put that towards another hobby, that's cool too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, bro, I always remember you as having the best taste in music around this place with your silver quality Japanese cds with their OBIs!

 

I'd kill to be the 1st here to have a look in your list!

Thanks for your kind words, unfortunately it was time to let it go.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for everyone's interest, but one anonymous member of this board purchased the whole shootin' match.

 

Not many around these parts could pull that off. I am sure the first 5 guesses shouldn't count...

 

 

Sorry to see the collection go, but I get it. I look at the sea of boxes in my garage and get sad daily at the fact that the collection won't see the light of day for another 5 years...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been thinking about parting with my collection.

BUT, most of it isn't ripped to my HDD, so I'd make it a slow process.
Doubt I could bundle up some of the rare and sought after CD's with the generic stuff.
I'd need to know they were going to good homes :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2022 Gold Donors

The songs are all that really matter!

That's my philosophy now too mate.

As with everybody here, there was a time when the only thing that mattered was to have the original cd.

A cassette or cd copy was unacceptable, even if the quality was perfect.

It was all about having the cover/booklet etc.

 

As i've gotten older, i've realized that it really is all about the music and to be honest, it takes the pressure off.

I don't miss the days of "having to have" a certain disc. Thanks to the internet and digital music formats i can still enjoy my "music" in a far more convenient way.

I don't have half as many cds as most of you guys.

I've gotten rid of a few over the years, but i still have a quality core collection of about 300.

I have them all in digital form now so i think i might be parting ways with them soon as well.

The owner of the company i work for is right in to this style of music (you can imagine how thrilled i was the first time he rocked up to the office in a Queensryche tshirt), as a result i'm thinking of being a huge ass kisser and giving them to him.

I don't now, it could be a good career move.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Hey, bro, I always remember you as having the best taste in music around this place with your silver quality Japanese cds with their OBIs!

 

I'd kill to be the 1st here to have a look in your list!

Thanks for your kind words, unfortunately it was time to let it go.

 

 

 

If you have any patches + tees lemme know, brotha! :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been thinking about parting with my collection.

 

BUT, most of it isn't ripped to my HDD, so I'd make it a slow process.

Doubt I could bundle up some of the rare and sought after CD's with the generic stuff.

I'd need to know they were going to good homes :)

 

Yeah, I've come to the point where I'd let go of my entire collection tomorrow (well, bar maybe about 100 discs) but none of it is converted to MP3, and how do you even start that process? :( Can I hire one of you guys to do it? I'll pay you $0.40.

 

Anyway, that is an awesome result for you, Bob. You got a price you were happy with? Somewhat reflective of the costs you put into obtaining it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

I've been thinking about parting with my collection.

 

BUT, most of it isn't ripped to my HDD, so I'd make it a slow process.

Doubt I could bundle up some of the rare and sought after CD's with the generic stuff.

I'd need to know they were going to good homes :)

Yeah, I've come to the point where I'd let go of my entire collection tomorrow (well, bar maybe about 100 discs) but none of it is converted to MP3, and how do you even start that process? :( Can I hire one of you guys to do it? I'll pay you $0.40.

 

Anyway, that is an awesome result for you, Bob. You got a price you were happy with? Somewhat reflective of the costs you put into obtaining it?

That's the albatross isn't it as in most of our collections we have discs that range from a quarter to a thousand bucks if sold on he open market at the right time to the right person. So pricing would be a bitch. I mean shit 15,000 CDs, speaking for me of course, do you take a buck a disc and assume that the bulk is for the pricey ones and the outcome of unloading the lot is the answer in lieu of dealing with the cherry pickers and then end up with way too many commons that you can't unload?

 

Sounds epically stressful either way. And then to ship. I'm sure Bobs sale is relatively local so a day or two road trip to deliver or pick up was worth the effort.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah to tell you the truth I only really listen to a handful every weekend when I'm drinking in my man cave shooting pool.

 

Chris Irvine

China Sky

Witness

Aldo Nova - Twitch

Autograph

 

After that it's a crap shoot of what I'm in the mood to listen too.

 

I've pretty much got everything I was wanting everything else just sounds the same with slight differences.

 

Who knows the buyer may offer some of these up to you guys which I have purchased tons of CD's on this board you might get a chance to get it back.

 

Besides it's really fun playing the guitar for real, so many different brands of guitars and amps these days, it's not just Marshall, Fender, Gibson, Jackson, and Kramer anymore.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

I've been thinking about parting with my collection.

 

BUT, most of it isn't ripped to my HDD, so I'd make it a slow process.

Doubt I could bundle up some of the rare and sought after CD's with the generic stuff.

I'd need to know they were going to good homes :)

Yeah, I've come to the point where I'd let go of my entire collection tomorrow (well, bar maybe about 100 discs) but none of it is converted to MP3, and how do you even start that process? :( Can I hire one of you guys to do it? I'll pay you $0.40.

 

Anyway, that is an awesome result for you, Bob. You got a price you were happy with? Somewhat reflective of the costs you put into obtaining it?

That's the albatross isn't it as in most of our collections we have discs that range from a quarter to a thousand bucks if sold on he open market at the right time to the right person. So pricing would be a bitch. I mean shit 15,000 CDs, speaking for me of course, do you take a buck a disc and assume that the bulk is for the pricey ones and the outcome of unloading the lot is the answer in lieu of dealing with the cherry pickers and then end up with way too many commons that you can't unload?

 

Sounds epically stressful either way. And then to ship. I'm sure Bobs sale is relatively local so a day or two road trip to deliver or pick up was worth the effort.

15000? R u serious?

 

Thats like the top 350 every year since 1975!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gotta have it on cd. I need to see a "collection" and downloads don't do it for me. Playlists are great for parties or work details where you don't have time to change discs but I prefer getting the full album experience and that includes reading through the inserts and credits of each of the 3 to 5 discs I listen to a day.

 

And as mentioned, the bulk of our collections are worth mere pennies locally, if you can get them to take them off your hands at all. Finding the right buyer is the key. I have a small box I plan on unloading somehow (likely ebay if not here) but they are all doubles or discs I'm not interested in. The rest of my goodies stay put.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah to tell you the truth I only really listen to a handful every weekend when I'm drinking in my man cave shooting pool.

 

Chris Irvine

China Sky

Witness

Aldo Nova - Twitch

Autograph

 

After that it's a crap shoot of what I'm in the mood to listen too.

 

I've pretty much got everything I was wanting everything else just sounds the same with slight differences.

 

Who knows the buyer may offer some of these up to you guys which I have purchased tons of CD's on this board you might get a chance to get it back.

 

Besides it's really fun playing the guitar for real, so many different brands of guitars and amps these days, it's not just Marshall, Fender, Gibson, Jackson, and Kramer anymore.

 

 

Ha, here's a video of my favorite stationary troubadour (yeah, I'm also an avid Marshall collector).

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

I've been thinking about parting with my collection.

 

BUT, most of it isn't ripped to my HDD, so I'd make it a slow process.

Doubt I could bundle up some of the rare and sought after CD's with the generic stuff.

I'd need to know they were going to good homes :)

Yeah, I've come to the point where I'd let go of my entire collection tomorrow (well, bar maybe about 100 discs) but none of it is converted to MP3, and how do you even start that process? :( Can I hire one of you guys to do it? I'll pay you $0.40.

 

Anyway, that is an awesome result for you, Bob. You got a price you were happy with? Somewhat reflective of the costs you put into obtaining it?

That's the albatross isn't it as in most of our collections we have discs that range from a quarter to a thousand bucks if sold on he open market at the right time to the right person. So pricing would be a bitch. I mean shit 15,000 CDs, speaking for me of course, do you take a buck a disc and assume that the bulk is for the pricey ones and the outcome of unloading the lot is the answer in lieu of dealing with the cherry pickers and then end up with way too many commons that you can't unload?

 

Sounds epically stressful either way. And then to ship. I'm sure Bobs sale is relatively local so a day or two road trip to deliver or pick up was worth the effort.

 

 

Yeah, there's no way you could post it, so as you say, you could only really sell to a local buyer. Which kind of rules out people like myself (and fellow Australians), or Nightrain (in Indonesia) and the like, because we are probably one of less than a dozen people in our homelands that have an interest as large as ours in this music. So the odds of finding someone willing to buy out entire collections, locally, is literally 0%. Not going to happen.

 

Anyway, glad it worked out for you, Bob. May we all get there one day... those of us who want to do it, anyway.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • 2022 HH Donation Drive

    Please support Heavy Harmonies! The donations goal is the out-of-pocket expenses to run the main site and this board for calendar year 2022.



    82% of donation goal reached.
    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Posts

    • 1    .    Awakening 2    .    Black Hole 3    .    Through the Night 4    .    Suffocating 5    .    Learn to Be Alone 6    .    Myself 7    .    Calling You 8    .    Vicious Cycle 9    .    Help Me Out! 10    .    Remedy 11    .    Eclipse 12    .    Summertown Post-hardcore outfit OUR MIRAGE have released their highly anticipated new album Eclipse and close their trilogy with the last chapter, out now worldwide via Arising Empire. Hailing out of Marl, Germany, this four piece post-hardcore group really hits you deep in your emotions. From the ambient music to the emotional lyrics that really strike a nerve, OUR MIRAGE offers a vast variety of elements that many of us can relate to. This young group is becoming known for the emotion that they pour into their music and their latest release Unseen Relations takes that line even deeper. The group largely focuses on the problems that our youth deal with internally, but their music doesn’t just speak to them, it is very intuitive of the problems and struggles that we all deal with on a common basis. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nice album from these guys. Whole bunch of pretty sweet cuts on this one. This is my favourite of the album-   Some other cuts from the album-                
    • Pretty solid for what it is, but sadly, no killer track for me. The title track and 'King Of The Dead' and 'Taste Your Tongue' are my favourites, but none of this will be on my 2022 playlist.  
    • All in all it's a pretty decent album. First two songs and the tasty 'Say Farewell' are my picks of the lot, but everything on here's pretty solid. Biggest critique would probably be that it's all pretty similar and one-dimensional. But it's a pretty solid dimension.  
    • I guess this one's okay in places. Some cool metallic riffs here and there but overall not overly exciting. Solid for what it is, and I imagine Sword die-hards will probably dig it. 
    • Yeah, I was reading your list thinking that I was happy for you that you were that invested in your favourite albums this year. The albums in my list are far better than those, lol but I'm not sure I'm quite as passionate about them as you are about your top 10. Not sure, I say, as I will wait until the end of the year to see how my penned thoughts end up.  Anyway, I'm going to check out this VHS Collection thing tomorrow to see what that's all about. Otherwise, of your list, that Iron Allies one must be the curveball of the year, surely. Cannot for the life of me personally see what you see in that, but to each one's own, and glad you dig. 
    • Well I love my top 10 and it was basically impossible separating them. All killer albums imo. 
    • Pretty crazy, what's going on in China at the moment. Thank goodness you'd never see something like that happen in Austra- oh. Uh, as you were. There must be plenty of videos like this out and about at the moment-    
    • Haha, a couple of you guys keeping pretty quiet about changed minds on synthwave, after being pretty vocal about how terrible it is/was? I must say, I never got into the dark synth stuff like Dance With The Dead... more for the fact that I need vocals with the synthwave I really dig. I've actually heard a few dark synth bands this year I've passed on, with vocals, that I wonder if there'd be interest in here? Just gotta try to remember who they were...  As for the best of the year, not sure what to make of this year. There's an absolute tonne of good to very good albums, but when I look at the top end I'm not exactly blown away by any amazing albums. Good ones, and a lot of really excellent songs this year... but my highest rated album this year is 82%... which is a good album, but nothing looks like even threatening the 90% mark this year, which seems extremely unusual. The best of last year, for instance, seems a lot better than the best of this year. Still, I can't complain as there's been a lot of good music... just not as many great entire albums. 
    • Another band ruined by frontiers.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.