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  1. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    I understand, but EBay's original purpose was primarily auction with BIN as a little side option. Ebay is primarily just another retail outlet now. Of the 115 mosaic CD set releases, there probably wasn't any more than 5 up for auction for the 4 days that I looked up all the mosaic sets. I've been out of e-bay now since 2013 so this 90 % BIN only trend kind of took me by surprise.
  2. Uptown Releases 2017?

    The Oscar Pettiford came out this year......while the music is decent on most of the Uptown Cds, I wish that announcer that's on a lot of their CDS would STFU.....get's on my nerves.....that stupid bitch starts running his damned mouth with 1 minute left in a lot of the songs....especially on the Pettiford release.
  3. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    Must have been end of auction e-bay frenzy....... the only reason this is getting this kind of money is because all of the individual Blue Note CDS that comprise this set are OOP and going for between 25-30 dollars per cd(A new conception is going for a little more). I did a complete E-Bay/discogs/amazon availability survey(taken between 10/6 and 10/9) on all 115 mosaic CD sets and the sam rivers wis the 2nd most available set( The Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band was number 1 most available). One thing I noticed in doing this survey is that there is hardly any Mosaics being offered on E-Bay for auction. It's mostly Buy It Now or Buy It Now or Best Offer. A few years ago this wasn't the case. The most notable least available sets is the Count Basie Roulette Studio at 0 and the Art Blakey at 1. Some of the newer most recently within the last year Mosaics that have gone OOP seem to be less available than most of the 15-25 year old sets.
  4. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    I tried that first actually.....ended up being about the same price as 3 out of the 4 albums in question are OOP. Will wait for the Japanese to do their every 2 year or so Blue Note reissue cycle and pick up the single CDS then.
  5. Louis Armstrong set # 257 now gone.......that was quick. Too any that received damage boxes, booklets etc., they almost always have surplus of those for replacement.
  6. After ordering the Louis Armstrong(257) and Mingus sets....there's nothing more for me to order either......I hope that we on this board aren't the only ones in the country buying. Perhaps mosaic needs to manufacture more sets per year with lower announced print numbers(2000 or less), cause that's all there probably selling anyway.
  7. This thread i(and Mosaic???)is dying......c'mon now,....let's lively things up around here and keep this thread(and Mosaic) alive.....I placed an order it Tuesday ....good for me, but it could be a sign that sales have slowed down to a trickle again(free shipping promotion not withstanding) Looks like the pump needs priming again.
  8. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    Even though I didn't get what I ultimately wanted, I just want thank you all and that I appreciate all your responses(whether negative or positive) to what developed into a topic of sorts and my grievances concerning the particular market of the item in question.
  9. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    What market are you talking about.....I want an explanation as to why the most available. glutted out OOP Mosaic set is being listed for such outrageous prices all of the sudden.....I know this set was going for 60-65 dollars about a year ago(in fact discogs median price is at 65.00.. I was looking at the individual cd's that comprise this set about a month ago, then I thought it would be nice to have the Mosaic. Well forget it....I am done...I'll wait......It's not something I want that bad anyway. Good riddance.
  10. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    And another one just listed(that makes 26 copies available total on amazon discogs and ebay) on Discogs for $ a said at least one or two every week.
  11. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    A lot of the mosaics being offered in discogs, amazon, ebay etc are consignment pieces. And this one is by no means rare. Should be going for about $60-65 USD IMHO.
  12. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    There's an awful lot(24) of them out there compared to other OOP mosaic sets so 33.33 per CD is a lot, although the fact that there is a replacement disc for disc 2 involved making it 4 discs might explain why it's going for more than it should as consignment people are looking at it as 4 discs. That also adds a whole new wrinkle because you have people that might have bought this early on just to sit on it and the discs are still sealed and they never got a replacement disc because they wouldn't have known there was anything wrong to begin with, so now you got a partially defective set that your paying big money for.
  13. LF : Sam Rivers Mosaic

    The set was released in 1996 but I don't know the exact date...... maybe that's why it's going for so's being looked upon as 4 CDS by sellers that are not in the know but have on consignment those sets that have both discs.
  14. Larry Elgart, Who Kept Swing Up to Date, Dies at 95

    Funny that I just discovered this band 2 days ago and bought Visions and The City 2017 reissue 2 days ago on fresh sound(oops please forgive me but this is the only way to get this music on CD). Will more than likely buy the Sophisticated Sixties/The Shape of Sounds to Come reissue.