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Possible Very Dubious Ebay Offering?

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Noticed this one from a seller in Columbia with no previous history and no paypal/bidpay on offer.

One for the truly brave/foolhardy/reckless perhaps?

Tina Brooks LP

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I don't know what makes it dubious, let alone possibly "very dubious".

What is obvious is the fact that the grading is very generous, no way a cover with so much browning should be "NM" or that mythical grade, "VG++".

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I don't know what makes it dubious, let alone possibly "very dubious".

Well, no shipping insurance (mandatory at this sort of price level if you ask me), no payment method other than cash transfer, no seller history....

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no payment method other than cash transfer

Hey, the dude's in Columbia.

No paper trails allowed... :g

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Collector I know bought it. Temporary insanity is only explanation. EBAY protection only goes up to 175. still a bad gamble.

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Insanity. I just bought a brand new vinyl reissue for $12.00. I bet they sound the same. :rolleyes:

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I wonder if most of these collectors even play their original BNs? I concur: Insanity!

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The cover looks like it may have some serious water damage or mold. If the vinyl inside has mold, it is ruined.

This LP has a soft spot in my heart because it was amoung a couple of dozen Blue Notes that I bought in a dusty second hand store in Miami called Lee's, in 1980, that were still sealed!

This was before any of the Blue Note by Brooks were re-issued so it was quite a find.

Maimi was a great place for picking up all sorts of vinatge stuff, including cars, that were housed and then discarded by family that moved there from the North.

And yes, I still play those old Blue Notes. That heavy vinyl realy moves some air!

This is another one I picked up that day:

Edited by marcello

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All of this makes my £10 King pressing feel like quite a bargain ! Sounds more than acceptable, although I'll bet that the heavy vinyl original kicks ass..

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If the vinyl inside has mold, it is ruined.

Don't know about the LP in question, but I will add a plug here for my Nitty Gritty record cleaning machine. I've cleaned off mold with it with fantastic results. As long as there is no underlying damage to the grooves, the mold will come off pretty well most of the time. When looking at records, I'm now more concerned with scratches or things that cause uncleanable damage to the grooves. Dirt and mold are not as bad as I once thought.

Don't think I'd bid on something like this though given the seller's location and the hightened risk with little way to get your money back.

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Thanks AJF67,

Now that I have purchased a new Denon Cd recorder, I think I will need your machine.

That is if I EVER figure out how to use it!

This is another that I found on that day in Miami.

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If you bought the Denon CD burner that I have, I think you will be very pleased. I love it and it is very easy to make CDs from LPs. Good luck with it and enjoy!

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This LP has a soft spot in my heart because it was amoung a couple of dozen Blue Notes that I bought in a dusty second hand store in Miami called Lee's, in 1980, that were still sealed!

This was before any of the Blue Note by Brooks were re-issued so it was quite a find.

I'll say!! True Blue still sealed in 1980! Fuck me!!

How about a scan of the label??

Oh, I've used a touch of Lysol mold remover on LP scum to good effect. Rinse well.

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Insanity. I just bought a brand new vinyl reissue for $12.00. I bet they sound the same. :rolleyes:

Naaah B-)

But it would be nice to think so. ^_^ Hard to beat deep-grooves and early pressings (if they are in decent shape-that's the hard part). Once beyond that range, however, it's certainly possible for some reissues to offer a very decent alternative.

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Insanity.  I just bought a brand new vinyl reissue for $12.00.  I bet they sound the same. :rolleyes:

Naaah B-)

But it would be nice to think so. ^_^ Hard to beat deep-grooves and early pressings (if they are in decent shape-that's the hard part). Once beyond that range, however, it's certainly possible for some reissues to offer a very decent alternative.

The Classic Records True Blue will be coming out one of these days. It should better my Mosaic and CONN, I hope.

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Insanity.  I just bought a brand new vinyl reissue for $12.00.  I bet they sound the same. :rolleyes:

Naaah B-)

But it would be nice to think so. ^_^ Hard to beat deep-grooves and early pressings (if they are in decent shape-that's the hard part). Once beyond that range, however, it's certainly possible for some reissues to offer a very decent alternative.

The Classic Records True Blue will be coming out one of these days. It should better my Mosaic and CONN, I hope.

Maybe so. But some of those CONNS are pretty good. In fact, I have the True Blue CONN LP and I think it is excellent. I wouldn't necessarily wager that Classic willl do better. It would make for an interesting comparison (uh-oh, I think I hear footsteps ^_^ ).

Edited by Leeway

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Now I would pay 1,000 dollars for a 60's pressing of Back To the Tracks! :party:

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Now I would pay 1,000 dollars for a 60's pressing of Back To the Tracks! :party:

Now would that be for your own enjoyment? or for an investment?

Edited by brownie

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Any transaction with a zero-feedback seller from another country must be considered risky.

However, I think that someone who was really planning to rip the buyer off would try to make the potential bidders feel safer, by getting some positive feedback first.

Anyway, those who are willing to pay almost $500 for an LP should have no problems bearing the risk of being ripped off.

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Well, considered Back to the Tracks was only issued as a test pressing at the time, I'd say $1000 is on the low end of the price scale... I met some weirdo (in Paris, actually) who had one!

:o:wacko:

Edited by clifford_thornton

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Weirdness must be a result of the 'hobbit with the ring' syndrome I guess.. :rsly:

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