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Two Cheap HRS Mosaics on eBay

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There are two cheap HRS Mosaics on eBay.  One is $29 with free shipping  and the other is $31.49 plus $7.35 shipping.  I bought mine two years ago for $30, minus the box and giant book (like these).  Anyone even mildly curious about this Mosaic should get it.  Although I'd probably like to have the book, I wouldn't part with mine.

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Interesting that these are with no box or booklet. I remember mention on this forum years ago that there were quite a few ‘disk only’ sets or partials out there believed to be as a result of theft from the manufacturer. Presumably that would apply to these?

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I'm just generally shocked at the number of "discs only" sets that appear on eBay.  *AND* the number of "booklet only, no discs!" auctions too.

How is it that SO damn many discs and booklets get separated like that??

I mean, I don't keep my discs in the original boxes, but all the boxes (and booklets) are together in an oversized milk crate, and my wife knows that the discs are all intermixed with my other CD's -- and they're the only ones in the black jewel boxes.  It would take about 20 minutes tops to rematch them all up again.

Maybe if strangers were packing up all my earthly possessions, maybe they might not have any idea, but still, you'd have to think that if you found that many empty boxes, that maybe what goes in them would be around somewhere close too.

 

Not that I can't see it happening at all, but given the number of "discs only" and "booklet only" sales on eBay, it seems to be incredibly common, and bafflingly so.

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On 1/9/2020 at 7:16 AM, Rooster_Ties said:

't see it happening at all, but given the number of "discs only" and "booklet only" sales on eBay, it seems to be incredibly common, and bafflingly so.

This confuses me too. Are there owners that throw the boxes away when they buy them? Or separate everything out for storage and then lose parts? I don't get it.

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Assuming these are no (incomplete) sets that "fell off a truck", hasn't this been discussed before elsewhere? There seem to be a lot of orphaned sets around that may have been sent out as promo copies (where the contents may have been reduced to the actual music and bare-bones discographical details in the small booklets in the jewel cases) or that may have been sold off by Mosaic through special deals at one point (Wasn't there talk of a mismatch of the manufactured totals between produced books, huge outer boxes and discs?). The "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions" set I bought on eBay several years ago (2-CD jewl cases withn the CDs and small inlay booklets with discographical info as well as small drilled hole in the upper corner of the jewel cases but no huge book and box) certainly loooked like a promo or sale item to me
At any rate, it IS puzzling. One might almost be tempted to think Mosaic at a time wilfully tore sets apart in order to ship "missing", "damaged" or defective" parts of the sets to existing customers and then sold off the incomplete sets at a discount later on. Or else there is indeed a total mismatch in the number of produced individual items that go into making a full set.

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It is possible the owners made copies of the CDs and decided to keep the box and book an$ is trying to make a little money; apparently very little money. 

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I doubt, though, that there are THAT many out there who ALL follow that path. Because Mosaic CD sets minus the large box and book really are common on the market.

I wonder who long it will take for Savory sets amputated like that to appear on the market ... ;)

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6 hours ago, Big Beat Steve said:

Because Mosaic CD sets minus the large box and book really are common on the market.

And - they're not really Mosaic sets. They're CDs from Mosaic sets and should not be advertised otherwise.

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6 hours ago, Big Beat Steve said:

I doubt, though, that there are THAT many out there who ALL follow that path. Because Mosaic CD sets minus the large box and book really are common on the market.

I wonder who long it will take for Savory sets amputated like that to appear on the market ... ;)

But I’m sure there are some that do. 

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The two HRS sets are still available, surprisingly enough.  Call me weird, but as long as I have the booklets with personnel listings, I can live without the giant books.

In an unusual listing, I've just won the Kid Ory Mosaic, with the book but no box(?!?), for $65.  I'm pretty excited.

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On 2/3/2020 at 9:05 PM, Justin V said:

In an unusual listing, I've just won the Kid Ory Mosaic, with the book but no box(?!?), for $65.  I'm pretty excited.

It actually appears that the set might not include the individual CD booklets.  Weird.

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