Jump to content
AUSTRALIAN DJ FORUMS
OxyKon

Buying Music on Discogs

Recommended Posts

Was just curious if anybody has ever done this, mainly for vinyl?

There is some music from a label that didn't really go anywhere with selling mass production and it looks like it may have went on a long hiatus or even went under, i've been trying to find this labels music for a long time and have noticed that some of it is available on Discogs. It looks like Paypal is available for transactions but my main worry is about getting ripped off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have but only from the member cee

but i have spoken to people who have. it has recommendations like ebay right? so i think just rely on that. but buyer beware

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I've bought one or two off there a while ago.

Just check out the rep of the seller before you buy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've bought 5 records from there and all have been as described, as mitch said check sellers rating first its just like eBay for vinyl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah nice, most of the sellers seem to have 100% selling ratings and have also noticed they're required to rate the quality of the media which is helpful, I've placed a small order of only $30 from a seller in the US, will see how this all goes.i might have a new addiction starting lol

thanks for the feedback guys

Big Ups!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I bought 3 records and including shipping was about $56 all up, after 6hrs the payment has gone through and the seller has already marked it as shipped, so far so good, hope I get the order in a couple weeks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How did you go with your order I have ordered heaps over the last few years Germany seems the best for international shipping and they what I want minimal techno and kraut rock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been pretty reliable so far, every delivery but 1 has shown up (which i've been waiting on for over 2 months, from Canada), other than that it has been good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Discogs is the best thing on the internet. .

Especially since I came back to Scotland I've been buying loads of records from it.

Doesn't cost an arm and a leg for postage for me either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a great site but I've come across a few dicks that I've been waiting months for them to send 1 piece of wax, I'm probably gonna report this guy soon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've only ever had 1 bad experience and that was few years ago when a seller told me the record I was buying off him had a scratch on it (this wasn't in the media condition description). He asked me if I still wanted it, I said no so he then gave me a negative rating and said he hadn't received payment. That's the only negative rating I've had and it brings my buyers rating down.

Ive tried to appeal this many times but nothing ever gets done to remove it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oxy (or others that have shipped to aus) is it good value?

or is it moreso for stuff you cant get elsewhere?

im thinking i have to start using it more given that lack of options here. but im a meiser buyer and like to buy on the cheap.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i only use discogs for records that you can't get in stores anymore, the record that i'm waiting on is a breaks record (classic) from about 6 years ago, everything else i've ordered including an original LP of Mobb Deep Infamous is mint condition. Like russell and i have quoted, there is only a few dicks on the site

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there is so much stuff i would like to acquire on vinyl (predominately older trance records) but i feel like the shipping is really going to kill me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depends what sort of shipping you ask for, standard shipping is usually 2-3 weeks and is around $20 on top of the vinyl costs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Depends what sort of shipping you ask for, standard shipping is usually 2-3 weeks and is around $20 on top of the vinyl costs

i dont really like spending more than $10 on a record unless its an album then i may go to $15. and tbh even $10 for a 12" single i'm not a fan of

i had a quick browse yest.

i like looking for the ones where its the same shipping cost for 2-3, as i think shipping 3 at a flat rate is where it evens out.

i found from europe a few that ranges from $14 -$18 for 3.

the only problem is, i could never find 3 i like from one seller! so i was'nt going to pay $14-$18 for 1.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i dont really like spending more than $10 on a record unless its an album then i may go to $15. and tbh even $10 for a 12" single i'm not a fan of

There's just some records out there though that you're not gonna get on the cheap though.

Most I've paid for a record was around the £50 mark.

And looking at my collection stats (I only have fraction of my collection listed on discogs) the most valuable record I have is Kalisha - 'Don't Need A Lover' which has a max price of £53.28.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i dont really like spending more than $10 on a record unless its an album then i may go to $15. and tbh even $10 for a 12" single i'm not a fan of

There's just some records out there though that you're not gonna get on the cheap though.

Most I've paid for a record was around the £50 mark.

And looking at my collection stats (I only have fraction of my collection listed on discogs) the most valuable record I have is Kalisha - 'Don't Need A Lover' which has a max price of £53.28.

yeah im sure there are but for what i look for i wouldnt pay much

guess its like shoes. some wouldnt pay more than a hunge, but if i like a shoe id pay $2-300 (retail, i dont pay reseller prices for shoes)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well after 2 months waiting i got home from work yesterday to a surprise of the last piece of wax waiting for me from Canada

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
well after 2 months waiting i got home from work yesterday to a surprise of the last piece of wax waiting for me from Canada

Nothing better than coming home to a delivery.

I've been waiting on an order from Portugal for about 5 weeks. First one went missing and to be fair to the guy he just replaced them and sent them again. There was one he didn't have so I swapped that for another. Good service.

Still waiting on the new delivery after 1 week. Postage from Portugal/Spain is a nightmare at the best of times though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been a good extra I was so stoked, did a mix with the wax last night, check the forum soundcloud for the breaks set

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have found with records that they can sometimes get stuck in customs it may have been the delay also never use sea for shipping.

Share this post


Link to post
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.

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.


×
×
  • Create New...