Tag: Value

  • The Discogs “Median Price” Myth

    The Discogs “Median Price” Myth

    Are records really worth the “Median price” on the world’s biggest record selling platform: Discogs? Based purely on the stories they tell, most record collectors sit firmly in the world’s five or so leading experts in the field. We all have tales of finding things at half their real value, and most collectors will swear […]

  • How To Tell If That Rolling Stones LP In Your Attic Is Worth £1,000…

    How To Tell If That Rolling Stones LP In Your Attic Is Worth £1,000…

    My copy of The Rolling Stones’ debut album. The change of colour on the left is where the laminate has peeled away slightly. Well, it is over 50 years old…. Or, Five Reasons Why You Should Buy The Rolling Stones’ First Album on Vinyl… Or, part two of a quest to discover whether it’s worth […]

  • Buying The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and The Kinks on Vinyl

    Buying The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and The Kinks on Vinyl

    Update: I’m trying to buy the largest record collection possible with £116.99, which just happens to be the amount of hard earned cash you would have to part with were you to covet the new Oasis box set of (What’s The Story) Morning Glory. It was time to go crate digging. First stop? My local […]

  • $903 For Your Vintage Rock Concert T-Shirt? Yes Please…

    $903 For Your Vintage Rock Concert T-Shirt? Yes Please…

    One of the problems of not having a time-machine (and there are many) is the difficulty in predicting exactly which bits of accumulated old tat you should throw disdainfully in the nearest skip, and which you should wrap in linen and ceremonially preserve in a casket in the loft with full military honours. The Egyptians had […]

  • How I Tried To Buy David Bowie’s Classic Albums on Vinyl For Less Than £100

    How I Tried To Buy David Bowie’s Classic Albums on Vinyl For Less Than £100

    Just how cheaply can you buy a full set of Bowie‘s ’70’s vinyl records? “The trouble with buying old records” said my friend Chris after several pints of Adnams, (if I can paint you a brief picture) “is that everyone suspects they’re worth something, so it is difficult to get a real collector’s item unless […]

  • Don’t Panic! The Secret To Investing On Record Store Day

    Don’t Panic! The Secret To Investing On Record Store Day

    Don’t Panic! Those “hot” new Record Store Day releases may not be as essential as you think…. As Record Store Day looms ominously like a looming, ominous thingy, and the first flurry of tents begin forming queues outside the nation’s record stores in the same way Eastern European Migrants do outside the UK in the […]