Records you paid WAY too much for

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj_gyr8 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:25 pm

Hi,

I think £100 for "This Sound Is For The Underground" takes top billing, surely nobody could have paid anywhere near that for such an easily obtainable vinyl.

It even had a picture sleeve and was mass produced.

£120 for the ORIGINAL "Music Takes You" is a lot, but considering its rarity etc, it is no comparison.

£100 for a £5-10 vinyl is crazy!

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj jedi » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:59 pm

I obviously agree it's a way OTT price, but it's definitely not a 5-£10 vinyl. There is one crap condition one for £10 on Discogs, I'd say £20+ has been a reasonable price for this over the last 10 years or so (I'm talking about the remix by the way - no picture sleeve.)

I looked for it for a couple of years before finally caving in and buying it from a mate, the only person I knew who had it. It's easy to forget how hard it was to find old vinyl in the 90s.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by esq » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:23 pm

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I got in a bidding war and paid about $120 for a new record with the acapella of "Blair - Life" and then never put it to much use, regretted that one for quite a while.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj_gyr8 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:09 pm

Hi,

I see Jedi's point, I suppose BITD "TSIFTU" was such an 'anthem' that everyone with a copy simply kept it, I remember house DJs who owned it but still kept it!

I guess it is like Beatles albums, everybody keeps them so very little for sale & thus more people wanting it than vinyls for sale.

I think the most I ever paid was £50 for an oldskool vinyl, it was only a copy of Alex Reece's "Pulp Fiction", but it was a TP that had a different arrangement, I only know 1 other person who owns it!

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj jedi » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:30 pm

dj_gyr8 wrote:I suppose BITD "TSIFTU" was such an 'anthem' that everyone with a copy simply kept it
I actually remember emailing Matt Clarke in about 1997 asking if he'd sell his copy :oops:

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by djhaze » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:27 am

i paid £30 for a copy of me'isrealites that had the dropzone tune on the flip that producer played at universe in2orbit (http://www.discogs.com/Chops-EMC-Extens ... ase/395676)...put it on the deck and found it had an awful bit of (c)rapping over the middle section...unlike the clean version producer played.

was gutted...especially as i already owned a copy on another label (http://www.discogs.com/Chops-EMC-Extens ... ase/185671) i'd paid £1.99 for in '92!

i've paid way more than that for some rarities that i've spent years hunting down...but each one has been worth every penny.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by oldskooladdict » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:46 pm

Stormtrooper #2 I think I paid 12 or 15 for it - going rate is closer to 2-3 quid I'd reckon! I do love the tune though and it's not silly money!

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by Traffic Cone » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:07 pm

i bought two copies of the same bootleg on Ebay once for £7 each cos i didn't read the auction properly :lol: was one of those 4 tracker bootlegs, and he'd listed it several times but each time with one of the big tunes on it as the auction name. which was maybe a bit sneaky but it was clear in the auction itself that they were bootlegs, so it was still my mistake :oops:

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by Sir Captinweestain » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:18 pm

35 quid i think, mint copy of foul play vol 1. Still mint, only play the Ragga track.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by meatpie48 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:35 pm

£80 for Back to Detroit EP. Weeks later the repress came out lol!

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by pineappletribe » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:39 pm

meatpie48 wrote:£80 for Back to Detroit EP. Weeks later the repress came out lol!
Winner!

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by smeagol » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:45 pm

i paid 175.00 in 2002 for dj b ezm original -then a year later gary at vinylconnection re-pressed it! beat that! lol

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by ian saunders » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:54 pm

Going completely off topic. Jedi do you still see Stormtooper (Alex)? Is he still making music or did he pack up after being ripped off and threatened over the phone by DJ Supreme?


Slightly on topic I once swapped my Method Man 'Tical' album for the utah Saints album...

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj jedi » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:10 pm

ian saunders wrote:Going completely off topic. Jedi do you still see Stormtooper (Alex)? Is he still making music or did he pack up after being ripped off and threatened over the phone by DJ Supreme?
Haha - very rarely which is a shame as he lives in London too now. I went on his stag do last year but not that often any more. He has nothing to do with hardcore any more and makes house/dub step etc under different names. I think he also has a proper job finally! :)

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by lien » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:28 pm

ian saunders wrote:....or did he pack up after being ripped off and threatened over the phone by DJ Supreme?
Tell us more. News to me on this... spill the beans please :)

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