I purchased a Commodores greatest hits album,brand new when first released, specifically for the song "Three times a Lady". Played album often. Didn't play again until about 6 years later and the first side was still the Commodores but the side 2 was now a complete side of the group "Queen".
Don't know how this happened but if anyone has any insight or information about this occurance please let me know.
I listened to the album again with some friends not too long ago and it's still screwed up.
I would assume that when you bought the LP for the one song, you probably only played that side of the record... probably only the one song.
The other side of the record, was and will always be Queen... it won't change with time.
It is a rare thing to happen, but you have a mispressing, an accident that happened when the record was being made... as the machines were being changed from making one record to the other, your record slipped through and got the Commodores on one side and Queen on the other... the person in the factory didn't check closely, will have labelled it up and sent it out thinking everything was correct. Records like this, when discovered in the factory are usually destroyed... and often record shops would send them back... so your rarity has survived.
Without doing any research, I would only hazard an estimate of £20-30, but it could be more... and would be bought by a Queen collector... and actually... if it was up for auction and described well, maybe a lot more.
There is one other (unlikely) explanation. Pratchetts Law states that any cassette left in the glove compartment of a car long enough will eventually turn into Queens Greatest Hits. Maybe the same could possibly happen to vinyl in rare circumstances. Y'never know......
Don't get me wrong, I'm in love with my car, so I won't call you a liar, but maybe... ... and don't stop me now as I'm going slightly mad (actually been stone cold crazy for a long time), but, maybe, just maybe, that is a possibility, under pressure and the right tempreture maybe it can in only seven days change a vinyl into a Queens greatest hits compilation or maybe it's a kind of magic. Well it's a hard life. Wish some of mine did that, but that's jealousy for you, lost opportunity and all, it's a scandal!
Sorry, it's late, no more of that jazz, the show must go on!
You guys are a hoot! You've somehow managed to make me laugh out loud and not offend the originating post at the same time.
I have several questions, all relating to pricing. I'm still struggling with that and don't want to start selling until I'm comfortable with it. I assume that with excellent product, competitive pricing and well researched product description, I can beat the odds presented on the Stack's sellers graph concerning how much product you have to offer to get x amout of sales per month. Is my assumption correct? I know there are no exact answers as the only applicable mathematical equation is the one already in use.
It just seems that if you add the human element to it, the numbers would change. Am I right?
I'll post my specific product pricing in a seperate post.
Competative pricing can certainly help, but this is not always the case, there are many collectors who are willing to pay more for an item for many reasons. Once is trust built up with the seller, also sometimes something being sold too cheap... makes one wonder what the catch is.
Indepth descriptions... if you have the time... this is probably are really good area, if your selling on musicstack, searches of the internet will show up your stock, the more information you can give that will help people find it... certainly will increase the oppotunity for a sale... for example track lists, producers... but also, if it is an area you are confident in, a review of the music with a view to selling will also let collectors see that you in tune with them, and not only in it for the money.
It was really important to me to know those things. Any time spent on pricing my collection that doesn't pay off in profit is wasted time.(At my age you shouldn't do anything that 1. doesn't pay off or 2. doesn't feel good). Each of those things will have a direct affect on my success as a seller. Thanks. I have 4, maybe 5 more concerns involving pricing. I'll post later.
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