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Initial post: Jul 22, 2011 2:08:13 PM PDT
ED S. says:
I just checked to see if my Cd, "The Right To Be Italian" by Holly & The Italians was in print. It is not and Amazon has a single CD copy for $136.98!!!!! I did not pay very much for it when it was in print.

My Luxuria CD is $29.59 to $73.76 on the internet. They are made to order so they are probably a boot or loosly licensed 'grey area' disc. It is not available on Amazon. I originally paid around $10.00 at a record store in the late 80's or early 90's.

My CD "Silverhead", by the 70's 'glam rockers of the same name, is going on Amazon used for $49.95 to $101.67. I paid a premium $25.00 for a O.P. used copy five years ago and squirmed when I did that.

How about you? Any low ticket items that went ballistic?

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 2:22:43 PM PDT
I have the "Rare Cult" box set that is going for WAAAY more than I ever paid! In the hundreds of dollars. It's nuts.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 2:26:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 2:39:16 PM PDT
A customer says:
I had the exact opposite happen. I bought a CD for $80, then about a week later (before my order had even arrived), I saw it listed for $15. I was more than a little baffled. The CD was Funeral - Tragedies/Tristesse.

I do have some fairly valuable CDs in my collection. My first press of Demigod - Slumber of Sullen Eyes is worth at least $100. Infester - To the Depths... in Degradation, which is long, long out of print, is worth at least $120 or so. First press Belphegor - Blutsabbath is worth about $100. First press Belphegor - Necrodaemon Terrorsathan is worth $70. First press of Belial - Never Again could go for $100. Other rare titles include a first press of Pungent Stench - Been Caught Buttering, a first press of Disembowelment - Transcendence into the Peripheral, Phlebotomized - Immense Intense Suspense, Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris, Argentum - Ad Interitum Funebrarum, Tortharry - When the Memories are Free, Nuclear Death - All Creatures Great and Eaten, first press of Disharmonic Orchestra - Expositionsprophylaxe, OP of Carcass - Reek of Putrefaction, Visceral Ecisceration - Incessant Desire for Palatable Flesh, etc. I know I have more, but I'm not in the presence of my collection right now.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 2:27:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 2:31:13 PM PDT
good old supply and demand. I have several CDs that went ballistic until someone decided to re-release them.

Hunter S Thompson - Where Were You When the Fun Stopped = $98
Billy Thorpe - 21st Century Man was $99 then it was re-released so now it is $8.88
Billy Thorpe - Children of the Sun was $75 then they re-released it but it went back out of print and they are getting $58
every once in a while I will see Children of The Sun listed for $5 - I order it and get Children of the Sun [Children of the Sun...Revisited] and that is maybe worth $1. - I had a feeling they were lying but took a chance and got burned TWICE

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 2:36:33 PM PDT
Sundazed Records' quickly deleted 2007 reissue of Moby Grape's debut album is up for $149.99 new and $89.95 used. I broke down and sold mine for $100 a couple years ago.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 3:01:10 PM PDT
Jersey Joker says:
Not to pop any bubbles here, but I see many sellers on Amazon (AND Ebay, for that matter) will offer items for what appear to be really inflated amounts of money, in the hopes that THAT might cause someone to buy it with the thinking that "if it's going for so much, maybe it's that rare, so if I don't get it now..." ...know what I mean? In other words, I think it is more of a market strategy.

NOT that those items aren't valuable, though. I think a possibly better litmus test might be to check out "completed auctions" on Ebay for those items. Because now you're actually seeing what people are willing to PAY for those items. That "Holly" CD might sit there for 3 years, or longer.

Of course, in the fickle world of record/cd collecting, who the hell knows??!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 3:10:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 3:11:58 PM PDT
ED S. says:
None of the titles I have posted in the initial post are on Ebay. The Silverhead album is available as boots from Estonia.
I also checked some internet CD stores. No go.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 3:30:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 3:32:18 PM PDT
Jersey Joker says:
Hey, wow, ED ...

Just checked Amazon.co.uk, and see similar prices for UK and "import" copies there, too.

It would be interesting to see what someone would actually pay for a copy, though.

Damn, I wish the vinyl album was valuable, I have that in my own collection!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 3:47:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 3:48:32 PM PDT
ED S. says:
I have the LP Jersey. I thought the same too. A lot of the Imports from Japan are really Russian boots. On Amazon, they slip through security and actually get reviewed. One guy reviewed a "Japanese" Russian boot and said the sound was horrible and how it sounded worse than the old Amercan CD release. He could not buy the REAL Japanese remaster because those were bought up as soon as they were released. That CD was "Performance, Rockin' The Fillmore" from Humble Pie. I paid $70+ for an CD that should have been $30+or-. I got mine from Austrailia and I have not seen the Real 2007 remasters anywhere on the planet since then. I wonder what it is worth. My $70 was well spent as the album quality is priceless.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 4:17:51 PM PDT
MarcTheKing says:
Gentlemen! Welcome to the allure of Ebay! Enjoy your new found coffee & donuts money while docking that great music on your Ipod. I've made a small fortune scouring the Goodwill for OOP CD's...currently selling Nitro: OFR, Missing Persons: Color in your Life & Peter Criss: Let Me Rock You. Not sure what i'll get, but its more than I paid for 'em.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 4:41:41 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Well Marc, if the missing persons CD you have is "Spring Session M", Amazon has it for $69.95 to $161.93 or used $24.39 to $69.86.
On ebay only two american copies, $19.99 and $69.86. They have Japanese pressings for over $100. Some as low as $20, but they may be Russian boots or American quality Japanese pressings. I HAVE THIS CD! I have another rarity! It has never been remastered but it deserves it. The LP was one of my most played discs. I listened to the CD last week. Los Angeles based 'New Wave' "80's at its best.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 4:43:28 PM PDT
Jersey Joker says:
Yeah, a lot of bootlegs are coming out of Taiwan and Singapore, too.

What I find interesting is that the "The Right to be Italian" CD was released in 2002 (Wounded Bird Records), and then again in 2008 on Virgin with bonus tracks (I suspect that might be a UK or Japanese import -- I'm not sure, though). But these were made not even a decade ago!

Go figure.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 4:46:16 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Marc. If you have their horrible second and last album, "Rhyme And Reason", Amazon has it for a wopping $130.00.
This album and Cd is so rare because nobody bought it. But it has been remastered and "Spring Session M" was not. Go figure.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 4:47:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 4:47:58 PM PDT
Jersey Joker says:
Marc indicated it was the follow-up "Colour In Your Life" (the one with the black & white cover...?!) That was pretty good, too.

Damn, I only got a compilation disc.

Ooops, maybe I am incorrect.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 4:59:13 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Jersey..I was writing while you posted. "Go figure"!!!!!
I have the Wounded bird CD and it has four bonus tracks. I just love this album. There is not a single bad song on it. She has a great New York New/Jersey voice like a female David Johanson of The New York Dolls. "Miles Away" and "Tell That Girl To Shut Up" were the two radio songs in Los Angeles in the 1980's.
Did you Know she did a CD called "Vowel Movement" with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blond? Never heard anything from it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 5:04:01 PM PDT
DKPete says:
About six months ago, I bought a Uruguay copy of Sgt.Pepper...I saw what appears to be the exact same album...same exact label design (Odeon)...I specify the label because this is one good way of distinguishing between original and current pressings. I'm still not sure when my copy is from but my point is, I paid $20.00 for it at a used vinyl store (mint condition)...I've seen it on E Bay for a ridiculous amount of money (I forgot the exact amount) as well as another site just last night for a ridiculous $250.00. I Emailed the company from last night questioning them on their asking price for this "find"...they haven't answered (and I'm not holding my breath).

Another is an original American pressing of Live Peace In Toronto (calendar intact). I paid $40.00 for it SEALED. I checked, again, on the Apple label and all it's visual specifics. I found the same album on some Beatle website going for $500.00...they even had an enlarged closeup the Apple label so one could compare the particular copy they may have in their possession...and the one I have is unquestionably it.

I can understand the "value" of things like the Butcher cover, sealed MFSL's and the like...but for the majority of this stuff, rhere really is no logical explanation other than to successfully rip off the unsuspecting less knowledgeable.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 5:31:32 PM PDT
amazon has these jerks who sell out of print things for huge prices, they don't care that few will actually pay that for it. so they stay on there for years. And amazon even has sellers who sell in print things for hundreds just because they are looking for a sucker. beware when buying on here.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 5:40:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 5:41:56 PM PDT
ED S. says:
"Buyer beware" Pete. And from the other side, "there is a sucker born every day".
I love the movie "Sucker Punch". This box office flop had, from the beginning, a large cult following myself included. This film had a book tied to it called "Sucker Punch, The Art Of the Film" in regular copy, $34.95 and Signed limited boxed for $75.00. I wanted both. I panicked and bought a regular copy on ebay because every seller said it was oop. I paid $75.00 for the regular. I checked the web site of the publisher and he still had them $34.95!!!! What an idiot I felt.
Well, the publisher had no copies of the limited but ebay did....From $225.00 to nearly $500.00. I had to get one. I pounced on one for $225.00. It came damaged so I sent it back and got a good one for $275.00. A couple of weeks ago, the limiteds were $499.00 on ebay. Amazon had them high priced also. As of this writing the limiteds are non existant as a book for sale anywhere, even on abe.com (american book exchange), the ebay of books, some for over a million dollars.
I am glad I did what I did
There is a happy ending to my over priced $34.95 regular edition I paid $75.00 for. They have reprinted the regular edition with a second printing with a different cover so now my regular edition is over $100.00!!! Now I have to get the second edition BEFIORE THEY ARE SOLD OUT! Good god will it never end.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 5:51:40 PM PDT
DKPete says:
Nice story Ed. And no..when you're an obsessive about stuff like this, it does not ever end (as I'm sure you know)...and in that sense, I AM one of those suckers born during one of those minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 6:00:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2011 6:03:01 PM PDT
ED S. says:
We keep posting over each other Jersey. Apparently Missing Persons had three albums and not two.
They were :
"Spring Session M"~1982
"Rhyme & Reason"~1984
"Color In Your Life"~1986

"Rhyme & Reason" Is the black and white cover. I hated that album. I guess that is why I never Knew they did "Color In Your Life".

"Color In your Life" is going for $69.99 To $123.06 here on Amazon. Way to go Marc.

When I was over on ebay, they had a Missing Persons 7" single, (Words/Hello I Love You), with cool picture sleeve of the group among some naked manniquins. Dale Bozzio is clad in that stiff plastic loin cloth and plastic cupped bra and hair tinted blond, purple and pink. Great condition too. I now own it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 6:16:01 PM PDT
Ed

Being listed for $136.98 and actually selling for $136.98 are two entirely different things. Any cd that goes out of print for even a short time gets bumped up by sellers hoping to catch some rube in a panic, thinking they won't be able to get an album because it's not being manufactured right now. Look at the McCartney cd's from the 80's and 90's. They've all been jacked up in price by unscrupulous sellers hoping to cash in before the remasters come out. Don't believe the hype!

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 6:24:35 PM PDT
A customer says:
Yes, but out of print original presses are collector's items. Even after the remaster comes out, there's no reason to lower the price.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 6:25:39 PM PDT
Mine are priceless to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 6:43:48 PM PDT
ED S. says:
Rand....The titles of my initial post are pretty obscure bands that are cult in nature. The "Right To Be Italian" was released in 1981 and was not put on CD untill 2002, twenty one years later. In this economy and with shrinking sales, it may not be fesable to re-print.
Remember, I paid $70.00 for a brand new Humble Pie Japanese remastered CD that sold out and was snatched up by speculators just weeks after the release. The CD is now legendary and is nowhere to be found. Knowing the night and day quality of the regular CD, I would pay $150.00 for the Japanese remaster.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2011 7:33:59 PM PDT
Not to be a wiseacre or anything, but are those actual band names? Like "Reek of Putrefication"? I'm guessing this isn't for the Kenny G. crowd.....................!
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