From: petrolcan on
In article <hvobhj$q7$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Niel Humphreys says...
>
> "Raj Kundra" <raj(a)REM0VE THISkundracomputers.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:X7OTn.1321$k15.500(a)hurricane...
> >
> > "SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:u%MTn.2310$U%7.1639(a)hurricane...
> >> Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly stuff
> >> that would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have made
> >> a fair amount.
> >> Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept
> >> banging them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my
> >> airfares for holidays.
> >>
> >> Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record
> >> collection mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300
> >> items.
> >> First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
> >> Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price is
> >> above 99p
> >> Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.
> >>
> >> He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would
> >> split the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is
> >> negligible or indeed a loss.
> >> I know this is the risk of ebay.
> >> The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help
> >>
> >> Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
> >> Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
> >> I probably just need some direction to get me started.
> >>
> > Find a specialist or collector and do a deal for lot with him.
> > Will save you a lot of time.
> > Visit to local carboot sale is a good start, plenty sellers there with
> > similar gear and always happy to talk.
>
>
> I'd agree with this, I would not really like to sell used vinyl records on
> Ebay. There are far too many fussy twats and collectors who will whinge
> about any minor defect in order to get partial or full refunds.
>

Totally agree.

The other thing is postage costs. Sending a 12" will cost about £3 if packaged
properly. Many sellers won't want to pay that for a 99p item.

It might be worth grouping the vinyl into artists and selling them as job lots.

Keep it UK only as sending vinyl abroad is a royal PITA and expensive.
From: Niel Humphreys on
"petrolcan" <petrolcan(a)SPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.2689dd307ce986dd9897c1(a)news.virginmedia.com...
In article <hvobhj$q7$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Niel Humphreys says...
>
> "Raj Kundra" <raj(a)REM0VE THISkundracomputers.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:X7OTn.1321$k15.500(a)hurricane...
> >
> > "SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:u%MTn.2310$U%7.1639(a)hurricane...
> >> Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly stuff
> >> that would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have
> >> made
> >> a fair amount.
> >> Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept
> >> banging them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my
> >> airfares for holidays.
> >>
> >> Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record
> >> collection mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300
> >> items.
> >> First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
> >> Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price
> >> is
> >> above 99p
> >> Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.
> >>
> >> He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would
> >> split the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is
> >> negligible or indeed a loss.
> >> I know this is the risk of ebay.
> >> The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help
> >>
> >> Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
> >> Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
> >> I probably just need some direction to get me started.
> >>
> > Find a specialist or collector and do a deal for lot with him.
> > Will save you a lot of time.
> > Visit to local carboot sale is a good start, plenty sellers there with
> > similar gear and always happy to talk.
>
>
> I'd agree with this, I would not really like to sell used vinyl records on
> Ebay. There are far too many fussy twats and collectors who will whinge
> about any minor defect in order to get partial or full refunds.
>
>
>Totally agree.
>
>The other thing is postage costs. Sending a 12" will cost about �3 if
>packaged
>properly. Many sellers won't want to pay that for a 99p item.
>
>It might be worth grouping the vinyl into artists and selling them as job
>lots.
>
>Keep it UK only as sending vinyl abroad is a royal PITA and expensive.

I was going to suggest offering worldwide shipping as there are many 3rd
world countries (like France, hehe) who probably still use vinyl quite
extensively. Also you can get proper cardboard envelopes designed for
shipping records in but how expensive they are I do not know.

Niel


From: SS on

"Niel Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
message news:hvokom$f02$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> "petrolcan" <petrolcan(a)SPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.2689dd307ce986dd9897c1(a)news.virginmedia.com...
> In article <hvobhj$q7$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, Niel Humphreys
> says...
>>
>> "Raj Kundra" <raj(a)REM0VE THISkundracomputers.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:X7OTn.1321$k15.500(a)hurricane...
>> >
>> > "SS" <nonense50(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
>> > news:u%MTn.2310$U%7.1639(a)hurricane...
>> >> Ok I am used to selling my own stuff at mainly 99p and was mainly
>> >> stuff
>> >> that would have got chucked in the bin, however over a period I have
>> >> made
>> >> a fair amount.
>> >> Easy come easy go with free listings it was never an issue just kept
>> >> banging them on with turbo lister. Didnt make a fortune but paid my
>> >> airfares for holidays.
>> >>
>> >> Now a friend who has no time to spare wants me to sell his record
>> >> collection mainly 12 " vinyl and some 7 " vinyl. Just over approx 1300
>> >> items.
>> >> First of all I know nothing about music let alone the value of vinyl.
>> >> Secondly I wouldnt want to take a hit with listing fees if start price
>> >> is
>> >> above 99p
>> >> Thirdly there is likely to be a few more valuable items in it.
>> >>
>> >> He is basically not too worried about how much he makes and we would
>> >> split the net profit, my fear is with listing fees etc the profit is
>> >> negligible or indeed a loss.
>> >> I know this is the risk of ebay.
>> >> The thought of the likely work involved is mind boggling....help
>> >>
>> >> Any thoughts from anyone with more experience in this.
>> >> Best route to take? Apart from tell my friend to P... off.
>> >> I probably just need some direction to get me started.
>> >>
>> > Find a specialist or collector and do a deal for lot with him.
>> > Will save you a lot of time.
>> > Visit to local carboot sale is a good start, plenty sellers there with
>> > similar gear and always happy to talk.
>>
>>
>> I'd agree with this, I would not really like to sell used vinyl records
>> on
>> Ebay. There are far too many fussy twats and collectors who will whinge
>> about any minor defect in order to get partial or full refunds.
>>
>>
>>Totally agree.
>>
>>The other thing is postage costs. Sending a 12" will cost about �3 if
>>packaged
>>properly. Many sellers won't want to pay that for a 99p item.
>>
>>It might be worth grouping the vinyl into artists and selling them as job
>>lots.
>>
>>Keep it UK only as sending vinyl abroad is a royal PITA and expensive.
>
> I was going to suggest offering worldwide shipping as there are many 3rd
> world countries (like France, hehe) who probably still use vinyl quite
> extensively. Also you can get proper cardboard envelopes designed for
> shipping records in but how expensive they are I do not know.
>
> Niel
>
>
Guys thanks for the input it has been most helpful.


From: Fran on

"Niel Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
message news:hvokom$f02$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...

> I was going to suggest offering worldwide shipping as there are many 3rd
> world countries (like France, hehe) who probably still use vinyl quite
> extensively.

Not correct. Vinyl is dead other than to a few geek collectors, regardless
of country.

Also you can get proper cardboard envelopes designed for
> shipping records in but how expensive they are I do not know.
>

They don't work. The only way to ship vinyl is in thin plywood.

Records aren't worth selling.


From: kraftee on


"Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
news:i05r1o$lr8$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>
> "Niel Humphreys" <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote in
> message news:hvokom$f02$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>
>> I was going to suggest offering worldwide shipping as there are many 3rd
>> world countries (like France, hehe) who probably still use vinyl quite
>> extensively.
>
> Not correct. Vinyl is dead other than to a few geek collectors, regardless
> of country.
>
> Also you can get proper cardboard envelopes designed for
>> shipping records in but how expensive they are I do not know.
>>
>
> They don't work. The only way to ship vinyl is in thin plywood.
>
> Records aren't worth selling.

Fran you really should get out more, there is a flourishing market for old
good quality vinyl. As for the packing the last one I received, intact and
not damaged was in a very stiff cardboard sleeve

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