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Piotr Sargnagel



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found that culling the CD collection and a couple of LPs here and there and using that money to buy occasional expensive items has been a very good approach for me. Got rid of a lot of crap and got a few very desirable items.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piotr Sargnagel wrote:
I've found that culling the CD collection and a couple of LPs here and there and using that money to buy occasional expensive items has been a very good approach for me. Got rid of a lot of crap and got a few very desirable items.


I second this mate. Sold like 200 crappy records in the past few years. If I ever regret selling anything I remind myself it financed a copy of the Sodom MLP or some other awesome splurge.
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FengisRipRider



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do this from time to time but find that I only ever want to get rid of a few thing here and there because I have a very eccentric taste and find that I like to listen to something different almost every single day. Thus I can cycle through most of my large collection quite often when I am affordable the chance to have my living situation stable.
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valeonte



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are so many stuff out there waiting to be listened but only 2% of all that are going to be worth your time. I dont have much time to enjoy my stuff like I used to. So I had to find a new balance between quality over quantity.

I decided to keep those bands who really mean something powerfull to me. But it doesnt mean Im not open for new bands. Im only MUCH more cautious about how to approach these new bands.

Internet is the place where everything is praised. The hype is all over the place. I dont give a shit what everyone thinks but the underground scene today is pretty mediocre. Maybe is all the information we can get today or maybe not. But the fact is that there are very few great bands out there.
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Roy



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dumped a load of cd's a decade ago but kept buying just as much. I'm a sucker for oldschool DM and i guess i lost a lot of hair during the dominance of the crap tech death,porn grind,gore grind,Gothenburger sound,slam death,deathcore,brutal death and whatever it is called. Confused

it was awesome when that old style/sound resurfaced in full in,let's say 2011 or so. Now there are so many bands playing that style i'm getting insane. The problem is that most of them sound quite good on a first casual listen from a youtube song,but when you buy and hear the whole cd you're just asking yourself,"Did i really need yet another Sweden sound copy? Wouldn't it be better to play the old stuff from Dismember and Entombed again that i haven't played in ages?"

Too many albums turn out to be average when they arrive and have settled in. I guess i keep buying loads of stuff in the vain hope that there will be something earthshattering amongst the neverending flood of new releases. I need to stop that addiction and accept that the age of the REAL classics and explorers from the '80's and early '90's is in the ancient past. It's like "longing for the ancient kingdom" (Ancient Rites)

I really need to judge new stuff on it's own merit and don't compare it with
a better age. It will always fall short.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

valeonte wrote:

I dont give a shit what everyone thinks but the underground scene today is pretty mediocre. Maybe is all the information we can get today or maybe not. But the fact is that there are very few great bands out there.


The problem is that there is too much quantity. According to Metal Archives, there were more metal albums released in 2013 than in ALL of the 1980's combined!!! That means that the haystack is much bigger these days, but there are certainly needles to be found... it's just harder to do so. I'd say I find 2-3 phenomenal releases per year. I think that had these albums been the ones I was listening to when I was 15, my mid 30's self would regard them as untouchable classics.

The waves of mediocre shit is certainly a hindrance, but those gems that I find make the hunt still worth it to me.
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Attic Snake



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones I want to get rid of no one else wants either and taking them to Amoeba or wherever I'll basically get jewed.
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Acid Orgy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going through my periodical collection "purge" right now, and this thread has been a nice read.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! In the 3+ years since I created this thread I have gone right back to where I started. Ah, addiction... Laughing
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Wormvoice



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been doing that for the past years yes, my CD collection is down to a handful after being in the thousands some 10 years ago. A few times a year I go through my vinyls getting rid of 50-100 at a time that I don't listen to anyway. It's good because it makes me realise I should prioritize what I buy, not just fill my collection. I really only screw myself over selling records for a fraction of their original price, but I guess it's good for friends to add to their collection for cheap. Still have a small stack to sell whenever I feel like putting them online.
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necrogrim



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i only sell albums that i deliberately bought to sell , which i rarely do . otherwise i dont have any record in my collection i would like to part with( maybe if i bought a better version of it ). If i buy something that means i want to have it forever . i dont understand people who buy album and then sell it after a few months when they " dont listen to it anymore" , they could have as well download it and dont bother buying and save on shipping costs .
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totemofskulls



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collection purges are essential. Quite a shitty feeling when you're broke and struggling to get by but you're surrounded by $30,000+ worth of vinyl, cassettes, CDs, t-shirts.. I love buying music and will continue for the rest of my life but being an impulse buyer is the quickest way to develop an unhealthy relationship with collecting. Having so much feels more distracting than anything and I begin to enjoy it all less. There are many many things I would never dream of parting with though and enjoy on a regular basis.

Also, just from reading about how people hate dealing with Ebay / Discogs, I can't help but feel like you're all going about selling on those platforms the wrong way. I make sure I have packing materials on hand and let my sales pile up and choose one day of the week to drop things off at the post office. I print shipping labels cheaply via PayPal, tape it to the package, and drop it off at a counter for pre-paid items down the street from me. I hardly have run into problems doing it this way for 5+ years now and always feel sorry for the poor suckers waiting in the gigantic line.
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Pessoa



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this is the most depressing thread I've read in a long time. This week alone I've bought 10 LPs and 4 tapes. Crying or Very sad

Thanks to GoldenBull, I now promised myself not to buy more than 10 LPs until the end of the year. Crying or Very sad

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hymnsoftheneedlefreak



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only buy what I think I really need and I fill in the gaps of stuff I don't have. You would be amazed at the money you save when you don't need to have every goddamn record. I have met guys under the age of 30 with records I have wanted for years and I clearly don't trust them.
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Nightvvolf



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to reduce my collection but what I want to get rid of is already abundant and /or crap. I have barely ordered anything in the past few weeks and that was accomplished by not being glued to this forum. Shit, I barely have time to listen to my lps aside from the weekend anymore as it is.

I tried to sell a bunch of shirts last weekend. $5 a pop or 5 for $20 and didn't get one taker. Neighbor's sidewalk sale probably wasn't the best place but...
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