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 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Looking at ebay_discogs etc.... I´d be a rich man if I sell my CD collection.The only "problem" in my opinion ..all those prices for Out Of Print releases from INTRADA_FSM_LALAetc.etc. on eBay, discogs etc.I think are only dream prices by the sellers.I mean who on earth is willing to pay 100 to 300,00 Euros/ Dollars for a CD?????
So..whats your highest price you'd be willing to pay for a single CD ( not from the retailers but if you missed out on a CD)?
I think I would not go ( and never have been gone) over 40 to 50 Euros / Dollars.Probably not even 50....

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 3:48 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)


So..whats your highest price you'd be willing to pay for a single CD ( not from the retailers but if you missed out on a CD)?
I think I would not go ( and never have been gone) over 40 to 50 Euros / Dollars.Probably not even 50....


Yes, probably $40.- to $50.- for a single out of print CD that used to cost $20.-.

However, I hardly ever (if at all?) even paid that. I bought almost all of my CDs new when they came out at standard retail price; I also bought some CDs used (for less than their retail price, not more), and I traded some CDs for other CDs (always a fair, even trade).

I tend not to pay inflated prices on eBay, even if I wanted the CD and missed it the first time. All the CDs I originally missed and wanted were eventually re-issued (INCHON, BABY etc.). Nowadays, they might just be re-issued on Qobuz/Tidal etc. eventually, which is just as fine in my book.

Speaking of now... I don't think there is a CD out there where I would pay inflated used prices... I pretty much have all the "essentials". Anything released now that I want it just icing on the cake. For example, I have the extended L.A. CONFIDENTIAL and HOLLOW MAN, though I already thought the original releases were fine and played well. I am especially happy about the extended HOLLOW MAN, which is indeed one of my favorite Goldsmith scores, and the extension fleshes out the score (and makes it a bit more menacing in places), which I prefer. But it's "icing" on the cake all the same.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

There's someone on eBay selling the CANNIBAL: THE MUSICAL soundtrack for £200. It's not even a proper album, it's ripped directly from the film's audio, but last year I was in the middle of a SOUTH PARK rewatch and general Parker/Stone kick after seeing BOOK OF MORMON so, in a moment of madness, I offered them £100. They declined.

But yeah, £50 is generally my absolute ceiling.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Yeah, I decided to buy Zimmer's The Lone Ranger (Intrada), a bit late in the day as it's sold out & the cheapest I could see it on eBay is £135 delivered (from Japan). That'll be the day! I ended up buying the download from Amazon for £10.89 (a bit of a faff as I couldn't move it from documents to Windows Media Player, but my computer literate nephew came to the rescue). I also wanted the FSM Land Of The Pharaohs (long sold-out), lots of silly prices around, but I waited & managed to get it for (I think) around £45 delivered, which wasn't too bad, as a new 2-CD release would now cost me over £30. I do wonder about those crazy prices, no one's going to pay that.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

My best source for OOP CDs is the FSM Trading Post and trading with some of the great members of this forum. Once in a while I luck out with a find on eBay - decluttr store usually posts a lot, you can usually cross search Amazon to find their page and compare the price between the two sites.

Also once in a while I luck out with Online Classifieds/Facebook Marketplace. Got both LLL Matrix CDs, along with the SCORE film and bonus interview DVDs for $30CAD total a month ago. Also found LLL Mask of the Phantasm in Montreal. 'The thrill of the hunt".

OOP CDs are only worth was folks are willing to pay for them. My goal for the new year to go through all the stuff I don't listen to anymore and create a trading list.

*was also going to say if you live in the USA you've got far more options at your disposal that us living elsewhere.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

700 USD was my max. Until then around 200-230.


I think for example THE RING's total cost from LLL was roughly 40 EUR even with the discounted sale price. So...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Another thing always amazed me - how price for not-so-interesting titles increase after announcement about it's sold out/going oop status appears.

For example - LLL tried to sell going oop Wonder Woman (animated one) for $4.95.
But once it's gone - same used cd is from $30.55 on Amazon, and new one - for $99.49!!!!

The only oop title which I bought for higher price was Horner's Wolfen - for $40 with shipping.
So for me - if I couldn't buy something in right time (or can't find it now for reasonable price) - well, that's my fate. Maybe in next 10-20-30 years someone will re-issue it again. If not - only myself to blame, he-he...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   tim_p   (Member)

Yeah, I decided to buy Zimmer's The Lone Ranger (Intrada), a bit late in the day as it's sold out & the cheapest I could see it on eBay is £135 delivered (from Japan). That'll be the day!

Conrad the Bear? People do pay the prices. I noticed someone eventually stumped up the c£80 for his used Collateral the other week. His new, sealed is c£125. Plus delivery.

I very rarely if ever buy after the fact at inflated prices. Bought a few of the first Intrada Jerry Fieldings several years ago from that guy in Alaska that were a 50% markup but nothing I can recall subsequently. I’d pay a little over double the retail price if it’s something I really wanted so $40-45 for a single disc. Hence why I rarely if ever buy after the fact!

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Conrad the Bear? People do pay the prices. I noticed someone eventually stumped up the c£80 for his used Collateral the other week. His new, sealed is c£125. Plus delivery.


Hey Tim, I tried Google and Bing to find out what currency c£ is, but no luck. If it's the pound sterling, then what is the c for?

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Hey Tim, I tried Google and Bing to find out what currency c£ is, but no luck. If it's the pound sterling, then what is the c for?

Circa?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Yeah, I decided to buy Zimmer's The Lone Ranger (Intrada), a bit late in the day as it's sold out & the cheapest I could see it on eBay is £135 delivered (from Japan). That'll be the day!

Conrad the Bear? People do pay the prices. I noticed someone eventually stumped up the c£80 for his used Collateral the other week. His new, sealed is c£125. Plus delivery.


Yup, & I see that's the only copy on eBay right now. When I started looking there were quite a few, all from the US & Japan & the crazy p&p prices to the UK made them all far too expensive. The funny thing is, apart from sold-out soundtracks, old CDs, even out of print ones are usually quite/very cheap, even the ones going for a few bobs are rarely over £30. I was in a charity shop the other day & they had a great selection of classical & pop, & it was five CDs for a pound!

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I hardly ever purchase expensive multi-disc sets on first release. It's a hard pass for me and I just do without.
So Im sure as hell not going to purchase OOP titles at inflated prices.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   funkymonkeyjavajunky   (Member)

Yes many of those high listings are dream prices. You should only consider actual sold prices (which both ebay and Discogs have).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)



the most ive paid is £75 for Starship Troopers, but ive sold cds for £100 -£150 a number of times. There are a few CDs that I would pay £100+ for

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2022 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   tim_p   (Member)

Zap and Timothy J - Yes, circa. Sorry for the confusion - I was replying to Rameau so was using sterling but the eBay.com prices are obviously in US dollars so was doing an approximate exchange rate.

Rameau - I presume the crazy online prices we see for OOP score cds (whether realised or not) compared to anything else are simple economics - scarcity (fact) plus (a presumed) desirability = £££$$$!! Scarcity alone is probably the biggest culprit. There’s OOP and then there’s OOP with four copies for sale worldwide!

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2022 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I picked up stuff like Howard Shore's complete THE LORD OF THE RINGS scores when they came out, at that time from my local retailer, who really had good offers. I could have sold it for several times that (but I am not parting).

Very few "must have" titles that I missed, and those I did miss, I eventually got. I never forget how I unexpectedly received a copy of Jerry Fielding's SCORPIO even though it was already sold out. Now that would have been a score I would have paid even reasonable secondary market prices for back then. Instead, I received it as a gift. (I try to be a better person since.)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2022 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   Randy Watson   (Member)

The most I paid was $40 for Intrada's The Core.

There were several titles that I missed for whatever reason and I always enjoy the hunt for finding them for decent prices, was very fortunate with Point Break, Bad Boys and The Fugitive to name a few.

With the amount of re-releases we see these days, I don't even bother that much anymore and just hope that the titles that I missed will come back someday. And if not, c'est la vie...

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2022 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I cannot even think anymore of a title I "missed" that is a "must have" now. I did miss a few titles I would have absolutely wanted, like INCHON or BABY, but they were eventually re-issued.
That's why I just look relaxed at the many issues and re-issues, and if something strikes my fancy, I will (re-)buy it. Like HOLLOW MAN, that's a really cool extension I must say, who would have thought.

 
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