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Thread started 04/27/16 6:54pm

panpac777

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Ebay - Off The Chain

Purple Rain 45 purple vinyl on friday 04/22 bid up to $474. OMG, This is a $5 item! I have 4 of them!....

Seller was Zork1212

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Reply #1 posted 04/27/16 7:00pm

GlamSlamR

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I have seen lots of obvious forgeries going for astronomical prices, shameful but that is the nature of the beast.

Oooooooooooh, wait a minute, I think ya betta trip on this!!!!!
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Reply #2 posted 04/27/16 7:02pm

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It's surreal to see pieces from my modest collection going for hundreds+thousands of dollars. I'm afraid to leave jewel cases for CDs in my car because someone might actually break in to get them.

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Reply #3 posted 04/27/16 7:03pm

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are things actually selling at those prices?

[Edited 4/27/16 19:04pm]

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Reply #4 posted 04/27/16 7:06pm

PeteSilas

same thing after michael died, probably worse. It'll come back down.

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Reply #5 posted 04/27/16 7:15pm

benjaminira

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Out of curiosity I looked on Craigslist and someone was selling The Hits and bsides CD for $500!!! And another person was selling The Purple Rain album for $200!
If it breaks when it bends, U better not put it in!
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Reply #6 posted 04/27/16 7:25pm

PeteSilas

don't look at me, i lived with a pentecostal pastor who burnt all my prince vinyl and it was never replaced.

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Reply #7 posted 04/27/16 7:34pm

delinquent

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ufoclub said:

are things actually selling at those prices?

[Edited 4/27/16 19:04pm]

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I did a search of sold items and even basic Purple Rain vinyls are selling for $40-150. $100 for The Gold Experience on CD. A PR cassette sold for $10. $50 for Emancipation. That kind of sucks because I can't find my Emancipation CDs anywhere. The original Purple Rain shirt, the pale purple with doves, sold for over $200. I'm not seeing anything ending in the thousands, though.

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Reply #8 posted 04/27/16 7:41pm

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Check this out:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282013164916?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Oooooooooooh, wait a minute, I think ya betta trip on this!!!!!
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Reply #9 posted 04/27/16 8:07pm

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Why sell stuff now?? oh yeah,,,,,,,,,,, cashing in on Prince's death. smh

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Reply #10 posted 04/27/16 8:20pm

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GlamSlamR said:

Check this out:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/282013164916?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Smh. Out of control. I saw The Black Album for 1k on Amazon.

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Reply #11 posted 04/27/16 8:24pm

dolphinkiing23

If the casual fan doesnt know the actual value of the over-inflated items theyre buying.. I dont really feel sorry for them... because the buyer is probably trying to cash in just as much as the seller.

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Reply #12 posted 04/27/16 8:28pm

TrivialPursuit

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And everyone who hiked up Bowie's clear vinyl ✭ still have them sitting there for $300-500. No one's going to buy that. They'll wait for it to come down, because it always does.

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Reply #13 posted 04/27/16 8:43pm

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Most of the people buying this stuff are casual fans...... only knowing the hits. The true "Prince family" is just sitting back, watching the show, and feeling sad. I know I am.

Oooooooooooh, wait a minute, I think ya betta trip on this!!!!!
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Reply #14 posted 04/27/16 8:58pm

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Piano and Microphone Tourbook ebay auction is up to $360 with only a few days left. But I get that one, because it's the only one listed on ebay and they are somewhat rare, only being sold at one or two shows.

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And the WB Black Album CD is going for a lot too...over $100, I think.

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[Edited 4/27/16 21:33pm]

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Reply #15 posted 04/28/16 2:05am

DoItAllNight4U

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Hmm I wonder how much they're selling the UTCM dvd for now. When I bought it years ago it cost me $5 on Amazon. I still have it. I also have Controversy and Parade on CD. I was planning on selling them years ago but now I'm grateful that I didn't because I couldn't bear with it.

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Reply #16 posted 04/28/16 2:27am

Lianachan

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It is quite tempting to sell some things. I see the Crystal Ball 5CD set currently sitting at £155 (~$230) and I know I have two of those in a box in my loft, one of them still sealed, for example.

It could be a great time to sell my 16 track Gold Nigga CD.

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Reply #17 posted 04/28/16 2:40am

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These past few months I was thinking of buying albums I don't have on CD (I really REALLY want Dirty Mind and Gold Experience) and I wanted to get a Prince shirt but now idk eek

Do you guys think any major retail stores will be selling Prince shirts? I know Hot Topic has David Bowie shirts so I'm guessing it won't be long till P's might pop up but I don't know.

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Reply #18 posted 04/28/16 3:14am

W1P30UT

Lianachan said:

It is quite tempting to sell some things. I see the Crystal Ball 5CD set currently sitting at £155 (~$230) and I know I have two of those in a box in my loft, one of them still sealed, for example.

It could be a great time to sell my 16 track Gold Nigga CD.




The prices are crazy. I saw a Black Album CD sell for £100. I've got one somewhere in the loft.

I am particularly frustrated as the only real hole in my collection is the Crystal Ball albums but there is no way I can afford current eBay prices. I've been a fan for some 30 years.


The world has gone purple crazy.
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Reply #19 posted 04/28/16 3:22am

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W1P30UT said:

Lianachan said:

It is quite tempting to sell some things. I see the Crystal Ball 5CD set currently sitting at £155 (~$230) and I know I have two of those in a box in my loft, one of them still sealed, for example.

It could be a great time to sell my 16 track Gold Nigga CD.

The prices are crazy. I saw a Black Album CD sell for £100. I've got one somewhere in the loft. I am particularly frustrated as the only real hole in my collection is the Crystal Ball albums but there is no way I can afford current eBay prices. I've been a fan for some 30 years. The world has gone purple crazy.



Perfectly ordinary 1994 Black Album on vinyl currently on £107 with 17 bids and 3 days to go.


eek

Gold Experience vinyl also currently sitting at slightly over £100, with days to go.

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Reply #20 posted 04/28/16 3:36am

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I saw Crystal Ball on Amazon for £550.

Better not leave it in the car unattended from now on then.
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Reply #21 posted 04/28/16 6:01am

MissRuby

I saw the Purple Rain/UTCM/Graffiti Bridge triple did set for $150. I paid $9 for it 3 years ago. It's madness.

It does make me feel sad though, I've been slowly building up my collection over the last decade and now that things I don't have are simply unaffordable. Give it time and I think they will go back down soon enough
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Reply #22 posted 04/28/16 6:11am

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luv4u said:

Why sell stuff now?? oh yeah,,,,,,,,,,, cashing in on Prince's death. smh

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Well some of us have some material possessions that we no longer need or enjoy as much as we get older, and also there is something called food and shelter that costs $, so this is probably a good time to sell some items that you don't need and have them go to a better home where they will be more greatly appreciated.

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Reply #23 posted 04/28/16 6:29am

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I had bought a ton of Prince boots in the few weeks before his death, and they cost no more than 20 bucks each, but now the same ones are no less than 50 on eBay. Quite obviously cashing in.

I also bought a bootleg vinyl on eBay for about 3 quid a few days before he died. I get the feeling the seller doesn't want to ship it to me - there's only been delays since. Shameful.

Lianachan said:

Gold Experience vinyl also currently sitting at slightly over £100, with days to go.

For some reason, that's always been the asking price for the last few years that I know of. Ive seen loads of CD copies at the same price also - I found mine in my local Cash Converters for 99p!

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Reply #24 posted 04/28/16 6:48am

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Azifwekare319 said:

Lianachan said:

Gold Experience vinyl also currently sitting at slightly over £100, with days to go.

For some reason, that's always been the asking price for the last few years that I know of. Ive seen loads of CD copies at the same price also - I found mine in my local Cash Converters for 99p!

[Edited 4/28/16 6:31am]

I've not really checked the "value" of Prince stuff before, but that's a surprise.

I'm relieved to see there's no bids at all for this collection of 8 boots, for £1,200.

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Reply #25 posted 04/28/16 7:03am

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To be honest I could do a lot of money in these weeks, lookin' at those crazy prices.

But simply I don't want it (and fortunately I'm not in the need of do it).

I collected P CDs from the 80's and the last thing I would do now is to separate from them.

That said, I don't find guilty who try with success to sell a "Very Best Of Prince" CD (to say one) for an absurd price 5 or 6 multiple of the Amazon price.

In this case, the seller is to applaude. The fool is the buyer.



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Reply #26 posted 04/28/16 8:00am

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I HAVE NO INTENTIONS of selling any of my Prince memorabilia but my jaw dropped when I saw the Symbol Tam for $4,700? And the price of a few other items. Money can maintain my joy and memories. I'll give my things away when the time is right. To a deep rooted fan, that is.
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Reply #27 posted 04/28/16 8:02am

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Out of curiosity I looked on Craigslist and someone was selling The Hits and bsides CD for $500!!! And another person was selling The Purple Rain album for $200!

I people for that, then that's exactly what it's worth.

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Reply #28 posted 04/28/16 1:56pm

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trc1 said:

I HAVE NO INTENTIONS of selling any of my Prince memorabilia but my jaw dropped when I saw the Symbol Tam for $4,700? And the price of a few other items. Money can maintain my joy and memories. I'll give my things away when the time is right. To a deep rooted fan, that is.

thumbs up!

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Reply #29 posted 04/28/16 2:36pm

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therapyisback said:

I saw Crystal Ball on Amazon for £550. Better not leave it in the car unattended from now on then.

Saw that too. Crazy...but then again people paid real money for 'Bad'. biggrin

I gave my purple Lovesexy tambourine away to be auctioned for charity in Liverpool dealing with child poverty. It was better to benefit a child than sitting on my headboard.

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