Ebay Madness – Lorraine and Iron Maiden

Lorraine - Boy's Nite Out (1993)    Lorraine - Boy's Nite Out back cover

Lorraine – Boy’s Night Out (1993) sold for $641.36!

A lot of money for an indie CD that could be hit or miss. The buyer is a major collector and posts at the Heavy Harmonies Forums. He had some money to burn so the trigger was pulled, that’s almost what I pay for rent each month.

Iron Maiden - The Soundhouse Tapes (reissue CD)  Iron Maiden - The Soundhouse Tapes back cover

Iron Maiden – The Soundhouse Tapes (2002 reissue) sold for $660!

Not to be outdone by the Lorraine CD, this 2002 special CD reissue of Maiden’s highly sought after vinyl E.P. fetched 33 bids. This CD was available via mailorder when you collected 6 special Eddie stickers from the 2002 reissue campaign for all the Maiden albums. Add postage to the stickers and you got this limited edition for probably under $10 postage. Problem was this “reissue” campaign was Maiden’s 4th pressing of their albums on CD in the U.S. (original EMI, Castle 2 CD sets from 1995, Raw Power multimedia editions from 1998, and this set) and it was an exact duplicate of the Raw Power issues from 1998, except for the slipcase.

I realize it was a limited edition but I’ve seen the vinyl, in NM/VG+ condition, go for less.

New Release Tuesday – 6/27/06

Another Tuesday has come and gone and I sit here the day after with the spoils of my quest.

  1. Saxon – The Eagle Has Landed III (2 CD set) – $13
  2. Deep Purple – Rapture Of The Deep (2 CD special/tour edition) – $16
  3. Metal Church – A Light In The Dark – $10
  4. Warrant – Born Again – $10

I had called Monday, after I got the weekly e-newsletter, and spoke to my new contact at the store. He informed me that their delivery manifest only had 1 copy each of Saxon, Deep Purple, and Warrant. He also mentioned that they can’t hold them, they have to put them on the shelf, company policy. So I was first one in the door Tuesday morning with the kids in tow.

Even though they had only 1 copy of 3 of the new albums, it was nice to see the Metal Church section filled with brand new copies of most of their albums. They also had a dozen copies of the new album and a promo poster displayed. I tried bargaining for the poster but my store contact had dibs. Good to see Metal Church getting a decent push from a local shop.

To make the day a little more exciting, I checked the mail and found a package. For Father’s Day, I was given an Ebay Gift Certificate for $50 and I immeadiately blew it on….

  1. UFO – No Heavy Petting (Japanese edition, 2000)
  2. UFO – The Wild, Willing, and the Innocent (Japanese edition, 2000)

These 2 CDs replace some old, worn out cassettes. I had bought all the UFO albums on cassette from a shop in Pawtucket a few years ago, some were still sealed, some were used but I got them all for $25. I’ve been slowly acquiring them on CD from a dealer on Ebay.

Now I have to find the time to listen!