Ebay Madness – Excruciate, Iron Maiden, Sgt. Roxx, Kidd Wikkid, Lessdress, Tesla

Posted: June 30, 2007 in Ebay Madness

Excruciate - Passage Of Life (1993) for $300.01
Excruciate – Passage Of Life (1993) ends at $300.01!
I know absolutely nothing about Sweden’s Excruciate but I do know that $300 for a CD is a lot of money. The auction states the CD is OOP (out of print) and is a first pressing on Thrash Records but it’s still a lot of money. I’ve looked around and this can be bought between $20 and $50 on various websites, including Ebay. (As of this entry, there is a current auction going for the same exact CD. It will be interesting to watch.)

Iron Maiden - 7th Son… (in longbox) for $300 Buy It Now.
Iron Maiden – Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (in longbox) ends at $300 BUY IT NOW!
I understand the attraction of a sealed, rare, OOP CD that has eluded you for a long time, I even get the allure of a rarity in a longbox. The problem I have is that this CD is fairly common in used bins, I’ve seen the EMI 1st CD press, the Raw Power reissue, and the current pressing. In the U.S. alone, Maiden’s catalog has had FOUR different pressings on CD, the Castle Records 2 CD limited editions are the most collectible. This is definite madness for a CD and extra cardboard!

Iron Maiden - Soundhouse Tapes Ltd. Ed. for $250 BIN
Iron Maiden – The Soundhouse Tapes (ltd. ed.) bought for $250 with BUY IT NOW!
A regular favorite here at Heavy Metal Addiction. Iron Maiden’s limited edition CD release of their debut E.P., THE SOUNDHOUSE TAPES, was a freebie when you bought six of the latest remasters, filled out the form, sent the proof of purchase, blah…..blah…..blah. It was a gimmick to get fans to buy another set of Maiden remasters. This one sold for $660 and $820 about a year ago, is this a bargain now?

Sgt. Roxx - Push and Squeeze
Sgt. Roxx – Push & Squeeze (1990) sells for $241.28!
I featured this CD back in May at $415.01 and it’s gone down $174 in only 90 days, a real bargain! This is one of those collector’s dreams, it’s been raved about for years but is it worth $200+? I’ve never heard it so it’s beyond my knowledge. I do know this: In almost nine years on Ebay, I’ve seen only two copies sell at auction. In the last two months, that total has been equalled, another album to watch.

Kidd Wikkid - s/t (1992)
Kidd Wikkid – s/t (1992) gets $232.48!
Another rarity that was featured before and has gone down in the collector’s market significantly. Not only is this CD rare and fetching over $200+ but it’s also sold by the same seller as the Sgt. Roxx CD above. A nice way to make some quick cash, I hope they made a copy of each.

Lessdress - Love Industry (1993)
Lessdress – Love Industry (1993) grabs $224.50!
Lessdress is from Poland and plays an ’80s style brand of Hard Rock. This is another rarity that commands large dollars with many collectors. From what I’ve read, their first album, DUMBLONDES (1989), is not available on CD. I’ve never heard the music on either release but the band gets some good reviews at Heavy Harmonies.

Tesla - Reel To Reel Vol. 2 (2007)
Tesla – Real To Reel Vol.2 (2007) gets $175 with BUY IT NOW!
This one is definite madness! You get the CD free when you buy a ticket to see Tesla on the current tour. Buy one ticket, get one CD. Buy two, get two CDs…..etc., etc. Obviously, multiple people go to a show, not everyone cares about the disc. If I were going to the show with my wife, you bet right that I would have the second copy on Ebay that night. At these prices, how can a seller go wrong? As for the buyers…..go see the band on tour, pay less money and get the CD too. Or you could check out the auctions that have BOTH volumes together for less.

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Comments
  1. David Amulet says:

    Those prices are INSANE! I don’t understand who is willing to pay that much, even for the good stuff like Maiden. Yikes!

    – david

  2. Metal Mark says:

    Some eBay prices have gotten out of hand in recent years. You don’t find many bargains being sold by reliable sellers anymore.

  3. bob_vinyl says:

    It looks like buying the Maiden remasters was a good deal if you’re willing to sell the EP. Even better, buy two sets and get two EPS and you’d still come out ahead. It was pretty cheesey of Maiden to do that though. It’s one thing to give something away with a ticket or a bonus for the first x number of people to buy something. But a giveaway just to get your most diehard fans to buy something meaningless is pretty lame.

  4. DSB-Records says:

    Hi-we also watch the market and it is incredible how much unknown stuff is still existing or what prices are paid.Though our site’s update is still under construction-anyone may have a look there for what stuff we have (had) – especially those rare German/Austrian items – and feel free to send your lists for buy and trade.

  5. David – Makes you want to go out and search for Maiden longboxes!

    Mark – The glory days of Ebay are over. Even the newbies know the game from all the books and seminars available. When it turned into a national phenomenon, thats when Ebay went downhill.

    Bob – I agree. This was Maiden’s 4th issue of their albums on CD (EMI original, Castle 2 CD sets, Raw Power enhanced, and the Sanctuary press). How many times can a fan buy the same thing? Some keep buying and thats the problem.

    DSB-Records – Welcome! I will check out your site.

  6. [...] CD strikes again! I’ve featured this CD twice before: October 2006 when it sold for $394 and June 2007 when it dropped to a mere $232.48! Everytime I come across this CD I always see it go for big dollars, even for bootleg CDRs! So here [...]

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