Ebay Madness: Black Death vinyl LP with bonus 7″ (1984) sells for a crazy $241.50!

Black Death vinyl LP with the 7″ bonus E.P. (1984, Auburn Records) sells for $241.50

Seller – rattlehead14
Starting Price = $3
Bids = 21

Here is the item description from the auction:
BLACK DEATH – Same US Metal LP, issued on Auburn Records in 1984.  Solid Ohio metal from this all African American band.  Includes the original bonus 7” with 2 songs not on the LP.  Vinyl and cover are Mint-, as well as the 7”…….For those who don’t know me, I’m Jim from OPM Records and I’ve moved from the USA to New Zealand, so please note that all records will be sent via airmail from New Zealand.  I’m selling off some of my collection, so I’ll be listing some monster metal records over the next few months, so please check back.

I was watching this auction closely just like I did on the last one that ended at $172.50. This time around most of the bidders had a lot of feedback so the possible shill bidding on the previous auction wasn’t an issue. With shipping being $14 from New Zealand, this auction tips the $250+ level. I took a look at the seller’s current auctions and his completed auctions, I could do a very long Ebay Madness column just on this guy alone! The rare NWOBHM vinyl he has on auction and has sold is some of the rarer pieces I’ve seen and the private pressings of little known U.S. and Canadian Metal bands is really good. I counted at least a dozen vinyl LPs that went for $150+ and half of those went over $200! What a shame he has to sell his collection, there are some rare items I wouldn’t mind acquiring, including this album. Why can’t I win Powerball?

More info on Black Death can be found at Auburn Records (I’m still waiting on that 2 CD reissue!), BNR Metal Pages, Encyclopedia Metallum, and The Corroseum. You can listen to the record in RealAudio at Vibrations Of Doom.

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2 comments on “Ebay Madness: Black Death vinyl LP with bonus 7″ (1984) sells for a crazy $241.50!

  1. The announcement at Auburn’s site about Black Death coming to CD has said “coming soon” or something like that for like almost a year now. So who knows when it will happen.

  2. Mark – I’ve been in contact with Bill @ Auburn Records for close to two years about this release. Its been delayed for so long, I’m not sure if it will come out. I’m hopeful because the $20 spent on an official reissue on CD is better than $250 for the original vinyl!

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