Posts Tagged ‘Ebay Madness’

Here we go with another edition of Ebay Madness…..this time I am focusing on one of Canada’s best Metal exports, Razor, and their 1990 album SHOTGUN JUSTICE. So what is so important about Razor and SHOTGUN JUSTICE that there is so much attention on Ebay? No idea really, I’ve been able to find used Razor CDs with ease but I guess they are becoming harder to find, in particular, SHOTGUN JUSTICE……

razor-auction-2Razor – Shotgun Justice CD sells for $250 with BUY IT NOW

Seller: caradepichi
Starting Price = $10
Buy It Now Price = $250
Bids = 1

This Razor CD auction started on April 4th and was sold April 5th when a “lucky” buyer decided that $250 was a fair price (for an original mint CD on Fringe Records) and bypassed the auction process starting at $10. The seller is from the U.S., offered decent shipping and a guarantee that the CD was mint and an original. I could tell by the auction description that the seller knew a thing or two about collecting because he makes it very clear that this CD was not a bootleg, reissue or a Greek and/or Russian pressing.

 

razor-auctionRazor – Shotgun Justice (1990) CD sells for $255

Seller: skivbors
Starting Price = $9.99
Bids = 66

With the market price now set at $250 the day before, this seller from Sweden had an original near mint copy of the same CD on Fringe Records starting at $9.99 up for grabs. Turns out that there are a lot of people looking for an original pressing of this album because 66 bids later this one sold for 5 bucks more! This was an actual auction so if you look at the bid history there are really only 6 actual bidders and the winner is the one putting in astronomical amounts. All the power to him for wanting to pay big money! What I did notice is that while the bidding war was going on here for a full week, the BUY IT NOW auction above started 5 days after when the price got high. This auction at $255 ended early on April 6th.

razor-auction-pic-5Razor – Shotgun Justice (1990) does not sell at $199.99

Seller: disccollector
Buy It Now Price = $199.99
Bids = 0 (auction ended by seller)

And while the two auctions above were selling in excess of $200, here is this Razor CD listed for $199.99 with BUY IT NOW…..a “bargain” at $50+ less than the going rate! I have to give the seller on this auction some kudos because he ended this auction a few hours after the $255 CD ended. Why sell your CD for less when you can hopefully get top dollar? The seller here states that he is a former record store owner and Metal fan and that he used to order an extra copy of everything so he could add to his personal collection. Sounds like something I would do!  He also makes reference to the auctions above in his listing and calls out to the people involved in the bidding war…..maybe he got an offer? Who knows but he’s sitting on a CD that’s in demand.

razor-auction-3Razor – Shotgun Justice (1990) sells for $70 with BUY IT NOW

Seller: dmitriyk2007
Buy It Now Price = $70
Bids = 1

Maybe the former record store owner ended his auction because he saw this CD sell for $180+ less? This Razor CD is located in Russia and the seller has 100% positive feedback and provided four detailed photos of the CD. This one was also listed the day of the bidding war and it was scooped up quick at a real bargain price!

If you’re interested in owning an original CD pressing of this Razor album then there is a current auction from a seller in Greece that’s waiting for you to bid……it’s only up to $45 USD as of this post!

We are going to spotlight some GnR auctions this time around. Just to get the “appetite” wet, let’s look at…..

Guns N’ Roses – Lies sealed in longbox ends at $110.29!
GnR - Lies in longbox for $110.29
I can easily get my hands on one of these and I think it’s high time I went out and got it. I have seen LIES in a longbox at a local shop for the last 6 years, it just sits there collecting dust at $15. This seller, Zenguitar, has over 2300+ feedback and this auction received 10 bids with a start price of $7.99. I still don’t get the idea of having a sealed longbox, it’s a new niche in CD collecting though.

This is just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to GnR CDs on Ebay recently. People are selling rare and common GnR CDs for high prices, some sellers are doing to it exclusively just like this one: cdlewis (New Jersey, USA) with 1164 feedback. Keep in mind that the following five auctions all ended on October 20, 2007 between 1:11pm and 1:22pm, we’ll do a breakdown at the end…..

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (Japanese CD 1st pressing) ends at $100!
GnR - Appetite CD Japan 1st press for $100Very detailed auction, good closeup photos, and the OBI strip…..a very attractive item for collectors. I like that the seller included the serial number, collectors know these things. Started at $9.99 and had 21 bids.

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1990 Japanese CD with original artwork) sells for $100.99!
GnR - Appetite Japan CD 1990 w/orig. artwork for $100.99This seller is on a roll! Another Appetite CD, another $100! Very detailed again with the history behind the pressing, good closeups again but no OBI strip. The Japanese lyric sheet is included though. Started at $9.99 again and had 13 bids.

Guns N’ Roses – Lies (1988 Japanese CD 1st pressing) sells for $113.49!
GnR - Lies Japan CD 1988 1st pressing for $113.49I like this seller’s auctions, they are very good. Detailed again, closeups again, OBI again…..this guy seems to know his GnR pressing. $9.99 start price again and 7 bids but what I noticed is that the winner won the Appetite original artwork disc and was 2nd place on the Appetite 1st press CD. That’s a lot of money for winning two discs!

Guns N’ Roses – Live E.P. (1987 Japan only CD) still sealed and commands $416!
GnR - Live E.P. (1987 Japan only) still sealed for $416I’ve seen this disc go for high dollars but I haven’t seen it go this high in years! Reason? A bidder with zero feedback and on Ebay less than 30 days bid this CD way up. Is it a case of shill bidding by the seller? Maybe, maybe not…..it’s possible that the seller is going to be a victim and not get paid if the winning bidder is an actual person. Still a great collector’s find. This auction started at $9.99, had 23 bids, and the suspect winner started the price war around the $150 mark.

Guns N’ Roses – Live Like A Suicide EP. (Japan 3 inch CD bootleg) grabs $455.23!
GnR - Live Like A Suicide E.P. (Japan 3 inch CD bootleg) for $455.23From the auction itself:
Let’s get this out of the way: this is NOT an official release. Read that again: this is NOT an official Uzi Suicide label release.

So the same seller has a Japanese boot of the vinyl E.P. on CD and it gets over $455…..or does it? The same winning bidder that one the Live E.P. (above) is the winner on this auction too. This CD started at $9.99 like the others, got 34 bids, but this winning bidder started early at $25 and jacked up the price. If you compare both auctions, the bidders list has the same bidders on it except for a couple. Shill bidding, auction bots, or coincidence? For the sellers sake, I hope he gets his $455.23.

So let’s total up this seller’s final take:

  • 5 CDs
  • $49.95 in combined starting prices
  • 98 bids
  • $1185.71 in combined sales
  • 11 minutes

Not a bad day!