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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:54 pm 
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Victor Jr
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man, that is a bummer. I actually want that record myself and my girls love that song! I have Patti / Hocus Pocus :)
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Columbia Type B 181874 - was my uncles, who found it in a ghost town (so he told me).
Victrola VV-IX 161087 G - was my great grandmothers, I remember dancing with her when I was 4 or so in her parlor.


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:57 pm 
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btw, I have had good luck on this site for Shellac. Got a whole Ink Spot (vol 2) set and have some Hank and Bing coming soon.


https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=Patti ... c&type=all
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Columbia Type B 181874 - was my uncles, who found it in a ghost town (so he told me).
Victrola VV-IX 161087 G - was my great grandmothers, I remember dancing with her when I was 4 or so in her parlor.


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:25 pm 
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ODIE3 wrote:
btw, I have had good luck on this site for Shellac. Got a whole Ink Spot (vol 2) set and have some Hank and Bing coming soon.


https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=Patti ... c&type=all


Ill check it out, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
ODIE3 wrote:
btw, I have had good luck on this site for Shellac. Got a whole Ink Spot (vol 2) set and have some Hank and Bing coming soon.


https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=Patti ... c&type=all


Ill check it out, thanks!


Yes, there are a few copies on there but on USA Mercury, which seems to have a different flip side, if that matters.


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Discogs is not so much diff to the 'bay in that you are still buying from individual sellers who are members. Perusing records is more pleasurable on Discogs. I haven't found it so great for buying 78's as a whole, just 'cos out of the massive marketplace it's so skewed to vinyl and CD's only.


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:41 pm 
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that's true.

But I've been lucky that the sellers I have dealt with have mid / large inventories of shellac 78s. You buy from someone that has 2 shellac records and 100s of vinyl and CD's you are likely taking a chance.

But aren't we all taking a chance with these kinds of buys from complete strangers on the internet? The best you can hope for if it goes south on shipping, the seller refunds $$ and says sorry. Then you walk it off and try again.
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Columbia Type B 181874 - was my uncles, who found it in a ghost town (so he told me).
Victrola VV-IX 161087 G - was my great grandmothers, I remember dancing with her when I was 4 or so in her parlor.


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:38 am 
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So far I’ve only had one record show up broken and it was mostly my fault. That’s what I get for ordering a blue amberol in 10 degree weather. :monkey: Now I take NO chances when I buy records from eBay. I always check a seller’s feedback and what else they sell. If they have a good record (no pun intended) with shipping records I buy from them. If they don’t I’ll pass. When it comes to not having the record or having the record broken I’d rather just not have it. I also refuse to buy cylinders during the winter months!


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:11 pm 
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I never knew celluloid cylinders actually broke in cold temps. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:30 am 
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Indeed they do.

Driving from South Carolina to Dallas, I lost two Blue Amberols in my suitcase tucked in the trunk of my friend's Chevrolet sedan.

One was a Manuel Romain record, which I found a new copy of (I think) and the other was a powder-blue copy of Will Oakland's "Silver Threads Among the Gold." Split both of them right down the seam.

As an aside, celluloid creates spectacular fireballs when ignited in a parking lot for the love of science!


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 Post subject: Re: Shellac Record arrived Broken from Ebay seller on arriva
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:47 am 
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Just stick to e-bayers who are experienced with 78's as evidenced by their feedback. There's like 107 threads on this very topic languishing in various forums on the TMF.


Exactly, if it’s not a experienced eBay seller that is experienced in 78’s I don’t bother. I have had too many broken 78’s from eBay sellers. Everything from broken records in a mailer etc.


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