[78-L] E*AY Seller Complaint - Bait & Switch on a $300 Record

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 4 14:41:05 PST 2013

Aw, now you're telling me that 1949 Harmonys aren't collector's items either? 
Some days ya just can't make fifty cents.


On 1/4/2013 4:43 PM, Cary Ginell wrote:
> Are there any Paramount 14000s that come from unissued material? If so, if it's a 20s artist, should those command higher prices? And what about Paramount/Steiner releases that might also be from ARC masters? I have a couple of Lead Bellys from the series (14006, 14017) that I think are from this period. Or should we treat these like 1949 Harmonys?
> Cary Ginell
>> Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 13:02:28 -0800
>> From: craigventresco at gmail.com
>> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
>> Subject: Re: [78-L] E*AY Seller Complaint - Bait&  Switch on a $300 Record
>> Still, before you bid a lot on a Paramount record you should study a
>> discography long enough to figure out that there is no Paramount record
>> from the 20's or early 30's in a 14000 series OR with black and silver
>> labels....That seems like pretty common knowledge to me...
>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Harold Aherne<leotolstoy_75 at yahoo.com>wrote:
>>> IMO, a good Ebay seller should always note when a pressing is of a
>>> significantly later vintage than the recording itself. Perhaps (say) a 1917
>>> pressing of a 1914 Victor master isn't so significant (although it may be
>>> if the collector cares about how far advanced the "stamper generation" is).
>>> But for a sought-after recording like the one you describe, sellers need to
>>> be as forthcoming as possible about all the features of the
>>> record--defects, label damage, sound quality, and (in this case) the fact
>>> that the disc is essentially a 1948 replica of the original 1920s
>>> issue--and in this form, really not so sought-after.
>>> You can at least say that you own a 78 of the recording--you just
>>> shouldn't have been expected to pay what you did.
>>> (love your YT channel, by the way)
>>> -HA
>>> On Jan 3, 2013, at 7:47 PM, Clifford Bolling wrote:
>>>> Anybody here familiar with 2ndfiddlerecords (aka George Casalle) of
>>> Chicago?  I'm wondering if I should
>>>> worry about dealing with this fellow.  I bought a Blind Lemon Jefferson
>>> record from him (auction #121039784517)
>>>> described as Grades N-,  Never Played,  Excellent, and so on.  I found
>>> out the photos in the auction are of a
>>>> record that sold on ebay in Sep, 2011.  The record I got was not the
>>> record in the pictures and had significant
>>>> environmental damage to both sides in addition to significant label
>>> damage on both sides.  I did not examine it
>>>> close enough to tell if it had ever been played.  Could be unplayed.
>>>> I paid an embarrassingly high price for this record, but the photos and
>>> description seemed a once in a lifetime
>>>> opportunity, so I bid on it.
>>>> Anyway, I sent him a note with these issues.  Haven't heard back from
>>> him yet.  He has 100% positive feedback so
>>>> he must be doing something right, just not this time.
>>>> Has anyone here had issue with this seller?  Please, someone, say
>>> something that will ease my anxiety.
>>>> Thanks!  CDB

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