In the video below is a small portion of over 2500 metal CDs I just bought. Almost all are near-mint, over half are rare Japanese pressings, and many are sealed.
This remarkable collection was inherited by a daughter whose father had recently passed away. Sadly, this is not the first time I’ve bought heavy metal records and CD collections like this in my short career.
It was my understanding that the father died way too young, at the age of 60. What is remarkable about this collection is it spans the entire length of the genre, from Black Sabbath to bands that came out in the last few years.
Using PayPal and Trust
This transaction was a five-figure deal. Often, I am asked how I feel comfortable buying collections like this sight unseen. How buyers can feel comfortable working with me? I do all of these out-of-state deals through PayPal as goods and services. I pay the seller in full before their mailing. Paying upfront locks me into the agreement and assures the seller I’m a man of my word.
When you use PayPal as “goods and services,” you are allowing PayPal to act as an impartial referee. It creates a type of escrow between you and the seller. If something goes wrong, you can open a dispute inside PayPal, and they will sort it out. I have only had to do this once in hundreds of transactions. It’s good to know that 99% of people are honest.
Using PayPal insures both parties should it get lost in the mail or damaged because of improper packing or postal abuse.
PayPal sometimes holds for a few days before releasing them, but it usually does not. Fees go to the seller at 2.9%, which is quite reasonable.
Great Features In This Collection
All Japanese CDs in this collection are still factory-sealed with the OBI strip, genuinely “near mint.”Many are in SHM-CD format. SHM is a specialized audiophile format for which you need a Japanese SHM CD player, but it will normally play on a standard player.
Most of the non-import versions of the CDs are the deluxe collector versions that frequently include extra tracks, patches, and bonus tracks.
Regardless of value, every CD in this collection is housed in plastic collector sleeves.
That is all for this blog post; I will have to spread this out among a few posts because of the size of this collection.
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