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Advice sought re selling rare CD's

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Found 20th Jan 2011
Would anyone know of a genuine dealer of rare CD's?

I have in my possession what I have seen described as a mega rare or extremely rare CD. It is the Now that's what I call music 4 CD from 1984 in its original patent pending case (although there is a crack in case). The CD wasn't played and even has the original till receipt from WHSmith and is in the original paper bag that it came in. I have loads of other rare CD's too from the 1983/4 era as well.

When having a clear out a few years ago I had listed a load of CD's in job lots on ebay so suspect a lot of the oldest ones were sold for peanuts, but luckily someone had spotted that I had put this particular one in a job lot and alerted me to the fact as I was oblivious of its monetary value.

I don't know if there are any specialist dealers for this kind of stuff out there, I suspect there will be, but having googled this subject I just seem to give up. So, any advice would be grateful received!

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http://www.ukcollectibles.co.uk/nowthatswhaticallmusiccds.htm
email these guys and see what they offer.
Or list it on ebay and see how you get on, if you dont think its going high enough end the listing.
I used to sell vinyl LP's on ebay and the best seller we ever had was Now thats what i call music1 sold loads of them all over £30 and one went to the states for $60.
looking on ebay now theres a few Now 4 lp's and tapes and the highest ive seen one is £14.99.
the other thing you could do is keep an eye out for record fairs in your local town, theres always dealers there that are more then happy to give you a quote
Edited by: "vinylandtrinkets" 20th Jan 2011

Just because you have seen it described as 'rare' does not mean it is worth selling. Where did you see this description?

A collector of the "Now!..." series may be interested, but the worth to them & the value you think this CD has may be quite different.

If you ask for a valuation in order to sell it to a specialised third party for their re-sale, consider the fact that they will be looking for profit in the transaction too. This is, typically, a minimum of a mark-up of 100%; it certainly was when I used to trade in similar items years ago.

The monthly "Record Collector" magazine [ recordcollectormag.com ] lists dealers, but here are two businesses (from the many I have dealt with previously) that may make you an offer:

EIL.com (Esprit International Limited)
VinylExchange.co.uk

You could also try looking in your local newspaper for weekend Record/CD Fairs & take the item along to see if you can gain any interest. There is usually a nominal fee on the door paid to the organisers.

You can always fall-back to the eBay/other auction site route. List it for sale at a low starting price & see what kind of interest you generate. However, finding the right buyer at the right time is key to success with eBay so it may take you a few listings in order to do so. In that time, you may well have spent more than the item is worth.

You could use eBay to search for similar items to gain an idea of the "going rate" though.

Good luck.

BFN,

fp.

PS. EIL.com "outlet" on eBay seems to have 'closed': [ eil.com/eil…htm ]

A sign of the times, maybe?

PPS. No... they've just not updated their web site link to the new eBay page (as a different seller):

[ http://****.co.uk/eil…rit ]
Edited by: "fanpages" 20th Jan 2011

vinylandtrinkets

http://www.ukcollectibles.co.uk/nowthatswhaticallmusiccds.htmemail these … http://www.ukcollectibles.co.uk/nowthatswhaticallmusiccds.htmemail these guys and see what they offer.Or list it on ebay and see how you get on, if you dont think its going high enough end the listing.I used to sell vinyl LP's on ebay and the best seller we ever had was Now thats what i call music1 sold loads of them all over £30 and one went to the states for $60. looking on ebay now theres a few Now 4 lp's and tapes and the highest ive seen one is £14.99.the other thing you could do is keep an eye out for record fairs in your local town, theres always dealers there that are more then happy to give you a quote



FYI:
EIL.com search result

BFN,

fp.

vinylandtrinkets

http://www.popsike.com/php/quicksearch.php?searchtext=now+thats+what+i+call+music+4&x=0&y=0heres another one, never used them myself but if your cd is the same as the one here it could be worth a lot



The price may also have fallen in the last five years...

[ popsike.com/NOW…tml ]
---
NOW THATS WHAT I CALL MUSIC 4 THE ONE & ONLY

End price: GBP 300
End date: 2005-01-14

Start price: GBP 300
Start date: 2005-01-04

Number of bids: 1
Auctioned at: ebay

Country: Great Britain
---

BFN,

fp.

Your best bet is to sell it yourself through eBay. There are a fair few record dealers out there but they'll typically only buy for 50% of the value they sell it at. EIL are a good example - not only will they sell for double what they pay you, they're likely to put it on eBay themselves.

fanpages

The price may also have fallen in the last five years...[ … The price may also have fallen in the last five years...[ http://www.popsike.com/NOW-THATS-WHAT-I-CALL-MUSIC-4-THE-ONE-ONLY/4065126167.html ]---NOW THATS WHAT I CALL MUSIC 4 THE ONE & ONLY End price: GBP 300 End date: 2005-01-14Start price: GBP 300 Start date: 2005-01-04Number of bids: 1 Auctioned at: ebay Country: Great Britain---BFN,fp.




i stand corrected!. thanks for the link though , that is useful to me with my hubbys collection and insurance protection.
i will remove that link in my last post i think as its sooooo out of date

vinylandtrinkets

i stand corrected!. thanks for the link though , that is useful to me … i stand corrected!. thanks for the link though , that is useful to me with my hubbys collection and insurance protection.i will remove that link in my last post i think as its sooooo out of date



Prices may rise, too, of course!

...but yes, you mention a valid point; if you do have a vinyl, Compact Disc, cassette, laser disc, VHS cassette, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Audio Tape, Digital Compact Cassette, 8-track cartridge, or whatever collection you should really take photographs in case of loss due to fire or theft, especially of the "harder to get" items.

A retailer I have worked with in the past, X-Records [ xrecords.co.uk ], specialises in finding rare items for insurance claims.

Always check your individual policy/policies to establish if rarer items are covered. They may need explicitly specifying as items on the insurance schedule if they are worth individually, say, more than £1,000 each.

BFN,

fp.

fanpages

Prices may rise, too, of course! :)...but yes, you mention a valid point; … Prices may rise, too, of course! :)...but yes, you mention a valid point; if you do have a vinyl, Compact Disc, cassette, laser disc, VHS cassette, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Audio Tape, Digital Compact Cassette, 8-track cartridge, or whatever collection you should really take photographs in case of loss due to fire or theft, especially of the "harder to get" items.A retailer I have worked with in the past, X-Records [ http://www.xrecords.co.uk ], specialises in finding rare items for insurance claims.Always check your individual policy/policies to establish if rarer items are covered. They may need explicitly specifying as items on the insurance schedule if they are worth individually, say, more than £1,000 each.BFN,fp.



thanks for the link hun, we have added individual items to the home insurance it always bumps up the price of the policy but i learned the hard way a few years ago when i was robbed and lost hundreds of pounds worth of stuff that i thought was covered and it wasnt.

http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=445033&from=GOOB

is it the same as that?

Sorry I didn't realise it was the CD you were asking about
Edited by: "MunkiMadz" 20th Jan 2011

Original Poster

MunkiMadz

http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=445033&from=GOOBis it the same … http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=445033&from=GOOBis it the same as that?Sorry I didn't realise it was the CD you were asking about



Thanks so much to all that have replied here, very helpful and much appreciated.

The very rare CD that I have is shown here http://www.capitalcateringsupplies.co.uk/nowthatswhaticallmusic.htm

That last one I saw in circulation a few years ago sold for just under £500 on ebay, so it is probably worth in excess of £500 now as it is pristine and includes the original receipt etc. I have the other early ones listed on that page as well, 8, 9 and 10 plus a few others. They were all bought by my Aunt back in the 80's and she just sort of collected them, didn't play them! Had no idea at the time that they would ever be sought after lol!

£300 pound here

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