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Initial post: 7 Jun 2012 20:28:17 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Realise this's the wrong place to ask, but seeing as the Dance Forums's disappeared up it's own derierre, here it is...
I'm desperate to get hold (all/some) of a collection of CD comps called 'Quadrant Park Classics Collection'.
Discogs lists a few of em but none are for sale. That's probably due to the fact that they never got an official release and Discogs lists em as being CDR's!
Only stuff I've seen via Google are the odd DJ mixed comp carrying the same name.
Not sure how many vols there are but it goes up to at least 15.
If anyone could point me in the right direction I'd be terribly grateful.

I mean, I know you lot just adore dance music! : )
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012 21:25:18 BDT
TheFoe says:
Sorry bud had a look for you and drew a blank, good luck though.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jun 2012 21:52:08 BDT
Charlieost says:
Hi Blastronaught. have you tried the Quadrant Park website. There are CD's for sale and contacts to be made so they may be able to help you.

Music took off again with dance and trance and the rave scene. I had a great time and still play vintage stuff in the car. Wonderful era to share. Hope it comes around again before I get to bloody old.

Posted on 7 Jun 2012 21:52:36 BDT
K.J.S. says:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QUADRANT-PARK-CD-COLLECTION-VOL-1-15-italian-piano-oldskool-house-retro-/251078830693?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item3a7576ea65#ht_500wt_1202

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 00:01:28 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Foe - Thanks anyways bud.

Charlie - didn't realise they had their own website; will check that out. Cheers dude.

KJS - couldn't get the link to work but I'm using the Wii at the mo so that's no surprise. I saw that you wuz pointing me towards e-bay so I just had a looksee and someone's flogging all 15 for £20! I'm absolutely boracic lint at the mo, but I'm sure I could manage 20 notes from somewhere (the missus or mother?).
If this comes through I'll be well made up!
Thanks for the pointer dude, very much appreciated!!!

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 00:19:52 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Don't really use e-bay and if we are registered, I an't got a clue of the password or owt else.
The boss holds the bank cards and stuff and there's no chance she'll get outta bed and register.
By the time tomorrow comes around the collection'll probably be gone! : (

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 00:38:22 BDT
Spacepig says:
The bidding doesn't finish till 6:00 on Sunday night Blastro. You have plenty of time to persuade the boss and set up an account if you don't already have one.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 01:00:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2012 01:06:05 BDT
Blastronaut says:
How ya doing Space?
Yep, I've just trawled through the process of retrieving user ID, then password - both of which we'd forgotten.
Have put a miserly bid in, just over the last one. Now just gotta wait and see quite HOW much this other bidder wants the collection!
Really desperate to get hold of these CD's as they have quite a few unmixed old tunes on that I've been chasing, without success, ever since I got the CDJ's.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 09:06:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2012 09:17:45 BDT
nocheese says:
Blastro, if you really are desperate to get this set, I'd suggest putting in your absloute maximum bid. For one thing, your rival could easily bid another 50p just seconds before the auction closes and you'd have lost out for pennies. Also, there could well be other interested parties holding fire until the last moment. It's quite common for items to remain at or near the original asking price, then go sky high at the end.
I took the liberty of having a look at the other bidder's history. It's anonymous, so you can't tell that much, but nevertheless he/she has a feedback history of over 2000 transactions, so could well be a dealer. The other interesting thing is that he/she rarely has more than one or two bids on any particular item, so more likely to be a canny dealer than a passionate collector, which could be in your favour.
If you put in a higher bid, no one will see it unless another bidder goes higher than your current bid. And if no one else bids, you'll still get it for your current bid, so you've nothing to lose. Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jun 2012 18:59:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jun 2012 20:12:17 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Bless ya nc, thanks for the info.
As you can probably tell, I'm a total novice with eBay; the missus registered with em at some point to buy some shockers for the Blast-mobile, but we/I have never bought owt since.
On the few occasions I looked on there for music, zon's marketplace has had the item up for a similar price or cheaper.

Hmm, a quandry is this; I can't afford to go through the roof on this collection but rarely have I been so desperate to get hold of some music.
Quite a few tunes, I've been trying to get hold of on CD ever since I got the CDJ's and took up DJ-ing as a hobby - and they're all together here in the same collection!
If I could afford it, I'd probably go near treble figures to get hold of this lot, but seeing as I got a mountain of debts to pay off, that's outta the question.
Reckon I could nudge my bid up a tad tho.

Again, many thanks for looking into this for me m'dear, and thanks for the advice. You are indeed a treasure!!

Posted on 8 Jun 2012 21:50:18 BDT
RedJohn says:
Hi Blastro, just to bung in my two'pennorth as a follow up to NoCheese' very sound advice.

I've done a bit of buying and selling on eBay and I always use the same technique when bidding. As nc advises, first decide on your absolute high limit bid amount, but, then I leave it until the last few seconds to bid my upper limit amount. By doing so, you are leaving the opposition no time to respond (this assumes they have not already bid an amount higher than your limit bid). I do mean the last few seconds though, say between 3-6 from closeout. The whole concept is based on the opposition having no thinking time to up their bid.

The downside is that if anybody has already put in a higher bid than your limit bid, you have no time to respond, but you have the (somewhat) dubious satisfaction of knowing they have had to pay top dollar to secure the item. Of course, there is always the thought 'if only I'd bid just............'. The upside is that there is a real chance that your high bid will secure the purchase at a lower price than you would have been prepared to pay. I can only speak from my own experience, but I estimate that I've won about 70% by using this method, quite often paying only the 'minimum raise' amount over and above the most recent bid. However, you have to be prepared to pay up to your max. bid if needs be.

The auction closes on Sunday at 6:10:37, so if this suggestion appeals, it means that you'll have to ensure you're ready for action at that time. The interesting thing is that your opposition has only put in the one bid at the opening price and has not responded (as yet) to your higher bid. At this range, I'd view this as a positive.

I hope this is helpful.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 12:27:07 BDT
Val H. says:
Hi Blastro - here's my two bob's worth. I buy a lot on ebay and I always make my main bid (usually a late swoop as suggested by RedJohn) an odd figure - say £23.77. If you're lucky, your opposition may bid a round number, say £23.00, and those extra few pence may get you over the line. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Posted on 9 Jun 2012 18:26:53 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Thanks for the advice Red & Val, tis much appreciated.
Do feel better equipped for going head2head with this other bidder now, cos if I'm honest I was going in blind without a bloody clue! : )

If the knockers (ooh-er!) were to be believed, this forum's in poor health, but it can't be in that bad shape when there's folk that are willing to lend a bit of advice and guide know-nowts like meself through cyber-land! : )

Really do appreciate all the help folks.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jun 2012 22:02:19 BDT
RedJohn says:
It's a pleasure to assist. We're all hoping you prevail and 'land the spoils' tomorrow. Good luck!

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 18:18:20 BDT
nocheese says:
Hard luck, Blastro, as so often happens, a completely new bidder (obviously a dealer) swoops with seconds to spare. Looks like you and the other two bidders never stood a chance. But keep looking, there will be other opportunities.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 19:55:02 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Thanks nc. Was celebrating victory when that last bid came steaming in; couldn't have been more than 3 seconds left!
Absolutely gutted!
Ah well, twas a learning experience.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 20:06:42 BDT
nocheese says:
Blastro - you could enter 'Quadrant' in the search box at eBay, then click 'save search', and they'll email you whenever anything comes up.

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 20:31:25 BDT
A. bailey says:
Blastro,We have a small individual record/Cd shop in Sevenoaks ,I ll pop in Tuesday and ask him if he has a line on these.You never know he may know if there are any around He has an unusual range in there.[And luckily it`s next to the chocolate shop]

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 20:38:25 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Thanks Anita, would really appreciate it.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jun 2012 20:48:57 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Will do that nc. Ya know, at one point over the weekend I was tempted to phone the number (which the seller puts up for enquiries) and offer a price for him to copy me the CD's!
Glad I rethought that one through; not sure that'd gone down too well!! : )

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 21:02:21 BDT
RedJohn says:
Blastro, sorry it came to nought. However, now the auction has finished, here is the link to eBay's list of "50 similar items". After each auction finishes you can always look for similar stuff by going back to the item listing on your home page and clicking the "50 similar......" on the right hand side. Although there's no Quadrant Park there's a varied selection of similar stuff that may contain something that appeals.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_kw=QUADRANT+PARK+CD+COLLECTION+VOL+1-15+italian+piano+oldskool+house+retro&_id=251078830693

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 22:30:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Jun 2012 22:34:13 BDT
RedAlFire says:
BLASTRO BLASTRO BLASTRO

Don't know if this will be any help but 3B Records of Liverpool have volumes 6-10 for £21.99

http://www.3brecords.co.uk/cd/classics_collection_volumes_6-10/

and just seen they have 11-15 for the same cost £21.99

http://www.3brecords.co.uk/cd/classics_collection_volumes_11-15/

Posted on 10 Jun 2012 23:18:24 BDT
RedAlFire says:
Bump in the hope Blastro is about to see the above...

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2012 00:46:42 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Cheers Al. Gonna go over to Discogs and have another look at the tracklisting (tho they only have about 7 vols listed).
If all the track's I'm after are on those, I'm gonna have to have a think; 40 quid's a lot of money at the mo for me.
Maybe have to start upping my chores around the house and creep around the boss!
When I was bidding, she said "£35 and don't think of going over!" : )

Thanks for the pointer bud; will have a looksee.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2012 00:55:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jun 2012 01:11:41 BDT
Blastronaut says:
Cheers Red, I had a look at those alternatives and whilst I do already own the 'official' stuff on there, there was one item that interested me - the 1000 tunes (vinyl rips) on 4 DVD's - and I've asked the seller to send me a tracklist.
Thing is tho, I'm a technophobe so not sure about this DVD biz.
Would it be a simple case of ripping the stuff from the DVD's to the computer, then burn it onto CD's? And would that process take away some of the sound quality by the time the music's on CD??
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