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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for UK record collectors, 6 Aug 2011
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Bought this book to get some idea of the values of my record collection. It has many listings but virtually all references are for Us releases. I also found it lacked details. Not much use to me, so i`ll probaly order the Record collector book instead, at least that lists UK releases.
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Initial post: 1 Sep 2011 11:36:49 BDT
HI,
THE RECORD COLLECTORS BOOK is certainly the far better purchase for pricing your records value[in MINT conditions].

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Sep 2011 18:01:15 BDT
Edmond Paul says:
Hi,
I totally agree, i purchased The Record Colectors Book shortly after and find it alot better.

Posted on 10 Dec 2011 07:12:17 GMT
David Denyer says:
Not at all fair to criticise this book for having U.S. issues of LPs. That's exactly what this is. The Record Collector only lists U.K. issues, if you are a real collector you'll need both. Also whilst this book lists near mint prices and the record collector lists mint it's easy to work out: near mint, according to both is worth half mint. As there are virtually no mint records out there then that criticism is not really valid either.
However I do look forward to a new edition, as I already have the print version, but was really after feedback of the Kindle edition. Both this and the Record Collector book are top candidates for that medium, or dare I say it here, the iPad...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2012 13:51:52 GMT
A. Wharton says:
Don't value your records off the back of one publication - they are only price guides at the end of the day. I generally use two books for pricing UK records - I also have the Penguin Price Guide by Nick Hamlyn tho he does tend to price a fair bit lower than Record Collector.

The other thing to remember is how critical you're going to be of your own collection - plenty see their own vinyl as being in EX or NM condition whilst others might argue that at best they're VG/EX at best.

In the end tho, your collection is only worth what people are willing to pay - ebay is a good indication of this, whilst it has opened up collections for sale to a much wider audience, it has also dragged the prices down and the vultures sit watching and waiting for the auction to end before bidding in the final 2 minutes or so in order to pick up a bargain.
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