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10 Most Iconic Boomboxes of All Time

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There are few things more iconic than the boombox. The boombox bridged the gap between the home stereo and the walkman and it did it with style. You could bring one with you everywhere you went and blast your music through a set of powerful speakers instead of being limited to a pair of headphones. […]

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We’re Making Payments Simpler: Onboard Discogs’ New PayPal Payments Solution

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Discogs is pleased to announce a new PayPal payments solution that makes it easier to sell music online, allowing you more time to connect with the biggest audience of music buyers worldwide. Whether selling on Discogs is your hobby or your business, this integration makes it simpler and more convenient. How the New PayPal Payments […]

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Discogs Will Start Collecting Norwegian VAT in Early 2022

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In early 2022, Discogs will start collecting Norwegian supply of goods value added tax (VAT) on items imported into Norway and electronic service fee VAT on the fees Norwegian resident sellers pay to use the Discogs platform. Below is an overview of each type of VAT, who is affected, how the VAT amount is calculated, […]

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UK and EU VAT FAQ: Your Questions Answered

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Starting July 1, 2021, Discogs is responsible for the collection of UK and EU supply of goods VAT up to the low-value goods threshold of £135 or €150 respectively. To ensure Discogs, as well as buyers and sellers around the world, meet the requirements around new VAT regulations, we introduced a series of measures to […]

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Discogs’ IOSS Number Is Now Available

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We’re happy to let you know that Discogs’ IOSS number, IM5280008075, has been added to the commercial receipt for all orders. Beginning July 1, 2021, Discogs is required to collect EU supply of goods VAT on orders below the low-value goods threshold of €150. IOSS, or Import One-Stop-Shop, is an electronic system designed to allow […]

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100 Most Expensive Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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Record collectors are accustomed to dishing out the dough for coveted vinyl. When not digging in the discount bins, maybe you splurge regularly on new releases to keep your collection up-to-date. Perhaps you’ve paid a pretty penny for that one holy grail. But have you ever dropped a cool $40,000? Since 2018, one record has […]

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Why You Should Listen to Your Record Collection from A-to-Z

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Article by Michael Venutolo-Mantovani There are two things record collectors have an abundance of during a global pandemic: vinyl and time. For collectors stuck at home, there are new hours in the day, hours that feel like they may not have existed in the throes of a busy professional life, hours that might be spent […]

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How to Determine the Condition of a Vinyl Record

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Condition is one of the primary factors in the value of the record. This can be challenging, as determining the condition is undeniably the most subjective part of the vinyl value equation. You could just eye it out and give it a grade, but you’re not doing yourself — or potential buyers — any favors. […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Records the Easy Way

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Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late-night listening and Sunday morning sessions, once new and shiny vinyl can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not to mention those rare gems pulled from the crate that haven’t […]

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How the World Cataloged Over 500 Million Releases (So Far)

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Discogs is the largest database of recorded music in the world. This global community of music fans just surpassed an impressive milestone: 3 million collectors cataloged more than 500 million of their music releases on Discogs.com — nearly double the number of releases logged in 2019 alone. In the past decade, Discogs experienced consistent growth […]

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