Jess Thompson

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You Can Now Keep Your Friends Close on the Discogs Android App

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Good friends are hard to come by. While we can’t really help you with that, we can help you manage your Friends list on Discogs. With the latest version of the Discogs Android app (2.19), you’ll be able to carry them around in your pocket. Unlike most online interactions, which seem to center squarely around […]

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An Overview of Our Upcoming Improvements to the Shipping Policy Editor

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Shipping Policies are set to become a requirement for all listings in the marketplace by October 1, 2020. We appreciate all the feedback we’ve received from buyers and sellers on Shipping Policies, and we are working on a few improvements to the Shipping Policy Editor to help accommodate your needs. This update aims to give […]

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A Roundup of Discogs Marketplace Product Updates from July 2020

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Shipping Policies are a requirement for all Sellers on Discogs starting November 1, 2020 (please note, the timeline for this requirement was recently adjusted. Read more about this update here). In July, we announced our plans for improving the Discogs Marketplace. This continued focus on developments enables us to keep driving buyers — Discogs veterans […]

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New Zealand GST Has Been Added to the Discogs Marketplace

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While New Zealand is sometimes mistaken for a city in Australia, confused for Middle Earth, or even left off maps, you can rely on the tax department to make sure we don’t forget about our Antipodean friends. Starting next week, Discogs will be collecting New Zealand Goods and Services Tax (GST). Here’s what you need […]

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A Quick Guide to the Discogs App’s Latest Update

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The latest version of our app is available for both iOS and Android! Download or update now to enjoy the upgraded service and functionality of Discogs on the go. The new features an improved log-in process and an added level of security. iOS: Version 2.4.2 Android: Version 2.19 What exactly is new? Smoother Login Process […]

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Clearer Shipping Rates Make for Better Shopping on Discogs

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No one loves an unexpected cost, least of all when you’re excited about clicking “Add to Cart” on a record you can’t live without only to be hit with an unforeseen shipping fee. That’s why we’re making shipping rates much more visible and accessible in the Discogs Marketplace. Now you can easily see all the […]

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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for April 2020

Running through the Top 30 list of the most expensive sold on Discogs this month, everything looks in order. We’ve got regulars like The Beatles, Burzum, Pink Floyd — wait a second. Where is the iconic prism cover from The Dark Side Of The Moon? What we are seeing at No. 25 instead is a simple, monochromatic […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Shipping Policies

Shipping Policies are a requirement for all Sellers on Discogs. Once you know what you want to charge for shipping and you’ve got your rates handy, all you need to do is add them into the Shipping Policy editor. Take it one step at a time by starting local before branching out into setting up international […]

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Database Review: Which Countries And Formats Are Dominating Discogs In 2020

So far, 2020, while a bummer in many regards, is shaping up pretty well when it comes to the archiving of music releases. As we’ve shared previously, submissions are up significantly on previous years, as well as edits, images added, YouTube clips added, and general improvements to the database by the diligent community of contributors.  […]

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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace for March 2020


Our most expensive record of March had me baffled at first glance. A colored vinyl reissue of an album released within the past decade, by one of the biggest artists the world has ever seen. That copy sold in March went for $5K. Prices are now at around $20,000. So what makes this David Bowie […]

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