New Rules (For Third-Party Distributors And Shippers) on Discogs

As of today, there will be some changes to our Sales & Transaction Policy regarding third-party distributors and shippers. As Discogs grows, the complexity of our Marketplace grows as well. These new rules will help us to guarantee the accuracy of the listings and avoid disappointment from the buyers.

Before we run you through these new rules, we wanted to thank the Discogs community for all your feedback. It’s been really helpful while creating these new regulations.

With that being said, these are the changes that will apply to all the sellers on Discogs from now on:

If you are using Discogs to facilitate shipping on behalf of another seller, and if you are listing the item(s) for sale on your account, you must:

  • Ensure that the seller is not listing the same items for sale on their account;
  • Have all items listed for sale available for immediate purchase and part of a confirmed inventory;
  • Be the seller of record for the transaction;
  • Be responsible for all returns, refunds and customer communication;
  • All purchased items must be shipped via the seller who lists the item for sale. Having a different retailer ship directly to customers is not allowed.

These changes are immediate and firm. We hope these new rules can facilitate a better experience for the whole community in our Marketplace. If you have any questions, make sure to let us know in the comments.

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  • Jan 30,2019 at 13:30

    Sounds like a good change, but how do you stop people from lying about what they have? I recently had a guy from the States claim to have an album I wanted, otherwise only found in Sweden. I ordered from the American chap for several times the price, expecting faster delivery. Took two months because he ordered the one I passed over from Sweden, then resold it to me. It still had postage on it from Lund.

  • Jan 29,2019 at 18:24

    This sounds like a great policy change from what I am reading. Could someone explain the scenarios that this is intended to make better?

    I have only had one experience with what I think was a drop shipper. I received someone else’s order in BestBuy inner packaging. When I contacted the Discogs Seller, they wanted me to send the items back and informed me that my order was not going to arrive. They said “We ship for BestBuy”. Not sure what was going on but I ended up keeping what they shipped me. I try to avoid their listings now which seem to be everywhere.

  • Jan 17,2019 at 20:30

    That is an excellent development! Looking forward to a clean wantlist mailing again! 👏👏👏

  • Jan 17,2019 at 06:28

    Good move, I agree with the_gashman. Thanks!

  • Jan 16,2019 at 15:34

    These days it seems like there are many many ways to speak online, but not much opportunity to be heard. That Discogs have listened to the feedback from a great number of Discogs users, about the negative impact to user and customer satisfaction, is very very welcome indeed.
    I think all the sellers I know that I could do without on Discogs will be wiped out with that first change: “Ensure that the seller is not listing the same items for sale on their account”. Massive thanks to Discogs and the Staff.

  • Jan 16,2019 at 13:08

    Hope this means the end to VEVinyl. They won’t block me and I can’t block them so they don’t polute my wantlist

  • Jan 15,2019 at 03:33

    Hats off to Discogs! They’ve taken the punters/collectors/buyers side and this marketplace will continue to grow! It always bugged with GEMM how another seller/drop-shipper/flipper could pass a grade on a record that was never in possession. Keep it up as it looks like Mr. Bezos will have another very bad week.

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