Helpful Tips for Buyers: Know Your Payment Options

Hello again, Discogs Community! In my previous blog, we discussed the importance of becoming aware of a seller’s payment and shipping terms before placing an order and thus entering into a business agreement. After reading the comments, it seemed necessary to create a blog post regarding the various methods of payment made available for the […]

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Discogs Team: Meet Jeremy!

    Hi there! Welcome to the Discogs Team! Do you mind introducing yourself, sharing a little about your development background? I've been a developer for the past 8 years with a couple years as a technical business analyst mixed in for good measure.  I started my career with "low-level" development in C/C++ writing code […]

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Grading Tips Part I: Lighting

Grading Tips

This is the first on a series of posts I’ll be doing on grading to help give some of the tricks and tips I’ve learned over the years to help you help your customers help us all! Today’s subject is light sources. I generally recommend that a higher lumen desk lamp, preferably halogen or compact […]

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Helpful Tips for Buyers: Don’t Get Yourself in a Pickle!

Hey buyers! This new blog series is for you with the intention on giving you the tools you need to have happy and successful purchases. The first topic I’d like to address is making sure you go into all orders with eyes wide open. This entails informing oneself of a seller’s shipping and payment terms […]

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Not A Hoarder, Honest: Acquiring Bulk Records For Submission/Sale

I figured I’d take a change of pace from my regular submission related posts to discuss something I often get questions about: “Where the heck am I going to find thousand upon thousands of submissions to add?” There are many varied sources for pounds upon pounds of records without breaking the bank! If you don’t […]

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Discogs Team: Meet Corey!

    Hi there! Welcome to the Discogs Team! Do you mind introducing yourself?   Hey, my name is Corey. I’m originally from Chicago and new to Portland but I am loving the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy writing code and collecting records.   Tell us a bit about your development background.   I come from […]

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Managing Orders as a Seller: Order Status

Welcome new sellers to Discogs, and existing sellers looking for a friendly review! Today I’ll be discussing the order status and invoicing processes with the intention of setting a good foundation for successful orders. Ultimately, we want the order process to be easy and clear for all parties involved. Let’s begin. So, you’ve received your […]

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Submitting Classical Releases

Today I’m going to discuss type of release that’s generally more difficult to parse into the database than regular releases. Hopefully this will help dispel some of the issues regarding submitting these types of releases in the future. Classical releases have several different factors that get entered into the database differently than regular releases. I […]

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New Music in 2013 – What Are You Looking Forward to Hearing?

Happy new year, Discogs community! Glad to see that we all made it through the supposed impending Mayan apolocalypse! I admit, I was slightly concerned that Godzilla would appear and destroy us all, or that a zombie virus would be unleashed and we would be forced to arm ourselves with machetes, samurai swords or other […]

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Transitioning from HDF to JSON

Backstory Since the early days of Discogs, all release data has been stored in a format called HDF, or Hierarchical Data Format. At the time, this was a good solution due to the tight integration with the Clearsilver templating library which was the foundation of how we generated HTML. As time went on, the JSON […]

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