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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Most expensive items sold in Discogs Marketplace for November 2012

The most expensive item sold in November 2012 was Modern Art Trio by Modern Art Trio, released on Vinyl by Vedette Records, which sold for $1072.00. The previous high for this release was $1090.60. As of 1/3/13 this release has sold for $1090.60 on average with a median selling price of $1090.60. The lowest this […]

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Top Selling Releases in the Discogs Marketplace for 2012

We’ve compiled a list of the 100 top selling releases in the Discogs Marketplace for 2012. The list includes releases from years past, the oldest of which was Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, released in 1975. View the full list here.

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