5 Ways To Ensure Smoother Transactions For Buyers And Sellers

As a buyer and seller of many years on Discogs, and now staff member, I have learned a great deal about working with people to successfully complete transactions, even when problems arise. The key to a successful transaction is communication and breaking through the barriers that arise, such as language, record grading strictness and shipping […]

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How much is your collection worth?

Ever wonder where the rare gems lie in your bins? This neat and possibly dangerous feature which tells you the value of your collection based on marketplace data. To view this feature, go to My Collection and click on the graph icon on the far right of the view buttons on the top right corner […]

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Most Expensive Items Sold in Discogs Marketplace for December 2012

We’ve compiled a list of the top 30 most expensive items sold in the Discogs Marketplace for December 2012. The most expensive item sold this month was a Jazz record called Shades Of Blue by The Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet, which sold for $2,647. View the full list here.

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Play-Grading: The (Not So) Silent Killer

I made a new post that covers this with new samples and more information! Check it out! Today I am continuing last week’s discussion on grading with something a little more in depth that’s nearly guaranteed to be open to interpretation: Play Grading. This is generally the most accurate method of grading a record and […]

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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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