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Old 03-09-2002, 11:53 PM   #21
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Rare is just another word for bootlegs. Why buy a bootleg when you could easily download a concert off the net?
Yeah, 23 grand is absolutely ridiculous. I have half this stuff on mp3 which I downloaded for free.

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Old 03-10-2002, 12:05 AM   #22
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Rare is just another word for bootlegs. Why buy a bootleg when you could easily download a concert off the net?
Some people would suggest that the quality of MP3 is poor, when compared to an original recording pressed onto CD. Having heard SHN, I would agree. Which is not to say I never listen to MP3s anymore.

Of course, there is no guarantee that this guy's collection is not mostly MP3s converted back to Wav anyway.



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Old 03-10-2002, 12:28 AM   #23
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You have an awesome collection doctorwho!

Well, I'm old. I've been a fan since '83, so even back in the 80's I was able to get U2 and U2-related vinyl (like the "Do They Know Its Christmas" 45 rpm single).

Then, in the early 90's, when I was in grad. school, my U2 fanaticism kicked in (perhaps because I was in grad. school and needed an outlet). So slowly over the MANY years I was in school, I gathered U2 items. This was before the days of easily accessible .mp3 files. As such, I have many "original" bootleg CDs as well as other truly rare CDs.

That said, if I put all of these items together, would they be worth $23K? Hardly. I mean, this guy was charging $160/CD! Divide that by 10 ($16/CD) and then you get more realistic numbers. If he was selling all of that for $2K, then, while still a bit high, at least it's reasonable.
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Old 03-10-2002, 11:51 AM   #24
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Well, if Bill Gates suddenly decides that he's a huge U2 fan....
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Old 03-12-2002, 03:32 AM   #25
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It's been relisted:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...item=850832661

Only $9350 this time - but still about 10 times too much.

Brian

PS you can find much of what this guy's selling on my FTP for FREE!


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Old 03-12-2002, 06:06 PM   #26
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I, too emailed him for "the list". What he's got is not rare at all, and def not worth 9K. I told him good luck and that he's probably got a $200-300 auction. Now that I think about it, it could go for 4, but still....that's just a *slight* bit less than what he's asking. BUT! If you do win...he'll throw in 11 LPs for free...and shipping is included!

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Old 03-13-2002, 03:29 AM   #27
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Yes, why get upset about all that money? When we can just pop on over to Doctorwho's house! ;> ) Just teasin'...!If I had that kind of collection-there just wouldn't be a price for it. So I don't think it's real fan...or he would have priced it a little less or not at all! just thought...peace ya all
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