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In Reply to: RE: Five Live Yardbirds & Rock and Roll Music To the World posted by Goober58 on September 24, 2021 at 09:51:28
I will have to track down that Yardbirds album - thanks.
it's the first time I had heard an electric guitar bowed
or a theremin outside of 'Good Vibrations'
but Jimmy Page 'combined' the two
Seems to me that vinyl prices are down quite a bit recently. It's been a good time to buy. Saw a vg++ copy of Savoy Brown Blue Matter go for $15.50 yesterday - could have sworn those were selling for twice as much a couple of years back. I watched it for a couple of days and it was at 14.50 with a couple of minutes to go - I got distracted by some stupid TV show and when I looked back there were 11 seconds left. I tried but missed getting a $21.62 bid on it.
of weeks ago, but at least the winning bid was $18 more than I was going to bid. I had even retrieved my beat up old Rolex watch with a sweeping second hand, and I shook it to get it wound up again. I ended up talking to my son at a restaurant as the final seconds ticked away. I forgot about the whole thing until we got home, and there was my stupid watch next to a print of the eBay auction.
My biggest distraction was at an auction house. Four boxes of jazz LPs were one of the last auctions of the night, and I stood for three hours waiting. I felt like I fell asleep standing up after those three hours, and I finally came to as a guy was picking up a record box and hauling it outside. I thought maybe he had just won one box, and I quickly bid on the next one. Turned out he won all four boxes, and my bid was for ladies clothes or something. The auctioneer saw I was confused and allowed me to retract my winning bid for ladies clothes. He said that was my one and only mistake at his auction house and watch out in the future.
I have never forgotten that loss of all those jazz LPs. It would have been my biggest haul ever, and each 12 X 12 X 16 box went for $20. The auction house closed forever during the pandemic.
That's the kind of thing nightmares are made of. Sorry for your loss.
I usually wait until 10 seconds left to post my final bid - that gives plenty of time to hit the "confirm" screen. 1 bid at the end of the auction, high enough that I won't feel bad if I don't win the auction.
Occasionally I make a minimum bid early in the auction if it's something I really want just to make sure it's not so easy for the seller to cancel the auction because of lack of action. I've put high bids on early only to see them eating away by one minimum bid after another during the course of the auction. The Blue Matter record sold for $15.50 I would have won it for $16.00 dollars if I had got my bid down, and if I wasn't looking for a bargain I might have bid $31.62 - and I really wouldn't have been surprised if someone paid even more. Like I said it's a good time for finding bargains.
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