A word or two about collecting
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: November 30, 2000 08:31AM

Don't ask me why, but some people have preferences for original pressings over re-issues, bootlegs and CDRs. I am not a fan of CDRs whereas bootlegs and re-issues I can tolerate as long as I KNOW they are bootlegs or reissues. I just like knowing what I'm buying. My friend was very up front with me when he sold me a boot of Fate's "A Matter of Attitude". He COULD HAVE said it was the original and I would have believed him. That's how similar the boot is to the original. Point of the matter is, it wasn't the original and he stated that. And this has been my point all along: honesty and integrity when it comes to what you're selling/trading.

Are you a serious CD collector, fan of 1982? Or does a burned CD suit you just as well as a store-bought pressing? (Your name suggests a preference for vinyl or 8-tracks since CDs weren't commercially available in 1982.) I am a collector and, while I enjoy music just as much as the next guy, I have a bias against CDRs. I recently obtained a CDR of Bronz's "Taken By Storm" (JAP pressing) and while it's nice to hear this rare album on the digital format- it's just not the same as owning the real thing. There is something aesthetically more pleasing with having a rare original. Like the difference between a Picasso painting and a print of the same artwork. Unfortunately, I couldn't justify paying upwards of $700 US for the Bronz CD so the CDR will have to suffice. To the uninitiated, this probably sounds silly, but to those serious collectors out there, I'm sure you see where I'm coming from. When the Honus Wagner T206 baseball card recently sold on eBay for 1.1 million, you could have easily said "what a waste of money for a small piece of cardboard!" Collectors, however, have an entirely different value system and see things a little differently.

So "who gives a fuck", you ask? Well, maybe not you, but there are a lot of collectors out there who would beg to differ. I happen to be one of them.

cheers
koogles

BTW, if Metal Mayhem needs another killer title to re-issue, Bronz "Taken By Storm" gets my vote.


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When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 119 koogles 11/26/2000 02:37AM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 70John Q11/26/2000 08:08PM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 65 Steve 11/27/2000 12:02AM
Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 97 koogles 11/27/2000 09:54AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 100 Billy D'Allyn 11/27/2000 06:53PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 80 koogles 11/28/2000 12:08AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 68 Steve 11/28/2000 01:05AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 80John Q11/28/2000 05:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 79 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:39AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 78John Q11/28/2000 11:31AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 71 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 12:13PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 89 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 02:16AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 69 koogles 11/28/2000 09:23AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 83 Steve 11/28/2000 09:53AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 75 ryan 11/28/2000 10:36AM
Steve- you make me laugh. 74 koogles 11/28/2000 11:59AM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 88 Steve 11/28/2000 12:36PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 81 koogles 11/28/2000 12:53PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 68 Steve 11/28/2000 02:57PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 72 koogles 11/28/2000 11:46PM
Another pointer of concern - Production quality 90 Nicky 11/29/2000 06:27AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 83 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:53AM
Steve and Billy- where's your class? 82 koogles 11/28/2000 11:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem 1 Mensa members 0 73 Lil Al 11/28/2000 03:38PM
If it was just about the music... 69 koogles 11/29/2000 12:32AM
RE: OK, NOW I HAVE TO SAYTHING! 80 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 12:58AM
Take a recess, Judge Judy. 68 koogles 11/29/2000 01:14AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 89 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:32AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 81 koogles 11/29/2000 04:50AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 74 Steve 11/29/2000 04:59AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 76 Steve 11/29/2000 05:04AM
Steve, you STILL make me laugh. 64 koogles 11/29/2000 05:40AM
Koogles GET's KO'd!! 63 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 07:16AM
I'm still standing.. 83 koogles 11/29/2000 12:27PM
RE: Koogles GET's KO'd!! 60 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:38AM
Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting for! 79 koogles 12/01/2000 12:42PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 79 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:55PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 56 koogles 12/02/2000 12:58AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 84 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 07:59AM
Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 79 koogles 11/29/2000 12:51PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 66 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 02:56PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 61 koogles 11/30/2000 01:13AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 74 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:56AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 71 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:58AM
Give it up 69 koogles 11/30/2000 08:37AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 77 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 11:35AM
The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 66 koogles 11/29/2000 12:14PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 80 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:01PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 79 koogles 11/30/2000 01:42AM
Koogles swings from his family tree! 63 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:49AM
You have successfully advertised your CD 58 koogles 12/01/2000 12:37PM
RE: You have successfully advertised your CD 69 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:53AM
I will be buying one!! 76 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:58PM
RE: I will be buying one!! 72 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:57AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 73 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 11:00PM
Jennifer T- you are redundant and ridiculous 80 koogles 11/30/2000 01:29AM
ok this is funny but getting rediculous 65 fanof1982 11/30/2000 02:55AM
A word or two about collecting69 koogles 11/30/2000 08:31AM


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