Lovely Jazz Vinyl . . . But at What Price?
I’m watching a lot of rare jazz records on ebay now that have reserve prices. As a seller, I used to occasionally use reserves, but as a buyer I find them annoying. I’d much rather place a bid and know that, if it is the top bid, then I will get the record. Even though I rarely buy on eBay these days, there is a record I’m watching closely, as we are getting close to my birthday once again. I probably shouldn’t mention it here because that will only heighten the interest, but it’s doubtful I’ll actually bid for it so here goes: Freddie Redd, Shades of Redd, Blue Note 4045. This is an original pressing that looks to be in VG+ condition for the record and probably VG++ for the cover. The bidding closes in four days and is in the $150 range, but it has not yet reached the seller’s reserve price.
The seller vinyl.unlimited has a great batch of records on eBay now, but they mostly seem to have reserve prices as well, and many have not yet reached those prices. Some of the listings are:
Kenny Dorham, Quiet Kenny, New Jazz 8225. This is an original promo copy listed in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. Even though the bidding has already surpassed $1,500, it has not yet reached the reserve price.
it seems each of these records is on my want list. Here’s another: Lou Donaldson, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Blue Note 1537. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing. The record and cover are in VG++ condition. The bidding is in the $280 range.
May as well finish with yet another from my want list: Cliff Jordan, Cliff Craft, Blue Note 1582. This is also an original pressing. The record and cover are both in VG++ condition. The bidding is in the $450 range and, as with every record posted here today, it has not yet reached the reserve price.