Had to laugh when I saw that recordstore were selling the Moz RSD pic disc today, having dragged my missus out of bed at 0630 last weekend to get to our local (30 miles - country roads) record store. Got there are 10 past 8 and all 4 copies had gone....had to head on to Skegness and got the last one 5 minutes after shop opened. Good £15 in petrol, £3 in parking and the stress and £13.99 at the shop. Did pick up some nice wee bits and pieces as well, but in this instance Ebay and online have had value.
A collectors question though while we are here, as I have bought and sold a lot of stuff over the years.
1. Are collectors thinner on the ground than say 5-8 years ago.
2. I get that impression as the Morrissey market seems to have collapsed in the last few years in the low to medium price range. The serious collectables are still just that. Little nice pieces like Boy Racer promos, some cdrs, promos etc just don't seem to be fetching the prices they used to. Also some other nice bits like Handsome Devils or Family Line go on ebay at set prices that people would have previously paid but no one buys.
I know a lot of you are buying quite expensive pieces mostly, but there are some also who are compiling nice but middle range collections. Interested to hear how the current collectors see things.