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More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:57 am

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Shinesalight » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:43 pm

Do you think he's put the decimal point or just a greedy chancer? :roll:
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby olan » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:37 pm

He's a greedy chancer. Plus, as he's from East Brunswick in Melbourne he's likely to be a soap dodger, so I wouldn't want it even if the decimal point was in a different spot.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:07 pm

I sold one of those shirts last year for about £60. Collectable they might be but this seller is a loon.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby BzaInSpace » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:59 pm

Ha ha haaaa... that's pure mental!

You could make your own one for approx $8 if you so wished...
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby natty » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:39 pm

All the SP3 shirts I had back in the day were crap. Had 2 "For all the Fucked-Up Children..." ones and the long sleeve of that one. Faded, lost their shape after a couple of washes. Amazed that one has survived as well as it has TBH.

£400 odd though? Bloke's a complete clownshoe.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby nickh » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:26 am

I wish I had hung on to mine. :(
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby ononist » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:09 pm

I had a brilliant one. White with the red/green swirls behind the logo. Bought it in Rugby stopping off on a canal boat holiday when I was 17/18. That same week Spectrum were in session on Mark Radcliffe and I taped it having to hold the aerial to get a decent signal. The DJ chattered all over Revolution just as it got going.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby nickh » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:35 pm

ononist wrote:I had a brilliant one. White with the red/green swirls behind the logo. Bought it in Rugby stopping off on a canal boat holiday when I was 17/18. That same week Spectrum were in session on Mark Radcliffe and I taped it having to hold the aerial to get a decent signal. The DJ chattered all over Revolution just as it got going.


That was the one I had, I got mine at the Notre Dame Hall gig.

Those t-shirts were everywhere in 88/89. I remember asking my friend who I used to go to gigs with who Spacemen 3 were and he told me they were as boring as shit and to avoid them, good job I ignored him.

I have told this story before but I saw Sonic Youth at the National Ballroom in 89 and Thurston Moore said there are 6 Spacemen 3 t-shirts in the front row and quite a cheer going up. I also saw Kraftwerk at Brixton in 1991 and there were a few being worn that evening.

I really wish I had kept mine now.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby KingHarry » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:44 pm

i had a recurring one - quite horrific tbh - long sleeved, with Spacemen 3 written down each arm. May even have had a hood?!
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby throb » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:55 pm

I've always had a slight hankering for one of those yellow numbers with the pink pyramind/eye thingummy on the front - I think it was also a dreamweapon cover? Not never seen one to buy though...although I haven't looked that hard!
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby KingHarry » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:27 am

throb wrote:I've always had a slight hankering for one of those yellow numbers with the pink pyramind/eye thingummy on the front - I think it was also a dreamweapon cover? Not never seen one to buy though...although I haven't looked that hard!


That's the only one I've still got. There was one on ebay a few weeks back and if you do a bit of digging you are likely to be able to get one. There was someone on ebay a while back who had done a run of a stack of the classic shirts with or without back-print, in variety of colours rather than the typically obligatory black.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby spacemanrich » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:21 pm

I, too had one of those baby blue " For All the Fucked ... " w/ writing on both sides ( front and back ) and the material was sooo thin that I later sold for a pretty sum on eBay. Don't regret it tho', got a couple of stares when I wore it about town ...
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby niamhm » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:36 pm

KingHarry wrote:
throb wrote:I've always had a slight hankering for one of those yellow numbers with the pink pyramind/eye thingummy on the front - I think it was also a dreamweapon cover? Not never seen one to buy though...although I haven't looked that hard!


That's the only one I've still got. There was one on ebay a few weeks back and if you do a bit of digging you are likely to be able to get one. There was someone on ebay a while back who had done a run of a stack of the classic shirts with or without back-print, in variety of colours rather than the typically obligatory black.


think I bought one of those a while back ,navy blue with the writing on the back ,only worn on special occasions weddings and funerals and the like ,so still in pretty good nick :)
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby KingHarry » Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:48 pm

niamhm wrote:
KingHarry wrote:
throb wrote:I've always had a slight hankering for one of those yellow numbers with the pink pyramind/eye thingummy on the front - I think it was also a dreamweapon cover? Not never seen one to buy though...although I haven't looked that hard!


That's the only one I've still got. There was one on ebay a few weeks back and if you do a bit of digging you are likely to be able to get one. There was someone on ebay a while back who had done a run of a stack of the classic shirts with or without back-print, in variety of colours rather than the typically obligatory black.


think I bought one of those a while back ,navy blue with the writing on the back ,only worn on special occasions weddings and funerals and the like ,so still in pretty good nick :)


That's the ticket. Works well at parents evenings, job interviews and the like.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Broc » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:11 pm

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby dreamweaponry72 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:38 pm

I was wondering how much people are willing to pay for good spacemen vinyl. I have seen some on ebay today, a mint copy of dreamweapon on fierce and a mint copy of TDTMMTTDT on father yod. Very tempting but not sure what they'd be worth.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby dreamweaponry72 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:52 pm

Any idea would help? I dont want to pay too much.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby eelnekwah » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:07 am

If you point your browser over to discogs.com you'll see how much other people are selling vinyl (and cds) for.It seems both albums you seek are going for a starting price of £39.
At the end of the days I suppose its how much you want them that'll be the deciding factor.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby ononist » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:48 am

£140 for Dreamweapon reissue is insane. I got an original copy signed by Sonic and Jason for much less than that last week.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby dreamweaponry72 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:25 pm

£140 for the reissue?! £20 start and 80 buy it now for a mint original is definitely a bargain then? I think I'll go for it.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby KingHarry » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:27 pm

£102 for Tshirt

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300611129023? ... 1435.l2649

Nice item, I did bid, but got left behind.

About time someone did a run of Tshirts - some of the classic designs, would mop up.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby callthedoctor » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:47 pm

Doesn't look like those vinyl are going to sell, its very tempting to try for both but I think having two of each might be pushing it a bit with the missus.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby plastic37 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:45 pm

Any idea would help? I dont want to pay too much.


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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby plastic37 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:04 pm

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby johnnyboy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:58 pm



I've got a signed copy of the Taking Drugs vinyl at home. I've been tempted to put it up for sale a couple of times but then dropped the idea. Not sure what kind of money it'd go for and I'd be worried about some lucky sod winning it too cheap on ebay.
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Re: More Ebay madness

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:58 pm

fullmetalpants wrote:I hope this is a typo...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-CD-Revolu ... 483b969dd0

Hilarious!
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Broc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:33 pm

I'm partial to a little memorabilia myself but god knows what these mugs will end up at, £46 for the three of them at the moment...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370589186768? ... 1438.l2649
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby sunray » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:41 pm

I'm losing my edge, but I was there...
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:57 pm

And the reserve hasn't been met? Man I thought I was a sad git for paying collector's prices on shit but that's madness.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby mojo filters » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:49 am

KingHarry wrote:
niamhm wrote:
KingHarry wrote:
That's the only one I've still got. There was one on ebay a few weeks back and if you do a bit of digging you are likely to be able to get one. There was someone on ebay a while back who had done a run of a stack of the classic shirts with or without back-print, in variety of colours rather than the typically obligatory black.


think I bought one of those a while back ,navy blue with the writing on the back ,only worn on special occasions weddings and funerals and the like ,so still in pretty good nick :)


That's the ticket. Works well at parents evenings, job interviews and the like.


I wore one of the recent run in court by mistake...needless to say when I was on my way out they read the back, and hauled my skinny ass back in for a proper telling off. I'll not make that mistake again :oops:
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:50 pm

And here's more lunacy:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPACEMEN-3-PLAYING-FIRE-US-TOUR-1989-LTD-ED-SCREEN-PRINTED-TOUR-POSTER-/370591961134?pt=UK_Music_Music_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item564900902e

This shop is Leeds only collectors place and it's consistently poor. Classic aloof staff who look down their noses at you....
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Laz69 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:49 pm

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:56 pm

That Heads 7" is very rare indeed so that's not a bad price. You don't see the Rizla pack too often.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Supervim » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:51 pm

Relics has had that poster up for years - its not all that bad but I refuse to even consider purchasing it because of my dealing with the staff. The blonde haired guy its decent but the other guy is one obnoxious twat and he's slowly turning into an Orc
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:58 pm

Supervim wrote:Relics has had that poster up for years - its not all that bad but I refuse to even consider purchasing it because of my dealing with the staff.

You mean price wise? Man I must have had 50 of those posters in my time. Might even still have a spare somewhere. No way is it worth more than about £50. When I asked them they said 'well the frame was expensive'. Doh.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Supervim » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:44 pm

Nope - just a comment on the staff. Seen the poster elsehere agree its not worth the money. The one guy in there in particular is a proper tool. If you're ever bored ring them up and ask him to check for specific pieces of vinyl downstairs.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:25 pm

I gave up on Relic a while back. They told me they had an incredible Spacemen collection and for a few months I kept asking them if I could see it but they never got round to going through it. I called in, rang and emailed them for about 6 months and they always said the same thing despite me saying if they had anything I didn't have I would 100% buy it. Gave up in the end. I'm amazed that place is still open - they're hopeless.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:17 am

MattBenn wrote:I hate Relic. So overpriced, and the guys that work there speak to you like you've never been in a record shop before.

:lol: Ha! Yes indeed - that sums it up! They love that gold US Tour '89 poster though!

They once produced one of those Sonic Boom 'Spectrum' promo puzzles when I asked about rare stuff but wouldn't let me touch it and then got all moody when I said I already had one.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Laz69 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:37 am

What is this "Sonic Boom 'Spectrum' promo puzzles " that you speak of?

UPDATE - Just found a picture on the web. I can't believe i have never ever seen one of these before. Whats more astonishing is that i have never READ anything which has mentioned this before. Ever.

Nice item though... will have to keep my eyes peeled for one...
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:10 am

Laz69 wrote:What is this "Sonic Boom 'Spectrum' promo puzzles " that you speak of?

UPDATE - Just found a picture on the web. I can't believe i have never ever seen one of these before. Whats more astonishing is that i have never READ anything which has mentioned this before. Ever.

Nice item though... will have to keep my eyes peeled for one...


Very rare indeed - maybe 30 made. There is also, if you can believe it, a Sonic Boom 'Spectrum' kaleidoscope - fairly basic with a simple lettraset but also maybe 30 produced. Also someone gave Pete some love beads she had made and he decided to sell them as promo items when he was on tour. So there are also official Sonic Boom and Spectrum love beads! See piccie...
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby bbbhenko » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:42 pm

wow, a kaleidoscope!? :D coolest merch ever!! :)
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Laz69 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:22 pm

aw man... what i wouldn't give for all that! Brilliant merch!

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:37 pm

I had a Stereolab puzzle very similar at one point but flogged it.

There is also a Spacemen 3 Euro Tour 88 programme that's really cool. Comes in a clear orange plastic sleeve with a press kit and folded posters for WWJ and TR. They made less than 50, took it on tour and sold about 3. So PK took them all home, slightly put out at the lack of interest, thinking one day they'll be valuable. Never seen one for sale though.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby semisynthetic » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:07 am

The "3 f's" in his "soffft" description of cotton adds up to silliness and Worse.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:17 pm

I heard about that! Is it yours? Where the hell did you find it? I have a PK methadone prescription bottle somewhere - that's a tad unusual!
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Laz69 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:53 am

A kaliedoscope apparently.

Pete just confirmed that there were very few of these initially and all are long gone including all those Euro tour things too.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby runcible » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:22 am

Laz69 wrote:A kaliedoscope apparently.

Pete just confirmed that there were very few of these initially and all are long gone including all those Euro tour things too.

Yup. It's exceptionally basic. A cheap cardboard kaleidoscope tube with the lettering added by Letraset transfer on the side. You have to be careful not to rub off the lettering! Kind of home made, except it was an official promo item and only a handful were produced. I actually sold some years ago and even had the flimsy packaging box they came in but that fell to bits. The puzzle is cooler as that's printed properly.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby ononist » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:23 pm

I have a kaleidoscope bought from Runcible I think. The doll above is obviously garbage as Sonic is NOT wearing mocassins. For shame.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Drussell622+ » Tue May 08, 2012 11:01 am

The doll is kind of cool but moccasins would make it awesome. The kaleidoscope and puzzle are amazing. Anyone remember any other merchandise worth mentioning? I quite like the Spiritualized lighters and candles.
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Re: More Ebay madness

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby olan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:21 pm


19 records for £250. That seems like a decent price assuming the condition is OK as it works out to less than £15 a record. Some of the records on that list go for £35 or more on a regular basis.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Broc » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:28 pm

olan wrote:

19 records for £250. That seems like a decent price assuming the condition is OK as it works out to less than £15 a record. Some of the records on that list go for £35 or more on a regular basis.


Yep, totally agree Olan. I think that's a bargain. I've seen the first two Glass 12"s and Dreamweapon go for £50-60. And you could sell the duplicates again and recoup some of the cost.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby olan » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:01 am

Broc wrote:
olan wrote:

19 records for £250. That seems like a decent price assuming the condition is OK as it works out to less than £15 a record. Some of the records on that list go for £35 or more on a regular basis.


Yep, totally agree Olan. I think that's a bargain. I've seen the first two Glass 12"s and Dreamweapon go for £50-60. And you could sell the duplicates again and recoup some of the cost.


That is pretty much what I planned to do. The trip from Australia to the UK damaged some of my vinyl, and the insurance claim just paid out. This little haul replaces some damaged records and sleeves and leaves me with a few quid left over. I shall try to invest that carefully too!
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Shinesalight » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:26 pm

Did you buy this lot then Olan? It got way out of my price range but I reckon it's still a bargain.
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby olan » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:12 am

Shinesalight wrote:Did you buy this lot then Olan? It got way out of my price range but I reckon it's still a bargain.


Yes, I bought it. I need to replace some of my LPs as they were wrecked in shipping. I had insurance money arrive after a six month wrangle over whose fault it was (not mine as we employed "professional" packers) and the value of the items damaged (LPs, books and some artwork). Moving house is a pain, but moving countries is a unique sort of agony......e :cry:
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Re: More Ebay madness

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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Sim » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:39 pm

Bet the seller is too, £42 and 2 bids, these used to go for £100+ a couple of years back...
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Broc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:33 pm

Thought this would have sold for more than £53 seeing as it has a fair amount of liquid left..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... true&rt=nc
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby olan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:38 pm

Broc wrote:Thought this would have sold for more than £53 seeing as it has a fair amount of liquid left..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... true&rt=nc


Me again, I'm afraid. It was relisted after no takers for BIN at £65. My copy had more or less dried out, but was then comprehensively destroyed by my removalists, so I'm spending insurance money. I've bought from 3space before and the seller is always very reliable and honest in describing the vinyl. Hopefully the bloody thing won't burst in the mail.....
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Broc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:17 pm

olan wrote:
Me again, I'm afraid. It was relisted after no takers for BIN at £65. My copy had more or less dried out, but was then comprehensively destroyed by my removalists, so I'm spending insurance money. I've bought from 3space before and the seller is always very reliable and honest in describing the vinyl. Hopefully the bloody thing won't burst in the mail.....


Heh heh. Well it's good to see it go to where it'll be loved. That one was in the best condition I've seen for a few years and you got it for a great price. You're on a good streak replacing the S3 vinyl at the moment. Yeah yer man 3space seems to have an endless supply of rare S3/Spectrum records and memorabilia, think he's mates with or knew Sonic once.

I would have been all over this a while ago but I've been splurging on reasonably expensive LPs as of late. I'm happy with my original black vinyl copy I picked up in Vancouver in 93 at the moment. Enjoy it!
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Shinesalight » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:37 pm

And there was me thinking that price was a bit steep?! :shock:
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby sunray » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:47 pm

I'm losing my edge, but I was there...
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Re: More Ebay madness

Postby Laz69 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:45 pm

haha... there was me feeling guilty about getting my entire Xmas party outfit for £25 from eBay... :lol:
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