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Bad moments for collectors [message #85302] Fri, 02 June 2017 02:32 Go to next message
vhfspeeks is currently offline  vhfspeeks
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As an audiophile what are your worst moments from collecting? Mine would be an elderly relative who passed away leaving me his huge 1940's and 50's record collection. When I went to pick it up, the entire lot had been thrown by well-meaning relatives who didn't see why I'd want "that old tat". They had the cassettes he'd recorded them onto for the car, and I could have those because they were much better...
Re: Bad moments for collectors [message #85303 is a reply to message #85302] Fri, 02 June 2017 08:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Wow, what a blow! You lost your relative and the record collection they left for you too. I'm so sorry for your loss(es)!

Re: Bad moments for collectors [message #85358 is a reply to message #85302] Mon, 05 June 2017 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hylo
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Ouch. I am sorry for your loss, and for the records.

Not sure mine compares. I'd arranged a controlled storage locker when I went off to college to put my vinyl in. When I got back I found out my parents had decided that this was a waste of money, cancelled it, and taken the records out and dumped them in the garage. There was a lot of warped vinyl and mildew.

Last time I put their name on my storage access, even for emergencies.
Re: Bad moments for collectors [message #93673 is a reply to message #85302] Fri, 07 May 2021 19:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Noise is currently offline  The Noise
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The first records I ever bought as a teenager got warped years later. I was moving, got tired at the end of day one and kept them in an uninsulated structure for about a week.

I'm still bummed.
Re: Bad moments for collectors [message #93675 is a reply to message #93673] Sat, 08 May 2021 06:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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I had a moving mishap also that I lost a fine old 78 platter of my swing man Bob Wills. The platter slipped out of my hands and shattered. Rather ironic, the song was called, My life's been a pleasure.

Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhwwwwww

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RV06VDhvKU
Re: Bad moments for collectors [message #93676 is a reply to message #93675] Sat, 08 May 2021 07:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Damn, Rusty, that's baaaad!

And - hylo and noise - the storage unit mishaps, those are heartbreakers!
Re: Bad moments for collectors [message #93694 is a reply to message #85302] Mon, 10 May 2021 15:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Airforce 3 is currently offline  Airforce 3
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I've been thinking about this for a while now, and I still can't think of anything. The only thing that comes close is losing track of homemade cassette tapes I made while listening to the radio and recording from that.
Re: Bad moments for collectors [message #93747 is a reply to message #85302] Wed, 12 May 2021 20:52 Go to previous message
Concorde is currently offline  Concorde
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That sounds old school, Airforce.

The worst thing for collectors would be collecting something an artist made because it's worth a lot of money, only to hear of a scandal that de-values everything they did.
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