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Published on January 10th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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This eBay Listing for the Sale of a Record Collection is Right Out of High-Fidelity

All record collecting nerds consider the novel/movie High Fidelity to be closer to a documentary than anything else. The book features a scene where a women looks to dispose of her husband’s ultra-valuable record collection for cheap, just for spite. A similar scene was filmed for the movie but cut from the final version.

Which brings us to this real-life eBay post. from a woman in Flint, Michigan.

General Info: My ex-husband was a big jerk! While that’s the main reason that I divorced him, the final straw was that he spent just over $50,000 buying a stupid huge record collection. Even though it was a good buy, and a sound investment (no pun intended), I felt the money (which was all we had and half mine) should have gone to pay off our mortgage, or put the kids through college, or saved for our retirement, or at least spent on something we could enjoy together, like a second honeymoon (our first was a weekend in Cleveland at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame).  While I honestly know next to nothing about records, he was thrilled and kept bragging about how these were all original pressings from the 1950’s, 60’s & 70’s, that it was the most complete gathering of collectible Rock, Rockabilly, R&B, British Invasion, Motown, Acid, Psych and Folk he’d ever seen (over 5000 albums and over 1000 45’s), and how rare it was that most had never even been played once (why would anyone buy a record and never play it?). So that’s why I was so nonplused that he left the entire collection to me when he died (maybe he honestly felt some remorse?  Nah). Anyway, I don’t want it, so I’m offering them all to you (it will probably take me months to list them all).  Please feel free to make an offer on the whole darn thing, or to ask if I have a particular record, or any other questions (which I’ll do my best to answer; though again, I don’t know much at all).  All prices are flexible (I’m basing them on what others are selling for), and I would be happy to entertain any offers.

Gawd.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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