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World Music CDs for sale

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:21 am
by Boi

My apologies if this is breaking the rules but I thought this would be the best place to post such a thread.

I've recently been downsizing my CD collection and have loads of albums that I no longer need. All the booklets and cases are in great condition, while all the CDs possess no scratches or fingerprint marks. May I stress that the CDs are originals and not bootlegs.

The asking price for most of them is £7.50 each (including P&P). Please check my list below and, if you're interested, you can PM me. Also, my username on ebay is Fassiphone (I would sell them there instead but there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest for world music CDs) - hopefully my feedback will reassure you that this isn't some scam.



Carlos Vives - Clasicos De La Provincia
Cesaria Evora - Cabo Verde
ET Mensah - Day By Day
Familia Valera Miranda - Familia Valera Miranda
Familia Valera Miranda - Music From Oriente De Cuba
Familia Valera Miranda - Cana Quema
Henri Salvador - Chambre Avec Vue
Ibrahim Ferrer - Ibrahim Ferrer
Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenos Hermanos (without O-card)
Joao Gilberto - Amoroso/Brasil
Kanda Bongo Man - Sweet
Lugar Seguro - Juraildes Da Cruz
Marcio Faraco - Ciranda
Marie Cherrier - Ni Vue Ni Connue
Nara Leao - Dez Anos Depois
Orchestra Baobab - Specialist In All Styles (without O-card)
Pepe Kalle - Gigant-Afrique!
Rokia Traore - Wanita (without O-card)
Rokia Traore - Bowmboi
Sam Mangwana - No Me Digas No
Sierra Maestra - Tibiri Tabara
Souad Massi - Raoui (17-track edition)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:48 pm
by Charlie
Neither unusually cheap nor exorbitantly expensive, these CDs might be of interest to somebody.

Even if Boi is a dealer, there is no rule on the forum that forbids such a person offering their wares, as long as they are not bootlegs. And there's no suspicion that this might be the case here.

If anybody follows up on Boi's offer, please let us know how it works out.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:54 pm
by garth cartwright
As someone who often offloads the world CDs i get sent (and purchases other 2nd hand CDs) Boi's prices are silly. it's not that there's no interest on eBay, more that people don't pay more than a few quid. Same for the Soho dealers - u can pick up good CDs in Revival for £4/5 on average thus u will only get £1.50 when selling. Good luck to him but he's asking above what the market sets these days.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:44 pm
by Boi
Thanks garth for that 'constructive' post.

I think the readers are mature enough to make their own decisions. They do not need people like you patronising them nor interferring in other people's business.

This is specifically a sales thread and not an opportunity for those to 'have a pop' at my expense. Just because you don't like the contents doesn't give you the right to attack me. Some of the CDs on sale are imports and (at least) a couple aren't even available in either Europe or the UK. I think you're being both completely obnoxious and disrespectful with your comments and would prefer you to keep them to yourself in future.

So, are you trying to tell me that, if you were in a store and 'thought' that a certain product could be had for cheaper elsewhere, you'd go out of your way to 'advise' all other potential shoppers within the vacinity? No? So, what do you think you're doing on this thread?

It's such a pity that there's a few bad apples on this forum...

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:01 pm
by Rob Hall
Can I suggest that this particular instance of public washing of underclothes could have been avoided had Boi merely informed us all that he has a number of CDs for sale, and that anyone interested could contact him via PM. That way, any haggling over price, etc., could be done off-list.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:00 pm
by Boi
Rob Hall wrote:Can I suggest that this particular instance of public washing of underclothes could have been avoided had Boi merely informed us all that he has a number of CDs for sale, and that anyone interested could contact him via PM. That way, any haggling over price, etc., could be done off-list.

That's what I did in my original post, Rob.

Forgive me if I've read your post incorrectly, but I'm assuming that you're also telling me that any further details shouldn't have been revealed. Shouldn't that be my choice?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:23 pm
by Rob Hall
Boi wrote:Shouldn't that be my choice?

Anything that you care to say is your choice, obviously. I wouldn't presume to tell people what they can and cannot say. However, as I tried to make clear in my initial post, yes, I believe it would have been better if you had omitted the details and simply indicated that you have some CDs that you wish to sell. That's just an opinion offered as a suggestion. I'm not looking for an argument, I was merely trying to be helpful.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:29 pm
by Charlie
Boi wrote: I think you're being both completely obnoxious and disrespectful with your comments and would prefer you to keep them to yourself in future.

Hey, hey, hey, calm down boi

There was nothing at all wrong with your original post, including the prices you proposed. People can decide for themselves whether you are saving them the trouble of hunting around for records they may have been looking for or intending to buy one of these days.

There is a worry for people passing money across to an unknown person, is he dependable? You answered it by pointing towards your ebay identity.

Equally, there's nothing wrong with Garth suggesting that he has seen some of your records cheaper elsewhere. This site depends on everybody contributing from their point of view, and Garth is a streetwise buyer. Nothing in his email could be construed as obnoxious or disrespectful.

I think you got understandably jumpy as a result of an earlier, misplaced comment that has now been removed, but please don't direct your anger in the wrong direction.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:53 pm
by Boi
Hey, Charlie!

Thanks for your posts on this thread.

I wasn't really expecting this thread to turn into a debate - more a notification, by a fellow world music fan, to others. I felt I did everything reasonable to make my honourable intentions clear.

Posts of interest are all I was expecting and not posts filled with varying degrees of negativity. On other forums, if you're not interested in a sales thread (for whatever reason) you simply ignore it - you don't start nit-picking or telling the original poster that they worded it incorrectly. In my eyes, that's sheer rudeness. I've never come across this behaviour on other forums (and I'm a member of many).

As you can see from my profile, I don't really post here that much and for a very good reason. This thread was simply another option in order for me to sell off the CDs I no longer want - I had no desire to post further threads. However, when posters are posting wild allegations and telling me that my prices are unreasonable (oh, please!) then it's very difficult not to be on the defensive.

As for not posting here as often as I do, it's the same story time and time again - a 'veteran' poster reads something they don't like and then posts a reply that's either insensitive, aggressive, rude or a combination of the three. And what happens when you defend yourself? Another 'veteran' poster joins in with their 'mate' and it all becomes something akin to playground bullying (while ignoring the fact that the original 'veteran' poster was the one who flamed the thread in the first place!). It's not right, it's not encouraging for others who may wish to participate and it's certainly NOT in the spirit of forum etiquette.

I'm really not concerned if none of my CDs find a buyer here, but what really concerns me is the attitudes of certain 'veteran' posters. None of the posters have given me the benefit of the doubt (that's if we disregard the fact that their comments shouldn't have been posted on my thread in the beginning). In addition, there's seems to be a culture of towing the line here (and if not...) that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. There shouldn't be any need to publicly grade someone's post or thread, especially when it's not offending anyone (and may also have some relevance to others). Yes, debate is healthy but not in the way that these 'veteran' posters are conducting themselves.

As for the CDs I'm selling, are you really sure EVERY CD I have up for sale is that easily obtainable and at a lower price? I would think not. So, instead of trying to sabotage my thread, let other readers make up their own minds. I'm sure there are many more threads these 'veteran' posters can turn their attention to, that's unless I'm among a bunch of control freaks...

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:09 pm
by kevin
Hi Boi,

Sorry you feel as you do. I would say most of the posters here are decent people though the 'flamers' are a pain in the backside. They are a self possessed minority who should be ignored.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:21 pm
by Chris P
what is an 'O-card' ?
I suppose it's the outer cardboard slip sleeve thinking about it, or is it what I would call the back insert in a jewel case - the one that gets thrown away if Cds are stored in wallets ?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:14 pm
by Boi
Kevin, thanks for those kind words. The problem is, a large proportion of the forum's posts come from such posters. I join forums to be enlightened and to have a pleasant experience and, sadly, it's never been the case here. Besides, not being one who posts here much, the last thing I need is mud being slung at me.

Chris, I'm not sure if I used the correct terminology but it's the former - all the CDs still have their back inserts.

Boi oh Boi

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:43 pm
by Gordon Neill
Och, calm down Boi. And welcome to the SOTW Forum, the liveliest world music forum this side of Jupiter. As a veteran (eeek!) I've seen quite a few playground bust ups, but almost invariably they are rooted in misnderstandings. There's something about Forum communication that can cause problems. It's missing body language, and it can be difficult to gauge the strength of meaning of messages. This is particularly difficult for a newbie. I hope you stick around and post some of your views and suggestions on music. Judging from your sales list, you must have something to contribute.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:55 pm
by Martin_Edney
Boi wrote:I wasn't really expecting this thread to turn into a debate

Sorry that you've suffered here Boi. Unforunately EVERYTHING here turns into a debate when you least expect it. Stick with it!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:04 pm
by garth cartwright
Being in Sicily I haven't looked since i last posted: gosh, some folk do overreact, especially when I pointed out a non-cynical "good luck" in my missive. Boi, i'll make things clear - i was forced to shift last year and having too many world CDs i tried to get rid of around half (tons of real world, fela, cesarria etc - being a nerd i'd kept many i'd never played more than once). Both e-bay and Berwick St prices were low - lower now Jon Lusk tells me having recently got £35 for 50 world CDs at Revival. I didnt try and sell any thru this forum as its not a place i want to bring business into. You do and good luck to you but grow a thicker skin if u expect to be a market trader offering second hand goods at inflated prices.