Will someone please explain to me...

  1. why I'm bidding on half a dozen vinyl records on ebay???? Am I stuck in the past? Am I wasting money? Am I insane? A geek?

    But yet I just have to have the vinyl copy of Loggins & Messina's greatest hits. (Near mint condition, only $1.49!!!!) to play on my perfect sounding record player?

    Sigh....hopeless. It's not like I don't have 1200 CDs to listen to.

    BTW, in the record store here I found Meatloaf "Bat Out Of Hell" from 1976 in vinyl and in perfect playing condition for $1.25. I guess that's why I still by vinyl, it's so cheap.
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   rebel_red
    It's Ok Tweety, there is now a twelve step program for ebay. All you need to do is log on and bid for a sponsor. They'll explain everything.

    Tres
  4. by   Angelica
    Here's the answers: Don't know. Yes. Yes. Maybe. Maybe.
  5. by   FROGGYLEGS
    I am a recovering Ebay addict. I have no advice. About a month ago, I was buying so much stuff from Ebay that I would get a least one package in the mail every day.
  6. by   nursegoodguy
    It's all about nostalgia...
    my collection includes: books and postcards from my hometown, maxfield parrish prints that I remember hanging on the walls of our home when I was a toddler, swing-a-way can openers, you name it, if it reminds me of home then I'll probably bid!
    Don't worry 3rd sift, it's a good thing!
  7. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by nursegoodguy
    It's all about nostalgia...
    my collection includes: books and postcards from my hometown, maxfield parrish prints that I remember hanging on the walls of our home when I was a toddler, swing-a-way can openers, you name it, if it reminds me of home then I'll probably bid!
    Don't worry 3rd sift, it's a good thing!
    Whew! Then I can ignore Angelica??

    Actually, the funny thing is this is my third vinyl collection. The first were the records I bought growing up onto my 20s. I lost them all in a storage bin somewhere in Atlanta. The great tragedy of my life.

    Then I started a new collection in my mid-20s through, but switched to tapes and eventually CDs. They got ruined in a flooded closet that I never knew flooded and mildewed in Florida humidity.

    I don't buy all that many, just seems the past few weeks I've been on a binge.

    So what's a swing-a-way can opener?
  8. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by FROGGYLEGS
    I am a recovering Ebay addict. I have no advice. About a month ago, I was buying so much stuff from Ebay that I would get a least one package in the mail every day.
    Between the CDs and vinyl I've bought lately that's going to happen to me very soon. :chuckle :chuckle
  9. by   aimeee
    Swing a way can opener

    Another of life's mysteries solved via the search engine.
  10. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by aimeee
    Swing a way can opener

    Another of life's mysteries solved via the search engine.

    hmmmm.....never knew what a swing-away was. Thanks. Love those search engines.
  11. by   gwenith
    Don't worry Tweety when you get sick of those Vinyl records you can always cover tehm with alfoil and use them as cake platters!!!!

    Can you tell I have been reading the "Cake in a Pan" Thread?
  12. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Tweety, it's okay. I am the proud owner of some vinyls myself...now all I have to do is get another phonograph to play them on.
  13. by   Shamrock
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by nursegoodguy
    maxfield parrish prints that I remember hanging on the walls of our home when I was a toddler.

    I love Maxfield Parrish!!!!

    Whats wrong with vinyl???
  14. by   FROGGYLEGS
    If you enjoy buying those records then buy them up. Why not have a big collection of records?

    You can seriously find some great deals on almost anything on ebay. You can find some weird stuff on there too. I've bought everything on ebay. Some of it was just basic stuff you can get at walmart, but lots cheaper.

    I ordered address labels the other day. They have a picture of my doggie on them. Paid $5 for 120. I thought that was pretty cool.

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