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 Post subject: Delights of selling LDs
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2018, 20:33 
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Whenever I complete a happy transction with a collector it reminds me of why I turned my hobby into a little side business. As a movie collector I remember the dark pit that opened in my stomach when I realized the title I wanted was not in any store on Earth, and was often not available on line either. After going from collector to collector looking for a title I wanted, it became my goal to stock my shop with all the offbeat connoisseur stuff that is so hard to acquire.

Thanks to all of you who have used my shop as I hoped. It's so much more rewarding to sell on LDDb than anywhere else.

I'd like to hear from other sellers about why they opened a shop here, and any suggestions from collectors on how the shops can be improved.

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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 03:03 
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I can totally relate !

When one completes a transaction and the patron expresses gratitude it rehashes that feeling of finding "that title" for myself as well ..........
Did not contemplate this hobby possibly getting any better until I started dealing internationally. Now I have contacts all over the world !

It is an honour and my privilege to have the membership here support my store all these years since starting circa 2008.
Will take this platform to also say " Big Thank You Everyone ! "
Ebay transactions though mostly non traumatic do not compare to the smooth sailing with the Membership at the LDDB.

Hmmm... the only suggestions I have for dealers is : Over Grade the titles, Invoice in a timely manner, package your titles double boxed w/ LD outside of jacket, and follow up with shipping status updates to include USPS Tracking code for the patrons purposes.
This has been my recipe for a successful feedback score to date !

Great thread John ! Thank you for starting this one !
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 Post subject: Re: Delights of selling LDs
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 11:22 
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Is that Alan Thicke in your avatar G&J? :cool:
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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 15:27 
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Is that Alan Thicke in your avatar G&J? :cool:

:lol: I always thought it was Albert Finny from Two For The Road??
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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 19:03 
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Rein-o is right-o. Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn in "Two for the Road" are special favorites of my wife and me. She is the "G" and I am "J."

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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 20:19 
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It’s been a while since I bought from your store but I’ve been very happy every time. You are my favorite non-Japanese seller in recent years. The cool freebies you throw in always remind me where I got the disc.

A friend of mine and I used to do this with a business she ran a long time ago and it seems to be taking off now. When I order synthesizer modules from Pittsburgh Modular they throw in astronaut trading cards, when I bought a record from Flanelgraph recently they sent me a pile of old junk including a 1989 Chicago Tribune TV supliment and a killer 8x10 of Yul Brynner as the King. Sweatwater Sound always puts candy in the box, like Smartees.
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 Post subject: Re: Delights of selling LDs
PostPosted: 31 Aug 2018, 10:44 
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:cool: Going to have to check Two for the Road out some time.
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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2018, 18:36 
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 Post subject: Re: Delights of selling LDs
PostPosted: 31 Aug 2018, 21:37 
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gandjrarities wrote:
Whenever I complete a happy transction with a collector it reminds me of why I turned my hobby into a little side business. As a movie collector I remember the dark pit that opened in my stomach when I realized the title I wanted was not in any store on Earth, and was often not available on line either. After going from collector to collector looking for a title I wanted, it became my goal to stock my shop with all the offbeat connoisseur stuff that is so hard to acquire.

Thanks to all of you who have used my shop as I hoped. It's so much more rewarding to sell on LDDb than anywhere else.

I'd like to hear from other sellers about why they opened a shop here, and any suggestions from collectors on how the shops can be improved.

John

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Hi John,

I wanted to jump in here to give my vote of confidence for you folks as dealers. In case you don't recall, I am the one who bought the copy of "Looking For Mr. Goodbar" from you some time ago. Once again, I truly appreciate your kind help to me in locating a "clean" copy for my collection of this sometimes elusive and troublesome title. Recently, there was someone else here on the forum posting that he/she was looking for a copy of this title. Perhaps they should be turning to you folks to fill that request. You certainly took care of my need and handled the transaction in first-rate fashion. You run a thoroughly professional shop here, and I wouldn't hesitate to trade with you again if I saw something I was looking for in your inventory. You've got my very highest recommendation, my friend! :thumbup:

Best Regards,
David :wave:
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 Post subject: Re: Delights of selling LDs
PostPosted: 10 Sep 2018, 21:46 
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John,

I just received the LDs today from the mail and I'm really happy with the purchase! Will definitely buy more from you!

Thanks!
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 Post subject: Re: Delights of selling LDs
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Looking forward to getting the Abbott & Costello box set from you. I was already impressed by the response time.
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