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 Post subject: The Matrix for £1000 on ebay - nice response to questions!?!
PostPosted: 18 Jun 2020, 23:27 
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On UK ebay at the moment is a copy of THE MATRIX US issue on LD for £1000 , quite a listing description - see below.

Here it is...

If you're looking at this then you know what you want or are just LD curious...

The MATRIX, 1999, Double Laserdisc, Widescreen Edition.

Watched just once & stored upright in darkness since then.

There are few light creases around the back left corner & front right corner. Unless you have OCD (like I do & I'm okay with them), you shouldn't find them too offensive. The reason for these is that the shrink-wrap sometimes shrinks more than it should almost immediately upon application & causes this condition. It then just gets tighter & less flexible over the years. Shrink-wrap is simply not suitable for application on cardboard & other pliable materials. I have hundreds of unopened laserdiscs, a few of which have the same issue. Although gladly accepted open & clear of shrink wrap by collectors, it's usually better to have a sealed item but only if the shrinking shrink-wrap isn't damaging the sleeve. In this case the removal of the evil film (the shrink-wrap, not the movie) has probably kept it in better condition, the marks were apparent when I bought the item sealed & the shrink-wrap was completely removed by me to keep it straight as possible. All the corners are free from chaffing & there's no scuffing on the 3 sealed sides. There is one miniscule ding on the rear open side (visible in pictures, just).

Please don't buy this unless you'll be okay with these minor blemishes. Please bear in mind that antiques are rarely perfect. If you are a collector, you know what you will accept & what you won't so the choice is yours. I'm not haggling over price or getting into a Dutch auction with this, I only have one & it is a prized possession.

Purchased from Ken Crane in California. I tried to buy two copies but was refused as the LD format ceased within 12 months & this was a rare LD immediately upon issue, i.e. a truly limited run, pressed just once.

If you want proof of this, then check out how prices have risen astronomically in the last few years. It has been said that this LD could become one of the top 10 most wanted, due to it's most advanced effects at the time & even more so now that The Matrix 2023 is looking more & more like a reality now, a full quarter of a century later. What can we expect? Even the Millennial Generation will have their minds blown...

I'm old, laserdisc was the future, as was videodisc before that. I own hundreds of laserdiscs but am now starting to sell my immense music & video collection.

I'm not leaving all this stuff to my children, grand children or beyond; I'm gonna cash in for the next few years & have it supplement my pension to provide all the Tequila & hookers I need til I check out.

Catalogue number 17665. Barcode 85391-76656.

Condition is very good, although I'd like to say it was somewhere between that & near mint. I personally believe that this is one of the best ever offered in the last 10 years or so, I hope you do too.

If you look at picture 5, you will see how I have just gently eased apart the opening where the disc is inserted. As you go over the edge & inwards, there is a little discolouring of the sleeve which is generally commonplace at this point at 10 years old & beyond. It's just microbes in the air that settle on & lightly blemish nice warm soft white cardboard. It settles on other harder surfaces too but can be wiped off in these cases.

I have explained a 21 year old laserdisc to the best of my ability & with all the terminology I know.

PLEASE NOTE: I will cover the P&P cost in the UK only.

For anywhere outside UK, please contact me for P&P price.

PLEASE CAN I JUST SAY TO ALL THE CYBER WARRIOR TROLLS WHO DON'T WANT TO BUY THIS BUT THINK THEY ARE SO-CALLED COLLECTORS WHO JUST WANT TO TELL ME WHAT IT'S WORTH OR WHAT I'M GOING TO GET FOR IT, JUST BUTT OUT. I'M NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR BULLSH*T EVALUATIONS BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT LASERDISCS. I WILL LIST ALL THE CHARLATANS WHO OFFER ME THEIR UNREQUESTED ADVICE, SO YOU KNOW THE W*NKERS TO AVOID WHEN CONSIDERING BUYING RARE LASERDISCS. WHY OH WHY OH WHY ARE THESE F*CKWITS TRYING TO POLICE THE LASERDISC MARKET ON EBAY??? I THINK I KNOW...

Here are the losers to avoid:

1) lasermattic
2) plex_3675
3) swto41
4) adv_4300
5) chum437
8( wnkstr69er

Yes, these are the first of the malingering ebay laserdisc trolling police who have contacted me with alt IDs saying they have never seen the item before & want to purchase it off ebay (fee free) & who want to know what other items I have. Either that or for some reason are trying to sell me one of the same, when I am clearly trying to sell something. All reported to ebay. Further details to follow...


Now after that if you click the ask seller a question button & go to "other" a couple of things come up.....

Other: We found 2 answer(s)
I don't suppose you want to.buy my mint one for £100 ? Its still sealed only opened to watch .
zig.bob : No I don't you complete f*ckwit! Don't you want to start making real money out of a lame format from the pensioner generation??? You stoopid twat...
Hi, Just a heads up. I’ve been collecting laserdiscs over 20 years. The value of the US release Matrix is £120-200 depending on market conditions. The Hong Kong release is worth around £650. You will
zig.bob : Ah, the oracle speaks...Let's see how I do versus all the supposed know it alls like yourself. I've been here before & sold $5 CDs for £80. You're an amatuer collector, not a professional.


Well if I am one of the CHARLATANS, W*NKERS or F*CKWITS then so be it, just thought it may bring a smile to some of the forum users here.

Good luck with your sale zig.bob from an "amatuer (amateur) collector, not a professional" & enjoy "all the Tequila & hookers " - have fun.
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This was so good I had to pull up the actual page.

Also, when two shops here are 1/3 your price, please wank all the way off. :lol:

Not that I would really want this. If I really did the 4K Trilogy set is under $50 which includes fixed color BDs.
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That guy has to have been a member here. I wonder when we shamed him off.
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je280 wrote:
On UK ebay at the moment is a copy of THE MATRIX US issue on LD for £1000 , quite a listing description - see below.


Wow... Maybe staying in confinement with LDs still in old shrink-wrappings exposes you to vast amount of decaying plastic fumes and it somehow alters your conscience?

Please open the windows and ventilate sometimes!

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 Post subject: Re: The Matrix for £1000 on ebay - nice response to question
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That guy has to have been a member here. I wonder when we shamed him off.


JesusLovesGood maybe?

I think you are probably right, but I have no idea who it actually is.
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Wow... Maybe staying in confinement with LDs still in old shrink-wrappings exposes you to vast amount of decaying plastic fumes and it somehow alters your conscience?

Please open the windows and ventilate sometimes!

Julien


Covid has driven him insane, I'm guessing he won't open the windows :P
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If you have any respect to yourself, don’t buy s**t from this guy even if hands you money for it.
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je280 wrote:
On UK ebay at the moment is a copy of THE MATRIX US issue on LD for £1000 , quite a listing description - see below.

[b][i]Here it is...

If you're looking at this then you know what you want or are just LD curious...

I'm not leaving all this stuff to my children, grand children or beyond; I'm gonna cash in for the next few years & have it supplement my pension to provide all the Tequila & hookers I need til I check out.



I love this, tequila and hookers :lol: :lol: :lol: Not with corona going on, just tequila, empty bottles and lube :lol: :lol:
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je280 wrote:
On UK ebay at the moment is a copy of THE MATRIX US issue on LD for £1000 , quite a listing description - see below.


When I first viewed it about a week ago he was asking £1,425 so an absolute steal now!
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je280 wrote:
On UK ebay at the moment is a copy of THE MATRIX US issue on LD for £1000 , quite a listing description - see below.

[b][i]Here it is...

If you're looking at this then you know what you want or are just LD curious...

I'm not leaving all this stuff to my children, grand children or beyond; I'm gonna cash in for the next few years & have it supplement my pension to provide all the Tequila & hookers I need til I check out.



I love this, tequila and hookers :lol: :lol: :lol: Not with corona going on, just tequila, empty bottles and lube :lol: :lol:


plenty o hookers to be had in Corona times if you know where to look
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 Post subject: Re: The Matrix for £1000 on ebay - nice response to question
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This puts a smile on my face :lol:
However...

It is a common fact that some people try to dictate others on items they put up for sale. why? I guess to satisfy their need to sound like ... IDK an antiques dealer :lol:
It is what you want to pay IMHO , live and let live I say.
If someone is asking a huge pile of money for a ld it's just a matter of leaving it be IMHO.

Never expected to see some titles rise above their original retail price myself.
Everyone collects for all sorts of different reason. Myself I was always in the game of having the 'technical best" discs being a nut for sound quality.
others are into it for the wide range of titles LD cover after all those years. anime for some... package, the cover art... it's all ok with me but I would never judge about what someone asks or paid for a disc.
The larger the income the larger the money you can throw at any hobby. there is something for everyone and every now and then you get a "grail" for free that's the fun part.

would feel ridiculous myself convincing someone what is the going rate for a title but that's just me.
Some are into the hobby for the money but IMHO if this is part of your income... :crazy: :lol: please... get a job.
be happy about what you find and if you have a chance to get some return.... even better but you won't get rich with these.

Great add BTW :clap:
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 Post subject: Re: The Matrix for £1000 on ebay - nice response to question
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That guy has to have been a member here. I wonder when we shamed him off.


JesusLovesGood maybe?

I think you are probably right, but I have no idea who it actually is.


Tbh, he's the first one that crossed my mind also :)
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Just a wee update.....

The MATRIX 1999 Double LASERDISC Watched ONCE Stored upright in dark CAT# 17665
Price:£1,000.00
This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.
Ended:19 Jun, 2020 17:30:54 BST
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Just a wee update.....

The MATRIX 1999 Double LASERDISC Watched ONCE Stored upright in dark CAT# 17665
Price:£1,000.00
This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.
Ended:19 Jun, 2020 17:30:54 BST


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It’s not the asking price but the rude behavior.
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I don’t know about that. £1000 is a lot to pay for a common as hell movie that most adults outgrew the second they saw the sequels. I’m more likely to pay for his rudeness than his dumb movie, both are pretty sub-standard quality IMO.

What doesn’t add up is that he seems to be pretending he’s old school while at the same time pricing his stuff for the 21st century collectard market. A market did not exist when this disc came out. Who in the UK imported from Ken Crane’s The Matrix on release? Maybe 100 people? But according to his own timeline he was just getting into LD at that point, after the introduction of DVD
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Just in case this LD pops up again on ebay it looks like the sellers ID/username has changed.

I think it used to be zig.bob & now appears to be laserdisczillionaire.
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