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What is Popsike.com ? [top]

Popsike.com is a database of auction results from Ebay, specializing in vinyl records. You can use it as a price guide.
None of the records on popsike.com are for sale !

How is the database being updated ? [top]

About every 2 days the database is being updated with collected auctions from Ebay.

Which items are included ? [top]

auctions of rare vinyl records sold for around 24 USD upwards, or the equivalent in other currencies, from 2004 until now.

Please note that the Popsike.com database does not claim to be exhaustive - it is not a complete archive of ALL vinyl records auctioned at ebay in these years.

Which items are NOT included ? [top]

  • lots and collections
  • Unsold auctions
  • Any other music format (CD, cassette, reel-to-reel, DVD etc.)


What do the condition categories mean ? [top]


 
MINT
The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint. 
 
EXCELLENT
The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and  packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing. 
 
VERY GOOD
The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable. 
 
GOOD
The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc. 
 
FAIR
The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced. 
 
POOR
The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing. 
 
BAD
The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler.

 

These gradings are taken from the "RECORD COLLECTOR RARE RECORD PRICE GUIDE 2012 (UK)"
( RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE )




How does the user grading system work (the five dots show beside each item)? [top]

The Popsike.com rating can be used as an additional criteria to estimate the value of a record.
The rating shows if the 'end price' of a certain record is in line with the market or if it has been over- or underpaid.

The more votes an auction receives the more meaningful the rating becomes !

given the rarity and condition and based on user votes, the price of a record is:
1 Popsike-Point   Very high   (good for seller)
2 Popsike-Points   High
3 Popsike-Points   Average
4 Popsike-Points   Low
5 Popsike-Points   Very Low   (good for buyer)
0 Popsike-Point   Not rated yet

Only members are allowed to rate auctions.

 

 

 

 

Is there an app for iPhone/iPad and/or Android ? [top]


  Android app will follow, soon ...

 

 

 

 

Can I use the search box of my browser (at the top right) for searching (searchplugin) ? [top]

Yes. Go to searchplugins.net and click on 'I' for installing the searchplugin.
It works for Internet Explorer 7 / 8 and Firefox 2 / 3.

 

 

 

 

Why should I register ? [top]

  • As a member, you can perform more queries than an unregistered user - but the number of daily queries is still limited and depends on server load.
  • Only members are allowed to rate auctions.


Do I have to pay using Popsike.com ? [top]

If you would like to have unlimited access (no daily query limit), you can pay a fee for a full membership ($ 18 for 6 months).

How can I pay for a full membership ? [top]

You will be prompted to pay after you have reached your daily limit of queries. As long as you are not being prompted, you don't need to pay.

You can pay with your PayPal account or with your Credit Card.

I am having problems with registering/login. What can I do ? [top]

  • Please see login-page (bottom)
  • If you are still having problems, write an email to webmaster@popsike.com and do not forget to mention your login-name.






 

 

 

 

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