Frequently Asked Questions

popsike.com FAQ


General

Popsike.com is an archive of auction results from Ebay, specializing in vinyl records. You can use it as a price guide.

Never sell or buy records without first checking prices on popsike.com.

Usually, the database is being updated daily with collected auctions from Ebay.

auctions of rare vinyl records sold for around 20 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.

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

There is an iphone app:

 

There is also an Android app: Get it on Google Play

 

The price rating can be used as an additional criteria to estimate the value of a record.

The rating shows if the 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 !

 

Only members are allowed to rate auctions.

If you are using Chrome as a browser you can benefit from our free Chrome extension 'search popsike.com'.

When looking at a vinyl record on eBay you will see a popsike.com icon in the right upper corner of your browser:

By clicking the icon you will be displayed a list of similar search terms with prices, taken from popsike.com.

 

Find more information in the Chrome Web Store:

 

 

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 (UK)"
( RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE )

bb small hole in the label of a 45
cc cut corner
co cut out: LP cover has a hole, notch or cut corner
cs company sleeve
dh drill hole
djc disk jockey copy
dl dirty label
EP extended play
lw label wear
oc original cover
pc promotion copy
ppl poor pasted label
PS Picture Sleeve
ri reissue
rsc radio station copy
rw/rwl ring wear on label
ss seam split
stoc sticker on cover
stol sticker on label
toc tape on cover
tol tape on label
ul used label
wol writing on label
woc writing on cover
 

Membership

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.
If you would like to have unlimited access (no daily query limit), you can pay a fee for a full membership
(17 USD / 13 GBP/ 15 EUR approx. for 6 months).

You will be prompted to pay after you have reached your daily limit of queries.

Alternatively, you could always upgrade/extend your membership in your members area: Upgrade/extend membership .

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

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