Hello, Richard and all,
I'll be in NJ on another job the middle of next week. Depending on where
this collection is and how interested this party may be, I could probably
look at it then.
From Richard's wording of the inquiry, an appraisal toward selling implies
current wholesale bulk market price and, from the description, unless it is
a whole big bunch, probably not worth to the buyer the cost of the
If he is ready to sell, I'll be glad to come by and make an offer as I'll
have spent the time and gas money to get to my primary call anyway. He
might want to contact another dealer as well and get one from him.
If it's fewer than, say, 500 cds and dvds, the $$ is (are?) marginal.
Condition has to be perfect- no writing on them, all cases and content
intact, no promos, etc.
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From: "Warren, Richard" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:43 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] appraisals: LP & CD
Some time ago there was discussion about working up a list of qualified
appraisers, but I haven't seen results.
A donor here is seeking to have a collection of LP's, CD's, and videos
(located in southern New Jersey, mostly classical, rich in ballet and
somewhat in film scores) appraised because of desire to know current market
value in case of need to sell.
I hope one or more ARSC folks can suggest qualified appraisers who are
reasonably near and might be available for the task (Steve Smolian, I do
know about you, as you know; but this person wants more than one name).
Thanks and best wishes, Richard