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Genesia

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What is the most expensive Prince record you've ever bought?

Mine is probably One Nite Alone - Solo Piano. If memory serves, I paid around $120 for it.

Sexy Dancer (Extended) cost me over a hundred bucks, too. And God (Instrumental) was close to that.

Come to think of it, I should probably have those indexed on my homeowners insurance. hmmm

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Reply #1 posted 02/29/12 9:05am

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Not much if i'm honest. I always bought albums/singles/whatever as soon as they were released, so it's only afterwards that they became valuable.

I'm sure there are records I have that have cost a bit, The double gold vinyl promo of The Gold Experience album is possibly the most I have paid for a Prince record, it was £40-50?? Can't remember really.

My collection is probably worth a lot of money now, but not at the time of purchase.

I don't have a copy of The War or The Undertaker on cd (just WAV rips) so it'll probably be those....when I get round to getting a copy.

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I know of people who have spent huge sums on single items.


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Reply #2 posted 02/29/12 9:07am

CerpinTaxt

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Lotusflow3r.

Cost me $77 bucks.

lol lol lol

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Reply #3 posted 02/29/12 9:22am

Genesia

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CerpinTaxt said:

Lotusflow3r.

Cost me $77 bucks.

lol lol lol

Didn't you get your t-shirt? lol

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Reply #4 posted 02/29/12 10:26am

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Back in the day, I bought a double disc pressed "soundboard" Japan Nude Tour bootleg from an ad in the back of Goldmine magazine. Paid $120 for it. Upon listening, it was very apparent that the source was not soundboard. It wasn't even a good audience recording. Audience boots were pretty much shit back then IMO (early 1990s), so I only collected soundboards. After that, I reassessed my collecting habits and scaled back how much I was willing to pay for something, sight unseen.

I did make a decent trade for that expensive-ass boot to another collector who was happy to take it off my hands, so all was cool eventually, but I never paid that kind of loot for a black market product again.

Luckily, many of the record show bootleg sellers had adopted a try-it before you buy-it policy and they had CD Walkmans to allow listening to their wares prior to plunking down the greenbacks. That seemed to be the way to go, and since Goldmine started black-listing bootleg ads after a while, record shows were pretty much the only way to get my live/unreleased fix. It was a sickness.

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Reply #5 posted 02/29/12 10:37am

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squirrelgrease said:

Back in the day, I bought a double disc pressed "soundboard" Japan Nude Tour bootleg from an ad in the back of Goldmine magazine. Paid $120 for it. Upon listening, it was very apparent that the source was not soundboard. It wasn't even a good audience recording. Audience boots were pretty much shit back then IMO (early 1990s), so I only collected soundboards. After that, I reassessed my collecting habits and scaled back how much I was willing to pay for something, sight unseen.

I did make a decent trade for that expensive-ass boot to another collector who was happy to take it off my hands, so all was cool eventually, but I never paid that kind of loot for a black market product again.

Luckily, many of the record show bootleg sellers had adopted a try-it before you buy-it policy and they had CD Walkmans to allow listening to their wares prior to plunking down the greenbacks. That seemed to be the way to go, and since Goldmine started black-listing bootleg ads after a while, record shows were pretty much the only way to get my live/unreleased fix. It was a sickness.

My first copy of the Black Album (on cassette) sounded like crap, too. Fortunately, I didn't pay anything for it. lol

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Reply #6 posted 02/29/12 10:37am

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CerpinTaxt said:

Lotusflow3r.

Cost me $77 bucks.

lol lol lol

Ditto! Although, I did get the shirt.

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Reply #7 posted 02/29/12 10:40am

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squirrelgrease said:

Back in the day, I bought a double disc pressed "soundboard" Japan Nude Tour bootleg from an ad in the back of Goldmine magazine. Paid $120 for it. Upon listening, it was very apparent that the source was not soundboard. It wasn't even a good audience recording. Audience boots were pretty much shit back then IMO (early 1990s), so I only collected soundboards. After that, I reassessed my collecting habits and scaled back how much I was willing to pay for something, sight unseen.

I did make a decent trade for that expensive-ass boot to another collector who was happy to take it off my hands, so all was cool eventually, but I never paid that kind of loot for a black market product again.

Luckily, many of the record show bootleg sellers had adopted a try-it before you buy-it policy and they had CD Walkmans to allow listening to their wares prior to plunking down the greenbacks. That seemed to be the way to go, and since Goldmine started black-listing bootleg ads after a while, record shows were pretty much the only way to get my live/unreleased fix. It was a sickness.

Yeah, I'm sure the most expensive RECORD I ever bought, I bought at a "record show". And I got a couple albums that sound like they were recorded from inside the pocket of someone's jeans, LOL.

I'd bet the most expensive ones I bought were the 4-album Small Club, and the Crucial album (because it allegedly had Miles Davis playing on it). But I don't think I paid $100 for either one. Probably around $50 - $75 max.

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Reply #8 posted 02/29/12 10:41am

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Yeah, you're right. I DID get my t-shirt.

And, except for the geeky "Founding Member" on the back, it's a pretty sweet shirt.

I've gotten compliments on the design.

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Reply #9 posted 02/29/12 10:43am

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squirrelgrease said:

Back in the day, I bought a double disc pressed "soundboard" Japan Nude Tour bootleg from an ad in the back of Goldmine magazine. Paid $120 for it. Upon listening, it was very apparent that the source was not soundboard. It wasn't even a good audience recording.

Ouch!

I remember paying quite a lot for some of the old bootleg cd's, rushing home, only to find that they sounded like shit not as great as I hoped they would. lol

As you mention though, (good) record fair/show sellers would let you hear the disc (or tapes before them) before buying.

Boot buying was quite a stab in the dark in those days, good fun though.

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Reply #10 posted 02/29/12 10:46am

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The 2 most expensive records I purchased for my collection:

Little Red Corvette UK 12" sealed with spiral calendar-$400

Little Red Corvette UK 7" normal sleeve- $175

That is off the top of my head.

I guess Corvettes are expensive.

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Reply #11 posted 02/29/12 10:52am

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Purple Rain promo LP with purple vinyl and poster. 100.00 at the old Let It Be in MPLS. I was going to have the Revolution sign it at First Ave, but went with the Purple Rain tour program instead.

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Reply #12 posted 02/29/12 10:59am

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$496 (includes shipping) for "51 hours" 12" promo

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/51hourspromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #13 posted 02/29/12 11:00am

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I paid a hundred and fifty quid for a 12" of Gotta Stop in the mid 90s I think that's the most I ever paid for a single item and was about the going rate back then.

Conversely I bought the 12" promo of The Pope/Pink Cashmere in 93 for a fiver!! Swings and roundabouts !
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Reply #14 posted 02/29/12 11:15am

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Just awaiting a copy of ONA Piano, it is on it's way and I think I got a bargin...less then the above price....so CD wise ..I too am looking for proper copy of The War and The Undertaker.

I'd like the rare vinyl discs like 51 hours as well

and possibly a corvette too!!!

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Reply #15 posted 02/29/12 11:20am

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I bought my Mexican Purple Rain picture disc album for about £50.

I sold a copy of Black Sweat purple vinyl for £150.

I also sold a 12inch of Days Of Wild for £50

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Reply #16 posted 02/29/12 11:28am

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muirdo said:

I sold a copy of Black Sweat purple vinyl for £150.

Nice item.

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Reply #17 posted 02/29/12 11:40am

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Other records I've spent $100 or more for. Why do I have to be such a collector? lol

Even with the coloring in of the letters on this one, I spent an arm and a leg just to have it:

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_5352.jpg[/img:$uid]

Mexican "Purple Rain" picture disc:

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_5340.jpg[/img:$uid]

French promo "I wanna be your lover":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_3714.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK "Do it all night":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_3616.jpg[/img:$uid]

Australian "1999":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_3133.jpg[/img:$uid]

French promo "Controversy":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_2704.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK promo "DMSR":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_1855.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK "Gotta stop (messin' about)" zebra 12":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_1788.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #18 posted 02/29/12 11:46am

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MORE $100 or more records: German "Sexuality":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_1300.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK promo "Pope (remix)"/"Pink cashmere (remix)":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_0225.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK "Gotta stop (messin' about)" face 12":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_0026.jpg[/img:$uid]

"Gett off" original birthday promo:

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/gettoff-1.jpg[/img:$uid]

US promo "soft and wet"/"Just as long as we're together":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/JustaslongasweretogetherUSpromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

Netherlands "Black sweat" (purple vinyl):

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/BlacksweatNetherlands12inchpromoonp.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #19 posted 02/29/12 11:52am

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A couple more:

I wish I would have waited on this one as it's not the original sleeve and didn't have any of the "goodies" that came with it. "Sexy MF" (yellow vinyl) US promo:

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/SexyMFpromoyellow.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK "Sexy dancer (long version)":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/SexydancerUK.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK "Let's work":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_3225.jpg[/img:$uid]

Dutch "Uptown"..a little beat upnear the top but still a nice item:

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_1790.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #20 posted 02/29/12 12:06pm

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£400 for my Sign O The times gold disc award.

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Reply #21 posted 02/29/12 12:51pm

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djdaffy1227 said:

$496 (includes shipping) for "51 hours" 12" promo

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/51hourspromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

oh man

i am SOOOOOOOOOOO jealous

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Reply #22 posted 02/29/12 1:02pm

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I paid $200.00 for a bottleg collection of Prince videos.

They were great quality and worth every penny.

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itsjustaroundthecorner said:

djdaffy1227 said:

$496 (includes shipping) for "51 hours" 12" promo

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/51hourspromo.jpg[/img:$uid]

oh man

i am SOOOOOOOOOOO jealous

Yeah, until you hear it. lol

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Reply #24 posted 02/29/12 1:29pm

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TheDigitalGardener said:

itsjustaroundthecorner said:

oh man

i am SOOOOOOOOOOO jealous

Yeah, until you hear it. lol

I like the song but I understand LOL

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Reply #25 posted 02/29/12 1:32pm

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djdaffy1227 said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

Yeah, until you hear it. lol

I like the song but I understand LOL

Yeah, no disrespect meant to you djdaffy, it's a great collectable, but my god the track is a tough listen imo.

lol

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Reply #26 posted 02/29/12 2:24pm

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Sexuality 75$ (Vinyl German Edition) & it still gets under my skin that a jealoous lover broke it purposely. I WANT MY RECORD BACK!!! Still have the cover which has a rip in it now cry

For U (Vinyl) 54$ the cover has lil wear, but its a rare gem and was worth every penny.

7 (Vinyl) 35$ I just had 2 own it because it was a Prince vinyl

Anthoer Lonely Christmas (Vinyl Japan Edition) 32$

& if Proteges count: Sheila E's The Glamorous Life (German Edition) 30$

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Reply #27 posted 02/29/12 2:33pm

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djdaffy1227 said:

A couple more:

I wish I would have waited on this one as it's not the original sleeve and didn't have any of the "goodies" that came with it. "Sexy MF" (yellow vinyl) US promo:

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/SexyMFpromoyellow.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK "Sexy dancer (long version)":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/SexydancerUK.jpg[/img:$uid]

UK "Let's work":

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_3225.jpg[/img:$uid]

Dutch "Uptown"..a little beat upnear the top but still a nice item:

[img:$uid]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u257/djdaffy1227/100_1790.jpg[/img:$uid]

Once again, I am in awe of your great collection! Thanks for posting the pics too. I love watching those covers.

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Reply #28 posted 02/29/12 2:35pm

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The Undertaker CD. I can't remember what I paid exactly--more than $300 US I think.

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Reply #29 posted 02/29/12 2:37pm

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Think it was the boot Return Of The Bump Squad from Cyberseekers bootleg site...$60.00...lawd they had the best soundboard stuff.

c'mon baby, where's ya guts?
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