buying a MCIS 3LP - black vinyl vs red vinyl
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:21 PM
Red is fake for sure. The black might be. If it has a number in a white box on the front cover then you should be ok. If it is less than 5000 then it would be the first issue. I am sure the collector extraodinaire of the frozen desert pseudonym will elaborate...
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:07 PM
That typo is a good one. :rofl:/>
Are you talking about that overpriced copy which I guess is a fake.
- Coloured vinyl?
- No mention of the number in the description?
- This message in tiny tiny character on the right of the screen "ATTENTION:As we have often more than 1 copy in stock Some pictures are from discogs. So the picture you see is not necessarily the scan of the item being sold.Please check the Grading".
= I'm not selling n°0367
- The white booklet.
- Sent from Germany, the land of the fake MCIS (no offense).
- No pics of the booklet, no close up on the corners...
Shall I continue?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:51 AM
that's not entirely correct.
the real thing comes only on black vinyl, and has a white box on the front. but this white box doesn't have to contain a number.
if it has a number, then it's the first pressing (1996).
if it has no number, then it's the second pressing (1998, according to spfc.org).
bootlegs, without a white box on the front, come on black, red and yellow vinyl.
there are other ways to recognise a bootleg, but the missing white box is the easiest and clearest.
if an auction doesn't have a clear picture of the entire front of the sleeve, then you should assume the seller has hidden the lower right corner, because they know it's a bootleg. don't be silly and assume that it's "probably real".
This post has been edited by CoolAsIceCream: 13 June 2012 - 02:51 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:57 AM
Check out this thread, kinda sums up the questions.
Like one said before, hold out for the right copy for yourself. These, however rare , do show up rather often on the eBay. Just when you find a copy you are interested in, do your research and then bid. In that posted thread there is a link you can identify a real one froma fake. I personally think it's cool to have a low numbered one myself as opposed to a blank box. But, to each their own. It is said that the unnumbered ones are actually rarer. But a physical number is freakin' sweet.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:08 AM
hey. if you're the kind of person that doesn't mind spending $300 on a vinyl copy of mcis, i don't mind selling you one. a real one. with a number. let me know.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:32 AM