Thread: LinnieXX is the winner - Hey, I'm in the Auction Business!

TopDroog - 4/30/2003 at 10:20 PM

Check it out.

[Edited on 5/7/2003 by TopDroog]

PauliG - 4/30/2003 at 10:40 PM

That's great! I think we should all do that. So when someone pulls up ABB they just get a bunch of us telling them the same thing. .

TerriB - 4/30/2003 at 11:27 PM

Congrats to Randy! Please share the nasty e-mails you might get from the rip-off we can laugh at 'em.

diamondjim - 4/30/2003 at 11:42 PM

Way to go, Randy!

Dino - 5/1/2003 at 12:12 AM

Randy, that is an outstanding effort !! Hip-Hip Hooray !!!

Well Done.....

LinnieXX - 5/1/2003 at 12:41 AM

OK i set my reserver bid on this item to 1,000,000.00 so i'm fairly sure i'll be the high bidder! HOORAY! 1 Million Smackeroos for this baby and it's mine, mine ALL MINE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Droogie don't go leaving Linnie66 any bad feedback now buddy!

PhotoRon286 - 5/1/2003 at 12:51 AM

Randy, pm me your addy. You just got a copy of Skip's latest project!

goldtop - 5/1/2003 at 01:47 AM

Way to go Randy......

Sandman - 5/1/2003 at 02:49 AM


Way to go Randy!!!

wavrnr - 5/1/2003 at 12:48 PM

Randy for president!!

TopDroog - 5/1/2003 at 02:23 PM

Aww . . . y'all are making me blush . . . I graciously accept the offer of a free show, though (PM coming soon).

And Linnie, so long as your check clears, you will only get positive feedback from me (and my eleven other ebay accounts - jk).

You don't want me for President, though. I'd head over to the Middle East with a few tankers of Sam Adams, a bunch of strippers (female and male, of course-their women are far too repressed), some of ODR's crop, and a couple of jam bands and restart the peace talks.

EngTeach - 5/1/2003 at 09:38 PM

That rules!! As someone who bought their first live shows from EBay, I know that I would have loved to of come across this auction before forking over $20 for the Zakk Wylde show. I still got some great music, but you know what makes great music even better? When it's free.

finsky - 5/2/2003 at 01:44 PM


I saw somebody do a similar auction a few years ago regarding ABB shows. Don't know how successful it was, but it was rather hilarious seeing the auction. Have you had people e-mail you about it?

One terminology I've come across while swapping shows is... "liberated bootleg" as a source for the show. Done this quite a few times while trading.

enigmajean - 5/2/2003 at 02:09 PM

Randy, that's fantastic! A worthwhile public service.

Also very zenlike...what is the price of nothingness?

TopDroog - 5/2/2003 at 03:51 PM

Finsky . . . a few weeks back, I emailed a high bidder and gave him the scoop, and his response was very weird. He said, basically, that he was going to buy this show and then "liberate" it to the trading community. He seemed so excited about pulling one over on the bootleggers that I didn't have the heart to pursue the matter.

finsky - 5/2/2003 at 05:40 PM

The "liberation" (odd terminolgy. was the show oppressed? ) of shows happens all the time, so it's kinda puzzling on what the person was all giddy about.

Well, there are ALWAYS people that are willing to pay up, no matter what.

CliffnTina - 5/2/2003 at 10:28 PM

Yeah, but THEIRS are on sliver discs. That's better, we all know that.

LinnieXX - 5/3/2003 at 01:49 AM

Also very zenlike...what is the price of nothingness

EJ: i think this question was answere in the MT thread....

oh, and Randy, er.....about that check....

suicidesound - 5/4/2003 at 06:18 AM

way cool.great job dude.thanks from all the tapers who bust a nut to bring in the music.taper todd

TopDroog - 5/5/2003 at 03:32 AM

Well, it's received 142 hits so far . . .

TakeMeBWIAB - 5/5/2003 at 01:23 PM

I just took a look at that "auction" again and I'm confused about something...

Why are people from this site bidding on it? Isn't the idea to scorn the thought of money for bootlegs? I do understand that Randy would never demand payment and will give good buyer's ratings to the people bidding, but it does seem to defeat the purpose of trying to educate the uninitiated that the music they normally bid on is supposed to be free. Am I wrong?

Tom S.

enigmajean - 5/5/2003 at 01:52 PM

It was just a bit of absurdist theatre.

TopDroog - 5/5/2003 at 04:58 PM

I was kind of wondering about that myself. I guess I kind of viewed the bids as an "I support this gesture" gesture. Or something.

enigmajean - 5/5/2003 at 05:39 PM

That too, Randy.

Goliath - 5/5/2003 at 07:12 PM

There ARE many, many people who would just as soon buy these shows as trade for them. In fact, they would prefer to buy them. Don't know why, but it is easier for them and more convenient, or something...They must have more money than sense.

Dino - 5/5/2003 at 07:22 PM

"Must have more money than sense ..." Man, the statement cuts it for sure !! Can be applied to many things and many people ..... Well said G ......

Goliath - 5/5/2003 at 07:42 PM

Should have said more dollars than sense....a bit more poetic, but then, I am no poet...

TopDroog - 5/5/2003 at 07:54 PM

I could give up a little sense if it would get me a little more money.

So, with that in mind, I will be auctioning off the EXTREMELY RARE AND HARD TO FIND ABB "Banks of the Deep Layla," recorded live at the Beacon Theater in New York City on March 29, 2003. This is not a bootleg, but an official release from Samsungdesktopburnofpamsgotanotherstarbnp Records located in Adis Ababa. It's on a sliver disc, two.

The bidding will start around $4,000.00. Remember, this DC is extremely rair.

[Edited on 5/5/2003 by TopDroog]

Sandman - 5/5/2003 at 07:55 PM

Well, it still wouldn't have rhymed, whether you used "dollars" or "money"...and we all know that poetry must rhyme...

bocat - 5/5/2003 at 08:33 PM

Way to go Randy. I bought a few discs on Ebay before seeing the light.

aiq - 5/5/2003 at 09:15 PM

droog, quite the good deed! well done.

are you channeling mr. rogers?

TopDroog - 5/5/2003 at 09:40 PM

Hey, you've got to admire a guy that can pass away (rip, Fred), leaving a stellar reputation, while half his career was spent with his hand up the skirt of Lady Elaine Fairchild AND Queen Sara.

TopDroog - 5/7/2003 at 10:22 PM

And LinnieXX is the winner! Woo-Woo! Her cost? A buck twenty-five. Please use that to buy yourself a 20 oz. Vanilla Coke and think of me while you drink it. While you're enjoying that soft drink, please choose any three discs from my list as a freebie from me to you:


TopDroog - 5/8/2003 at 02:47 AM

You know, maybe I'll make that a regular feature of my fake auctions . . . put a note in there that says something like, "if you support free trading of live music and would like to see Ebay bootlegging stopped, place a bid as a statement of your feelings. I will not attempt to collect any money at any time. The high bidder of the auction will receive a free concert from my trading list."

Something like that.

TerriB - 5/8/2003 at 03:05 AM

That would be very cool Randy. Just make sure its a show that contains one of "my" setlists

finsky - 5/13/2003 at 07:34 PM

Here's another one along these lines.

This is the 8/27/70 studio thingy that has been offered up here.... I think. The artwork is rather cheese as well.

Makes you think about the b&p offers here, don't it?

LinnieXX - 5/13/2003 at 07:51 PM

randy thanks a lot!

getting a couple free shows sure is better than spending 1Million on the ABB show....

pm on the way. thanks!

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