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Wanted: The Light - Contrasting Strangers (1985)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:28 am
by xymox970 ... ter/433976

Looking for both editions of 7" & 12" (would prefer the 12") in NM or VG+ quality (cleaned on a professional machine)

Please make me an offer.


Re: Wanted: The Light - Contrasting Strangers (1985)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:03 pm
by Scratch
Hi, I have a copy of this 12" as this release .. ... se/5327865

I'll have to check but it should still be in VG/Ex condition if you're interested ?

Re: Wanted: The Light - Contrasting Strangers (1985)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:45 am
by xymox970

Please send me a PM when you check it out.....

Re: Wanted: The Light - Contrasting Strangers (1985)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:17 am
by Scratch
Hi Xymox,
I had a dip into my archive & the years have been a little harsher than I'd hoped, but I Am quite critical as i would not wish to disappoint.

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The cover has slight signs of ringing (due to its' years amongst many other 80s 12" singles) slight creases to top edge (visible in pics) but not surface damaged & some aging to the edges. The corners aren't dogeared & nothing unexpected for a record of over 30 years vintage.
so I would only fairly grade the sleeve as VG, but the vinyl is Very good/ Excellent condition, only very slight surface marks & plays well with very little noise on the run-in groove.
I don't have any professional cleaning available to me just an anti-static cloth, so I'm sure it'll clean-up further but if you'll excuse the rumble from my old 80s linear deck, any introduced wow & flutter is from that as the pressing is well centered.
Image For your discerning, here's genuine untouched playback of the intro...

Make me an offer & I'll look into the cost of postage to Croatia Image

EDIT/ Royal Mail (will be tracked) costs £8.60 + I'd also want about £2.50 for packing it securely.

Re: Wanted: The Light - Contrasting Strangers (1985)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:09 pm
by Scratch
xymox970 wrote:Hello again

thanks for digging out this gem from your collection.

You really made an effort in describing the condition in detail and I would gladly make you an offer right away, but the price of postage is really way way too high (IMHO).

I have been buying loads of 80s 12" vinyl during 2015 through, mainly from a seller in France, who give me free shipping in return for large orders.
Recently, I was able to find a UK seller who would give me the same conditions as well.

So I although I want this record a lot and know that is very highly valued on discogs as a rarity, I guess you could understand that I am not prepared to pay in postage costs what I would normally pay for this particular record alone.

I can only hope I will find it someday in one of the big collections from European sellers and the costs of postage will be reasonable, if any at all.....

Best regards


I really sympathise, :roll: your search continues Image

it's not quite the same as,
xymox970 wrote: "Definitelly...."

Is it ?

I can't help what the cost of safe postage to Croatia is :oops:
but I can offer you something for free that the other suppliers may not be saying to you...



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