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Just got 4th Offering (Authentic?)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Kristopher, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

  2. I'm assuming you bought a copy of OFFERING rather than your link to a SINGLES 69-73. Looking at the OFFERING picture, with the white ring around the center hole, if you paid $99.99 for that, then you were definitely taken. That ring-wear around the hole indicates that the record has been placed on turntables many, many times, and in your case, is really not worth what you paid, since you already own other copies.

    The OFFERING album is an interesting semi-rarity in the Carpenters canon. It's not impossible to find, but it also really doesn't serve any purpose except for the act of looking at the cover. But hey, it's your money - spend it the way you want on what you want.

    The sealed SINGLES on the page you linked is a Record Club version - not something I'd pay $50 for either.
     
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  3. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    Wow strange don’t know how a link to singles appeared. But yes it’s the one for 99. I track at 1.5 grams
     
  4. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    Ok I’m irritated he shipped before answering any questions. Oh well it was play tested and he said it plays. I can use this for main playing copy and keep my other 3 aside.
     
  5. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Oh yeah anybody who buys "RCA Music Service" anything is in for a disappointment.

    Reminds me of my music store days when people would bring in their 'buy 12 for a penny" albums and want to trade them in...they'd tell me they bought from us "last week" and then I'd show them the record-club logo or whatever.

    I wonder if that version of Singles came with the insert booklet and the gatefold like the original?
     
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  6. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Sadly Mike I Agree even RCAs own albums as featured in their club were poor quality compared to the Retail stock versions It is always better to buy from a proper retail store
     
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  7. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    I have an RCA of the vinyl exclusive Allman And Woman album (Greg and Cher.) I cleaned it aounded fine and i shelved it having numerous copies. Still has the mid 70s standard Warner Bros Burbank label with Palm trees.
     
  8. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Active Member

    U.K
  9. Song4uman

    Song4uman Active Member

    There is one on eBay for $259.00 in case anyone want to purchase.
     
  10. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    Is that a snowstorm that they are standing in? As for cheap, that might be a copy that I would be willing to pay no more than 50 cents for at a pawn shop or thrift store.
     
  11. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    Omg! I just noticed that Carpenters is above the title. Even close to you has the name of the album on top. This has Album name on the bottom. My other e offerings are above the title.

    Could this be a fake? I might get it tomorrow but I don’t know why I didn’t catch that till now.
     
  12. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Active Member

    U.K
    if that`s the case, he didn't send you the album in the listing then, because the photo`s show it above :)
    never heard or seen that before.
     
  13. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    I got the album in the listing and it actually really good quality very good plus+. I actually got a better quality then he told me I couldn’t even check for any creases on the spine unless I was checking for them. I can’t see anything on the record it looks squeaky clean like it just came out of the case. The white thing I dont know

    Has the correct Matrix of my other 3 copies.

    The only thing Im concerned about is the artist being on top With “Offering” under.
    Found a copy of Close To You with “Carpenters” on top, same thing. Maybe a false alarm as record labels do odd things.
     
  14. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Active Member

    U.K
    `The only thing Im concerned about is the artist being on top With “Offering” under.`

    I`m getting confused here, I thought you meant the `Carpenters` logo was at the bottom of the sleeve, but if it`s what your saying, then that`s how it should be!!
    if you`ve got all these copies of `offering` that you`ve mentioned, they should be the same.
     
  15. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    I was talking about the label I’m sorry. Artist and title are flipped around. However I have a close To You the same way.
     
  16. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Active Member

    U.K
    damn, why did you say so :laugh:
    `carpenters` IS underneath on the labels!!
     
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  17. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    I really like you you’re cool
     
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  18. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    My copy of Ticket To Ride has Carpenters on top and then Ticket underneath.
     
  19. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Active Member

    U.K
    Kristopher is talking about the vinyl labels, aren't you Kristopher :)
     
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  20. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

  21. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Active Member

    U.K
    lol

    funny, when I first saw your profile photo, I would never have had you down as a carpenters fan and I say that with respect :) I had you more down as a Barbara Streisand fan :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  22. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    I am referring to the vinyl label.
     
  23. Kristopher

    Kristopher Active Member Thread Starter

    I’m not that gay lol I’m pansexual I just like clean music that doesn’t use auto tune or computers. Cher It’s a Mans World and before is where her greatest work is.. and the only stereotype diva I can think of liking. I like Beatles, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Sarah Brightman, Green Day, ELO, Beach Boys, Pat Benatar, Juice Newton, Olivia Newton John.
     
  24. CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR

    CARPENTERS-COLLECTOR Active Member

    U.K
    `I’m not that gay lol`

    don`t recall saying you were and don`t care whether you are or not :)
    the joke obviously didn't get across :laugh:
     

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