The music we collect is a part of who we are. It’s a physical manifestation of the music we love and a way to keep tabs on the evolution of our listening habits.
A few years back, Discogs released a feature that allows music collectors to catalog their personal collections. If you’re not using the Discogs Collection feature, you should be. It’s free and has numerous benefits. You can:
- Search and filter through your music
- Avoid buying duplicate records – always know what you already have when you’re record shopping.
- Know the value of your collection, based on sales data from the Discogs Marketplace.
- Find random records in your collection.
- Export to CSV for external use, like insuring your music collection.
I’m just skimming the surface here, but hopefully you get the gist. The Collection feature is an invaluable tool for anyone who loves physical music.
Today, we’re pleased to announce two new features to the Discogs Collection:
- List to sell from Collection
- Add to Collection after purchase
Mark For Sale
Gone are the days of finding the release page of the record you have to list it for sale. As long as you have a record in your Collection, you can quickly list it on the Discogs Marketplace
There’s an added bonus for those of you that keep your Collection meticulously annotated. If you have the condition of your copy listed in your Collection, it will carry over to the sales listing.
Add To Collection After Purchase
If you’re like us, one of the first things you do after dropping the needle on the record the postman just dropped off is adding it to your Collection. Back in the day, you’d have to scour all of Discogs to locate the specific record you purchased and add it from that release page. Well, those days are officially over. You can now add Discogs purchases to your Collection with just a couple of clicks.
Adding items from the Purchases tab will transfer the condition of the item as listed by the seller as well. So as long as the record was shipped properly and there were no postal mishaps, this should be a time saver as well.
Can you believe there was a time when this feature didn’t exist? We can’t either. Adding to Collection from Discogs purchases is now a breeze – especially when you consider the time saved when adding multiple items from one page. If you’re forgetful like us, we can even remind you with an email or private message a few weeks after the item is marked shipped. Try it out on your own here.
These additions to the Collection tool should make your life easier. Whether you want to add to or sell from your Collection, there are now fewer steps involved. Let us know your thoughts below and happy collecting!
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