rather nice copies of the 45 single by the Cars "Let's Go", coupled with "My Best Friend's Girl". Some inner voice called out to me "Ebay! Ebay!". I paid the one dollar and twenty five cents to the thrift store for these bits of spun gold, and headed home. I wrote neat little ad copy about how I was putting both of them in one auction, in hope that the buyer would get one good one, or perhaps a good one and a saleable one. One of my own personal affectations is that I can write copy to sell anything to anybody. Then I posted the ad. In a classic of failed sales technique, I then began to research the "ebay market" for Cars singles. Soon I discovered that in the ebay heading for new wave and punk records, virtually none of the vinyl sells, and that original issues (as opposed to the "greatest hits-ish" Spun Gold reissues) were going unclaimed. My auction was to end yesterday, and I was comforted a bit when an industry guide said my 45s were worth a few dollars each. Sure enough, though, I got exactly zero bidders. I will repost them in December if need be, and sell them off on ebay after all. If I had real gumption, I'd make one of those cool 45 frames, like "real artists" do, and make a collectible. But as I've mentioned before, as an artist, I am a very good newspaper reader.
If anyone out there in LJ land is a dyed in the wool Cars fan, though (frankly, I never really was), and would like to have the impressive Spun Gold 45 of two of their most enduring hits sent to them, please feel free to drop me a comment. Exchanges are permissible but never required. What would one ask in exchange anyway, a .wav file of the exchanger singing the refrain?