Step 1: Register
- Searching - If you’re looking for a specific item, use the search bar at the top of every page. If you’re searching for a certain physical format, like Vinyl or CD, you can search for it from this page. If that item isn’t currently available, add it to your Wantlist! You’ll get a notification once a copy does come up for sale.
- Browsing - If you aren’t sure what you want to buy, you can use the filters within the Marketplace to browse items that meet your desired criteria (e.g., Techno records from 1992 that are less than $5).
Reminder - When sellers have automatic shipping set up, the total shipping price will be visible when browsing. This will only show up, however, if you also have a correct address set in your Buyer Settings.
Note: Before buying, review the seller's Seller Terms. Ask questions before placing an order.
Step 3: Add or update your buyer settings
If you are new to the Discogs marketplace, you will need to add info to your Buyer Settings before placing an order. It is recommended that you keep these up to date so that all orders will be shipped to the right address.
Step 4: Placing an order
Click the “Add to Cart” button to add what you’ve found to your cart. If you want to look for additional items, click the “View more from this seller” button or go back to the "All Items" list. If you’ve completed your shopping, click the “Place Order” button.
If you are shopping while being logged out of your account, you will be requested to log into your account in order to complete your purchase. Once you are logged in, please return to your cart and complete the order by clicking the “Place Order” button.
You are not expressing a casual interest in buying the item. When you hit the "Place Order" button, you are declaring your full intention to buy the item by paying the full price stated using the quickest method of payment available to you. If you have any doubts or questions regarding the item(s), shipping cost, etc, please send the seller a private message before placing the order. Please read through the Sales & Transactions Policy before ordering, for more information.
IMPORTANT: The photo you see in the Marketplace is a general photo from our database. Although the version of the item must match the photo listed, the actual condition of the item may be different from what you see in the photo. Please review the grading of the item to make sure the item is in the condition you would like to receive.
Step 5: Paying the seller
If you're not offered the option to pay at checkout, the seller will send you a total for your order, including shipping, handling, and payment instructions. A seller is required to respond to new orders or messages on the order page within four (4) days, so please allow them some time to get back to you.
If you use the “Checkout using PayPal” button on the order page to send the payment, the order will be automatically updated to Payment Pending. Then the seller will manually have to update the order status and confirm the payment. If this is not done, please leave a message on the order page to ask the seller for an update.
If at any time the seller takes longer than four days to respond, you can file a Seller Not Responding report.
Note: Always use a secure payment method such as a credit card or other payment service that protects you as a buyer.
Step 6: Leave feedback for the seller
Feedback is optional, but should be left once you have received your item so that other buyers may benefit from your experience. It’s important to remember that once feedback is left, it becomes a permanent part of the user’s profile.
You should always try to work out any problems with the seller before leaving feedback – most issues can be resolved through good communication.
Check out our separate How To Leave Feedback help doc for any questions about feedback.
Step 7: Keeping track of your purchases
All your purchases will be saved on the purchase history page that can be accessed from the Marketplace dropdown > Buy Music > Purchases
On this page, you can find all your past and current purchases with all the necessary information. You can archive / un-archive your purchases, leave feedback on the ones where it is still necessary and access any purchase by clicking on the order number link. Please always remember to set the Archived filter on “All” to see the complete list of your purchases.
Note: Our system deletes notification messages that are older than 30 days. However, your purchase history page includes all of your past and current purchases and you can access any specific purchase from here.
Step 8: Enjoy the tunes!
No explanation necessary.
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