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Auction Winner Bails on Exorbitant Boards of Canada Record Store Day Vinyl

Rare release back on eBay after bidder fails to pay $5,700

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // May 16, 2013

SPIN reported last week that the mysterious Boards of Canada 12-inch that surfaced on Record Store Day was sold on eBay for $5,700. Well, turns out the bidders who won the ultra-rare vinyl have refused to pay up, so the disc is now back up on eBay, but this time with a fixed “Buy It Now” price of (you guessed it) $5,700. Fans can also try making an offer.

The owner writes on eBay: “this record was up for auction last week, but due to non-paying bidders, i am using a “buy it now” listing w/ a best offer option… the acutal vinyl is flawless as is the sleeve aside from one tiny dent on one of the corners (as pictured)… the record is in the exact condition it was found in.” 

This surprise release launched a promotional campaign for Boards of Canada’s first album in eight years, Tomorrow’s Harvest. The electronic duo’s latest LP is due out June 11 via Warp Records and can be pre-ordered here.

For more laughably overpriced vinyl, check out Still Sealed: Record Store Day 2013’s Highest Earning eBay Flips.