In the end I recovered it and all is well. The lesson - buy more fucking records on ebay so I can post more often. I wouldn't forget stuff like this.
So the first thing I buy off ebay in literally months is this sweet Malfunction Records Mass Grave box set. I have had this on my want list for years. It never shows up on ebay. Either that or my saved search was crappy.
The minute this popped up on ebay, I knew I had to get it. Everything was going along swimmingly until motherfucking Marcus Fucking Andrews goes and posts the auction for the set on Vinyl Noize! This was a day after he asked me to not post a test he was going after!!!! Well of course the price spikes and I paid double what I think it would have sold for but in the end, I have one. Hope it was worth the $0.75 in hits buddy! ;)
I hate those assholes who post on Vinyl Noize and mess with low price auctions. Oh, wait...
So this is number 52 of 150. It's a number. The box was screened by Robbie Redcheeks of Dead By 23 fame and I have to say it turned out swell.
I also get a chuckle at the pressing numbers for the demo. I like that the "final" press was the gold vinyl. Of course there have been roughly 4635 pressings since, but a lot of that was through Deathwish.
I finally get to cross another major record off my want list. This thing is getting almost manageable. Too bad it might take another three months to score another one...