I wasn`t complaining, i just have a different point of view to what makes a cllection more worthy or not. For me, rare bootlegs or concerts doesn`t make your collection worthy (by difinition, things only have the value you guive them!!).
To have rare oficially realeased items like the first Queen single "Keep Youirself Alive" is indeed a valuable item that will increase your collection value.
But to have a rare bootleg of a concert or whathever, it`s good because it`s a new thing that you can hear from Queen but it doesn`t necessary increases the value of your collection, unless you think otherwise!
I`m thankfull for the uploads of Queenzone, don`t get me wrong and i respect the Queen trade rules, i`m just saying that i don`t agree with some of them because the things they are trading shouldn`t be in their hands in the first place.
I`m in POrtugal, so it`s possible that i could find something released only in Portugal. If people want a trade then it`s possible if i`m inbterested in something rare only released in the Trader rcountry, etc. In this situation the fans are in equal situations, because Queen allways released different items in several countries.
Now, the situation were discussing here is different, because:
I don`t know Greg Brooks personally or any other Queen archivist, but for me the source of those rare items is too much obvious (it`s from the inside). Someone paid a lot of money for them, then someone received a lot of money for them. Simple as that!!
And sometimes this is not the case, there are a few ones that received rare items only with the condition of not guiving them to anyone, and these are probably the ones who sells them. Shame on them...
For me, one of the things that upseted me the most was two years ago when Brian May asked for the "News of the World" Master Tapes that were missing. Lets hope that this mastertapes are just lost in the archives, because he didn`t received any if them!!
For some reason, some private collector thinks is the right owner of them because he paid for them! This makes me feel sad about somethings, and especially about people that are being paid to do a job and are stealing things that are priceless just to make some money.
And then i feel sad about people that pays them and think they`re the choosen ones and deserve the exclusivity of it, like they`ve worked hard to get them- I mean Queen worked hard- not them!
I don`t wish to cover every aspects of the traders but you`ll get the point about what i think of it!!
PS: It wasn`t my intention to hurt anybody`s feelings in this board, and i don`t wish to change things. I just made the decision not to be part of it!!