bought on ebay in february 2007 for 1670 us$
the numbering on this copy is unusual, it’s not centered, and the “5” has a peculiar shape, but according to the pictures provided it has all the requested authenticity signs: the sleeve is correctly cut, the photo credits are clearly readable, the matrix is correct and complete, including the “kdisc” stamp.
from the seller: The record I have shows true to the entire checklist as being authentic. I am an ebay trading assistant and I am selling this for Jonathan Bloom.
this copy is featured on the old nirvanadiscography.com list as owned by jonathan bloom, with this accompanying story:
I don’t have a thrilling story, but I think it’s ok. For years, I would always joke with my brother about owning a copy of Love Buzz. The only chance we had to see it was to check ebay. Every couple of months I would show him an auction. He would just stare at the screen in disbelief. (I’d get it for him but it always sold in the $700-$900 range. A bit too high for me.) Anyway, this past February I saw it being offered on ebay again. I put in a bid just as a joke, but suprisingly it held for a while. I told my father, and he said ‘I don’t care what you have to do, just get that record!’ I put in a another bid, and sure enough I won the auction. It took about a month to get, (we were a bit slow with payment). But after an elaborate schedule of Fedex pickups drop offs, and deliveries. We finally had it. My brother drove us nuts asking about it (‘did it come yet?’ tomorrow? It was coming all the way from Seattle!) He left for his classes in the morning when he spotted it in our mailbox. Finally! He was really moved when he saw it. It is such a significant piece to a Nirvana fan. I like the group, but my brother is so much more dedicated. Of course he played it. Suprisingly, it sounded unbelievably crisp and clear. 100% mint! What’s truly special about this record, is that it will be in our family forever. We finally own an heirloom!
in june 2006 a copy with this same number was auctioned on ebay but the seller (patrickw6757) used pictures from another auction, and couldn’t provide the correct pictures he had promised.
this (obviously fake) auction was closed shortly after.