January 21, 2014 - submitted by Samuel, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle,

I am planning to ask my family for the Saftey EP for my 16th birthday. Do you know of anyone selling a 100% real copy of the Safety EP? I was looking on a few websites including this. I didn't know if they were real or not and I didn't want to take my chances.

The Oracle replies:

There is no real way of guaranteeing the two copies on that site for sale are genuine but I expect them to be - as of course one would.
The images for both copies are clearly of the authentic original but not photos of the items for sale.
I would ask the seller(s) for some background history of the CDs. How did they come by them? etc.
I would also suggest for a transaction of this size, to ask for a Skype chat where you could inspect the CD remotely.
If you want Safety to complete a collection, I understand. If you want it as an investment, I understand. If you want it to listen to, I don't understand.
As I have said before, all the tracks feature on other releases in their original recording form.
£1000 (the going rate) is lot of money so I'd certainly advise anyone to consider carefully before making this purchase.