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.