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Suspected Bootlegs From eBay-Land

These albums are supposedly long out of print, or otherwise rare...yet I own them, having paid the measly price of GBP 1 for each of them. At the time I purchased them (which was within a span of a couple months in 2019), they were also on offer all over UK eBay, from numerous different sellers, on a daily basis. Upon close inspection, they seem 100% genuine, with none of the telltale signs that even the best bootlegs tend to let slip. Something still does not compute, though... I know this 'not-quite-bootleg-just-not-exactly-legit' phenomenon is somewhat of a thing in Brazil and other such countries, but I am not aware of it happening in Europe - our bootlegs are usually a lot more brazen and obvious about their status. What do you guys reckon?
1Queens of the Stone Age
Split: Queens of the Stone Age/Beaver


The most obvious example. According to Wikipedia, it's long out of print. So just how the f-- were there 5-10 of these on offer on eBay, every single day, for weeks on end?
2Venom
The Waste Lands


Again, rare item, but there were multiple on offer at the time. This one even stuck around for longer than the rest, as I did get it a few months after all the other ones had vanished from the platform.
3Hot Leg
Red Light Fever


Granted, this one is not *quite* as rare as everything else on this list. Still, how do multiple shops have dozens of copies of this for sale, at the same time, and then never again?
4Celtic Frost
Cold Lake


I do not actually own this one, unfortunately, but it definitely fits the pattern.
5Buckethead
Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse


Same deal as 4. Not quite as prolific as the others on this list, but did still show up a couple of times, along with a few others, like Nocturnus' The Key and a couple of those dodgy posthumous Jimi Hendrix compilations
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