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getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: April 21, 2012 04:27PM
Seemed like the day to ask this.

I have a completely unremarkable collection of about 100 vinyl LPs, nearly all 70s and 80s pop. Elton John, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, etc. Another dozen are classical records. I have no illusions that they're worth very much, but is there any place that I can get $50 for the lot? $20? I live in a high rise and won't be having a garage sale.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: Buzz
Date: April 21, 2012 04:31PM
High rise, eh?
Do your windows open?

Do you know how to throw a frisbee...?



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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: M>B>
Date: April 21, 2012 04:46PM
You must have a place like this near you...

[www.streetlightrecords.com]
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 21, 2012 04:58PM
Ooops

Garage sale Sidewalk sale



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/2012 04:59PM by freeradical.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: Black
Date: April 21, 2012 05:27PM
I think this place is super-cool:

[www.yelp.com]

If I have much of my vinyl collection left besides classical (not sure where most of it went) and an easy way to transport it I'd just give it to them.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: decay
Date: April 21, 2012 05:31PM
as a lot, expect to get about 25 cents each from a wholesaler.

we have a local shop with a 50 cent room; every few weeks, the owner sells off the whole room to someone else and replenishes it.



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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 21, 2012 05:36PM
If they're clean and scratch-free take nice pictures of them and sell them on eBay or Amazon, one at a time. You'll get the most money that way but will have to subtract suitable cardboard mailers out of your profits and it'll take a lot longer to sell.

Most used record stores won't want them; they're too common. Those that do won't pay much for them. Don't bother calling them; just show up with a box, it makes it a little harder for them to say no. If any are first pressings or in VG+ or better condition you could argue for more money. Collectors would want to know the label and probably deadwax info and see clear pictures.

It may be worthwhile to type a list of what you have and post it somewhere with your general location.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: colonel panic
Date: April 21, 2012 06:13PM
I sold most of mine a couple of years ago, I kept a few that were rare or had sentimental value. I put an ad on Craigslist selling the lot of 300 for $150. A local used record store bought them.

I sold all my vinyl yesterday
At a boot sale out on the highway
And now my room is full of fresh air


Billy Bragg "Tears of My Tracks"



"They don't call me Colonel because I'm some dumb a$$ army guy" Colonel Homer J. Simpson
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 21, 2012 07:14PM
I'm only saving to see if my kids show any interest in them in a few years, otherwise they are going. however, some are out of print (in other media) and I'm going to want to record them in some format when the time comes.

even the local Salvation Army stores still want $1.00 per record, which I think is ludicrous.



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: DavidS
Date: April 21, 2012 08:18PM
I'm saving mine b/c they are buried under so much in the basement storage that it would be too difficult to get them out.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: decay
Date: April 21, 2012 09:02PM
i paid a dollar for this at my local thrift store, i thought it was worth it.







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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 21, 2012 09:34PM
I'd buy that for a dollar and not think twice about it.



Grateful11
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: decay
Date: April 21, 2012 09:51PM
[www.youtube.com]
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 22, 2012 12:51AM
We donated our collection years ago.

And gave our fixed turntable to the in-laws.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: April 22, 2012 01:14AM
My youngest daughter has said that I must not sell my vinyl collection (I wasn't going to anyway) as she would very much like to have it when the time comes. As an extra she has also asked if we could help provide the house big enough to keep it.

Paul
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 22, 2012 01:32AM
this is what my local thrift store has for a dollar:







overpriced.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: decay
Date: April 22, 2012 10:15AM
most of the dreck at the thrift shop is not worth a dime to me.

once in a while i find a good one.



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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: deckeda
Date: April 22, 2012 12:43PM
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Grateful11
I'd buy that for a dollar and not think twice about it.

Same here.

And thanks for the YouTube link, dk. I think I just added another title to my wishlist.

most of the dreck at the thrift shop is not worth a dime to me.

Just slogging through it gets old after a while when it's unorganized pap like that. I'll happily trudge through weird and oddball stuff all day for the odd gem or curio.
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Re: getting rid of my vinyl records
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: April 22, 2012 01:13PM
decay, that link is great!...
Quite the find on the vinyl.



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