Best Way to Sell Vinyl Records

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  1. Mark Lykkos

    Mark Lykkos SS.org Regular

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    I got me some vinyl records in very nice condition. Not mint, but not ratty either. I'm talking about original pressings of Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," Queen's "News of the World," The Doors, Chic, a lot of those kinds of artists.

    I'm looking to sell a few of these in order to afford some new recording gear for myself. But I don't know where the best place to sell them is? My first inclination is ebay, but if there is a better place, I'd like to use that instead. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Discogs.
     
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    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    Most old albums are worthless. I wont pay more than $5 or so. There are millions and millions of them. You might be able to trick an idiot hipster into paying about $10 a pop.
     
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    I'll check that out, thanks!
     
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    :2c: You will get a better price selling them to a local guy with a record player who wants to listen to them than you will from any of the following:

    1. Any collector, who is likely looking for unopened unplayed copies that were only stored in a cool dry environment. These guys want minty mint condition and low prices, so they can resell later at a higher price.
    2. Any stores, who will give you pennies on the dollar, knowing that no one will likely buy the discs for the next five years, and therefore, they'll have to hold onto them, increasing their overhead.
    3. Online shoppers, who can click the back button if your price is not the lowest out there.

    So, do a quick search and see what the going rate for option #3 is. Don't match that price, but be cognizant of it.

    I tried to sell some records a few years ago, and ultimately decided not to. People around me were simply not willing to pay what they were worth to me.
     
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    Great advice, thank you!
     
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    On the contrary, Discogs Discogs Discogs.
    It’s excellent. I like the community feeling and the fact it’s buying from people not huge record stores, and there are a ton of people who want first editions and aren’t massively bothered about them being pristine but want a record that’s got history (I.e. me!)

    Don’t be scared of shipping internationally, I sold an old Cannibal Corpse LP that turned out for be rare as shit for like $70 and sent it from the UK to Chile. Got there fine, the guy loves it and is hopefully windmilling in his lounge as we speak.

    The other good thing about Discogs is the thrill of the chase. As a member you crate a want-list of releases, and Discogs emails you a daily list of new examples for sale. The other day I wasn’t planning off getting any vinyl but my favourite Cult of Luna LP finally showed up with sensible shipping at an acceptable price so I had to get it! In a world where everything is available to the highest bidder, it’s nice to add the element of chance back into the equation.
    To summarise:
    Yes you will sell them!
    Ship internationally!
    Use Discogs not eBay!
    PM me a list if you have any metal/grind! Ha.
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear Vendor

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    Reverb just launched record sales !
     
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