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To sell or not to sell?

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Andrew Report 10 Oct 2012 13:21

I have a local shop that deals in nothing but vinyl records and seems to be doing very well. I've bought stuff from them that will never appear in any other format. A lot of new music is also available on vinyl. Because its a limitied market the quality (and price) is very good. I may be a luddite, but I think a good vinyl record will outperform a cheap CD.



RolloTheRed Report 10 Oct 2012 12:38

Sold a stack of Uriah Heap LPs and EPs on eBay - got £ 300 (!)

78s can be valuable depending on the artist. Most people think 78s went away with the ark but they were still being pressed in the 1950s eg Elvis, Buddy Holly, the Platters. ex-juke box 45s never have value - you can tell them 'cos the centre hole is knocked out.

Pretty well anything with a good quality sleeve and LP in GOOD ORDER will fetch a useful price ( not collections of Herb Alpert etc). VGC / mint of Beatles et al will fetch a pretty penny eg the Butchers Album.

The average scratched much played LP with scuffed and marked sleeve, no inner is going nowhere tho' you might be able to transfer it to MP3 and remove some of the hiss and pops. However it is probably less effort to buy the CD on eBay or Tescos for a few pounds and better results. Don't even think about transferring K7s the quality is abysmal.

For those who realise and care that MP3 is awful and CD not a whole lot better analog music is still there. Quality reel to reel tape recorders, turntables etc are in demand. Even 8 track for classic cars. Good quality sound was never cheap and that has not changed.


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 10 Oct 2012 11:30

Wow, I've just looked at that link Joy - LP handbags, who would have thought !!


JoyBoroAngel Report 9 Oct 2012 22:10


Porkie_Pie Report 9 Oct 2012 16:20

I had my collection put onto CD's 10 plus years ago (Great when in the car) BIL works in the music industry and he did them for me, still got the collection but will consider selling in the future



BarneyKent Report 9 Oct 2012 15:57

I had over 200 Vinyls, some 33rpm albums but most 78s. Pop and classic. Elvis, Jim Reeves, Buddy Holly, Big Bands, Ted Heath, Joe Loss, Symphonies, etc. etc.

A local dealer advertised in the paper that he would visit, buy and collect vinyls. "Top prices paid" etc. etc.

I rang him and he came. I took him to the shed where I had them stored. He offered £5 for the lot !!!

I picked up a hammer and smashed them to pieces and told him to fornicate in the direction of OFF..............................

Made me feel better anyway.



LadyScozz Report 9 Oct 2012 10:37

I bought an ipod today.

Took me over an hour to set the thing up (arthritis in fingers and really small "keys" don't go well together!

I now have a HUGE job ahead of me........... all my old LPs, CDs and maybe some tapes....... get them onto the ipod. CDs no problem, but everything else has to be done in real time. Must do all that before I even think about buying "tunes"..... but I did buy $40 vouchers for the istore.

I also got a nice speaker, can move it around the place.

ipod wasn't the latest one, so got $20 off, and the speaker was $90. An early pressie from Santa.

I might ask a friend's six year old for help. lol


JackBunion Report 9 Oct 2012 10:10

Every time I have flashback memories, music is involved. Usually scratchy and raw music, and modern re-mixes aren't the same.

At our local speedway track about 1963, they used to play "Runaway" by Del Shannon. Reminds me of the noise of the bikes and the smell of their fuel.

And interview with Neil Sedaka other day on Radio Wales - he is in Cardiff this month. Almost all his songs bring back memories for me.

Bad thing is that these nursing and residential homes are looking for records now. Residents love to hear "Take Good Care of my Baby" and "What do you want if you don't want money". Ouch!!! Why do they stil not like Dickie Valentine, Mantovani, Vera Lynn, Alma Cogan and Lita Rosa? :-( :-(

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 9 Oct 2012 10:01

On the radio recently there was talk of record players making a come-back. This is because, apparently, the music on our old vinyl gives a more realistic and human sound, mistakes and all, compared with today's digitally re-mastered / electronically wotsernamed.

I still have my old LP's and singles, and more recently found all my dad's 78's. None of them have been well looked after so I doubt they're in a good state - but I can't throw them out.
I think I may have to do as Ronald did and get myself a 3 speed record player.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Oct 2012 09:26

If you play them, keep them.
If you can't or don't, then get rid of.

You may need to check them for scratches if you are thinking of selling.

We may have a box full in the loft. Not having looked at them for years, they may well have warped in the heat. :-(


DIZZI Report 9 Oct 2012 08:51




Bobtanian Report 9 Oct 2012 08:47

is me?or is it the dab reproduction?

they've been bashing the beatles records over the last few days, ...........

but they dont seem to be playing in the same key, that I remember them.......

does going deaf change things that way?


Andrew Report 8 Oct 2012 21:53

If you want to see what any records might be worth, try

Remember these are dealers, so you wouldn't get the same prices.



Julie Report 8 Oct 2012 21:45

I still have mine though they are up in loft....over 500 12", about 100 albums & just under 400 7", i also still have my stereo to play them on if i wanted which isn't often cos of where they are

TBH i couldn't sell them


JoyBoroAngel Report 8 Oct 2012 21:45

i have a compact vinyl player with tape decks
its brill the vinyl player slides out
i keep it on the kitchen window sills

and often get it out for a blast from the pat :-D :-D


LollyWithSprinklez Report 8 Oct 2012 21:24


Have managed to sell some of mine on EBay but to be honest with the postage rates going up it's not easy. Of the few I have manged to shift 2 went "missing in post" And I was the Loser.

The market for them is pretty flat despite what you might hear. have a look and see how yours compare with whats on there.

Personally I am hanging on to mine for the time being.

Apart from those that always sell well :-D


Ron2 Report 8 Oct 2012 20:55

Still play mine occasionally. Bought a 3 speed record player for £30 from Boyes earlier this year. Can now play my old 78s as well.

Be aware Rose any 'first editions' might be valuable


Kay???? Report 8 Oct 2012 19:27

just put them in boiling water out the kettle,,,mould and presto........a fruit bowl...


Rose look on ebay if youre selling to see what the same are going for.


Tecwyn Report 8 Oct 2012 19:19

I've still got my Dansette record player, bought in 1958 for £2-17-6d :-D. I saved for months for that. My first step into the murky world of materialism.

Having followed me around for over 50 years, how could I possibly part with it

It was after all, my invitation to many a good party.


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 8 Oct 2012 18:43

I believe you can soften them up by putting them in the oven (not too high a heat mind) and then mould them into Plant Pots or such like.

Edit.. just found this...