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Secondhand vinyl

There's a record shop near me that's closing down and the owner has offered to give me 1000's of records for free. He's kept all of the really valuable stuff like the Beatles for himself but there's loads of classical music there plus a few other random old records there.

 

Does anybody know if this is likely to be valuable? Would they be easy to sell on eBay or would I just be lumbering myself with loads of records that nobody wants?

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RE: Secondhand vinyl

Probably depends on condition. If reasonable nick should be worth something. I would get them, sort them out anything you don't want give to charity shops.

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Take them off his hands, buy a cheap TT, have a play and sell the ones you dont want Smile

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RE: Secondhand vinyl

Simples.. send them all to me!

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blademanse wrote:

Simples.. send them all to me!

If you contact me via the AVI forum you can have them. Smile

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RE: Secondhand vinyl

If they're classical, the only really valuable ones are from the 1950s/early 60s, original HMV's with ASD xxx numbers, or Decca,  Columbia equivalents, and in good condition. 1970s and 80s classical isn't worth much, though a lot of it sounds superb and you may want to keep it! More info here

http://www.classicrecords.co.uk/

http://www.classicalreference.com/

Rock etc from the usual pricey annual.

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RE: Secondhand vinyl

Thanks Jerry. Smile

 

I'll have another look later to see if there are any Decca or Columbia there. Looking on eBay most classical vinyl seems to be priced for about £3-£4 each which would be more time and hastle than it's worth selling them individually.

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I've managed to cherry pick about 50 Decca classical records and a couple of Columbia ones too. :grin:

 

There will be some more records there to look through tomorrow. Does anyone have any other suggestions for what I should look out for?

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Put them in a moderate oven, about 150 Celsius should do it, until they get a bit "pliable".  Put one record at a time on top of a large empty pyrex bowl.  Put a smaller pyrex bowl full of water over the middle.

Go to you next car boot sale and flog the results as "novelty fruit bowls" :cheers:

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