Downsizing House to Van, Need to sell records (LP,45's etc) but where ar a reaso

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 18:24
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Mate is downsizing and needs to get rid of his/her stuff. Has numerous records but does not know the true value of them and is reluctant to call phone numbers in the daily paper having heard stories where people have sold records/Covers for dollars that are worth thousands.

Is there a website with record names and approx prices that I can pass onto him.

Peter
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Reply By: sweetwill - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 19:07

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 19:07
hi there peter
tell your mate to look at ebay to get an idea of their worth cheers bill.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:17

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:17
Watch a few sell on ebay to see what the going prices are

It will give you an idea anyway
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 19:16

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 19:16
Unless they are absolutely as new, ie both record & sleeve in mint condition, they are almost worthless!

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Follow Up By: Rob! - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 19:22

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 19:22
I'll second that. Unless they are in mint condition he should expect somewhere around $5 for your typical LP, and no more than $20 for a classic.
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Follow Up By: Tadooch - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 20:42

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 20:42
I'll 3rd. Several years back I discovered one of my mothers old Beatle albums was rare and collectable. I took it to an expert who said it was not worth more than $5. Had the same happen with a rare King George penny...they need to be mint or they're worthless.
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Reply By: Member - Tom V (WA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 20:18

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 20:18
Hi Peter
if yr mate can email me a list of them, I have a friend who collects old records.
cheers Tom
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Reply By: Member - Bruce T (SA) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:27

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:27
Put them on ebay, but not the lot as a whole deal. Break them down into artists, themes or like that. Out there is a whole lot of vinyl enthusiast. Check others on ebay and go from there.

I was talking with a guy who buys these as he is a major enthusiast; even has a vinyl cleaning machine!

Bruce and Di
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Reply By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:39

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 21:39
Hi Peter, like most have said, vinyl is only worth money if they are in mint condition, and then only to enthusiasts.

I have an extensive vinyl collection, or should say HAD.... threw most out, not worth selling. Reason for the lack of worth is the fact that most 'classics' etc have now been re-released, digitally remastered on CD.

Only thing I kept was an original Beatles boxed set, bought for me in 1972 as an anniversary present, but even this is available on CD these days,

Ebay is the best shot at getting a few bucks for them.

Cheers, Dave
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Reply By: Busy Bee - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:05

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:05
Google Vinyl Solutions. I have bought LPs from them in the past. You can search the title of an LP and get an idea of its value.
The only time I made a mistake was when I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:57

Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 at 22:57
Ok Ill be in I have 400 C&W lp's some very collectable Like genuine Sun editions and Elvis's blue, Blue hawaii album.

All in mint condition some not played.

Any takers
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Reply By: Top End Explorer - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 06:33

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 06:33
I can't help you with the value, but if the are 60s, 70s and 80s music you could sell the to any radio station in Germany, I'M STUCK IN A TIME WARP over here.LOL

Cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:30

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:30
This is from a radio station in Germany, the greatest of all time hits of 2010.

The voting stopped yesterday.

1. AC/DC mit Highway to hell (aus dem Jahr 1979)
2. Lady GaGa mit Paparazzi (aus dem Jahr 2009)
3. Bryan Adams mit Summer of '69 (aus dem Jahr 1985)
4. Lady GaGa mit Poker Face (aus dem Jahr 2009)
5. Queen mit We will rock you (aus dem Jahr 1977)
6. AC/DC mit T.N.T. (aus dem Jahr 1975)
7. Lady GaGa mit Bad Romance (aus dem Jahr 2009)
8. Queen mit We are the champions (aus dem Jahr 1977)
9. Metallica mit Nothing else matters (aus dem Jahr 1991)
10. Robbie Williams mit Bodies (aus dem Jahr 2009)

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:13

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:13
Sounds like they're stuck in the same time warp as 106.3FM in Canberra. Seems such a waste of FM stereo bandwidth when the recordings are only as good as AM quality anyway :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:18

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:18
Oh, I forgot to mention the time warp that Indonesia is stuck in - you can still buy commerically pre-recorded audio cassettes there, and Toyota's high volume seller (Avanza) is sold in mid-spec with cassette player and radio only. You have to go for the top-spec model to get a CD player, and I think even that still has a tape player as well!
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Reply By: madcow - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 09:22

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 09:22
Sometimes it is not the record itself but the sleeve or photos on them that can be worth a mint. But it all depends on how much someone would pay. Personally I would try ebay especially for the rarer ones. They are making a comeback of sorts for the retroheads in the cities at the moment so you never know. I'll stiick my head up to say i even own the Monster Mash album ( only ever played it once) and is the source of a bit of ribbing from time to time. But my personal favourite is a signed copy of Evie on a 45 by Stevie Wright.
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Reply By: DIO - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:17

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 10:17
The 'true value' is only what someone else is prepared to pay. You could try ebay, garage sale, car boot sale, donate to charitable organisation, give it away, dump it. Good luck with whatever the choice,
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Follow Up By: Rob! - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:54

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:54
umm... isn't that what he is asking?
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Reply By: PeterInSa - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:12

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 12:12
Thanks for your replies will pass your comments on.

Peter
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Reply By: Member - Timbo - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:16

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 13:16
LP records? What are they? Is that when you write down all the LPG you fuel up with and the distance travelled so you can work out your fuel economy?


Just jokes, I know LP records because my parents still have quite a few!
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Reply By: HGMonaro - Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 15:10

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 at 15:10
some might be worth a few $$$. Sis-in-law recently bought a MJ 'Thriller' to replace one of her husbands she accidently threw out (that's the story anyway) and it cost about $50 to get one. Unknown to her, his brother also sourced one (a little bit cheaper but not much, can't remember what they said) so he (the husband) has now got 2!
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