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Old 09-08-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I have several hundred record albums (vinyl): classic rock, progressive rock, jazz, new wave, punk. Anyone have any recommendations on where I can take these to sell? Preferably a one stop shop rather than sitting all day selling them at a swap meet or itemizing them for craigslist or ebay.
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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I have several hundred record albums (vinyl): classic rock, progressive rock, jazz, new wave, punk. Anyone have any recommendations on where I can take these to sell? Preferably a one stop shop rather than sitting all day selling them at a swap meet or itemizing them for craigslist or ebay.
Amoeba?
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Amoeba?
Good. I just called them and they are open and buy records on Sundays too so that might be good to beat traffic.


Amoeba Music > Sell Used Records and LPs, Sell Used DVDs, Sell Used CDs, - Sell Us Your Music Collection - Highest Prices Paid!
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:42 PM
 
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That's a great idea. I'm moving in about 4 months. I have some classic records (e.g. Beatles white album). I have no facility to take these with me. I gotta sell them or toss them.

I'll take 'em to Amoeba. Any are left I'll toss 'em.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Check Record Collector News for many places which buy vinyl, including stores in OC and SD:

Record Collector News--record stores

Rockaway Records in Silver Lake is also listed and is a major vinyl buyer/seller.

I have no connection with the magazine but they are a one stop resource for SoCal (and beyond) record collectors.

If you give your kids a cut, maybe they will sell them on ebay?

Lovehound, if you have any records left over, can you donate them to a thrift shop, where they'll do some good besides sitting in a landfill (and they might give you a receipt to lower your taxes)?
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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@ smiles @ Drunk on KA

Yeah, of course, I won't toss these albums. Any I can't sell of course I'll give them to some charity or other organization. I give most of my "not worth selling" stuff to Goodwill.

I may have given a mistaken impression that I'd toss them into the trash.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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CD Trader in Tarzana also buys vinyl...have sold to them, Amoeba and Second Spin - but just CDs, DVDs, cassette and VHS tapes - never vinyl so I'm not sure which is best in this case.

Amoeba has many more buyers (the guys and girls who evaluate the items and make their offer to you) - there is a lineup and the sellers go to the next open buyer spot at the counter when it opens up. CD Trader has only had one buyer evaluating items every time I've been there - the wait can be long. Second Spin usually had two or three buyers so it was faster. All of them will page you or find you when they are finished evaluating your items and let you know what they will offer for them. Amoeba and Second Spin offer cash or a greater amount in store credit (I think 20% but can't remember, haven't done it in six months or so) - CD Trader gave cash only (if I remember correctly).

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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CD Trader in Tarzana also buys vinyl...have sold to them, Amoeba and Second Spin - but just CDs, DVDs, cassette and VHS tapes - never vinyl so I'm not sure which is best in this case.

Amoeba has many more buyers (the guys and girls who evaluate the items and make their offer to you) - there is a lineup and the sellers go to the next open buyer spot at the counter when it opens up. CD Trader has only had one buyer evaluating items every time I've been there - the wait can be long. Second Spin usually had two or three buyers so it was faster. All of them will page you or find you when they are finished evaluating your items and let you know what they will offer for them. Amoeba and Second Spin offer cash or a greater amount in store credit (I think 20% but can't remember, haven't done it in six months or so) - CD Trader gave cash only (if I remember correctly).

Good info, thank you.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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(e.g. Beatles white album)
I have two Meet the Beatles on vinyl
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My dad still has all his vinyl records spanning from the 1960's to the 1980's. He has played each record a total of 4 times. Back when he bought them he copied them to real to real tape. My parents had an old system that was more like a peice of furniture. Had a turn table, am/fm tuner and a real to real tape unit, with 2 big speakers on either end. When cassette was the big deal he had them copied to cassette tape. Then it was to CD's. A few years back he put them on his MP3 player. He bought a turn table that will record to the computer and downloaded from there to his mp3 player. All those records still look new with the original covers. Pretty cool if you ask me. LOL Not bad for an old man in his 70's. Got to hand it to my dad keeping up with all the newest stuff. LOL
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