questionswhere to buy vinyl records cheap?

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I've lucked out a few times at yard sales. It's far and few between that they are selling their LP collection but they are out there.

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If you live near a Half Price Books, they tend to have a decent selection of vinyl, most priced between $1-2.

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@danthonyross: It appears that they had already tried Half Price and were not satisfied with their prices or selection.

Try to find a local Flea Market. There is a flea market down the street from where I work that is only open on weekends, but there are no fewer than three different shopkeepers that sell gobs of awesome old vinyl. And since it's a flea market, you can haggle and bundle for maximum savings!

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Most folks liquidated their vinyl years ago. But those of us who haven't moved since we bought our first CD player still have vinyl around. The common stuff you are looking for is nearly worthless unless the jackets and vinyl are pristine, making them not worth the trouble to try and sell. So ask your friends, look for us middle aged guys, our wives would thank you for asking. Be prepared to make an offer on a whole crate full, probably for half a buck an album. If you find one in 10 from your wish list, thats $5 an album, there will be many more you didn't know you needed.

Keep checking yard sales, especially moving sales, watch craigslist of course.
You probably have a record store somewhere nearby that has vinyl. Find them, they will cost a bit more, but way cheaper than the price of shipping.
Look for a record convention, some of those guys deal in volume. They find those crate deals cull the good stuff sell the rest cheap, especially on Sunday.

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Don't rule out ADVERTISING on craigslist too.
Yes, you'll get spammed some, but generally you should get inundated with offers, depending on how you word an ad(don't promise to buy everything, promise to LOOK at everything).
There are some records that are worth money, unfortunately lots of folks think they've got the rare ones. If they've seen eBay, they should know that's not the case. But do run a free ad, you'll meet some interesting people and maybe find some very cool records.
And don't rule anything out.

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Lots of people are still sitting on their vinyl. I tried selling a bunch of mine a while back and most people who called were very finicky and tried to nickel and dime me. The one guy I wound up meeting only wanted a few in perfect condition and it wasn't worth the trouble. I dumped most of the rest at a local used records store. Offer to buy up people's classic rock records at $2 each (i.e. on craigslist) so long as they're in decent condition and they'll be ecstatic to hear from you.

BTW, also check thrift shops, they're usually overflowing with records and have to turn away donations. Selection will be spotty.

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Don't rule out Half Price Books just because they didn't have what you wanted the last time you looked. They only have what people bring in but you always find something that wasn't there a week ago. Every once in awhile I get lucky and pick up someone else's collection they decided to unload. The same advice applies to flea markets and thrift stores. You can spend a lot of time looking so you need to decide if it is worth it to you. If not, just spend the money on ebay and be done with it.

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Hey, check out http://recordvision.com

I have the following:
ZZTop - Eliminator, Afterburn
Journey - One of These Nights
Queen - News of The World

Those titles aren't listed yet, but if you are interested, email me through the site, and we can probably arrive a decent price for you. None of those would be more than $12. I also have Pink Floyd "The Wall" but that one would be a little closer to $20. If yu buy several, I can get you a discount on shipping (like $2.99 total, or free if you find enough titles that you're interested in.

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try looking on http://www.kyrascollectables.com it is a small site but there is some rock / metal records listed

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