WHAT WE BUY:
Q: How much will you give me for my records? $1 a piece? $2 a piece?
A: As stated, we don’t give blanket $/record for collections, for example be don’t say “I’ll give you a buck a piece”. This is because: let’s say we buy 10 records off of you, one is worth $40, and the other 9 are worth only $1, and so we pay you $25 for all 10. Well then it looks like we paid you $2.50 for a $40 record. How awful does that look! Instead we show you what we buy and for how much each. Additionally, Since many records have different pressings/variants/misprints, it would be unfair to you to give a quote without looking at your record collection in person. Our motto is "What you think has value usually doesn't, and what you don't think has value usually does". For example, one word makes this Zeppelin album worth 9x as much, and do you recognize this Beatles album cover? Probably not, as it was recalled after only a short run, and can be hiding in plain sight, as it was hastily stickered over with the "Trunk" cover we know today!
In sum, there are too many variants in a record to offer a price over the phone or via email. In person is always the best bet!
Q: Is it true you buy everything? Are there things you don't buy?
A: We do buy almost everything, but there are a few things we can't offer much for:
We sadly can't offer much for Classical (give us a call anyway, as we still may be interested depending on the country of origin and year of pressing).
If you have 78s, let us know, and we can say which we can buy. Of most interest on 78 is Rock ‘n’ Roll/Rockabilly, Bop Jazz (Miles Davis, Chet Baker), and Blues (John Lee Hooker, Lightnin Hopkins)
We buy 45s, just keep in mind if it’s CHUM chart hits we have thousands in overstock so we might not be able to offer much for them.
We also can't offer much for Pop/MoR artists, like Nana Mouskouri, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Anne Murray, Arthur Fiedler, and other artists in the Pop category. These albums were extremely popular in their day, and therefore there are millions of copies out there. The music is great, don’t get us wrong, but the problem is, more people are looking to get rid of their Anne Murray records than are looking to buy them, and so we can't offer anything for them other than the promise of finding them a good home.
A final note, while the condition is critical, for us the title is the most important, so don't panic if your records are well loved, let us worry about the condition! We've heard people say they threw a record out because the condition was bad... Don't! record collectors will buy a record even if it's chipped or cracked if it's the right title!