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Clean house and sell vinyl records

Clean house and sell vinyl records

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What are my old Vinyl Record worth?

by Robert Rohrman
February 20, 2018

Thinking of selling your old vinyl records? Are those records are taking up valuable space? Worse yet, are they sitting in a musty basement or storage area, losing value because they are not properly stored?  Whatever brought you here,  perhaps you decide it’s time to let them go, but guess what? They may be worth something!! If you haven’t heard, there is a resurgence in vinyl records, and it’s not just new titles. Those older original copies may be worth some money. Here’s a few things to know if you’d like to clean out some space, and not get ripped off in the process.

First, the records are worth less than you think, and more than you might think at the same time. This means, you are not going to retire on what you have in your old bins. It also means, that there is probably someone out there who would be willing to pay to salvage those old records.

The next thing for you to consider, is what type of music you have. This is where the facts can get dicey, but your old Johnny Mathis album isn’t worth anything. However, your old Beatles album or Bob Dylan album may be worth something if it’s in nice shape. That’s right, rock and roll is where it’s at. Some collectors will like the jazz and country, and R and B and others have their collectors, but it’s rock and roll that will bring you the most return.  There are few collectors who will purchase 78’s, but that doesn’t mean they are not worth anything. Same with 45’s.

If you determine that you have something others might like, now it’s time to decide what to do. A trustworthy buyer is the logical way to efficiently sell your records. A trustworthy buyer is someone who you trust to come to your house. A person who will be honest if they find something rare or valuable. And a person who makes the process comfortable, fair and respects your connection to your possessions. You should not try to sell your records individually if you are not familiar with that process. it is like selling antique books, or rare artwork. Not all of us have that experience to do it right, or want to take the time necessary to do it properly.



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How will the process of selling your vinyl records work?

How will the process of selling your vinyl records work?

What will I experience when selling my Vinyl Records?

The Call

When you decide to make a call or fill out our form and let someone know you are interested in selling records or some old equipment, you begin a process. This process in intended to be easy and convenient for the seller. Here is a brief outline of how this process goes.

The Process
  1. You contact us letting us know about some things you’d like to sell
  2. We’ll ask a few questions – such as what type of music, general condition and quantity. For equipment we’ll ask specific brand and model numbers.
  3. If you believe there is a good fit, and so do we, we’ll schedule a time to take a look at what you have. Times are flexible, and we can meet at your residence, or if more comfortable a public place. We have done both, and will accommodate any preference. the most important thing is the convenience and comfort of the seller.
  4. The process of going through a collection generally is quick. within 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. As we go through, anything that stands out as potentially valuable will be identified to the seller. We believe this is a valuable part of our service.
  6. Once everything has been gone through and a broad understanding is gained on condition and exact items, we will make an offer for all or some of the items. this varies greatly, and can only be done once an inspection occurs.  we have seen flood ravaged basements, and pristine collections worth thousands of dollars. it’s impossible to know and come up with that number without looking at everything, and considering many factors. Those factors will include. the most important are title and condition.
    1. Title
    2. Genre
    3. Rarity
    4. Current Value
    5. Condition of record
    6. condition of jacket
    7. Inserts
    8. dust, smoke, other signs of age
    9. etc
  7. When the seller is comfortable with a number, we’ll physically do all the heavy lifting and move the items out of your way.
The Philosophy, History and Preservation

It’s that simple! we don’t overstay our welcome, or play games. It’s honest communication between buyer and seller. We give the seller valuable feedback on their items. We are also ver interested int he stories and where the items came from as that is a valuable part of the story and history that we would like to preserve. Preservation of music is our driving force, and we take your stories, experiences, and make sure they are part of your itmes for years to come.

If you would like to get this process started, simple fill out this form here -> Sell My Records and Stereos