Vinyl LP collection
February 27, 2014 2:01 PM   Subscribe

Any body have recent experience selling LP records. Better results on E-Bay or Amazon, or where else?

I've got PINK FLOYD's dark side of the moon with intact posters and stickers
George Harrsions triple LP opus with original posters never unfolded
stuff like that, obsessive compulsive about keeping things pristine
almost ruined my marriage
posted by daveo'h to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ebay and Discogs.
posted by iamck at 2:31 PM on February 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

I've been buying and selling vinyl on MusicStack for years. I like it.
MusicStack specializes in helping music lovers to locate hard to find music, rare vinyl records and used CDs from thousands of online record stores. With millions of out of print vinyl records MusicStack makes it easy to track down the lost record albums, LPs and 45s you have been searching for.
Individuals are welcome to list on MusicStack, but we have found that sellers with less than a few hundred items for sale typically sell less than one item per month so your time and effort might be better spent listing on ebay instead of MusicStack.
posted by Herodios at 5:01 PM on February 27, 2014

Seconding eBay or Discogs, and you might also throw Amazon Marketplace in there.

Selling any kind of collection means weighing the time and effort you want to spend against the money you want to make. In this case, the max profit is probably to be had by making very detailed (full descriptions and gradations, multiple high-res photos, etc.) eBay listings, and the easiest sale to be made by taking the whole collection to a used-record store and taking their offer. Other options will fall somewhere in between.

(Incidentally and no offense, but, based on the examples you list and how you describe them, you might consider the possibility that these aren't going to be worth as much as you think they are.)
posted by box at 6:55 PM on February 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

I've done okay on eBay with weird and strange things, but even then, your stuff will not bring you a fortune.

For example your Dark Side of the Moon is going for about $32. Is that what you were expecting?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 11:35 AM on February 28, 2014

Response by poster: Thanks all. $32 sounds pretty good, I wan't planning a trip to Rio but I've got about 500 LPs in great shape and gotta do something with them berfore yet another medium comes up. Big buck wise I have the Boz Scapps LP from Sweden that I paid $500 for on Ebay so I really want to go the best route. Thanks again
posted by daveo'h at 9:51 AM on March 6, 2014

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