Looking for pieces of vinyl
September 11, 2014 9:17 AM   Subscribe

Some moons ago I found an online vinyl record store that seemingly had hundreds of thousands of records for sale for dirt cheap. I cannot seem to find this link in my bookmarks nor can I locate via standard Google searches. Since I lost my hidden gem, I was wondering where everybody else purchases their records. Musical tastes are varied, but mostly lay in the rock genre with jazz and classical right behind. Thanks!
posted by wile e to Shopping (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I purchase my records at my local record store(s). Is the Finland location in your profile accurate?

Here in Chicago I like:

Bric-a-Brac Records
Reckless Records
Permanent Records
Laurie's Planet of Sound
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:34 AM on September 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I love Discogs for its easy to use interface and wantlist feature - it lets me know if a certain seller has other records I am looking for.
posted by stachemaster at 9:34 AM on September 11, 2014 [2 favorites]

Here locally, we have the world famous Bananas Records and Tapes.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 10:00 AM on September 11, 2014

Response by poster: I'm located somewhere between Helsinki and New York. I probably should see if I can update that in my profile. I'm from NY and spend a fair amount of time in both locations, but was looking for the best online option.
posted by wile e at 10:12 AM on September 11, 2014

Just FYI Bananas does ship worldwide.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 10:21 AM on September 11, 2014

Best answer: Seconding Discogs as the place to buy and sell records online.
posted by kaspen at 10:29 AM on September 11, 2014

I haven't ordered (or even visited the site) in several years, but back in the mid 2000s I used to love gemm.com for ordering vinyl from random shops for pretty great prices.
posted by homesickness at 11:39 AM on September 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Thirding Discogs. Not sure if it counts as dirt-cheap, but anything used I find at a local record store is bound to be ~50% cheaper on Discogs. You gotta group stuff to get the best deals because shipping but … buying more records than you need is the name of the game, innit ;)
posted by wemayfreeze at 7:44 PM on September 11, 2014

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