Is there a place on the internets that I can get an idea of what my records are worth.
June 23, 2008 4:52 PM   Subscribe

Is there a place on the internets that I can get an idea of what my records are worth.

I have a large collection of vinyl I am thinking of selling. Many are obscure new wave stuff from the 70's and eighties. I am looking for a site or two I can use to get an idea of what they are worth individually.
I have some tasty CDs as well
Gotta a suggestion?
posted by citybuddha to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Completed items search on eBay is the answer. You will find the going rate for whatever you have to sell there.
posted by fire&wings at 5:04 PM on June 23, 2008

There is no set value for used records. They are worth whatever somebody is willing to pay you for them. Ebay results will vary wildly for the same record. Popsike lists ebay results of rarities.

New wave in general doesn't go for much, unless it's from a band that developed a cult following or you have something unique from an iconic band.
posted by hydrophonic at 5:09 PM on June 23, 2008




Previously. seriously, this question has been asked here a lot.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 6:01 PM on June 23, 2008

If you are thinking about ebay, I can tell you that records are tough to sell because there are many condition points that serious collectors are looking for. Lots of serious buyers/collectors have gotten burned buying less than pristine vinyl and won't buy online anymore...they want to inspect the goods in person.
posted by pluckysparrow at 6:03 PM on June 23, 2008

This is where you need a book, and it isn't pricey.
posted by caddis at 8:27 PM on June 23, 2008

Popsike, mentioned in an earlier thread, is well worth your while. It tracks the final price of eBay auctions.
posted by porn in the woods at 9:00 AM on June 24, 2008

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