As part of my ongoing quest to grow my vintage music collection, I am always looking to find vinyl records for sale. There are a multitude of places you can look to find these bargains. Some outlets charge a serious amount of money whilst others are really cheap. Of course, amongst those really cheap bargains there is an outside chance you may pick up something that has a much higher value in the real world to those who know. Old records in particular are a challenge worthy of this pursuit.
You may find it useful to begin your search for vinyl records in places that are local to where you live. In particular bargains can be found at garage sales and in flea markets as the owners often don't know what the true value is of what they are attempting to sell. So if you want a valuable record at the right price, here is an excellent place to start if you don't mind spending the time to unearth these bargains.
I once found a very valuable vinyl record for sale at a garage sale, mixed in with a number of other valuable records in a box. I paid just a few dollars for those boxes, which was an absolute snip. Some of the records were still unopened.
Flea markets are another great place to check out. The people that run the stands at these flea markets are more savvy so they do have an idea of what things are worth, so you are likely to end up paying more for any vinyl records you buy at these venues. That said, you can still find excellent deals at flea markets and they are good if you have a specific record or artist in mind. You can also find more information about where to buy vinyl records at http://www.bigjohnsrecords.com
Some music shops also stock vinyl records and also resell the vintage types. Nowadays these types of stores are becoming rarer and you will find that any records on sale at these shops will cost you more than those sold at flea markets and local garage sales. The one advantage of a store like this is that there is a very good chance you will locate the record you are specifically looking for, at a price.
Another option that is often overlooked by many is the internet itself. As there are people all over the world selling their items on the internet, it makes an ideal hunting ground for those that know what they are after or even those that just want to browse.
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