Is There Money In Collecting Old Records?

Record collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the world! However, like with most hobbies, there’s a certain method that collectors should take into account. If a collector would eventually like to sell his or her old records for cash, it’s important to first understand the supply and demand of certain records. It is also important to pay very close attention to the overall condition of the actual record, cover included.

If you’re looking for absolute top dollar on some of your old records, make sure the Read more…

When Was The First Record Made?

When many people think of records they often get a vision of the age of classic rock, but records have actually been around for much longer than many realize. The very first record was created by Thomas Edison in 1877 on a piece of tin foil, and featured Edison reciting Mary Had a Little Lamb. Edison continued to perfect his invention, and eventually created records in the form of wax cylinders, which began being sold in the 1880s. The disc-shaped records that are most familiar to people today were conceived by Emilie Berliner in 1889, and were a Read more…

Where To Go To Sell Your Old Records

Where To Go To Sell Your Old Records

So, you are fed up with old milk crates filling up your closets, your basement, and now your living room! Are you finished with listening to records? Maybe you have decided mp3s are the way to go and that you no longer need your record player or you records. Perhaps it’s time to consolidate your space and move on. But the daunting question looms: Where do you go to sell your old records? Well, it’s simple. You can donate any of your old records to second hand stores and thrift Read more…

The Different Types Of Old Records

The Different Types Of Old Records

Okay, let’s start with the basics. When dealing with records you will have to understand what RPM stands for. RPM means revolutions per minute and what that means is how many times a record spins around the record player in a minute. Okay, let’s move on. There are 78 RPM’s which rotate 78 times per minute around and these are the heaviest pieces of vinyl. They are smaller than 33 1/3 records but are significantly heavier in weight and many classical, jazz and blues records were made this way in the thirties up Read more…

Where Can You Buy Old Records?

Old records are usually found online. This is the best place for them because lots of people sell them for little of nothing. There is always someone that is willing to part with the old records they have.

This is one reason that lots of Goodwill and Salvation Army stores have these types of records. They are really cheap here because Goodwill doesn’t use any kind of value system. They treat all old records the same. They sell for the same price regardless of what it is.

People can find these old records at antique stores and flea markets, but Read more…