Classical records - that's right, vinyls - for rehoming?

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11 years 10 months ago #24044 by reggit
...if they are even rehomeable???

We have a turntable on our stereo but all this stuff (my dad's old collection from the 1950s, mostly boxed sets and in mint condition mostly) is not our taste in music.

We are wanting to find a good home for these, but no idea where to start. TM seems to be swamped with this sort of stuff that isn't selling, and we are not necessarily after the money, just don't want to dump them!

Any ideas? :rolleyes:

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11 years 10 months ago #340817 by ronnie
Donate them to your local charity op shop. They usually have a collection of these things and regular buyers who pick thru them.

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11 years 10 months ago #340820 by DiDi
tigger - there are collectors out there so I'd be inclined to advertise them in categories or individual albums? I am a total TM dummie but I figure if there are collectors out there that can identify a particular LP them you may attract their attention.

I know for a fact that I had the first "Exile on main Street" album (Stones) in NZ (from a boyfriend in Scotland) and it was never played. In my barn I think but could be worth something to someone if not me.

I'm interested also to hear if anyone has found a way to sell these "classics" because I thought I read that there was a resurgence in Collectors?

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11 years 10 months ago #340826 by OakhengeFarm
Yes, they are worth money, and yes, you can sell them.

Contact this guy:
New Plymouth Record Fair

Sun 29 Aug 2010
Time: 10am
Location: Senior Citizens Hall, Liardet St, New Plymouth

A record fair with a number of sellers and a wide variety of records, CDs and other music related items for sale.
Traders, dealers, collectors buying, selling all types of records, all genres of music.

Prices: $2 admission
Contact: Brian Wafer
Phone: 022 622 0405
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I will be going, as I have a pile of vinyl records to get rid of.

If anyone wants me to take their records along, PM me and we'll arrange something.

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Oh, and uncountable wild birds - including fantails, swallows, yellowhammers, morepork, magpies, hawks, pukekos, and even quaill, pheasants and rainbow lorikeets [:D][:D] Not to mention possums, hares, rabbits, rats...

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11 years 10 months ago #340830 by Pumpkingirl
I know a collector in Wellington, I'll see if I can find his contact details, he's quite crazy about vinyl, last time I spoke to him he was nearing 50,000 in a specialist wing of his house.

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11 years 10 months ago #340831 by spoook
Oooo PG, you know someone who collects??? I'm not that bad.[:I]

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11 years 10 months ago #340836 by Ronney
Tigger, you can send them my way if you wish and I'm prepared to pay for them. I have music, mostly now on CD because that is the only way I can buy them, going back to the 40's but I still maintain two turntables to play what old records I have which include the Big Band era.

Cheers,
Ronnie

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11 years 10 months ago #340839 by Pumpkingirl

spoook;329055 wrote: Oooo PG, you know someone who collects??? I'm not that bad.[:I]

Oh yes you are!!! He collects ONE thing - vinyl records. And if he has more than one copy he will SELL it or trade it. He is (I believe still) a renowned vinyl collector.

That's a fundamental difference between you and him, young lady!!!!! :D [;)][:0]

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11 years 10 months ago #340842 by Mich
As one who is married to a vinyl collector/afficionado, I can vouch for the passion and nostalgia that these relics (the records!!!) can command. In fact, some say that with good quality equipment, records actually sound better than the digitally remastered CDs.

I'm sure that someone will snap these up, Tigger. There are an awful lot of older style music fans out there (me included).

Cheers, Mich.

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11 years 10 months ago #340849 by igor
Vinyl records are beter than CDs because they have music on both sides. And CDs sound crappy when played through my TV because the speakers distort to hell when it's loud whereas the old radiogram can crank out the real sound and real loud too.
Saw a 45 player in a car once. It was an old Rover. The turntable was mounted on big coil springs and the machine sat in the dashboard just like a modern CD player. Cool eh.

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11 years 10 months ago #340872 by Seaside
This thread is great timing for me, thanks tigger! We just cleared out our wardrobe and I have a bunch of vinyl singles that I'm hoping to sell (trying to put together a slush fund due to financial precariousness), some of which I bought as my first ever records with my birthday money, 30 years ago.

I don't know what they are worth, if anything. Does anyone know of an honest dealer in ChCh?

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11 years 10 months ago #341002 by Ghilly

Ronney;329060 wrote: Tigger, you can send them my way if you wish and I'm prepared to pay for them. I have music, mostly now on CD because that is the only way I can buy them, going back to the 40's but I still maintain two turntables to play what old records I have which include the Big Band era.

Cheers,
Ronnie

Oooooooh Big Band! I have been playing Glenn Miller in the ute since I got it nearly two years ago. I had to swap CD's recently cos I think maybe I've played the thing to death... shame, I love that CD.

You just can't get the same quality as you get on vinyl.

Yakut

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