WE BUY RECORDS
We pay cash/card for used vinyl!
On this page, we list a bunch of stuff with average prices we might pay for those items. These prices can change at any time depending on supply and demand, and are only round numbers anyway. The only way we can give you a fixed price for your used items is to bring them in and have us take a look and make an offer.
Selling us your used LPs and 7"s
Condition, condition, condition. To receive a good price, the records must be in very good to excellent condition. The cover cannot have a lot of wear. The record has no deep scratches, gouges, warps or anything you would hear if you play it with an ordinary needle. We generally do not buy 78s.
Availability. Whether or no a record is still in print or has been reissued greatly affects the market price it sells for and thus what we pay.
Valuable Genres on LP:
The following prices are for common records in each genre.
Rare records within these genres are worth significantly more. There is really no ceiling as to how much you can get for the right records. I think the most we've paid was about $200 for one record, but you never know what you have until you bring it by.
Indie Rock: most artist ranging from The Smiths, Joy Division, The Cure etc. from the '80s until now get $40-100+, depending on the pressing and rarity.
Reggae: All reggae records we pay $10+. We pay more for old dub records though.
Blues: most common blues album by a major artist we pay $10-$15. Acoustic pre-1960 blues we pay $6-$12.
Punk: common punk record from the late 70s through now we pay $15-$30+ on average. Rare colors or versions get you more money. We like punk records almost more than any actually.
Modern 20th century classical: $2-10. This is post-1900 stuff like Morton Feldman, John Cage, Subotnick, etc.
Funk and Soul before 1980: $2-10 average. Funk records get more though.
70s Progressive rock/kraut (artists like Can or Magma, labels like Vertigo): $10-25, more for rare psych and kraut.
Jazz: recordings made prior to 1970, especially on Blue Note, Impulse, Riverside, Pablo, Prestige, Fantasy, Argo, etc. are the most valuable records as a category. They are commonly worth in excellent condition $5-15, rare records can go into the hundreds. Certain records in good condition are worth much much more. We’ll pay $5-20 for vinyl reissues. Free Jazz titles get a little more too.
Metal: from Black Sabbath to Ozzy to Iron Maiden to Queensryche to Motley Crue to Metallica, some hard rock like AC/DC, most bands on labels like Metal Blade, Nuclear Blast, Relapse etc. are worth $20-60+. Black metal records we pay $10-$20.
Classic rock like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Kinks, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, many other 60s and classic rock we pay usually $25-$50 in very good to excellent condition. Some rare pressings of these records are worth much much more.
7"s/45s: We buy '60s & '70s R&B/funk singles, and mainly punk, indie, and metal 7"s. These must be in their picture sleeves if they have one. The price ranges from $1-$5 average, on up to $50 for rare items. Most '70s and '80s Top 40 are worthless to us.
70s and 80s rock like the Abba, April Wine, Asia, the Doobie Brothers, Moody Blues, Styx, Journey, Billy Joel, Cars, Seals and Croft, all the bands that sold millions of records in the seventies and early eighties aren't worth a ton. There’s so many of the records around you’ll probably get $5-$10 if we need them.
"Zeros" - badly scratched and damaged records, easy listening, light classics, Christmas albums (unless it's November or December), and Broadway records are mostly not worth anything.