Sell Us Your Records
We Buy Used LPs, CDs, DVDs & More
Yup, we are always looking for quality used LPs, CDs, DVDs (and even some books if they are in the range of what we already sell…that being weird pop culture, music, hip lit, bizarre bios, some art books, etc). And we are always interested in old Cincinnati and regional music items…. records from artists and labels, tickets, posters, photos… anything and everything.
We Also Buy Used Turntables, Speakers & Receivers
We are always on the search for quality turntables, receivers, speakers, etc. We like brands such as Technics, Pioneer, Bang & Olufsen, Thorens, Denon, Sony, Kenwood, Marantz, Yamaha, etc. These and more are all brands that we can have refurbished before we sell them. The cost of any necessary repairs WILL affect what we offer.
We generally pay 1/2 of what we think we can sell the item for, this is an industry standard. Most of our used CDs and DVDs sell for between 3.99 and 7.99, meaning we pay between $2.00 - $4.00 per disc. If they are scuffed but we feel they could play, we pay 50 cents and throw ’em in our ever-popular "Buy 5 Get 5 Free" boxes. True, a scuffed CD often plays fine, but to be re-sold with confidence, they must be visually perfect. We guarantee all of our goods. If we feel we can sell it and we don’t have it in stock, we are interested.
Things to Remember When Selling LPs, 45s & 78s
Not all Beatles and Elvis albums are worth $1,000. Sorry. We wish they were, we would be retired, but unfortunately (for you) and fortunately (for them) they sold MILLIONS of records; meaning there’s a lot of them floating around. But if you have a bunch of nice condition Rock n’ Roll, Reggae, vintage R&B/Soul, Jazz, Blues, Punk/New Wave, Indie, Hip Hop, Modern Composer/Avant Garde, Old-School Country and Folk music from all over the world, by all means, bring ’em on down. We also like oddball records from TV, movie, baseball and game show personalities as well as Spoken Word records. *Most* Comedy, Classical, Show Tunes, and 40’s-60’s Crooner LPs are a tough sell.
Condition is very important, and LPs need to have their covers (7"s and 78s often don't need 'em). All vinyl needs to be in “very good” or “like new” condition. Very mild, general wear is often okay.
"I Have a Really Big Collection. Do You Make House Calls?"
Yes we do. We define “big” as 400 pieces or more. Distance and scheduling factor into this. You’ll have to call to set up a time (513-591-0123). Steps that make this process easier for all involved:
- Have decent lighting.
- Make clear distinctions as to what you want to sell and what you don’t ahead of time.
- If they are in some kind of order that’s just a bonus!
We do not bring cash to house calls. Company checks only, no worries they’re as good as gold.
"But the Book / Internet Said..."
We don’t go by what any price guide says. The internet has more-or-less rendered price guides useless. Selling prices are in constant flux due to demand, availability of reissues on CD/LP, etc. Items can be $20 on a Monday and $3 on a Friday... It all depends on who wants the record, when, and what that person is willing to pay that day. We go by the 50+ combined years of experience we have to determine what any particular LP can be sold for. We have a very well-earned reputation as straight shooters. You’ll get the best deal we can offer, given the circumstances of our LP stock at the time.
We look forward to doing business. Give us a call at 513-591-0123.