BigWilson87 wrote:Thanks JC! I'll definitely pick up that Doobie Brothers record. I'm going to the record store tomorrow, and I plan on stocking up on some cheap used vinyl.
You can score some cheap vinyl on eBay but be wary. On eBay you cannot listen to groove damage before buying or trust a seller will tell you the opposite side of a record pictured has a large scratch in it.
BUT this being said if you hover around the $2.00 mark for records you won't be disappointed. Most sellers include shipping tracking numbers as the shipping costs are low anyway in the US with Media mail being about $3 nationwide.
I found Uriah Heep albums for 99 cents and also 1.99 and one of the three was a little rough to listen to but the other two should have sold for much more and were quite good.
Always scout out Craigslist, sometimes you'll see someone getting rid an album collection of maybe 100 records for like $30 just to get rid of it. I scored one of those once. This is a current ad I am getting in touch with the seller for. it is a small drive to get them but looks promising! "170 records $50" http://maine.craigslist.org/for/2971383140.html
Another thing I do is frequent Goodwill Stores, they have records for 99 cents and while a great many are in rough shape about half are excellent. I made so many great finds there this year it is truly shameful.
Best of all they have every style of music all mixed together. I found a Megadeth album in mint shape which sells for $25 easily on ebay and I got it for 99 cents.
Welcome to vinyl by the way ... with a decent system and a decent turntable you will immediately notice why vinyl sounds better than cds. Pay attention to the hi-hats and cymbals and vocals when comparing the two. If you have a good ear you can hear digital compression compared to an honest analogue sound.