Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

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Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

Post by myusernamechosen » 26 Jan 2020 13:13

So let me start by saying the value of a record to me isn’t based on a dollar value. I have plenty of cheap records I love.

With that said I’ve been working on refining my collection to things I truly love. I have 30-40 records in decent shape. I’ve sold higher value stuff on discogs but lower value stuff doesn’t make sense to me based on shipping. Selling to a store will get me pennies on the dollar.

Does anyone have a good recommendation for stuff like this?

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Re: Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

Post by poutrew » 26 Jan 2020 18:10

Well, you could donate them to a Goodwill store and take a tax deduction on them at the end of the year. You could give them to a friend or relative as a 'starter' collection. I've even seen 'art' projects where people put them in the oven and melt them into a bowl shape and use them for chic coffee table décor - though I wouldn't put food items in them...

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Re: Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

Post by spensar » 26 Jan 2020 18:13

Local post at $3 each or 4 for $10 to encourage bulk buying, or whatever lower "move it now" on craigslist price you are ok with.

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Re: Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

Post by myusernamechosen » 26 Jan 2020 18:40

poutrew wrote:
26 Jan 2020 18:10
Well, you could donate them to a Goodwill store and take a tax deduction on them at the end of the year. You could give them to a friend or relative as a 'starter' collection. I've even seen 'art' projects where people put them in the oven and melt them into a bowl shape and use them for chic coffee table décor - though I wouldn't put food items in them...
I did give some away to a woman at work who just got her first TT, gave her my duplicate Beatles stuff. All of these are too good to be one trash.

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Re: Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

Post by myusernamechosen » 26 Jan 2020 18:41

spensar wrote:
26 Jan 2020 18:13
Local post at $3 each or 4 for $10 to encourage bulk buying, or whatever lower "move it now" on craigslist price you are ok with.
That’s not a bad idea offering to do chunks on CL. Like a pick 4 thing. I have plenty of record mailers. Just didn’t want to have people coming to the house picking through. I like this idea

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Re: Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 26 Jan 2020 20:12

Great idea spensar.....At least you get reasonable return on your original investment. Every re-seller will chisel you down, and I won't even entertain their "offers". Most buyers are familiar enough with the bid-up market value of the ebays and discogs of the world to recognize they are getting a good deal this way. We all want to feel we got something for nothing, and this will work. Excellent advise! 8)

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Re: Tips on selling lower value records? Have a number of $5-10 records that are taking up space

Post by spensar » 26 Jan 2020 20:16

I just did a vicious cull from last years yard and estate sales and have 150+ to sell. I do have a few people to give first crack at as i know they will by quantity at those prices. $2- $3 is in the average ballpark of what I paid and I Spin Clean them and toss/donate the really beat up ones. I do listen to every LP at least once before it goes.

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