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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 06 Jul 2019 21:53

vinyl master wrote:
07 Oct 2017 07:14
AceDeuce73 wrote:
I would love if thrift stores in my area had enough records to require hours to look through. A few minutes at most, and that on the rare times they have anything. Goodwill has been a good source, with prices of $1 in general, but lately have been pricing higher than that at times. Found a nice Onkyo CP-1057F table for $50 there, so I tend to swing by as often as I can. Salvation Army is more hit and miss, with a few bins of the same unwanted easy-listening, Christmas and other records sitting for months. Never seen a single bit of audio gear at all. Maybe the good stuff never makes it out of the back out to their floor.
You might also want to consider making an annual expedition out to one of your local record shows, like this one, AceDeuce73...

https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/em ... 33049.html

Ever been here, too?

https://www.facebook.com/Dynamite-Recor ... /?ref=py_c
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https://local.yahoo.com/info-141542004- ... ISHR:B4693
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Hmmm, budget records....
Well, most of my records like 45's I've gotten for about 50 cents and really honestly I really don't keep track of all the prices of the records I have. I've been doing it for so long now. I've gotten things off of ebay, goodwill, a site I don't really buy from anymore, (Thursday's Goldden Goodies)
Some years ago, my mom was at a yardsail and she picked up some records for me that the lady let her have for only $10.00.
But, if I'm going to shell out any kind of money for a record; it has to be something I want enough to own on a record. Also, it has to be something I'm going to get use out of.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 07 Jul 2019 04:23

I've bought from Thursday's before...One of my all-time favorite sites for the 45's through the years was THIS one...

https://fasthits.com/

Greg & Jackie Berry were tremendous helpers in increasing my 45 rpm collection back in the day and from time to time, I still peruse their listings for new items...

I've bought lots of picture sleeves from their sister site here, too!

http://www.45picturesleeves.com/

I also received catalogs from Nina's Discount Oldies (aka https://www.oldies.com/). Other catalogs came from Canada...I bought a few things from Neil at Continental Records...

http://www.gocontinental.com/45rpm.htm

And of course, Kops Kollectables...

https://www.kopsrecords.ca/

Skip from Yesterday and Today Records...

http://yesterdayandtodayrecords.com/

The now-defunct American Pie label, who issued a catalog of reissued 45's similar to the Collectables label (oldies.com)...

There was a woman named Cindy who used to sell "leftover" records from a vending machine company in Reynoldsburg, Ohio...She posted them on a web site called www.hitsingle.com, which is also...sadly...defunct now! :(

I bought a LOT of items from her at the time and I remember various phone calls I had with her about music and records!! :D She especially helped me obtain all of the 90's colored Beatles singles I needed to complete my set! And some cool picture sleeves, too! 8)

There was Darla's Music And More...

http://www.angelfire.com/music5/darlasm ... /45rpm.htm

Mel Keiser's PhilaJukeBox45's...

http://philajukebox45s.com/

I also ordered a TON of music on GEMM (The Global Electronic Music Marketplace) back in the day...Three of my favorite vendors were Arnold Kirkbride, Don't Think Twice and Jeanne & Don out of Florida! Nothing like cheap rare 45's!!

Fortunately, they are also on Musicstack.com now...

https://www.musicstack.com/seller/jeanne_n_donrecords
https://www.musicstack.com/seller/RandAsQuality45s
https://www.musicstack.com/seller/dtt

I still buy a lot of stuff on Musicstack, but I've also graduated to Discogs.com for much of my vinyl in recent years, and of course, the NUMEROUS local record stores I've profiled in my various adventures here! :D

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... p?t=103323

Just "for the record", I also used to buy a lot of cheap CD's at www.secondspin.com...

https://www.secondspin.com/

...and newer CD's and anthologies from The Great Escape Online...

https://www.thegreatescapeonline.com/

Personally, guys...and this is just a SUGGESTION on my part, but if any of you are fans of the lowly 45 rpm single (or even CD's), do yourselves a favor and buy a few from any (or all) of the vendors I've listed...My collection would not be where it is today without any of 'em and they'll be glad you did! :mrgreen:

In closing...My thanks and gratitude to each and every person that has ever sold me a 45 rpm record...8,000+ and still going strong! =D>

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 07 Jul 2019 06:34

...and THAT, my Friend is why you are the vinyl master... :mrgreen: =D> =D> :raining: \:D/

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 11 Jul 2019 03:55

Well, I have a lot of help I couldn't do it without help! :wink:

Now, I'm not the only one who looks for those dollar finds...Watch these videos, too...





And then, this guy has found a lot of great ones for a buck or two...Many of the ones he found cheap I also found cheap, as well...



Of course, some people buy whole collections...Here's a guy that knows how to buy them...



Just a few more reminders that you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy good music on vinyl! =D>

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Big B5515 » 01 Aug 2019 22:43

Having a couple hours to kill, I stopped by the salvation army, and spotted a fresh batch of 50 cent 45 singles, so decided to stay and do some digging.
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I crossed a few more titles off my list, and also bought a others few out of curiosity. Fortunately I actually had some unexpected time to sit down and listen to them, as my expected 4 PM pickup at the airport was postponed due to a missed flight, although tomorrow's schedule will probally now be a big mess. All the singles in first picture were in fairly decent condition, and while aside from the Mungo Jerry side shown, the ones in second picture had significantly more noise, damage, or wear, but all were at least listenable, aside from maybe the Otis Redding single which had significant hidden worn stylus damage, at least nothing skipped. The last 3 were picked out of curiosity anyway, as well as Mama's Talking Guitar which I think I heard somewhere before :-k
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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 02 Aug 2019 00:55

Nice bunch of grabs, B! Surfin' Bird, yeah! The Trashmen were big here in Minneapolis! One of our own, before the Beatles. =D> =D>

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 02 Aug 2019 14:15

That "Surfin' Bird" was a good catch there, B! By the way, have you ever heard this "answer" record of sorts to that?



The Kinks record and that Bubble Puppy hit were good grabs, too!



If you like them, check out these here...








Enjoy!

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 03 Aug 2019 01:24

Just for the record, my vinyl mentor lived through the 60's...Why do I know this? Because he can't remember most of it now! :lol:

That said, I've learned a bit about psychedelic music through him and I can appreciate the various styles, arrangements and instruments used...The psychedelic stuff on vinyl can go for big $$$, too, so something to keep an eye out for when thrifting or record shopping...I'll usually buy anything on an unusual label by an unusual-sounding artist...One never knows what they might find! :wink:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 03 Aug 2019 01:30

I also should mention these 45's that I picked up for 50 cents apiece at my local annual flea market a couple of weeks back...

1. THE CLASH Should I Stay Or Should I Go (One-sided single) (Epic)
2. ARETHA FRANKLIN 33 1/3 EP Let It Be/The Weight/Eleanor Rigby/This Girl's In Love With You/Share Your Love With Me (Atlantic)
3. THE SUPREMES & THE FOUR TOPS "The Magnificent 7" EP (Motown)
4. CAROLE KING Tapestry 33 1/3 EP You've Got A Friend/Smackwater Jack/Will You Love Me Tomorrow?/Where You Lead (Ode)
5. EURYTHMICS Would I Lie To You?/Here Comes That Sinking Feeling (PS) (RCA)
6. TEARS FOR FEARS Head Over Heels/When In Love With A Blind Man (Mercury)
7. BILLY SQUIER Eye On You/Calley Oh (PS) (Capitol)
8. CAT STEVENS Remember The Days Of The Old Schoolyard/Land O'Freelove & Goodbye (PS) (A&M)
9. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Brothers And Sisters 33 EP Come And Go Blues/Wasted Words/Jessica (Capricorn)
10. THE SUPREMES More Hits By The Supremes 33 EP Stop! In The Name Of Love/Back In My Arms Again/Ask Any Girl/Nothing But Heartaches/Mother Dear/Whisper You Love Me Boy (Motown)
11. DR. HOOK Years From Now/I Don't Feel Much Like Smilin' (PS) (Capitol)
12. FOREIGNER Waiting For A Girl Like You/I'm Gonna Win (PS) (Atlantic)
13. JOURNEY Open Arms/Little Girl (PS) (Columbia)
14. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND 33 EP Whipping Post/Midnight Rider/Black Hearted Woman/Revival (Atlantic)
15. MARVIN GAYE What's Going On/God Is Love (Tamla)
16. BURTON CUMMINGS You Saved My Soul/Real Good (PS) (Alfa)
17. CLIMAX Precious And Few/Park Preserve (Carousel) (My mom always loved this song, so a gift for her...)
18. MICHAEL JACKSON Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/I Can't help It (Epic)
19. STEVIE WONDER You Haven't Done Nothin'/Big Brother (Tamla)
20. THE COMMODORES Only You/Cebu (Motown)
21. THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (You're My) Soul And Inspiration/B Side Blues (Verve)
22. STEVIE WONDER You Are The Sunshine Of My Life/Tuesday Heartbreak (Tamla)
23. JAMES BROWN AND THE FAMOUS FLAMES Money Won't Change You Part 1/Money Won't Change You Part 2 (King)
24. DION Purple Haze/The Dolphins (Laurie)
25. GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Friendship Train/Cloud Nine (Soul)
26. THE FIFTH DIMENSION Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)/Don'tcha Hear Me Callin' To Ya (Soul City)
27. THE FIFTH DIMENSION Up Up And Away/Which Way To Nowhere (Soul City)
28. MANFRED MANN Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)/By Request - Edwin Garvey (Mercury)
29. JOE SOUTH Walk A Mile In My Shoes/Shelter (Capitol)
30. SLY & THE FAMILY STONE Thank You Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin/Everybody Is A Star (Epic)
31. JOE SOUTH Games People Play/Mirror Of Your Mind (Capitol)
32. SAM COOKE You Send Me/Summertime (Keen)
33. RANDY NEWMAN Short People/Old Man On The Farm (Warner Bros.)
34. CLASSICS IV Stormy/24 Hours Of Loneliness (Imperial)
35. LOOKING GLASS Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)/One By One (Epic)
36. SPANKY & OUR GANG Sunday Mornin'/Echoes (Mercury)
37. THE SUPREMES You Keep Me Hangin' On/Remove This Doubt (Motown)
38. STEVIE WONDER Sir Duke/He's Misstra Know-It-All (Tamla)
39. THE HUMAN LEAGUE Don't You Want Me/Seconds (PS) (A&M)
40. MICHAEL JACKSON Rock With You/Working Day And Night (Epic)
41. THE FIFTH DIMENSION One Less Bell To Answer/Feelin' Alright? (Bell)
42. SLY & THE FAMILY STONE 33 EP Thankful N' Thoughtful/Let Me Have It All/In Time/Skin I'm In (Promo) (Epic) (I have the cover for this somewhere, but needed a good copy of the record!)
43. ROY ORBISON Oh Pretty Woman/Yo Te Amo Maria (Monument)
44. CHICAGO Stay The Night/Only You (PS) (Full Moon/Warner Bros.)
45. RITA COOLIDGE The Way You Do The Things You Do/I Feel The Burden (Being Lifted Off My Shoulders) (PS) (A&M)
46. FRANK SINATRA Theme From New York, New York/You And Me (We Wanted It All) (Reprise)
47. THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND Volunteer Jam Part 1/Part 2/Part 3 (PS) (Kama Sutra)
48. KENNY ROGERS & DOLLY PARTON Islands In The Stream/I Will Always Love You (PS) (RCA)
49. DIRE STRAITS Walk Of Life/One World (Warner Bros.)
50. TOM DURDEN Elvis/Elvis (Westbound)
51. HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS The Continental Walk/What Is This I See (PS) (King)
52. TRAVIS WAMMACK Scratchy/Fire Fly (Ara)

And they're all in good shape, too! :D

I also found these...

4 8-tracks for 50 cents each...

1. CHAD & JEREMY Best Of
2. STEVIE WONDER Songs In The Key Of Life
3. THE CARPENTERS The Singles 1969-1973
4. THE FIFTH DIMENSION The Greatest Hits On Earth (I have this one already, but I never pass up the 5th when I thrift! :wink:)

...5 CD's at $1.00 apiece...

1. JORMA KAUKONEN WITH TOM HOBSON Quah
2. MARC COHN Listening Booth:1970
3. EVA CASSIDY American Tune
4. VARIOUS ARTISTS Finger Poppin' Time: Best Of O.D. Vol. 1 (Ripete compilation)

and then, 5. a version of CARL ORFF's "Carmina Burana" on CD...

Last, but not least, I bought another metal Platter Pak for the LP's in two-tone tan & brown...plus 6 LP's!

1. THE PUNCHINELLOS The "Punchy" Punchinellos (Art) (This looks to be some sort of comedy LP, but it's signed by Ralph Michael...)
2. EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Tarkus (Cotillion) (I didn't have a copy of this, but I thought I'd give it a chance for $1.00)
3. THE PLATTERS In The Still Of The Night (Pickwick 33)
4. DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 'Live' At London's Talk Of The Town (Motown) (Being as big a Diana Ross fan as I am, I'm surprised I didn't have this one! :shock:)
5. JOHNNY CASH Any Old Wind That Blows (Promo LP) (Columbia)
6. OTIS REDDING History Of Otis Redding (Atco)

More records in very good shape and I didn't pay more than $5.00 for any of them, with the first three $1.00 apiece...

So, cheap wins again! :mrgreen:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 03 Aug 2019 13:03

Any prices $5 and under allow me (probably all of us) a lot of wiggle room when it comes to music!
I was going to say last nit with your Friday Nite Video Fling (...or any other nite o"the week! Love the suggestions, Boss! Look where it got me last week! 8) :lol: ), if you like Biddy Miles' Them Changes, flip the record over...
https://youtu.be/s5_5ik5ZM6M
I'd never heard Neil's version of it, yet, so I got pretty attached to this one. Great for the middle of the night.
Actually, it's going quite nicely as a wake-up tune at 7.30am!
What a great haul, vm! EPs, eh? Love 'em!

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 03 Aug 2019 16:05

DasherF wrote:
03 Aug 2019 13:03
Look where it got me last week! 8) :lol: ), if you like Biddy Miles' Them Changes, flip the record over...
https://youtu.be/s5_5ik5ZM6M
I'd never heard Neil's version of it, yet, so I got pretty attached to this one. Great for the middle of the night.
Actually, it's going quite nicely as a wake-up tune at 7.30am!
Nice version, Dasher...Love these suggestions! Keep 'em coming! :mrgreen:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 03 Aug 2019 17:34

2 changes...nit=nitE, Biddy=BUddy...sorry, All... #-o :oops: :roll:

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by vinyl master » 03 Aug 2019 18:36

Big B5515 wrote:
01 Aug 2019 22:43
Having a couple hours to kill, I stopped by the salvation army, and spotted a fresh batch of 50 cent 45 singles, so decided to stay and do some digging.
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If I were you, Big B...I'd be seeing what kinds of albums were hidden back there, too...One never knows where the good stuff might reside... :-k

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by Big B5515 » 03 Aug 2019 22:54

vinyl master wrote:
03 Aug 2019 18:36
Big B5515 wrote:
01 Aug 2019 22:43
Having a couple hours to kill, I stopped by the salvation army, and spotted a fresh batch of 50 cent 45 singles, so decided to stay and do some digging.
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If I were you, Big B...I'd be seeing what kinds of albums were hidden back there, too...One never knows where the good stuff might reside... :-k
I've been through the albums already and they still remain mostly as I left them, however I stop in from time to time looking for new additions. That said, there were a few others in there did consider, but decided to pass on for one reason or another. On the singles, There were actually two well worn copies of Surfin' Bird, and I picked the lesser worn of the two, the other having a even more worn worn orange \ grey appearance to it's surface. With ~6 cats and 4 tiny new arrivials about ready for mischief, that Puddy Cat version rings a bell too. The Bubble Puppy single was bought strictly out of curiosity about the unusual band and song name, but while fairly worn out, I did kind of like the side shown. A second go with a conical stylus even made Otis Redding a bit more listenable. I don't know too many songs i like by the Kinks , but I always liked the Ape Man song, same with Grand Funk and the all too familiar song American Band.

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Re: Budget record collecting

Post by DasherF » 03 Aug 2019 23:10

:lol: :lol: oh, yes, all too familiar...
Hot Smoke was a minor hit by this relatively unknown (up here, anyway) band. Fun batch of records, B!
Our thrifties in town, eh...haven't found too many interesting that I don't already have and in decent shape, save for the 2 Doug Kershaw LPs a year or two ago.

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