Well, it would make sense that the guy is from the U.S....Maybe they need something like this from a British standpoint? :-k Of course, I don't use YouTube as a substitute for research, but actually as a COMPLEMENT to what I already know...If I'm not willing to open my eyes to other people's vinyl experiences, I might miss out on some good ideas...I was recently reading about the guy who invented Amazon's newest sensation, the Instant Pot, a combination pressure cooker-slow cooker...The inventor trolls the comments/reviews section looking for the worst reviews and honest criticisms more than genuine accolades and praises because it's the criticisms that allow him to perfect the next generation of his product, in essence, to make it better! So, it's all in how you look at things...billshurv wrote:I stopped listening to Youtube advice on stuff like this a long time ago. You appear to use it as a substitute for doing your own research. You also seem to forget that there is a world outside of the USA. In the UK we don't have yard sales, but we have the strange world of the car boot sale. Records there are 97% junk, both content and condition but as I found when someone threw about 500 away there are some jewels to be found.
There is a definate ecosystem now at least here. Charity shops are wise to ebay and prices are high compared to 10 years ago.
There must be good pressings in Britain, as it is the Brits who helped keep vinyl alive and literally, the careers of many early singers who couldn't catch a break here in the States...For instance, the Brits go crazy over the Northern Soul stars, many of which would sadly go unnoticed in Detroit, but not to the Brits! What's sad is that I read this article recently about a large group of Brits who traveled to Detroit recently just to visit the Motown Museum and see the history...The history AND city WE here take for granted and have overlooked, those same Brits have been waiting MONTHS, even YEARS to see! :shock:
http://www.freep.com/story/entertainmen ... 785977001/
In any case, you guys do have car boot sales, but also charity shops, antique shops, record shops, record fairs and the like...Do they sell vinyl in the bookstores over there, too? :-k There are some who even say that the British pressings of certain albums and singles are superior to the same U.S. versions! Sure, you might be paying a bit more, but what about the quality of the records? :-k
You get what you pay for, as they say...
Anyway, a few more things to think about and consider... :-k