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I have reached a stage where I should consider selling my Audiophile LP's. All the LP's are in near mint condition , some are new others played once or twice. Labels are like Sheffield, Reference Recordings , Wilson Audio , Proprius etc , most are original issues , some out of print. Can you guys recommend some Audiophile Marketplaces /Forums or other websites where I can list them for sale ? Tks
 

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Audiogon is a great place to sell LP's
 

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Possibly here, but i can certainly +1 for Audiogon. I would also go to a local dealer and see if they would buy them off of you. A dealer I used to live near bought LPs
 

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I have reached a stage where I should consider selling my Audiophile LP's. All the LP's are in near mint condition , some are new others played once or twice. Labels are like Sheffield, Reference Recordings , Wilson Audio , Proprius etc , most are original issues , some out of print. Can you guys recommend some Audiophile Marketplaces /Forums or other websites where I can list them for sale ? Tks


That's quite a list of names in the LP biz.


If you want it to be easy, sell them to someone that's in the used LP resell biz, but odds are that you won't get much.


Or sell them yourself, direct to a buyer. Try Audiogon for that. Start with just a few, in order to get experience. There's a lot to Audiogon, so learn how to use it. You might also try paying them for a year of their bluebook service, which shows new and used *price* data, but mainly on equipment and not on LP records.


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Thanks for the replies. I will try Audiogon and maybe Amazon. Some of the used record stores are only offering less than $3 each ...I am sure they turn around and sell them for $35 or much more depending on the label. Better to sell them individually in audiophile related sites. I will subscribe to Audiogon blue book for a month just to check out my equipment value. Tks again for the suggestions.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I will try Audiogon and maybe Amazon. Some of the used record stores are only offering less than $3 each ...I am sure they turn around and sell them for $35 or much more depending on the label. Better to sell them individually in audiophile related sites. I will subscribe to Audiogon blue book for a month just to check out my equipment value. Tks again for the suggestions.


As a seller, I'd be surprised if Amazon has much to offer. If it does, post back about it.


Re selling on Audiogon, don't sell much your 1st few times. You want to get experience to start. And maybe try packaging a high demand disc (check Amazon for prices?) with a couple of lower demand discs?


You'll think of things as you go along.


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Great idea re packaging a mixture of high and lower demand Audiophile LP's. I notice that classical records box sets don't have much value even recordings by great past composers like Karajan, Solti etc. Tks
 

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Great idea re packaging a mixture of high and lower demand Audiophile LP's. I notice that classical records box sets don't have much value even recordings by great past composers like Karajan, Solti etc. Tks

This isn't true at all. Used classical and jazz by far bring the most money. Although economy has hurt the domestic market a bit, the international market is thriving, and usually pays a higher value.


You have to know what you are looking at. Realize that just like pop music, there is a ton of crap records, and there are a ton of decent records that were pressed in huge numbers. If it were easy to find, it wouldn't be collectible or valuable. Audiophile pressings usually aren't worth that much. They are relatively new and usually re-pressings of worthy but previously released recordings. It's the originals that are worth money.


Ebay is the place to sell records. It is watched carefully by record collectors all over the world. Be aware though that if you have something worth money, in order to bring the best price, they will expect you know how to properly grade it and they expect a money back guarantee. That is the unspoken rule among the serious traders.
 

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This isn't true at all. Used classical and jazz by far bring the most money. Although economy has hurt the domestic market a bit, the international market is thriving, and usually pays a higher value.


You have to know what you are looking at. Realize that just like pop music, there is a ton of crap records, and there are a ton of decent records that were pressed in huge numbers. If it were easy to find, it wouldn't be collectible or valuable. Audiophile pressings usually aren't worth that much. They are relatively new and usually re-pressings of worthy but previously released recordings. It's the originals that are worth money.


Ebay is the place to sell records. It is watched carefully by record collectors all over the world. Be aware though that if you have something worth money, in order to bring the best price, they will expect you know how to properly grade it and they expect a money back guarantee. That is the unspoken rule among the serious traders.

I have been looking at Ebay, Amazon, Audiogon etc and I see prices that are wildly different . For example the Wilson Audiophile Beethoven /Enescu release. They vary from $150 to as low as $40 (used not sealed) So how to price ? Is there a "blue book "for vinyls ? TKs
 

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I have been looking at Ebay, Amazon, Audiogon etc and I see prices that are wildly different . For example the Wilson Audiophile Beethoven /Enescu release. They vary from $150 to as low as $40 (used not sealed) So how to price ? Is there a "blue book "for vinyls ? TKs

Old school is the Canfield Guide.


New is www.popsike.com .


The reference on best sounding recordings and best performances of recorded works is the Penguin Guide.
 

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Old school is the Canfield Guide.


New is www.popsike.com .


The reference on best sounding recordings and best performances of recorded works is the Penguin Guide.


Thank you very much. The references have been most helpful.
 

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New is www.popsike.com .

Looks like a useful site, thanks.



However, after perusing it for a while, it should be noted that once you do about 15-20 search inquires, it will require you to register if you want to have more access to their database. And even that # is limited, unless you are a paying member.
 

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I ran into the same issue after perusing the site . I did not register so have no idea of the search limits .
 
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