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Looking for records

Postby Draize Test on Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:57 pm

I've been buying a lot of vinyl on eBay, and most of what I've found is good/exactly what I'm looking for, but there are some artists I just can't find things by. I do look at local record shops, but where else do you shop for vintage vinyl?
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Re: Looking for records

Postby NutMeg on Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:33 pm

Antique stores!!!! I have found wonderful albums there. Flea markets and estate sales. I have got some records worth bucks at each of these... including the Beatles first album, first pressing MINT for a buck. (I hate the Beatles with a passion but it's worth some monies!)
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Re: Looking for records

Postby DomesticAbuseDEB on Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:36 pm

I started buying records at flee markets when my ipod broke(and i have no computer most of the time). I had to improvise a little on what im willing to listen to and enjoy but i still found some pretty great stuff. for instance i found the english beat and im a huge cyndi lauper fan now hahaha.
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Re: Looking for records

Postby miss.hell on Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:09 pm

what are you looking for ?
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Re: Looking for records

Postby voiddj on Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:23 pm

Besides eBay there's Discogs; http://www.discogs.com/ I've only brought electronic music via their marketplace but they have allsorts listed
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Re: Looking for records

Postby Draize Test on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:17 pm

I do look in antique shops, but all I've fund in orchestral stuff and guy lombardo.

I'm looking for old garage stuff; The Gruesomes, Count Five, Gravedigger V, Syndicats, Fuzztones...that type of thing.
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Re: Looking for records

Postby thepossessed87 on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:22 pm

For out of print stuff, like early garage records, Discogs is really, really great. For me, I browse that site and there are a few reliable record stores in my city. Personally, I don't like ebay.
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Re: Looking for records

Postby thepossessed87 on Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:27 pm

norton records is also really good for garage/power pop/punk/etc.
Weirdo records (out of my fair city- cambridge, ma, but they have a nice online distro) is really good for garage/psyche/punk
Forced Exposure is also a distro out of massachusetts that's very good
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Re: Looking for records

Postby Draize Test on Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:38 pm

eBay is good for some things, I've got a few 7" off there I'm very happy with. The only CD I bought off there turned out not so great though.
Discogs does have a better selection, I'm having an easier time finding things on there. There are a few albums I've seen on there that I haven't seen on eBay and I'm super happy about it. Still haven't found a vinyl copy of Tyrants Of Teen Trash, but its looking hopeful.

There aren't any cassette listings on there though. I've been going through and finding things that I have on there and there are no cassettes listed anywhere.
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Re: Looking for records

Postby thepossessed87 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:07 am

i just don't like the whole ebay culture of record collectors who BID HARD and make punk records go for 75 dollars, ya know? i feel like it's a very small minority of people who don't reflect record listeners as a whole, but are making a big impact on the price of good shit! anyways..
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Re: Looking for records

Postby NutMeg on Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:43 am

It's more fun for me to go to yard sales, thrift stores, flea markets, and estate sales. I love digging and digging and finding that diamond in the rough. It's a rush for me :)
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Re: Looking for records

Postby Draize Test on Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:54 am

There have been more than a few records I've bid on and it'll get ridiculously high. There are some people who get it just for collections and don't appreciate it. I'd never buy a record just to let it sit on a shelf.

I love to take my time to look for records too, its just frustrating when you've gone through every single local shop and there's never anything new in.
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