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How To Grow Your Vinyl Record Collection

How To Grow Your Vinyl Record Collection

Vinyl records have had a serious resurgence in recent years. The reasons for why are numerous. Many people are collecting vinyl records for nostalgic reasons. Some people just like the retro feel of using a record player. Others might like the sound quality that modern computers just can’t seem to match. Whatever your reasons for getting into vinyl record collecting, it can sometimes be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. We’ll give you some advice on how to grow your vinyl record collection so you can really enjoy the medium.

Thrift Shopping

Easily one of the simplest ways to go looking for new records is going to a thrift shop. It’ll open up a world of new records to you. Vinyl records were collected a lot back in the day but have fallen out of favor with some. Many records are donated and end up on the shelves of our stores. Not only do you get an eclectic selection to choose from, but you’ll also be happy to find them at such low prices.

Online Shopping

If you want to grow your vinyl record collection, you could do a lot worse than checking online for them. Websites such as eBay and Craigslist can often have entire collections up for sale if you look in the right places. A word of warning is needed here, though. You won’t be able to inspect the records before you buy them. Make sure the seller is a reputable one or you could end up with records that no longer work or are even broken upon arrival.

Yard Sales

It can sometimes seem like every house out there has a stash of vinyl records in their attic or basement. Go to any regular yard sale in your neighborhood and you just might spot a couple of gems to get a hold of. Prices can vary wildly depending on the record and how much value the seller gives it, but you’ll definitely be able to find some records you never knew about if you look hard enough.

Vinyl Record Communities

Because people who love vinyl records are so passionate about it, you can often find communities of people that come together over their love of the medium. Whether in person or online on social media, these communities can be a great source of new records to buy or trade. Just be aware that you may need to give away a record or two to get one you really want—but that’s really part of the fun of being in one of these communities.

If you’re looking to expand your own collection, come check our 2nd Avenue’s thrift store in Union, NJ, or any of our other locations. Our stock is always changing, so you never know what you might find on any given day!