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Old 07-09-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Vinyl Collection

My dad is moving to a new house and clearing out a lot of his stuff. He has tasked me with selling off his giant, like-new collection of vinyl records, since he and The Internet are not friends.

Much of it is worth nothing, but there are also many collector's items in there. Eventually I will list it all on Craigslist and/or Ebay, but I know there are some aficianados here and I thought I'd give my friends first crack at them. I have only begun cataloguing everything he has, but here's a partial list. If anyone is interested in anything you see here, let me know and I'll research a fair price for it.


A-Ha - Scoundrel Days
A-Ha - Hunting High and Low
Air Supply - The One that You Love
Al Jarreau - L is For Lovers
Art Garfunkel - Breakaway
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Best of BTO
Barry Manilow - Barry
Billy Joel - 52nd Street
Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
Billy Joel - Glass Houses
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Three
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
Buddy Holly/The Crickets - 20 Golden Greats
Chaka Khan - Chaka Khan (Side 1: Tearin' It Up)
Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company
Chicago - (Side 1: Niagara Falls)
Chicago - Seventeen
Chicago - (Two Disc Album, Side 1: Moving In)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
Dan Fogelberg - Greatest Hits
David Allen Coe - Greatest Hits
Dead or Alive - Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
Deep Purple - Shades of Deep Purple
Diana Ross - Diana Ross (Side 1: Reach Out and Touch)
Diana Ross - Baby It's Me
Diana Ross and the Supremes - Greatest Hits
Don McLean - Chain Lightning
Duran Duran - Notorious
Duran Duran - Rio
Eagles - Desperado
Eagles - Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Elton John - Breaking Hearts
Elton John - Honky Chateau
Elton John - Blue Moves
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John - Madness Across the Water
Elton John - A Single Man
Elvis Pressley - Recorded at Madison Square Garden
Ensemble 109 - The Feelin is Mine
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Genesis - Invisible Touch
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound
Grand Funk - We're an American Band
Head East - Head East Live!
Howard Jones - Dream Into Action
Huey Lewis and the News - Picture This
Huey Lewis and the News - Fore!
Huey Lewis and the News - Sports
Jefferson Airplane - Crown of Creation
Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxter's
Jefferson Starship - Freedom at Point Zero
Jethro Tull - Living in the Past
Jethro Tull - War Child
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Jethro Tull & London Symphony Orchestra - A Classic Case: The London Symphony Orchestra Plays the Music of Jethro Tull
Joe Cocker - I Can Stand a Little Rain
Joe Cocker - Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash at San Quentin
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams - That's What Friends Are For
Johnny Rivers - Changes
Johnny Rivers - Rewind
Journey - Evolution
Journey - Departure
Kansas - Two for the Show
Klymaxx - Klymaxx (Side 1: Sexy)
Kool & The Gang - Emergency
Leo Kottke - Dreams and All That Stuff
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
Lou Rawls - Tobacco Road
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Greatest Hits
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman - McGuinn, Clark & Hillman (Side 1: Long Long Time)
Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Mike & The Mechanics - Mike & The Mechanics (Side 1: Silent Running)
Neil Diamond - Gold
Night Ranger - Midnight Madness
Nilsson - Harry
Nilsson - Aerial Ballet
Nilsson - Pandemonium Shadow Show
Original Broadway Cast - Bye Bye Birdie
Paul McCartney - Press To Play
Paul Revere and the Raiders - All-Time Greatest Hits
Peter Cetera - Solitude/Solitaire
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Philip Bailey - Chinese Wall
Pointer Sisters - Break Out
Queen - Killers (Live)
Quincy Jones - You've Got It Bad Girl
Raspberries - Raspberries' Best
Ray Price - The Best of Ray Price
REO Speedwagon - Life As We Know It
Rocky Burnette - The Son of Rock and Roll
Sergio Mendes - Brasil 86
Sergio Mendes - Confetti
Sergio Mendes - Sergio Mendes (Side 1: Voo Doo)
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Yesterday… And Today (cover steamed off to reveal censored image beneath)
The Bee Gees - Here at Last… The Bee Gees Live
The Bee Gees - Best of the Bee Gees Vol. 2
The Bus Boys - American Worker
The Byrds - Greatest Hits
The Cars - Candy-O
The Commodores - Natural High
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
The Doobie Brothers - Takin' It To the Streets
The Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me
The Doors - The Best of the Doors
The Electric Flag - The Best of the Electric Flag
The Everly Brothers - 24 Original Classics
The Fifth Dimension - Stoned Soul Picnic
The Frost - Frost Music
The Hollies - The Hollies' Greatest Hits
The Knack - Get the Knack
The Le Roi Brothers - Forget about the Danger
The Mamas and The Papas - Farewell to the First Golden Era
The Manhattan Transfer - Vocalese
The Manhattan Transfer - The Best of the Manhattan Transfer
The Police - Synchronicity
Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer
Tom Lehrer - That Was the Year That Was
Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Waylon Jennings - Greatest Hits
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson - Highwayman
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (Side 1: Someone For Me)
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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i'd pay five bucks each for Desperado, Aqualung, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Thriller... but they're probably, if they're in good condition, worth at LEAST that just selling them to local record stores, and worth probably more eBaying them.
but five bucks apiece is what I can offer, so take it or leave it (i recommend leaving it! im offering you a bad deal!)
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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Not even sure we have a local record store anymore. I'll look into what those four are worth--the problem with eBay is you see tons for sale, but no buyers. Doesn't matter if everyone lists their copy of an album at $20, it's not actually worth that much until someone buys it.

Besides, don't be so sure you'd be screwing me over with the price... Desperado has one auction listing it at 99 cents plus $3 for shipping.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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Dad had good taste.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:25 AM   #5
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lol - I was just thinking the same thing as xoB. Well that and I have many of those same albums in my basement.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:59 AM   #6
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Not even sure we have a local record store anymore. I'll look into what those four are worth--the problem with eBay is you see tons for sale, but no buyers. Doesn't matter if everyone lists their copy of an album at $20, it's not actually worth that much until someone buys it.

Besides, don't be so sure you'd be screwing me over with the price... Desperado has one auction listing it at 99 cents plus $3 for shipping.
My bullshit $5 price was, in my head, including shipping, so.. i mean you certainly wouldn't be turning much profit, but if i can scrounge up twenty bucks for all four, you still, even by your ebay benchmark, aren't exactly losing money (even if you aren't turning profit).
my point is, i'm broke (and cut off for the summer) and can't offer much, but worse comes to worse and i end up running out of food money from buying records, my dad would probably respect my purchase of vinyl (he's gone full-on crazy-ass audiophile) enough to give me enough to eat with to make up for what i spent on records. i still say i'm offering you a bad deal if i include shipping in what i've offered you, but if you have paypal or if a snail-mailed cheque is acceptable, and you'd take my paltry price, i'd still pay you twenty bucks for those four.

i'll be the one getting ripped off if the four are not in great condition, you'll be the one getting ripped off if they're in less than great condition, i guess, but i payed more than that each for the copy of each that i've previously bought of each of those that my dad has assumed control over in my absence and won't give back. tooootally your call.

edit: not that i'm accusing you of offering lemons or anything, i'm just saying, i'm willing to offer five bucks with shipping apiece to own something as cool as a copy of aqualung or desperado, even if what i get for that five bucks isn't even of playable quality.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #7
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There are some really iconic albums there, but I guess that means there are lots in circulation, and these would only be really valuable if in excellent condition. Still to a collector, they'd be interesting.

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my dad would probably respect my purchase of vinyl (he's gone full-on crazy-ass audiophile)
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #8
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These are all in pristine condition. Zero scratches on any of them. For all that my dad is a full-on crazy-ass audiophile himself, he barely ever played them. I was going through the collection going, "My dad owns Duran Duran? WTF?"

Rumor has it that he once told my mother, "the day you want a divorce, just let me come home to find you spinning my records on the kitchen floor, and it's done." And she still didn't do it, even when she did want a divorce.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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I have digital copies of at least half that already. I'd buy some, if I still owned a record player. I shudder to think what it would look like if it were all on vinyl.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #10
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Not even sure we have a local record store anymore. I'll look into what those four are worth--the problem with eBay is you see tons for sale, but no buyers. Doesn't matter if everyone lists their copy of an album at $20, it's not actually worth that much until someone buys it.

Besides, don't be so sure you'd be screwing me over with the price... Desperado has one auction listing it at 99 cents plus $3 for shipping.
I'm going through the same thing, only two generations before, from the sounds of it. More like classical, musicals, etc, though he has some classics like Bob Newhart's Button Down Mind and Tom Lehrer's That was the year That Was. We also found some 78 RPMs.

I talked to the local "we buy used vinyl" guy. He picks what he wants from your collection and pays a quarter to a dollar for each. I'd sell them all for fifty cents each, if he took them all.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:07 PM   #11
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I so wish I still had my beautiful console.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #12
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Not a single Led Zeppelin Album? or is he just not willing to part with them?

I'd have paid a couple sheckels for some old KISS vinyl. I used to have all of them (when I was 9-11 yrs old) but as angry teenagers with developing musical tastes, My friend Dan and I realized that they suck, so we shot them all full of holes with a Ruger 10/22. (Sylvia Segress model)
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
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What's listed is only about 1/3rd of the collection. I guarantee you there are several Led Zeppelins in other crates. I should go through more of them tonight.


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Old 07-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #14
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Dibs on lz1!

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