Selling tips

Getting ready to sell your vinyl records?

Here are some tips and observations to help you on your way!
How to get ready to sell and what to look out for in a good buyer!

 

  • Organize Your Collection

    Start by organizing your records. Sort them by artist, genre, or any other method that makes sense to you. This will make it easier to assess what you have and to present them to potential buyers.

  • Catalog Your Collection

    Create a catalog or inventory list of all the records you’re looking to sell. Include details such as artist, album title, condition, and any other relevant information. This will not only help you keep track of your collection but also provide valuable information for potential buyers. Spreadsheets work well or just simple text documents. 

  • Assess Condition

    Take the time to assess the condition of each record. Records in better condition generally fetch higher prices. Look for scratches, scuffs, warping, and other signs of damage. Be honest about the condition when listing them for sale.

  • Knowledgeable

    A good record buyer has a deep understanding of music genres, artists, and the market for records. They are familiar with rare and valuable releases, as well as trends in collecting.

  • Respectful

    They treat sellers with respect and professionalism. This includes valuing the seller’s time and effort, communicating clearly and honestly, and being courteous throughout the buying process.

  • Fair

    A good record buyer offers fair prices for the records they are interested in purchasing. They consider factors such as condition, rarity, and market value when negotiating prices, and they don’t try to take advantage of sellers.

  • Reliable

    They follow through on their commitments. A good record buyer shows up on time for meetings, responds promptly to messages, and completes transactions in a timely manner.

  • Honest

    They are honest about the condition of the records they are buying and transparent about their intentions. They don’t misrepresent themselves or the records they are interested in purchasing.

  • Ethical

    A good record buyer adheres to ethical standards in their buying practices. This includes respecting intellectual property rights, avoiding counterfeit or pirated recordings, and conducting transactions in a legal and ethical manner.

  • Passionate

    They have a genuine passion for music and collecting records. This passion drives their interest in expanding their collection and discovering new music, and it often fosters positive interactions with sellers who share their enthusiasm.

  • Community-Oriented

    A good record buyer is engaged with the local or online record collecting community. They participate in events such as record fairs, meetups, and forums, and they contribute positively to the overall culture of record collecting.

  • Flexible

    They are open to negotiating prices and terms, recognizing that both buyers and sellers may have different priorities and objectives. They are willing to compromise and find mutually beneficial solutions.


If you have records to sell or want to learn more about the process have a look at our seller page or fill out the form below or give me a call!

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