After a recent trip to a record show and some decent hauls at garage sales..... This thread is directed at those who are vinyl hunters, and I am not referring to those of us who go to the record shop and purchase our used vinyl at current market prices. I am referring to those who hit up the garage sales, goodwill, estate sales, etc.... - Has there been a sharp decline in what you see available at garage sales, estate sales, etc?? I know there are still plenty of records out there being dumped off for $1-$2 a piece but have you seen the quality (quality of artist, not so much of the vinyl itself) drop off immensely? I have been told it is more difficult in recent years to find "Rock" and "Jazz" than it may have been in the past...or is this just rubbish and the stuff is still readily available. I was told by a "dealer" at a show recently that typically people will farm out their collection to local dealers or collectors, before they put them in their garage sale for $1. Is the common person catching on to vinyl's value? Also, my brother hunts a lot of estate sales and says if you do not have an in with the company running the sale, good luck, as they typically hold spots for dealers and the like. Is this normal practice for any of you "in the know?" Also, where do dealers with no storefront get their vinyl? Do they put out craigslist adds searching for collections to buy? Do they just tour the garage sales all week? How do they get their stock with no storefront (i.e., they dont get walkups looking to sell) yet at a price where they can make a margin?