Online vinyl records sources

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Vagante, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. Vagante

    Vagante Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    St augustine
    It's been awhile since I purchased any new vinyl online. The last time I did it was with music direct and they were not really easy to deal with. I want to give a gift to a friend and so I'm trying to find some really good online resources for vinyl. I would rather deal with a company that has a good size inventory . Suggestions anyone?

    MARTHY Forum Resident

    Plaid Room Records. I have purchased about a dozen albums from them and the vinyl comes packaged ready to withstand a Fort Knox breakin! They have helped me out with a special request on one occasion, too. My understanding is the store is run by two guys who absolutely love records. They are also "home" to the Colemine Records label (I have a CR record on preorder right now!), and they also have an analog recording studio and a music venue. You won't be disappointed. Sign up for their email list, which typically comes out every Thursday evening in preparation for Friday releases. I do want to note, however, that they don't always post for preorders; when I spoke to the owner about that he said that it became too much of a hassle, not knowing how many titles they would receive, then having to do refunds if they oversold, etc. etc.
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  3. DeRosa

    DeRosa Vinyl Forever

    in 2021?? good luck with that.

    Depends on what genre you're interested in, but Amazon is the obvious scale option.
    Otherwise, the specialty resellers like Music Direct, Elusive Disc, Acoustic Sounds offer
    excellent service and ship very well packed.
  4. mikedifr0923

    mikedifr0923 Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    What issue did you have with Music Direct? They are probably one of the best online companies I have dealt with
  5. groovelocked

    groovelocked Forum Resident

    Columbus OH (USA)
    Man I still miss Soundstagedirect…
  6. pet_soundsations

    pet_soundsations Well-Known Member

    Fullerton, CA
    Audiophile/Specialty pressings:
    • Acoustic Sounds
    • Music Direct
    • Elusive Disc
    Mass produced releases, including Blue Note Tone Poet/Classic Series:
    • Amazon. Some may cringe but you can’t beat the prices, extremely fast shipping and incredibly liberal/easy return process

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  7. Wow

    Wow New Member

    I tried to buy a gift certificate for from plaid room records yesterday. They told me I had to do it online. I did everything online it told me to do and at the end it sent me a 6 digit code to plug into their reply. I did and the code did not work. I contacted customer support and they have never even repled to my email or phone call. Very poor service for the first time I try to do business with them.
  8. Vagante

    Vagante Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    St augustine
    Update. I received a very sincere apology from one of the owners with a very long explanation of events that took place. I decided to call them in give them a second chance. Very helpful and received my gift certificate that I purchased for friend. We will see how his experience is and if good I will purchase something

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