Records that have gone down in price

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by seed_drill, Apr 4, 2023.

  1. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    I've built up a decent size Jazz collection in a short period of time pretty inexpensively. I've bought a good number of Blue Note Classics and Tone Poets either new on sale or used in NM condition. But the bulk of what I have are 20s, 30, 40s. artists I've read about in Jazz history books. None of those were more than $10-$12, and most were $2-$8.
     
  2. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    I sometimes get $10 for the first Dave Mason LP with the mottled vinyl, but the others are in the dollar bins and still get ignored.
     
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  3. eddiel

    eddiel Senior Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Yeah that early stuff is deadsville. I put mine in our $10 (5 for $40) bin, which will soon be our $5 bin.
     
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  4. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    And anyone that is interested in Jazz is really doing themselves a disservice if they are ignoring this stuff. Not only does it sound great, it leaves you with a huge blind spot in understanding the genre.
     
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  5. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tryon, NC, USA
    One dealer said he dropped a folk section and just mixed them all in with rock/pop.
     
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  6. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tryon, NC, USA
    True, but that’s stuff from the 78 era. Not much reason, sonically, to buy an old compilation.
     
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  7. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    While I have some 78s it's just too much trouble to switch up the TT so I like the compilations. I'm more on the music as opposed to the audiophile side of the spectrum. :tiphat:
     
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  8. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tryon, NC, USA
    I’ve got some myself. Mostly swing era stuff.
     
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  9. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    While at a record fair I try to have everything separated by genre, at my table in the vintage show I've found it more helpful to mix everything together since most of it is classic rock, the folk, jazz etc sells better that way.
     
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  10. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    philadelphia, pa.
    At a recent Goodwill trip, I spotted what was the largest collection of Broadway show cast albums I have ever seen.Lots of obscurities that may be worth ebay-ing, but worth nothing to any store I might trade with.
    Some collectors' family probably dumped them en masse .
     
  11. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    You can also get decent coin for the first LP (Alone Together) issued as part of MCA's half speed collection from 1995. Beware: A good number of these are warped. But if you find a nice flat pressing, it's a winner (and gets you past the $10 and under ghetto).
     
  12. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    philadelphia, pa.
    just got a clean copy of Gordon Lightfoot's "Summer Side of Life " LP from the FREE bin !! -- good record
     
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  13. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    MCA had sucky vinyl forever.....their mid 1980's albums looked like recycled plastic.
     
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  14. Sear

    Sear Dad rocker

    Location:
    Tarragona (Spain)
    Which artists?
     
  15. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    Gosh, too many to name. Obviously from the 20s,30s Bessie Smith, Armstrong, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll, Fats, Christian, etc.
     
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  16. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    philadelphia, pa.
    I would have thought with his passing Gordon Lightfoot records would move from the 2 dollar bin in the stores I frequent, but they are still there.
     
  17. downloadsofist

    downloadsofist Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    Seems like a large number of ECM records are still very cheap (obv some prized ones are very expensive). Keith Jarrett, for example - you could fill out a 30-album collection of his music in NM- condition for almost nothing. Not sure why that is, exactly. Perhaps the label and the audience embraced CDs so completely the bins have been flooded with unwanted Ralph Towner LPs ever since.
     
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  18. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    philadelphia, pa.
    he is still headlining 1500 seat theaters in my area
     
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  19. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    philadelphia, pa.
    Just pulled a clean copy of Chicago 3 from my friend's stores 2 dollar bin -- I don't think this record of theirs received much airplay, but I remember hearing it and liking it.
     
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  20. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    philadelphia, pa.
    Saw Ralph Towner play once -- great! -- Does he even tour anymore?
    The only ECM records I usually see cheap are Keith Jarrett's .
     
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  21. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Location:
    Lillington NC
    Rob (The Waxed) just did a livestream discussing ECM records recently. Rob does a lot of buying and selling of Jazz records and knows a bit about the market.
    https://www.youtube.com/live/3-LWExfHrD8?si=qnSkg1A9k20a1Wi1
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2024

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