*sigh* Helping a neighbor-guy with 78s

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Dillydipper, Sep 16, 2020 at 8:06 PM.

  1. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark Thread Starter

    Location:
    Central PA
    Is there any hope of finding a list of 78's that might actually be of interest to anybody? From just eyeballing his 3 boxes, I couldn't offer any optimistic wisdom, but, I don't know the market. Maybe there's that one, lone Al Jolson disc in there that might make eyebrows go up somewhere, I dunno.

    How do ya know?

    He's also got about 500 45's I'm not even ready to think of bringing to the local monthly record show in Lancaster. But, I don't wanna just say, "sucks to be you", and walk off.

    This is a new area for me. He's a junque dealer of good repute, but he's never done anything with records, so when they come to him, they just kinda wander off into the warehouse and take up space.

    I'd like to give him at least a good head start.

    (For posterity's sake...it's September 2020 right now)
     
  2. Audiowannabee

    Audiowannabee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Look up the titles on discog...u can sell on their marketplace

    Hey i read awhile back a 78 sold for like 28K

    Just might be worth the time to dig thru one by one
     
  3. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark Thread Starter

    Location:
    Central PA
    Normally that would have been the first place to check, just for price suggestions. But, they've put up the ol' "ad-blocker" firewall now, and it's the most complex cookie-sneaker I've ever seen, so I don't want to deal with them again.

    I could use a very generic list of, "if you ever encounter a 78 collection, at lease see if they have..." sort of advice, just to get him started. I'm sure he could decide for himself if it's worth it for him to become an instant-expert, or it contributing to the nations' landfills is a better course.
     
  4. Audiowannabee

    Audiowannabee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Please unless the lp is trash condition wise don't throw it away...give too a goodwill or thrift or church auction
    or advertise locally free give away come pickup on craigslist or local cheap rag

    DONT THROW AWAY! Someone out there would like to have them im sure
     
  5. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark Thread Starter

    Location:
    Central PA
    What LP are you referring to?
     
  6. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portland OR
    I'd try to look up a few titles on Amazon or eBay and see if they are worth anything. You can always drop them at a thrift and the vultures will haul them away.

    Do you have any Half Price Books retail stores near you? They don't pay much if anything on the 78's but maybe the 45's.

    I think I ended up throwing out a bunch of 45's before we moved out west. I didn't want to hassle with them.
     
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  7. deadcoldfish

    deadcoldfish Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    1st pass is to separate all the blues out.
     
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