Where do you shop for used vinyl on line?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Madness, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Madness

    Madness Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Maryland, USA
    I've been looking at used vinyl on Discogs and Amazon. What are your go-to on line resources?
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  2. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Plymouth, UK
    mostly the ones you've already mentioned. Amazon are great due to their no-quibble returns policy. music matters for jazz...natch. ebay now and again, but that's a real minefield imo,u

    gumtree are OK now and again too. if you're quick and happy to rifle through a mountain of trashed records!
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  3. scotto

    scotto Forum Resident

    Aside from the sellers on this site, I rarely buy used online anymore. I'm glad that records are popular, but I hate how it's also spawned a legion of either ill-informed or outright unscrupulous sellers.
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  4. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Amazon is usually over priced to the hilt, I think I found one bargain that was cheaper than discogs and ebay at the time
    Nitzer Ebb-Belief
    I purchase many non popular bands so usually pressings are limited (variation wise) so I usually have good luck with clean ones via discogs and ebay especially for 12 inch singles
  5. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Always Discogs.
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  6. Exit Flagger

    Exit Flagger Forum Resident

    New York
    Discogs for used.
  7. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

    Cape Cod, MA
    Both of those and ebay. I've been very lucky with ebay thus far.
  8. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Boston MA
    ebay and discogs.
  9. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

    Always check Discogs before buying from amazon and vice-versa.
  10. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

  11. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Mostly eBay, sometimes Discogs.
  12. Sondek

    Sondek Forum Resident

    Amazon, Discogs, and an independent second hand vinyl shop that's also online.
  13. BluRayVen

    BluRayVen Active Member

    New Mexico
    Discogs and Ebay
  14. auburn278

    auburn278 Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD, USA
    Discogs, eBay, craigslist

    Craigslist probably doesn't count because I am going to pick up the records and have a chance to inspect before buying.
  15. zephyr25

    zephyr25 Well-Known Member

    Always have had good luck with discogs
  16. Mr. LP Collector

    Mr. LP Collector Forum Resident

    Scotto makes a good point. It's that way at the shows as well. You have to be careful at the shows but most sellers are good w/ you looking at condition before buying--THAT'S providing the room has adequate lighting. Sadly a few people who have recently gotten into the hobby just to sell don't know condition. Not good. Others seem to be enthusiastic enough and WANT to learn.

    And he's right about the unscrupulous people, we've always had them in the hobby, sad to say.

    I've bought some used vinyl through Discogs, so far, so good. Haven't from Amazon though.
  17. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

    Re eBay, any sellers in particular that are trustworthy regarding grading vinyl?
  18. Christian Hill

    Christian Hill It's all in the mind

    I've been on ebay since 1999. Seller id - applecorp

    100% positive feedback, as my user name implies - mostly Beatles related items. I always have shipping at $2.99 for singles and $3.99 for albums and I combine shipping charges on multiple wins. I always offer refunds. I never have a Reserve price and and always start every auction at $0.99, or less.
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  19. pathguy

    pathguy Forum Resident

    Liverpool, NY
    I've used musicstack.com in the past and been quite pleased.

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