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Got anything for sale? We are always looking to buy GOOD QUALITY Vinyl and Memorabilia items from most musical genres.
We only buy items that are in Mint or Excellent condition - which means that records and CDs must be free of surface marks on the discs, and the covers must be clean, with no bends, creases, writing, tears, split seams, excessive wear etc.. Paper items (magazines, tour programmes etc) must be complete with no pages missing or cuttings taken out, and in good condition throughout without excess wear to the cover and pages.
We are always interested in buying the following items:
· Vinyl - 60's-90's
· Tour Programmes & Concert Tickets
· Posters & Handbills
· Books - old Pop Annuals etc...
· Press Kits
· Box Sets
· Presentation Discs
All items must be Mint or Excellent condition
If you have any items for sale, then please send us a list by email, post or fax. (see contact us page)
Please include as much information as possible about each item, and don't forget to mention the condition.
Once your list has been received, our Buyer will let you know if any of your items are of interest to us.


We have been buying and selling new and used music since 1980. No collection is too large. We buy many private Record collections, estate collections, reviewer's surplus and radio station's surplus, and entire store inventories. If you have a collection that you would like to sell, we are VERY interested. The easiest way to discuss selling your collection is to call 1-888-484-6495 and ask for one of our friendly and knowledgeable appraisers to discuss your private collection, radio station, store inventory or estate collection appraisal. If you prefer, please tell us about your collection online

We typically pay from 50 cents to $2.00 for strong-selling LPs. However, we are always looking for sought-after titles, and there are some rarities that fetch $10.00 to $100.00 or more. On the other hand, there are some LPs that we can not use at all because they are scratched, weak-sellers, or we have too many of them. LPs that are scratched, scuffed, or moldy will get only a fraction of our top prices. We base our offer on supply and demand, conditions of vinyl and cover, as well as other market conditions.
We buy Rock, Jazz, Alternative, Soul, Funk and many other genres of music.
While most LP collections that we buy come from customers that live within 2-3 hours from Salt Lake City You are welcome to fill out our sell records questionnaire or call us to discuss your collection, but please be aware that most records do not have a high enough value to make shipping worth while. It is generally best to bring them to our store, but we do recommend that you speak with one of our appraisers first. If you cannot bring the collection yourself, you may send pre-approved titles via UPS or via Mail.
Please Note: We do not accept, nor will be held responsible for unauthorized merchandise sent to The Record Collector.

To find out what we can pay for your collection, you may:
1) Call us at 801-484-6495 to discuss your collection with an appraiser, or
2) Bring your Vinyl Records to our store between 11am and 6pm (Mon-Sat)
3) Or describe your collection of Vinyl Records online on our Sell Records Online Questionnaire page.

When you sell records in a collection greater than 100 titles, we recommend you call us during store hours at 801-484-6495 to discuss your collection with an appraiser. You may also email us at rcollector@qwest.net with your phone number(s), convenient time(s) to call you and a description of your collection of vinyl records & CDs.

If you have a large collection of vinyl records (1000 or more titles), please call us or make a list of a sampling of at least 100 to 200 titles. Since the purpose of this sampling is to get a true feel for your collection, please do not handpick the best titles or your favorite selections. We would prefer you to list 100 to 200 titles pulled randomly from 10 to 20 different areas of the record collection. If they are stored alphabetically, please list some titles from three different areas in your record collection (example: artists beginning with the letter "C", the letter "M", and the letter "S"). Please include your name, address and phone numbers in all emails and listings that you send us, so that we can respond to you quickly regarding your collection.

To get top-prices when you sell records to us, the vinyl and covers must be in excellent shape; there must be no scratches, scuffs, mildew, mold, water damage, excessive dirt, or warping. Please inspect your Records carefully and note any damage.

We are especially interested in The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and many others. Please visit our sell your records page for hundreds of other artists that we buy.

We pay $1.00 to $2.00 for many vinyl records in these genres. Many sought-after artists and titles that were produced in the 50s and 60s get $2.00 to $5.00, and we will pay $10.00 to $100.00 or more for some rarities.

Soul/Funk/Oldies artists on vinyl records are James Brown, Funkadelic, many on the Motown and Stax labels from the 60s, British Invasion groups, and Psychedelic artists.

Jazz Music
We are primarily looking for jazz LP's recorded before 1980, particularly modern jazz, bebop, and free jazz. Labels of interest include Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, and many more, especially when the vinyl records were pressed in the 50s or 60s.
Many pressings from the 50s, on labels like these, are worth $5.00 to $40.00 to us (up to $100.00 or more for some highly sought-after titles).
Pressings from the 60s are generally in the $2.00 to $10.00 range (again, more for certain titles). We will pay $1.00 to $3.00 for many later pressings.
Mosaic vinyl records are also very desirable, and we will pay at least $6.00 per disc for these box sets.
Please visit our sell records of jazz page for an extensive listing of jazz labels and artists.

Records of other music genres of interest to us:
We will pay $1.00 to $20.00 for many vinyl records in the following categories. There are also sought-after titles in all of these genres that get much more.
Punk Rock - Ramones, Sex Pistols, Misfits, etc.
Progressive Rock - mostly from 70s and particularly imports of artists like Can, Magma, Soft Machine, etc.
Reggae - Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Augustus Pablo, LKJ, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, etc.
Metal - Metallica, Motorhead, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Napalm Death, etc.
World/International - Traditional music from India, Africa, Middle East, etc.
Latin and Salsa music (pre-1970)
Classical - 20th Century Classical, Avant-garde, Chamber Music (50s & 60s pressings)
Audiophile pressings - Mobile Fidelity, Nautilus, early stereo RCA and Mercury classical, Mosaic, Quadraphonic, 4 Phase and many other labels.
80s Hip-Hop and Rap – NWA, Easy–E, Too Short, and many other labels.
Country and Folk Jonny Cash and other LP's pressed in the 50s and 60s

Vinyl Records we have little interest in:
Most vinyl records that fall into the categories below are worth from nothing to ten cents a piece to us. There are, however, a small percentage of titles in each of these genres that we are looking for. Please speak with one of our appraisers for more information.
Used LPs whose vinyl and/or covers are not in excellent to near-mint condition (unless they are very sought-after titles)
70s, 80s, and 90s Rock and Soul artists that we get too many of like Elton John, Billy Joel, and Lionel Richie
Most Shows, and many Soundtracks
Big Band LPs - Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, etc.
Easy Listening LPs - Ray Conniff, Andre Kostelanetz, Andy Williams, etc.
Many Classical LPs including samplers, budget labels, "Pops", Operettas, greatest hits, etc.
Most Country LPs pressed after 1970
International pop and easy listening LPs
Many Comedy LPs
Most budget labels
Many samplers with different artists
Time-Life, Readers Digest, and most other compilation box sets

Sorry, we do not buy 78s.
Please note: We would love to evaluate and discuss any record collection, however please be aware that there are many titles that we cannot use due to lack of demand, overstock, or lesser condition.

After review, we will inform you the value of the specific titles we wish to purchase and email you a quote with shipping instructions. Please do not send us any items before receiving approval from one of our appraisers. We cannot be held responsible for any unauthorized merchandise shipped to us.
We will base our prices on the vinyl records being in near-mint condition. If, upon our inspection, they turn out to be in lesser condition, then we will have to significantly reduce our offer. Upon receipt of your merchandise, we will promptly issue you a company check.
It’s simple to sell records to us. The Record Collector has been buying and selling music and for over 25 years; you can be assured that you will be treated professionally and courteously.

1115 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 USA.
1-888-484-6495 (Toll Free in the USA) Fax 801-484-6495.
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