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    I have far too many doubles and triples that I don't listen to as I have my favourite pressings. The time has come whereby I want to unload them as there really is no point in hanging on to them. Since I'm a seller who rates as accurately as possible, this requires a fresh cleaning with my NG 2.5Fi and a playback of the entire album. It also requires taking some pictures of the jackets, inserts and in some cases close-ups of album matrix inscriptions. I also need to find out about mastering and pressing as that can greatly affect the price.

    The last part, and probably the most difficult, is setting a price. I know the resource sites I can use, but man.....pricing is all over the place and thereby not easy to set. I can probably figure it out as I have enough knowledge of the used market, but there is still some research involved.

    Although somewhat of a lengthy process (since I don't believe in visual grading) I'm kinda looking forward to it. Call me crazy!
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  • #2
    Glad you are looking forward to it! Sounds like a root canal to me. Unless an LP I don't want is worth at least a hundred bucks after my selling expenses, I will either keep it or throw it in the trash rather than try and sell it to make $25-$50.

    I will say that using your method, you are someone I would want to buy LPs from.
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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      I won't be doing this for hours on end and every day as my mind would be seriously damaged by the mental pain this would encumber me with. But I'm retired so I have time. I wish I could say that selling a number of records at $25-$50 ea wouldn't be worth my while, but it is.

  • #3
    It is a good time to sell with the Canadian Dollar as low as it is if the buyer is in the US the exchange will work in your favour .Plus records are selling very high these days

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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      Very true, but I'd price accordingly. Shipping from Canada to the U.S. is expensive, so I think most would be sold in Canada.

  • #4
    How many LPs are you looking to unload? Yes, it can be time consuming. Where will you be selling on? eBay? Discogs? other?
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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      About 500 or so I hope, I'll start with Canuck Audio Mart as I've had good success there in the past.

  • #5
    Oh geez, when does record collecting cross the line and turn into hoarding? Like you, I've been talking about thinning the herd for years. But then the reality of what it would take to do that dawns on me. Listening to the different copies and choosing the best sounding album. Cleaning the albums. Taking pictures. Then listing the albums. Then doing a short blurb on the album. Then setting the price. Then getting packing material. Then shipping them. Sometimes it seems overwhelming to me though I seriously need to do that too!

    Pricing is a funny thing. I've seen albums list for $25, not sell and then the seller increases the price to $100 and then the record sells??? Or do you set a reserve price? Or just do a set price?

    But I don't think I would get hung up on the pictures. I would just have a picture of the front and back of the album as well as the label. That's what I look for and if any other info is needed, I just email the seller.

    But what if I damage my prized copy?

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    • #6
      I've unloaded a lot of unremarkable vinyl simply by giving it away and more recently, working out a deal w/ a wholesaler because I don't want to be bothered with the grading, listings and shipping. The 'good stuff' yeah- I could thin that down too, but I'm psychologically blocked- i mean, if i want to listen to one of many different pressings, I have the option. And I still have a couple thousand 'crap' records to get rid of. A lot of work!

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      • #7
        Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post
        I've unloaded a lot of unremarkable vinyl simply by giving it away and more recently, working out a deal w/ a wholesaler because I don't want to be bothered with the grading, listings and shipping. The 'good stuff' yeah- I could thin that down too, but I'm psychologically blocked- i mean, if i want to listen to one of many different pressings, I have the option. And I still have a couple thousand 'crap' records to get rid of. A lot of work!
        Many of my clients know I'm into audio/music and several of them gave me their records when they went totally digital. After all, they thought they were doing a really nice thing and how could I turn them down? But sadly we weren't talking Mercury, RCA, Blue Note or another great labels but usually at best some MHS. Eventually went though the MHS, saved a few that I liked--and gave the rest away to charity.
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        -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
        -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
        -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
        -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
        -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
        -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
        -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
        -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
        -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
        -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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        • #8
          I have taken a bunch to Goodwill. Now I have a 3000 LP collection of mainly opera music from my father to deal with. Did I say I don't like opera music?
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          • #9
            Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
            I have far too many doubles and triples that I don't listen to as I have my favourite pressings. The time has come whereby I want to unload them as there really is no point in hanging on to them. Since I'm a seller who rates as accurately as possible, this requires a fresh cleaning with my NG 2.5Fi and a playback of the entire album. It also requires taking some pictures of the jackets, inserts and in some cases close-ups of album matrix inscriptions. I also need to find out about mastering and pressing as that can greatly affect the price.

            The last part, and probably the most difficult, is setting a price. I know the resource sites I can use, but man.....pricing is all over the place and thereby not easy to set. I can probably figure it out as I have enough knowledge of the used market, but there is still some research involved.

            Although somewhat of a lengthy process (since I don't believe in visual grading) I'm kinda looking forward to it. Call me crazy!
            if you want make a list of what you have send it to me put a fair price on it and I will take the whole lot. Easy and done .

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            • #10
              Originally posted by Garth View Post

              if you want make a list of what you have send it to me put a fair price on it and I will take the whole lot. Easy and done .

              I hope that works out for both of you!
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              • #11
                Originally posted by Garth View Post

                if you want make a list of what you have send it to me put a fair price on it and I will take the whole lot. Easy and done .
                And to think I just schlepped my vinyl from Ontario to Alberta. Haha!

                Let me think about it as it'll take some time to decide what I want to sell or giveaway.
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                • Garth
                  Garth commented
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                  I have all the time in the world ( I hope )

              • #12
                I just finished cleaning all of my Alan Parsons Project, Pink Floyd, Supertramp and a dozen or so misc. albums that needed it......about 100 various pressings combined. Added MoFi inner sleeves and Outer sleeves to those that didn't have them yet. Since I'll be keeping all of the various country pressings and reissues I figure I'll have about 25-35 albums to sell.

                For instance: APP - I Robot / Canadian, UK and US originals, MFSL and CR reissues = 5 pressings that I'll keep. I think that means I'll have 3 for sale.

                So now the play grading for those 25-30 albums will commence. First I need to clean my BBQ though, as Spring is here and it's a gorgeous sunshiney day!


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                • Bill Hart
                  Bill Hart commented
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                  It is spring in Canada and it is supposed to snow here in NY. The world is upside down!
                  I have to clean our grill periodically b/c spiders get into the gas venturi, and make nests there. You can't clean this out easily- you have to partially disassemble the grill. I'm going large on a grill when we move to Texas. (Of course). I love cooking on it- not much of an 'indoor' cook, but I can do all kinds of stuff on the grill. Eggs on a cast-iron skillet, toast; love to grill fresh fish, and of course, those 2 inch thick aged bone-in rib-eyes, but I've cut down on my red meat intake. Veggies on the grill are delicious too.

              • #13
                You're a better man than I Gunga Din!
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                Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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                -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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