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Old 08-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #261
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Also, cool record cleaning kits? I have a brush and most of the stuff I got is in surprisingly good condition. But there's a Fleetwood Mac record with a skip on each side and a lot of pops (hey, it was $1) along with a 7" or two that could use a nice soaking. I ordered a popular kit for $20 on Amazon, but it was sent via UPS, so of course it never arrived even though they said it did. At least I got the full refund (in about five minutes on the phone with Amazon!), but me records are still dirty.
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15 bucks is a good deal. Vinyl lps were frequently that much 30 and 40 years ago, and everyone made a lot less money than they do now.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #263
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I always felt the new vinyls were a decent price,being so niche and all. Plus, they usually come with something, even if it's just a download code.
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I stopped at the antique mall yesterday, there's a vendor there that has a space with a lot of great records, used, and fairly priced.

I picked up David Bowie's ChangesOneBowie, German pressing
The Rolling Stones - Black and Blue
The Who - Who's Next (This is a great album)
The Who - The Who By Numbers.
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STOP IT DAVID. Stop showing me that bookcase.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #266
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15 bucks is a good deal. Vinyl lps were frequently that much 30 and 40 years ago, and everyone made a lot less money than they do now.
Gwuh? Bwuh? No they weren't.....maybe they were the equivalent with inflation though. Also, the average American family makes less with inflation than they did back in 1980...plus, they spend far more outrageous sums on healthcare among other things. I remember way back in 2000-ish that Pearl Jam was making a big deal on their website about how their vinyls should cost no more than ten bucks and I thought I remember them selling them for like 7.99 even. The recent upswing in vinyl record collecting has definitely increased prices (helped greatly by a lot of affordable, quality turntables). Back in the 90's when nobody really had a turntable, the interest was a lot less and I imagine that collectors were able to get a lot of albums that sell for $15 anywhere in alright shape for pennies.

Also, I have the expedit shelves. My girlfriend loves IKEA. I was blown away when I randomly chucked my first batch of vinyl in them. I was like "dayum, I know what these were intended for!"
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Gwuh? Bwuh? No they weren't.....maybe they were the equivalent with inflation though.
Yes. They were. Not all of them, but I paid $15 for many lps back then, 15 actual dollars, not adjusted for inflation. Wherehouse and Music+ would frequently sell them for below list price, but that was a sale.

You realize I'm not talking about Pearl Jam and the 2000s or the 90s, right?
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:45 AM   #268
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That's pretty insane to say the least. I mean, damn. But I'll take your word on it.

At least it wasn't a cassette that you were paying that price for.


BTW, how many pieces do you have, David? I have about 180-190 now and they take up roughly more than three full expedit shelves. Considering you have sixteen shelves....


I bought this reissue new today....it was like the old vinyl that I wanted so bad (although it became slightly less valuable in my opinion after the Spector albums boxed set on CD recently)....usually goes for about $50 on eBay.

http://www.amazon.com/Presenting-Fab...ulous+ronettes

It was only $16.99 at my local Rasputin (I still rarely go above $10 for any single disc vinyls though. Anything above $12 feels like murder to me), so there's great savings often at your local record stores. But yeah, great album and the reissue is on high quality vinyl and sounds fine.
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). Back in the 90's when nobody really had a turntable,
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Nobody was really producing turntables in the 90s and early 00s in the manner that you can now pick up a modern unit for about 100 bucks on Amazon (probably because hardly any mainstream vinyl was being produced). They were mostly pretty expensive and usually shelve units with built in speakers, etc. I think vinyl being the "hip" thing would have occurred sooner had people had access to cheaper turntables, etc.
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That's pretty insane to say the least. I mean, damn. But I'll take your word on it.

At least it wasn't a cassette that you were paying that price for.

BTW, how many pieces do you have, David? I have about 180-190 now and they take up roughly more than three full expedit shelves. Considering you have sixteen shelves....

I bought this reissue new today....it was like the old vinyl that I wanted so bad (although it became slightly less valuable in my opinion after the Spector albums boxed set on CD recently)....usually goes for about $50 on eBay.

http://www.amazon.com/Presenting-Fab...ulous+ronettes

It was only $16.99 at my local Rasputin (I still rarely go above $10 for any single disc vinyls though. Anything above $12 feels like murder to me), so there's great savings often at your local record stores. But yeah, great album and the reissue is on high quality vinyl and sounds fine.
I have 900+ lps. I've been collecting since mid 2003. My turntable is a Pro-ject Debut iii turntable. I've upgraded the cartridge on it to an Ortofon 2M red cartridge and also replaced the stock steel platter with an acrylic platter.
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I'm going to make a spreadsheet catalog of all my vinyl. Because I'm nerdy and have nothing better to do tonight.
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I'm going to make a spreadsheet catalog of all my vinyl. Because I'm nerdy and have nothing better to do tonight.
done that.
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My collection, for the most part, is on discogs: http://www.discogs.com/collection?user=davidshirt
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That's a very cool collection by my book. Thanks for letting us have a look, I'm jealous of some of the ones that you have.
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For the vinyl and book lovers out there, the great Michael Chabon is releasing his new book - Telegraph Avenue - today. This is the story of two characters who own a record store in Berkeley. Should be very good - Chabon is certainly one of my favorite contemporary novelists.

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For 25 cents, I couldn't resist.

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Ohhhhhh shit.

I'd've paid nearly TRIPLE for it.
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