If like many people you have old vinyl records in storage (including early 1900's Thomas Edison diamond head records or cylinder records); I am unemployed 55 yr. old ethical man who pays I BUY Records, TAPE REELS, EDISON RECORDS, 45'S, 33'S, 78'S LPs in NORTH DAKOTA AND USA in cash or credit card, and I am trying to do a little start up record business (losing money so far, lol) and appreciate anyone who is helpful. I buy 100's or over a thousand at a time at a $1 per record and cover sleeve, (a little less per record for very large purchases) or for rare records I pay more, you can take a photo sample and send me the photo sample AND I PAY CASH IF YOU ARE OUT OF STATE AND PAY UPON DELIVERY TO FEDEX, UPS, ETC....
IF YOU ARE IN NORTH DAKOTA I am happy to travel to go look at your records if you have dozens or more.
contact Michael "LUKE" lucareli
FOR MINT NEW RECORDS UNPLAYED OR NEAR MINT I PAY AROUND A $1 AS I BUY HUNDREDS OR MORE, OF COURSE IF RARE I PAY MORE
PROFESSIONAL RECORD COLLECTOR RULES FOR WHAT RECORDS ARE WORTH ARE BELOW: I PAY 50 CENTS TO 75 CENTS FOR HUNDREDS OR MORE FOR THIS QUALITY BELOW:
Very Good Plus (VG+)
Generally worth 50 percent of the Near Mint value. MINT MEANS NEW AND UNPLAYED ALL NEW. A VG+ OR Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled, Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount.
Very Good (VG)
Generally worth 25 percent of Near Mint value. I PAY 25 TO 50 CENTS FOR HUNDREDS OR MORE A RECORD FOR THIS LOWER QUALITY
I DON'T BUY GOOD OR LESSER QUALITY UNLESS RARE OF COURSE BUT ALWAYS PAY CASH OR IF PAYMENT ON DELIVERY VISA, MASTERCARD OR CASH and if records are warped because no sleeves, or if they have been stacked in pilies, instead of upright they warp, I don't buy warped records, easy to tell if they are warped just hold them up sideways like a 2x4 piece of wood