Best shops for Vinyl records

BimboBob

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There's quite a few random vendors on ebay selling vinyl brand new and sealed whilst undercutting a lot of retailers.

I picked up New Order- Power, Corruption and lies brand new for £15 free postage (was £10 for me with a £5 off voucher I had with ebay).

I have also picked up some RSD exclusives brand new for the RRP from ebay which I missed out on over the years.

If anybody is stuck for storage ideas, I picked up a Jameson's vintage wooden crate for about £17 from Etsy.

Can anybody recommend the best outer plastic sleeves to use from Amazon?
Can't help my old mucker, don't use them. Unless anyone knows differently I doubt there's any real difference between them so go for what you can afford.
 

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Just an observation...

I know HMV has always been expensive but it is now seems to be on a completely different level of expense. I'm also very aware vinyl can be an expensive format.

I had some time to kill on Saturday whilst the Mrs was shopping so had a mooch round. Standard brand new re issues (most not even a gatefold) were 2 for £40 which would have been or are £14 on Amazon etc. Not sure what the justification is for this pricing, they seem too margin hungry. There's independent record shops that won't charge that much who I'd rather buy from.
 

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Anybody noticed the price of vinyl has severely jumped in the past year? Ofcourse it is great if you have a decent collection and looking to sell.

For a brand new LP I would say up until last year £22 was the average price in shops and online. You might pay £24 to £26 for a coloured vinyl/ exclusive.

I went in to Jonathan Moss' record shop in Leeds on Wednesday and he was charging £29 for a brand new reissue of Artic Monkeys. Their vinyl has been around the £21 mark for ages. This is one example but LPs were typically £30 brand new.

I suppose he has to try and afford Headingley commercial rent some how but not sure how self aware some independent shops are with their pricing. Noticed a few places in York were taking the p*ss.
 

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Smart little place in Bury
 

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Anybody noticed the price of vinyl has severely jumped in the past year? Ofcourse it is great if you have a decent collection and looking to sell.

For a brand new LP I would say up until last year £22 was the average price in shops and online. You might pay £24 to £26 for a coloured vinyl/ exclusive.

I went in to Jonathan Moss' record shop in Leeds on Wednesday and he was charging £29 for a brand new reissue of Artic Monkeys. Their vinyl has been around the £21 mark for ages. This is one example but LPs were typically £30 brand new.

I suppose he has to try and afford Headingley commercial rent some how but not sure how self aware some independent shops are with their pricing. Noticed a few places in York were taking the p*ss.
Getting vinyl pressed is becoming a big issue with it's increase in poularity, I think bands are having to wait months and are even putting back releases waiting for a pressing. I think nearly all come from within the eu so there will be those added costs.
 
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BimboBob

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Second hand prices have gone through the roof. This was pushed up by the lockdown and they haven't fallen. Some stuff on my wish list was 20-30 quid 3 years ago...and now go for over 200!

Damn me for wanting white label stuff.
 

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I used to buy a lot of my records from Vibes in Bury. Just googled it and sad to see it shut in 2011.
 

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