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Single vinyl records all circa 1980's - most in cover in immaculate condition - are they worth anything?

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Just wondering, clearing the attic and have loads of pristine single records?
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6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
Just wondering, clearing the attic and have loads of pristine single records?
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6m, 1w agoPosted 6 months, 1 week ago
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#1
check on discogs.com would be a good start.
#2
Depends on who the artist/artists are, believe it or not, i just got a load of 12"single albums cheap at a carboot sale, including a 12"single ltd edition, in top condition and selling for around £30-50 on ebay, never thought this record would be worth anything, i just like the song.... Look on ebay to see what there worth as its suprising. Maybe nothing maybe a lot.
#3
joemaries
check on discogs.com would be a good start.
thanks!!!
#4
cornishscouse
Depends on who the artist/artists are, believe it or not, i just got a load of 12"single albums cheap at a carboot sale, including a 12"single ltd edition, in top condition and selling for around £30-50 on ebay, never thought this record would be worth anything, i just like the song.... Look on ebay to see what there worth as its suprising. Maybe nothing maybe a lot.
Many thanks, will do!!
#5
In the meantime, I'm really enjoying listening to them... no money can replace that!!
#6
Better keeping them. :)
#7
Last year I dumped 10 years of UK singles that came off a jukebox.1982-92 ish I phoned 2 people that advertised .. we buy vinyl records... They both said they never wanted them. Starting to think I should of left them in loft? Who knows, maybe they would be worth something one day... I still have some LPs..
#8
[quote=wayners]Last year I dumped 10 years of UK singles that came off a jukebox.1982-92 ish I phoned 2 people that advertised .. we buy vinyl records... They both said they never wanted them. Starting to think I should of left them in loft? Who knows, maybe they would be worth something one day... I still have some LPs..[/quote
yeah i wish i kept my old records, pink floyd and many others, inc message in a bottle on green vinyl, some ltd edition singles and lps. Starting to collect again as i think vinyl is the closest you can get to live music, all the music i have on my phone, mp3, tablet etc is so compressed it doesn't sound as good. Best example is dire straits brother in arms song, the background rumbles etc are so much deeper, real then on cd mp3 etc.
#9
cornishscouse
[quote=wayners]Last year I dumped 10 years of UK singles that came off a jukebox.1982-92 ish I phoned 2 people that advertised .. we buy vinyl records... They both said they never wanted them. Starting to think I should of left them in loft? Who knows, maybe they would be worth something one day... I still have some LPs..[/quote
yeah i wish i kept my old records, pink floyd and many others, inc message in a bottle on green vinyl, some ltd edition singles and lps. Starting to collect again as i think vinyl is the closest you can get to live music, all the music i have on my phone, mp3, tablet etc is so compressed it doesn't sound as good. Best example is dire straits brother in arms song, the background rumbles etc are so much deeper, real then on cd mp3 etc.
You know what, I have decided to keep them, I totally agree with you!
#10
discogs and eBay are the best place to research prices.
people think all vinyl is suddenly now worth tons of money due to the revival, but that isn't true
some classic albums were badly pressed so apart from the collector's fallacy of wanting first press (which I'm guilty of), some new 180g pressings are superior in sound quality
albums like michael jackson's thriller sold millions so supply quite easily outstrips demand
albums like madonna's are not wanted by anyone so still cheap as chips (apart from the collectible rare stuff, that probably hasn't changed but probably aren't in the hands of an attic cleaner)
if all your records are middle of the road nonsense rubbish of little on-going culture value, there won't be a market for it. If you ended every set with agadoo doo doo and have every kylie single from the neighbours era, than sorry, you're better off selling the cardboard covers for scrap. however if you were into the stuff that's still popular - especially rock stuff - then you could be sitting on a goldmine
singles in no way seem to have benefited from the increase in values that LPs have. I lost out hugely on this as i always preferred 12"s - have all sorts of rare remixes and imports and they're not very valuable. for example I had a relatively hard to find 12" by the avalanches. would be lucky to get £15 for it. the album is worth over £100! and was freely available at the time of release. Bloc Party's debut LP - £65. This was everywhere at the time of release and isn't even that old! but most hipsters were just bum fluffers at the time probably passing around Linkin Park CDs in the playground. I was too busy chasing the rarer first press 7"s and little known 10" french dance remix but they are probably cheaper now than they were 10 years ago!
and what makes me laugh the most is that despite seeing that trend with MJ albums etc 20 years ago which i first started collecting, oasis have defied that and their mid 90s albums (biggest selling LPs - vinyl format) of their respective years - are priced at around £60 in the 2nd hand market

if you ARE going to sell, now may be the time to cash in
i saw the absolute demise of vinyl in favour of digital and was shocked at its resurgence. if you have anything of value, i would cash it in now because over time, more reissues will come out of better quality and push the desirability of your originals down
#11
DennisG
discogs and eBay are the best place to research prices.
people think all vinyl is suddenly now worth tons of money due to the revival, but that isn't true
some classic albums were badly pressed so apart from the collector's fallacy of wanting first press (which I'm guilty of), some new 180g pressings are superior in sound quality
albums like michael jackson's thriller sold millions so supply quite easily outstrips demand
albums like madonna's are not wanted by anyone so still cheap as chips (apart from the collectible rare stuff, that probably hasn't changed but probably aren't in the hands of an attic cleaner)
if all your records are middle of the road nonsense rubbish of little on-going culture value, there won't be a market for it. If you ended every set with agadoo doo doo and have every kylie single from the neighbours era, than sorry, you're better off selling the cardboard covers for scrap. however if you were into the stuff that's still popular - especially rock stuff - then you could be sitting on a goldmine
singles in no way seem to have benefited from the increase in values that LPs have. I lost out hugely on this as i always preferred 12"s - have all sorts of rare remixes and imports and they're not very valuable. for example I had a relatively hard to find 12" by the avalanches. would be lucky to get £15 for it. the album is worth over £100! and was freely available at the time of release. Bloc Party's debut LP - £65. This was everywhere at the time of release and isn't even that old! but most hipsters were just bum fluffers at the time probably passing around Linkin Park CDs in the playground. I was too busy chasing the rarer first press 7"s and little known 10" french dance remix but they are probably cheaper now than they were 10 years ago!
and what makes me laugh the most is that despite seeing that trend with MJ albums etc 20 years ago which i first started collecting, oasis have defied that and their mid 90s albums (biggest selling LPs - vinyl format) of their respective years - are priced at around £60 in the 2nd hand market
if you ARE going to sell, now may be the time to cash in
i saw the absolute demise of vinyl in favour of digital and was shocked at its resurgence. if you have anything of value, i would cash it in now because over time, more reissues will come out of better quality and push the desirability of your originals down
oh, my goodness, what a response, it shall take me a few hours to digest your advice... but thank you so very much!
#12
:p let me know if you need any other info
also might want to check this similar post i made a while back - there might be some extra info but seems like i've regurgitated most of my thoughts back then! http://www.hotukdeals.com/ask/record-player-2315383

my music tastes have changed a LOT since I actively bought and I'm in the process of selling old ones and replacing them with ones I like. Although I feel nothing beats the feel and look of vinyl and want original pressings of the singles and albums I love, the practicalities of vinyl have long since been surpassed by digital for me. streaming virtually any album from a palm sized device to speakers in any room in my house is far easier than having to find the record, flip it several times (for 2LPs) and be tethered to the room with all the bulky gear.
#13
DennisG
:p let me know if you need any other info
also might want to check this similar post i made a while back - there might be some extra info but seems like i've regurgitated most of my thoughts back then! http://www.hotukdeals.com/ask/record-player-2315383
my music tastes have changed a LOT since I actively bought and I'm in the process of selling old ones and replacing them with ones I like. Although I feel nothing beats the feel and look of vinyl and want original pressings of the singles and albums I love, the practicalities of vinyl have long since been surpassed by digital for me. streaming virtually any album from a palm sized device to speakers in any room in my house is far easier than having to find the record, flip it several times (for 2LPs) and be tethered to the room with all the bulky gear.
Thank-you, you have been so very helpful and informational!!

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