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Sell Vinyl Records

SELL YOUR VINYL RECORD COLLECTION

CDs Too!

Rare vinyl records wanted!

WE DO FREE APPRAISALS

Looking to sell vinyl records and don’t know where to go with your collection? We offer the best prices anywhere for discs and CDs. The condition can include Sealed to Very Good.

We also make HOUSE CALLS for any size record collection. 

 
 

Where can I sell my vinyl records near me?

WE BUY VINYL

If you're wondering, "where can I sell my vinyl records near me?" You've come to the right place. We're in Los Alamitos California, in easy driving distance from anywhere in Orange County and Los Angeles. But since we'll gladly travel even further for large, high-quality vinyl collections, we're near you no matter where you are.

Whether you're handling a loved one's estate or simply want to downsize, if you’ve got good vinyl, we'd love to hear from you. 

Already know the basics, how collectors grade records, and what they're looking for?

 
 

Sell Vinyl Records

 WHAT WE BUY 

If you want to sell vinyl records, we're looking for large collections in all genres with records in Mint Vondition, Near-Mint Condition, Excellent/Very Good+ condition, and Very Good condition. If you're new to all of this, we explain what all these terms mean and what we're looking for below.

If you're familiar with what record collectors are looking for, feel free to skip all this and go straight to our Contact Us form.

MUSICAL GENRES

We're looking for all types of music and classic vinyls, including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Blues, Metal, and Soundtrack (U.S. and U.K. original pressings). Import, Audiophile, and MOFI are especially sought-after by our community of avid collectors.

Photo: CC 2.0 By A-SA Jimmy Baikovicius via Wikimedia Commons.

As the Record Collector explains people in the vintage vinyl trade have a grading system for records. Conditions range from Mint condition to Poor. As a rule, collectors aren't interested in any recordings that are rated lower than Very Good condition. 

That makes sense, as any LP, 78, 45, or CD below Very Good condition won't play well. 

GRADING SYSTEM FOR THE
CONDITION OF YOUR RECORDS

MINT CONDITION RECORDS (M)

Mint condition recordings are the Holy Grail for our discerning community of record collectors. Mint LPs, 45s, and 78s are pristine, unplayed, and still have the shrink wrap and the factory seal. These albums are rare because — as a user named Myke commented in a thread on Steve Hoffman's Music Forums — "I'm a music lover, not a museum curator. Open the damn album."  

 

NEAR-MINT RECORDS (NM or M-)

These may have been played on the turntable once or twice (some collectors will play an album just once to get a recording), but the album covers, sleeves, and discs are in otherwise perfect condition with no marks, scuffs, dings, or scratches.

VERY GOOD+ and VERY GOOD CONDITION RECORDS

VG+ (Very good plus): The cover and vinyl have small dings that you'd only see if you look really close. But the record still sounds perfect when you play it. 

 

VG (Very Good): The cover and album has some light marks, scratches and/or scuffs and you may hear slight flaws when you play it. But they’re still aesthetically pleasing.

Sell Vinyl Records

TYPES OF RECORD FORMATS

LPs

Short for "long-playing," LPs are what comes to mind when we think of a record album. They're 12 inches in diameter, pressed on vinyl, and play at 33 RPM (revolutions per minute). RCA Victor released the first ones in 1930, but despite the improved durability and sound quality, they didn't catch on. Then WWII caused a shortage of shellac and the rest is history.

45s

This "45" format is just 7 inches in diameter and usually has a single recording on the "A" side and a second one on the "B" side. 45s get their name because they spin at a rate of 45 RPM (revolutions per minute). As with LPs, they launched in 1948 and are made from vinyl. So why do 45s have that large hole in the middle? Because they were designed to be played on jukeboxes.

78s

The first flat disc "gramophone" (or "phonograph") record was launched in 1898. The speeds of rotation varied, but by 1910, 78 RPM had become the standard. The most common size was 10 inches in diameter. But 12-inch 78s are often found as well. These earlier recordings were made from shellac resin, which is far more fragile and brittle than the vinyl that replaced it.

WHAT WE DON'T BUY

We are sorry, but if the record albums in your collection show any of the flaws listed below, we can't take them.

  • Seam Splits

  • Corner Dents

  • Ring Wear and/or Writing on the Covers

  • Library Tags

  • Groove Damage

  • Surface Scratches

  • Spindle Marks on the Labels

  • Records treated with Last Liquid

  • 'Last' Stickers on the Covers or Labels

CD COLLECTIONS

We are interested in a variety of genres & types of CDs (compact discs) including:

  • Pop/Rock

  • Classical

  • Jazz

  • Gold CDs

  • Japanese Imports

The CDs need to be in Sealed/Like New condition.

Where can I sell my records?

SELL YOUR VINYL COLLECTION
IN JUST 4 EASY STEPS

1

Contact Us

Tell us about your record collection via our contact form and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

2

Free Appraisal

We'll come to you, look at your record collection, and give you a free appraisal. There is no obligation.

3

Free Pick Up

If you're happy with our appraisal and price quote, we'll come and pick up your records at no cost to you.

4

Get Paid

We'll add your records to our catalog and sell them on AudioPhileUSA.Com. When your records sell, we'll pay you.

Rare Vinyl Records Wanted!

HOW MUCH ARE MY RECORDS WORTH?

So, you're still looking to sell your vinyl collection? As David Lazarus, an award-winning columnist for the Los Angeles Times writes, "Selling albums is like selling a used car: The better the condition, the more you'll make."

 

To see what your record is currently selling for, search our database at Vinyl-Records.Biz.

WHAT MAKES A RECORD MORE VALUABLE?

There are four factors that affect the price of collectible vinyl (or shellac): The condition, whether it is autographed, rarity, and the age of the recording.

 

CONDITION

Mint-Condition and Near-Mint Condition records get top dollar. But recordings in Very Good condition 

AUTOGRAPHED

Collectors will happily pay more when an LP, 45 or 78 is signed by the recording artist.

RARITY

The harder to find a record is, the more collectors will pay. Limited editions, short runs, test pressings, promotional copies, recalled releases, and special formats can all fetch a pretty penny.

AGE

Older records in top condition tend to be rare. While some have no interest in an obscure artist from decades ago, the people who want that recording REALLY want that recording.

 

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ABOUT US

If you’re wondering, “where can I sell my records,” or “who buys records near me,” give us a call!

 

We're John Wersbe and Mark Hoover. And this is a family-owned, independent company here in Los Alamitos California.

 

We sell our rare and collectible vinyl records to our community of discerning record collectors at AudioPhileUSA.Com.

 

We have over 7,000 people on our mailing list and more than 156,000 titles in stock.

As fellow music lovers, we make selling your vintage vinyl easy. Simply fill out our online form, and we'll call you within 24 hours to schedule a free appraisal. We pay the absolute best prices anywhere! Plus, we'll do all the driving, transporting, cataloging, and selling.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

 

SellYourVinyl Collection

AudioPhileUSA

10572 Calle Lee, Suite 126, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

657-298-3003

We are located at 10572 Calle Lee #126 in the Los Alamitos Corporate Center complex off of West Cerritos Avenue. We're just east of Volcano Burgers and in the same complex as Frieda's Specialty Produce and Coast Party Rentals. We're conveniently near the 405, 605, 5 and 22 freeways and have ample parking.

SELL YOUR VINYL RECORDS

WE'LL COME TO YOU

We're in easy driving distance of anywhere in Orange County and Los Angeles. We'll also gladly travel longer distances to San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and beyond for a great record collection.

WHO BUYS OLD RECORDS NEAR ME?

WE SERVE THESE LOCATIONS

Los Alamitos, Long Beach, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Gardena, Inglewood, Marina del Rey, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, Santa Monica, Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, Compton, Huntington Park, South Gate, Downey, Pasadena, Alhambra, East Los Angeles, Montebello, Altadena, Arcadia, Covina, West Covina, Pomona, Diamond Bar, Chino, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Westminster, and more! 

Who buys old records near me? We do!

CONTACT US

Want to sell your vinyl records? Let's get started. Fill out the form below to tell us about your collection and we'll get back to you within 24 hours. We make house calls and do free appraisals. You can also call us at 657-298-3003.

Tell us about your record (or CD) collection!
Condition of your records/CDs