Do you have a box of old Bob Dylan vinyl sitting in your garage? Maybe you have an entire collection of old artists’ albums that you just don’t know what to do with. You might be surprised to learn that there is a huge collectors’ market out there with thousands of people willing to pay top dollar for the right album. If you haven’t looked at your old record collection in a long time, it might be a good idea to take out that box, dust off your vinyl, and find out if what you have is worth anything.
Begin to do some research on collectible vinyl on the internet. You should have no problem finding merchants, independent vendors, and collectors that have websites with all types of information. You may be able to email someone directly to ask them if what you have is worth anything. You may also find lists of the top selling collectors’ vinyl albums and find out what different records are going for. There are a number of artists like the Beatles whose albums sell for thousands of dollars. If you have anything by artists like this, you are in luck.
Once you have done everything you can with online research, visit the professionals at record stores in your area. You can try an independent record store or smaller chains like Amoeba. Anywhere that does buy, sell, and trade is a good place to get information. They just may deal in Bob Dylan vinyl records and would be willing to take them from you. They should also be able to tell you if any other records you have are worth selling. These places can also be great for products and accessories like VPI Scoutmaster turntables and cleaning machines.
Possibly Making Money
Before you decide to toss that vintage Bob Dylan vinyl, find out if you can make money on it. Even if the records are not collectors’ items, you may find a true Bob Dylan fan that will pay good money for them. A good way to sell vinyl is to post records on eBay. This can be the best way to get a nice amount of money for them. You never know what someone might be willing to pay. With the bidding option, you may get more for them than you ever thought possible. Something that is not important to you could be very valuable to someone else.
Eric Blair writes about old vinyl records and turntables that are still available at www.soundstagedirect.com for the fans of old school vinyl.