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Dealers and Collectors



Below are descriptions and links to recommended music dealers and collectors.


Dealers

Black and Read - Independent Music, Books & Games
"Colorado’s favorite indie store for over 17 years! We specialize in VINYL LP’s - re-issues and originals; CD’s; underground and indie music."

California Records
"The LP Record Specialist... 32 years in the record business, 14 years on the web. We have 60 categories of collectible vinyl LP record albums available for shipping anywhere! You can browse by category through a large selection designed with a unique cross-referencing of artists and their related record albums, or just pick the category that is most likely to contain your desired artist. If you're looking for something in particular and don't see it, please e-mail us and ask. We could have it. But we don't sell regular CD's, Cassettes, or 45's."

CD Universe
"Established in 1996, CD Universe is a leading Internet retailer specializing in the sale of domestic and imported music CDs and Imports, movies and video games to customers all over the world. We offer everyday low prices and a selection of product that is unmatched."

Classic 45s
"If you have a passion for vinyl 45's, you're in the right place. Search or browse through our extensive collection of 45's from the 1950's to the 1990's. We're based in the United States, but welcome customers from around the world."

Craig Moerer - Records By Mail
"... offers one of the most comprehensive selections of vinyl LPs and 45s available anywhere. Housed in a 6,000 square foot warehouse that currently holds 1.3 million records, Craig and his talented, dedicated staff serve music lovers in more than 70 countries. While a network of computers and a newly re-designed website helps Craig and his staff satisfy the cravings of his customers more efficiently, he still logs thousands of miles each year - usually by plane rather than muscle car - always in search of more collectible gems."

Fast Hits Music
Jay Horman began this establishment with great seletions at great prices... Greg and Jackie Berry continue the tradition. Excellent selection of current and out-of-print 45s, as well as LPs.

Forever Vinyl
"We focus on appraising record and music collections. We also have access to over 2,000,000 out of print, rare music and collectible records and CDs from around the world via our own inventory and our hundreds of partnerships we've developed over the years. We specialize in finding hard to find records, and long out of print records from most record companies catalogs. Normally, we have what you've been looking for in stock but we can also search for it if needed. Most of our items are in VG++ condition or better with the majority of the items in near mint condition. We've recently updated our catalog with over 1000 new items."

Hot Platters
"... one of oldest record shops on the Internet, online since June 1995. We carry ALL categories of hard to find LPs, 45s and 78s from the 1950s - 2000s. On our website and in our ebay store, you will also find music, movie, & TV memorabilia such as books, magazines, sheet music, photos, press kits, records, CDs, videos, laser discs, reel to reel tapes, DVDs, cassettes, eight tracks & more."

John Manship Records
"... have been supplying collectors worldwide with rare vinyl for since 1969. We are universally recognised as a world authorities on rare soul vinyl. Our whole stock has been handpicked and is arguably the most comprehensive stock of rare soul vinyl anywhere in the world."

John Tefteller - World's Rarest Records
"My name is John Tefteller-I have been buying and selling rare phonograph records for the past 35 years. I have a worldwide reputation for my knowledge of rare records, especially Blues 78s. My personal collection contains some of the rarest records on the planet. My auctions in Discoveries magazine have featured some of the rarest records on the planet. Many have sold for "record" prices. For top quality records, no one can top The World's Rarest Records! I have the world's largest inventory of Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll 78s with over 75,000 in stock. I also have a fabulous selection of over 100,000 45s from the 1950s and early 1960s in the following categories: Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Girl Groups, Surf and Country."

LPNow / Harvard Square Records
"... where you can choose from thousands of SEALED, new vinyl LPs. Most of the titles are cutouts. LPNow is run by Harvard Square Records, Inc. We've been selling VINYL from Harvard Square for over 25 years but we are in Austin, TX now."

Music Obsession (formerly Vinyl Vendors)
Browse or search over 200,000 items in inventory... LPs, 7" & 12" singles, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, videos, posters, press kits, magazines and more."

Neighbor Gabor's Records
"We feature over 30,000 vinyl records, several hundred picture-sleeves, and a small assortment of 12” Singles, CDs, and cassettes. While the majority of our inventory consists of more commonplace products, we do sometimes come across more high-end vinyl to offer those collectors out there. We also have collectors’ colored vinyl and picture disks frequently in and out of our inventory, so be sure to check back frequently!"

Vinyl Encore
"This website service began in late 2001 to offer record collectors and others looking for that album they remember from years gone by a place to find their music at an affordable price. Currently we are switching to a more specialty rock record, dvd, collectibles site."

Vinyl Shop UK
"... we cater for the used vinyl record and CD market and collectors, by way of a UK mailorder service. We currently have around 250,000 used vinyl records, CDs and music items FOR SALE, at fair and reasonable prices. Vinyl 7" records, LPs, 45s, 12", EPs - vinyl records & CDs galore. All genres catered for, including Rock, Pop, Northern, Soul, Jazz, Dance, Funk, Folk, soundtracks and Country music. Also a selection of cassettes, reel to reel, music memorabilia and out of print UK record press papers and magazines. Please feel free to search the database of available records & memorabilia ..."

Yesterday And Today Records
"... was started in September 1977 by Skip Groff. Over the years, we became involved with many of the Washington DC punk/alternative groups, including producing many of the early Dischord bands, including Minor Threat / SOA / Teen Idles, as well as The Slickee Boys, Velvet Monkeys, The Dark, Youth Brigade and Black Market Baby. Skip also hosted a few local radio shows on such stations like WAVA, WPGC, and WINX and has worked in the music business for 40 years. Over the years the store accumulated more than 1,000,000 45's and close to 50,000 LPs and CDs. Though we add new items to the site everyday, the Brick & Morter store closed in September 2002 ending of 25 years on Rockville Pike. Skip and Kelly Groff continue to service your vinyl needs through mail order, this web site, eBay, and local record shows. Keep in mind that what you see on this web site is just a small sampling of what we have. There are thousands of records from the 50s and 60s, Rock, Pop and C & W that will never make it to this website, and 70s & 80s imports and indie 45s added daily."

How can I avoid getting ripped-off when buying vinyl on the net?
We hear too often accounts of unsuspecting buyers being taken for $100s by unscrupulous individuals posing as dealers. These suggestions could greatly reduce your chances of getting ripped-off.

Music Collecting Marketplaces

Amazon
Vinyl, CD and MP3 - All genres - New releases, best sellers, indie and trade-ins.

eBay
"The world's largest online marketplace"

GEMM
"Since 1994, GEMM is the first and the original internet marketplace (yes, before ebay and amazon), bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world. GEMM started with music, and grew to encompass books, video, and all types of merchandise that people want to buy and sell. Participating sellers range anywhere from the casual collectors with just a few items in their catalogs to large collectors and stores with thousands of items to offer. No catalog is too large or too small for GEMM. With more than 30,000 catalogs of merchandise listing over 35 million items, truly, if you can`t find it here then fuhgeddaboudit!"

MusicStack
"25 million vinyl records, new and used CDs and music albums from hundreds of record stores. Buy rare CDs, used vinyl records, CD singles and out-of-print music at MusicStack. Since 1997, MusicStack has specialized in helping individuals, collectors, DJs and records stores track down rare vinyl records, used CDs and hard to find music. With millions of vinyl records, out of print music, and music CDs on our website, finding the rare record albums, music CDs, CD singles, vinyl LPs and 45s you want is easy."

Popsike.com
"Rare records auction results - We are providing an archive of past auctions. Most of the records have been auctioned at ebay, certainly the largest auction house for rare vinyl records. Online auction houses are a very popular method for buying or selling records. At popsike.com, you can check the final auction price that a certain record has brought. Although this might not be a true indication of the record's real value, it does show what collectors are paying for rare items. There is no fixed price for a second-hand record, no matter how rare it is. The price of a rare record is purely determined by what people are prepared to pay for it."


Collectors

Dead Wax Cafe
Online magazine and community for audiophiles and record collectors.

The Record Collectors Guild
"The Guild was established as a small community of record collectors, interested in promoting a common goal, which is the pursuit of knowledge about, and the ultimate acquisition of, vinyl records."

The Record Collectors Webring or Website
Web ring of over 80 record collectors and dealers, FAQs, resources, pics, etc.

Heritage Auctions
"The World's Largest Collectibles Actioneer" Online auction in entertainment and music memorabilia including sound recordings.

Record Shows Of America
"Your On-Line Source For Record Show Information & More!"

Ring Of Record Resellers
Web ring of over 70 dealers specializing in records.

VIP-24
"Record fairs, CD fairs, Music fairs, whatever you call them - welcome to the world of VIP Events! For three decades we have put record shops and record dealers from all over the world into big UK venues to sell to you - the serious music fan. VIP-24.com offers you comprehensive information whether you want to buy or sell rare and deleted vinyl or CDs and memorabilia at the VIP fairs. You'll find CD albums and singles, vinyl LPs, 12" and singles at the events - the only genuine shopping experience for the serious record and CD collector. Record and CD dealers are well catered for here with help on selling, venue info, table prices etc. Make sure that you check out the MUSIC MERCHANT area - our special section for CD and vinyl dealers - lots of bulk buying opportunities without all the hassle of advertising, home visits etc. With the closure of many independent music stores, VIP Music fairs offer a rare chance for the specialist music trader to meet the serious music fan in convenient venues."


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