Tips for vinyl collectors


Vinyls are quite popular these days, having made a come-back in recent years. Move over coins and stamps, vinyl collecting is the new kid in town! There are many great places you can find quality vinyl records at great prices. This blog post is here to lend some help and useful tips for new vinyl collectors.

If you are wondering where you can find these treasures, look no further. Here are tips on places where you can find great vinyl records to add to your collection.

Brick and mortar vs. online

Some music stores still stock old vinyl records; do some research to find out where they are located. The great thing about visiting brick and mortar stores is the ability to explore the variety, touch the grooves on the vinyl itself, smell the old vinyl covers and immerse yourself in the shopping experience. If you are not interested in touching the items and just want to expand your collection, then a better option is an online platform like bidorbuy. We have over 22 000 vinyls for you to choose from, and the best part is they get delivered to your doorstep.

Can we go thrift shopping?

Second-hand stores or thrift stores are a treasure trove for vinyls. Have you heard that saying: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? You often think the quality is compromised or the range of genres is limited, but you might be pleasantly surprised. Look at the quality of the vinyl before making a decision, but overall if you come across a great find, snatch it up before someone else does.

Bid, bid, sold!  

You know those people who put up their houses on auction and sometimes their household contents too? We tend to only think as far as second-hand stores and no further. You would be wrong to do so. Estate sale auctions are a great place to find well priced musical treasures. Tapes, LPs and turntables might be on auction too!

Bargain hunting 101

You could find vinyl records at stores that typically don’t sell that kind of content, for example book stores, furniture stores, etc. Look out for sales and clearance sections to grab yourself a great bargain. Flea markets are another great place to find unique vinyls. You might also find like-minded people who are collectors too. Before you know it, you will be exchanging vinyls with some new vinyl collecting friends!

Now that you know where to find great vinyls, go forth and become a great vinyl collector!