SELL YOUR RECORDS
Bringing Your Music For Sale Or Trade
Are you looking to part with your music or music-related items? If you have a few rare items or an entire collection, we can help. If you’re looking for cash or trade, we can help!
What You Can Expect In Value
We understand that you’re looking for some value from your used media. But first and foremost, we are a retail business – we need to turn a profit on what we buy from our customers.
Record Collectors Paradise takes pride in offering fair and knowledgeable evaluations on the goods we buy, sell and exchange. Using in-store and market sales histories we draw up an averaged value, taking into consideration demand and condition.
Evaluations often take time – your patience is appreciated! If you have several hundred items please note that we may ask to hold your items for a few days (or more) while we value them.
If you have any questions or concerns over our estimates, feel free to ask. Please note that we are not offering to provide values on your items for sale elsewhere.
What We’re Looking For… and Not Looking For
One thing that sets Record Collectors Paradise apart: we are willing to consider all music and mediums! That said, please note that certain genres and formats have higher demand and value than others.
Genres we prefer include …
• Modern Rock
• R&B / Soul / Disco
• Compilations (less common genres preferred)
Genres we are less interested in …
• Easy Listening
• New Age
• Country / Western
• Big Band / Swing
All that being said, there are always exceptions to these rules: Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Gould, etc. are examples of highly popular artists we look for. There are also some rare and valuable items in any genre and we will consider those for purchase.
In terms of format, we prefer vinyl records – hence our name! LP’s and 7” singles are preferred (rare 78rpm pieces are considered). We are also interested in CD’s, cassettes and 8-tracks, but please note that these items are largely less valuable. Please consider our more preferred genres (see above) and item condition before bringing any of these items to us.
Did you know that RCP also buys vintage stereo equipment? If you have gently used turntables, preamps, receivers etc. we will consider trade or purchase! Please assess your equipment for any damage or malfunctions before bringing it to us.
We also seek vintage music-related memorabilia such as videos, concert posters, t-shirts, collectors items, etc. Older items (pre-2000’s) are preferred, and in top condition.
What We Expect
Whether it’s music or equipment or memorabilia, our top priority is playability. We ask that you assess the condition of your items before looking for sale or trade.
At the end of the day, we also ask for patience and understanding. RCP deals with thousands of records every week, and it often takes time to assess it all. That said, we are glad to help in any way we can.
Give us a call, fill out our contact form or email us today!