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    My family has a bunch of LP records that we want to sell. I have listed a few on Ebay such as Zeppelin and The Beatles. It appears that anything other than the "big" artists don't go for much if even at all. I have heard that places like Half Price books can give you almost nothing for them. So any suggestions?

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    USB turntable. Me, I'd keep them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harangatang View Post
    I have heard that places like Half Price books can give you almost nothing for them.
    I'll second that notion. Half Price Books once gave me $2 total for about 30 records. After that experience, I donated the rest of my records to the local library branch.
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    I do a pretty strange thing with mine. I listen to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    I do a pretty strange thing with mine. I listen to them.
    Me too. But I like archiving them as well, so I got a USB turntable; allows me to listen to out of print stuff on my iPod.

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    Keep em. Unless you have something really rare, you will not get much money for them -- LPs are easier to come by than people think -- but they will sound great in your house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    USB turntable. Me, I'd keep them.
    They also make a USB tape deck, if they would just get on the ball and make a USB 8-track the world would be perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    if they would just get on the ball and make a USB 8-track the world would be perfect.
    What a treat it would be to get to hear two songs at once on an MP3, followed closely at the end by the rumble and chunk-chunk sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    I do a pretty strange thing with mine. I listen to them.
    Same here, I also have a working 8 track player in my basement. My friends always get a kick out of this.

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    I have a couple that were recorded direct to the disc. One is a Dave Brubeck album and the other is a classical recording I can't recall at the moment. There is a note on the inside that the direct to disc method was something new and it was supposed to produce a higher quality sound. They actually sound pretty good for LPs. The style of playing on the Brubeck recording is very spontaneous, kind of like a live recording. I guess that's because when they put things directly to the disc the musicians just all played together and it was captured straight to some sort of master template instead of first going to tape.

    I back mine up as well, but I've been running an audio cable from the stereo into my computer. I might have to look into one of those USB turntables.

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    The absolutely best thing you can do if you decide to record them to digital is thoroughly clean them. If you can find someone with a "Nitty Gritty" machine, even better.
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    Not just LPs...CDs are now going for a dime a dozen. I'm sure that millions of homes have hoards of these things that are pretty-much worthless at this point. About eight years ago, in anticipation of the download era and the eventually obsolescence of the format, I sold about 150 on half.com. Decided to keep my favorites (about 125 of them), but now wish I'd just liquidated all of them. Probably too late now.

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    If you're looking to sell them rather than keep and restore, you should call one of the radio stations that does a swap shop type show, people call in looking for old LPs all the time.


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