how do you price your records? can i make an offer?
The price of an individual record depends on its rarity, its pressing, and its condition. We compare our records to similar items for sale on websites such as discogs.com. Plus, Sonny has years of experience buying and selling LPs and knows when a record is hard to find and valuable. We stand behind our prices, given the quality and selection of the records we are offering, and do not accept offers lower than the listed price.
We are always interested in quality vintage records of all types. Bring your records in and leave them with us. We will evaluate them for condition and value and make you an offer, with no obligation! Too many records to bring in? Make an appointment with Sonny Collier and he will come to your house and check them out.
We do not buy:
Absolutely! Leave your name, contact information, and the title of the record you are looking for and we will try to find it for you. Keep in mind, however, that if a record is hard to find, it can take some time to find a copy.
We generally follow the Goldmine system of grading records:
NM--looks like it has never been played, no surface noise or pops
VG+--a few scuffs, very slight noise, no pops
VG--more scuffing than VG+ scuffing but no scratches, may have surface noise and some pops
G--heavy scuffing, surface noise and pops, may have a light scratch but plays through with no skips
Most records below VG goes in our bargain bin, unless they are very hard to find. Records with scratches are marked as such. Some dealers will sell VG records with "light" scratches on them but we do not. We also play grade many of our records, so check for post-it notes for information about the condition of the record. Bargain bin records are sold "as is".
Click here for more information on the Goldmine system of record grading.
Yes! We have a limited selection of both 45 rpms and compact discs.
Unfortunately, most 78s have no value, especially old classical recordings. For more information about the value of your 78s, check out The 78rpm Record Homepage. This page has links to all kinds of information about 78s.
It depends on what the problem is! Our resident turntable expert, Lee Lyon, is available in our partner shop, Brian's Custom Theaters & Hi-Fi, on Saturdays. Bring your turntable in and he will evaluate it to see what needs to be done. Basic adjustments, such as tone arm adjustments and cartridge replacements as well as certain other repairs can be done in-house. When Lee is not here, Brian can also help you with your turntable. For all other repairs, we recommend Hi Tech Service in Nashville.
No, we do not take trades.
Yes! A clean record will sound better and will prevent unnecessary wear on your needle.