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    So regarding the spectacular sales of vynils players this Christmas what sort of anecdotal evidence does the panel have regarding boot sales, charity shops etc. I don't really get out to these places much; have you noticed more people fighting over the crates? Are these new buyers just happy to pick up Queens greatest hits on 350g silver vynil? Have you noticed more people scrapping over the raers?
    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    Even before the recent revival I would gladly have punched a nun to the floor for a Bert Kaempfert compilation.
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    • #3
      ive noticed that its ruined record shopping. shops are now filled with £25 pop albums.
      remember Fopp with its £10 funk/ soul / jazz / soundtrack section? all gone.
      I went to nottingham over the break and came back with nothing

      it is a good thing.. but its ruining my personal escape from the world
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      • #4
        There's a guy on a market I go to who these days thinks anything with a photo of a group with long hair and skin tight jeans must be worth at least 20 quid and am guessing some of his customers agree, which suits me.
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        • #5
          i finally bumped into a yout' who started collecting records - and she mentioned she had just got a vinyl player - which after slight confusion meant she had bought a turntable.

          INXS, Pulp Fiction Sound track, The Doors, splatter vinyl were all high on her list.

          All seems totally harmless. Definitely liked the coloured and splatter vinyl and the concept of the limited edition.
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          • #6
            friend of mine just got into vinyls. she really, really wants darkside of the moon...
            I thought id find at least 5 in Nottingham, didn't find any. this cant be rare?
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            • #7
              A friends 15 year old daughter recieved a turntable for Xmas and her fathers box of Lp's fished out of the attic, which she seems to be enjoying... and she's approaching the right age to be able to get the most out of my pals old Doors collection.

              I mentioned I had a load of singles for her if she wanted them... and I saw confusion in her eyes... hopefully she now understands my intentions were honourable!
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              • #8
                I reckon people who buy new decks, most of them for the first time, are likely to prefer new records. It takes a while to build up the knowledge to go digging amongst all that ancient crap. Everyone starts with a comfort zone they only move out of later.

                I just got back from Madrid and saw lots of shops selling a mix of new and s/h stuff - nearly always separated. A lot of shops have gone and the Rastro's pretty useless now, but the ones that are still standing and making a go of it seem to be doing OK. Metralleta was packed, and it only sells old stuff.

                I don´t get out digging much, so far worse than newbie diggers is the effect of discogs/popsike etc. Twice I had assistants take over five minutes to sell me a record while they checked online that I wasn´t snapping up an overlooked raer. I guess this is normal now - it also happened last time I was in Glasgow - but it really gets my dander up, and my dander is usually relatively unelevated.
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                • #9
                  So far my only experience of this is through my head of dept at work. She said her husband (late 20s) wanted a record player for Christmas and what should she get. I gave her a few pointers- don't get one of these new single box players but get an older single box player with a bit more grunt and a proper 'needle'- which she sort of ignored. She says he's been in the charities coming back with all kinds of rubbish, Phil Collins, Queen and the like, and it's driving her mad already. I told her it probably won't last. I also overheard, on a rare trip out recently, the owner of a second hand shop telling a customer, who was obviously new to record buying, that he's selling so much 90s stuff now he can't get enough. He also said he couldn't believe how much vinyl he shifted over Christmas. Seems like a great time to buy CDs; they appear to have next to no value at all at the moment.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Shere Khan View Post
                    Seems like a great time to buy CDs; they appear to have next to no value at all at the moment.
                    And they probably never will.
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                    • #11
                      I've had the discogs thing happen on a few occasions its raises my heckles too, a relatively common 'Tubby Hayes' on MFP and a 'Stanley Turrentine' which he couldn't find to his dismay. 'Fiver each, yeah I check everything now' he said well why not do that first and save me some time then. They generally underprice when they do such things In my experience or don't understand the difference in price between what is common in the US and uncommon over here.

                      Originally posted by babycart View Post
                      I reckon people who buy new decks, most of them for the first time, are likely to prefer new records. It takes a while to build up the knowledge to go digging amongst all that ancient crap. Everyone starts with a comfort zone they only move out of later.

                      I just got back from Madrid and saw lots of shops selling a mix of new and s/h stuff - nearly always separated. A lot of shops have gone and the Rastro's pretty useless now, but the ones that are still standing and making a go of it seem to be doing OK. Metralleta was packed, and it only sells old stuff.

                      I don´t get out digging much, so far worse than newbie diggers is the effect of discogs/popsike etc. Twice I had assistants take over five minutes to sell me a record while they checked online that I wasn´t snapping up an overlooked raer. I guess this is normal now - it also happened last time I was in Glasgow - but it really gets my dander up, and my dander is usually relatively unelevated.
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                      • #12
                        I've more or less retreated from the front line of vinyl shopping. I still look around but rarely buy ... not in shops or online anymore.
                        Prices have gone silly and I just don't see anything I'm interested in.
                        I've gone over to the darkside and buy a lot of cds ... they are still cheap in shops (2nd hand and charity), they sound ok to me and I like the long playing time.

                        Still play a lot of vinyl at home I hasten to add..... just not buying much anymore.
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                        • #13
                          I was in HMV just after christmas and was surprised at the amount of people going through the vinyl racks, must be all the new owners of vinyl players needing new vinyls. HMV must be rubbing their hands together as a massive sale was going on across the store on everything except the vinyl for some reason. And they arent exactly cheap in the first place. Bit of a captive market, as don't suppose these shoppers know many other places to get records, HMV or UO being the only high street sellers these days.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bradx View Post
                            I've more or less retreated from the front line of vinyl shopping. I still look around but rarely buy ... not in shops or online anymore.
                            Prices have gone silly and I just don't see anything I'm interested in.
                            I've gone over to the darkside and buy a lot of cds ... they are still cheap in shops (2nd hand and charity), they sound ok to me and I like the long playing time.

                            Still play a lot of vinyl at home I hasten to add..... just not buying much anymore.
                            Presumably, at the moment, people are getting rid of their CDs-the ones they originally got rid of their vinyl for- to replace with the vinyl they got rid of. Smiley face.
                            I don't have too much of a problem with CDs. I'm not mad on them and I buy on vinyl if I can, but a lot of new stuff, much modern jazz for instance, only comes on CD. And, as I say, CDs are such a bargain at the moment. I think if you haven't got £100 for Ensemble El Salaam's LP why not get it on CD for £25.
                            "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bennyboy View Post
                              Bit of a captive market, as don't suppose these shoppers know many other places to get records, HMV or UO being the only high street sellers these days.
                              You're right about that. Head of Dept tells me her husband has been driving her mad with Michael Jacksons greatest hits from the charity shop because he doesn't know where to get new records.
                              "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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