Tom Fine wrote:
My friend who says he is "downsizing" his life just sold off his LP
collection. All in good
condition, a lot of audiophile pressings, mostly rock but plenty of jazz
(at least what's left
I had a freebie day) and a smattering of classical. He got $4500 for the
pile. Definitely less
he paid, by a long shot, but remember he collected for 30+ years and he at
dropping the whole van-full of records off at the local library. So there
IS still some value in
them thar piles of olde vinyl. The buyer will undoubtedly make more than
he paid selling
them one by
one on ebone.
-- Tom Fine
And on the other side of the coin, I've been asked to help a dying collector
who has what I'd
call a gorgeous collection of mostly classical LPs....about 20,000 discs and
all "good ones".
He'd like to see the collection stay intact. So far, every Canadian library
and university he's
tried has turned him down. A dealer may be the next step.