I totally get your point.

I have no stake in the operation whatsoever other than being on their
mailing list and having once visited the place on my way to the Palo
Alto ARSC conference, so I don't know if I want to get involved any
further than trying to steer LP donations in their direction (mainly
because I hate the thought of most of the alternatives - trash,
continuing to sit in mildewy garages and basements, skeet shooting,

Their site is <> and his (Jerry's) email is at
the bottom of his original message in case you or anyone else feels
like advising him that the LPs will need an independent appraisal for
tax purposes.

My best,


On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi, Peter,
> You don't have a link to the museum, but yoy can let them know that they are
> not allowed to do their own appraisals.  Conflict of interest.
> Steve
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peter Hirsch
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 10:47 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Looking to get rid of LPs and are somewhere in the SF
> Bay Area??
> I sometimes read on this list about unwanted collections of LPs that are
> looking for homes, so I thought I'd pass along this plea from Jerry Cimino
> of the Beat Museum. You won't get anything beyond a tax deduction letter,
> but it's better than trashing them (and I have met Jerry and he seems to be
> a nice guy who is unbelievably dedicated to the Beat legacy of Kerouac, et
> al).
> Peter Hirsch
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------------------------
> In case you missed it last time, we recently stumbled into a new revenue
> stream that, WITH YOUR ASSISTANCE, is going to help us pay our rent every
> month. We're now in the record business!
> See, a friend donated a truck full of old LPs to us and we started selling
> them out of the front of our museum gift shop and they're flying out of
> here. And who is buying them? Eighteen year old kids.
> They love the sound of vinyl! Who knew?
> BAY AREA: Help us pay our rent by donating your old vinyl to us so we can
> resell them to your grandchildren. C'mon, you know you haven't thought about
> those LPs you've had stored in your attic or garage for twenty years.
> 1).  We'll come pick them up from you anywhere in The Bay Area 2).  We'll
> give you an IRS approved tax deductible letter for the full value 3).
> You'll free up lots of space so you can accumulate other stuff 4).  You'll
> feel good knowing your old "stuff" is going to a great cause 5).  You can
> donate your old books, too, and we'll cart them away as well
> So, pick up the phone. Give us a call - 415-399-9626... or send me a note at
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