What are my vinyl records worth?
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR VINYL RECORDS
Perhaps you inherited your grandmother’s vinyl record collection or you’ve been building your own collection over time. You know it holds value but you’re not quite sure how much. Maybe you play them occasionally or just keep them in their protective sleeves. No matter what your situation, there’s a chance they could be very valuable. Our Savvy Specialists are here to help you appraise the collection.
CONDITION OF VINYL RECORDS IS KEY TO VALUE
Condition is the key factor here. Visual grading and play grading will determine the value of your vinyl record. If the record doesn’t play well or if there is a big scratch in the record, its value will be far less than records in good shape. Collectors use the Goldmine Standard to value records, which takes into account the play and visual quality ranging from Near Mint condition to Fair condition. This is a complicated metric to ascertain and is usually handled by experts. In addition, the exact version of the record is necessary to get to an accurate valuation and if it’s a true first press rather than a re-press from a later date.
MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF VINYL RECORDS
Vinyl records should be kept with their original case and any paper inserts. Any creases, folds, dents, or scratches on the case or the record will significantly decrease the value. Keep your vinyl records away from light, humidity, excessive temperatures, and any wear and tear potentially caused by force or weight. In general, the newer it looks, the more it will be worth.
HOW TO FIND THE VALUE OF VINYL RECORDS
Once we've identified the type, grading, condition, and rarity of the vinyl record, our Savvy Artist Specialists complete a Quick Appraisal which includes research, stories and special features about your vinyl record. We can also tell you more about the specific vinyl record, including a valuation analysis that includes what similar vinyl records have sold for.
SELL VINYL RECORDS ONLINE
After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can match you with Online Partners to get you the most value for the vinyl records you'd like to sell. This is a good option once you know the value you want to sell the item for.
FIND PLACES TO SELL VINYL RECORDS NEAR ME
After our Quick Appraisal, StuffSavvy can also match you with Local Consignment Shops and Auction Houses. This is the best option if you want to work with additional Specialists to maximize the resale value of your vinyl record collection.