You hold the vinyl record carefully by its sides and place it on the turntable. Clicking the record player on and placing the needle in the groove, you hear the sweet sound of one of your favorite bands as it begins to play. Beginning with the gramophone, record players have entertained generations of music lovers. As music technology evolved, so did turntables, and while they fell out of fashion with the introduction of digital formats, they still have a following among those who love the old sounds. You can find vintage record players on eBay, which has a wide selection of both new and used equipment. If you buy a pre-owned device, make sure that it comes with a stylus, or check whether you can buy one separately. There are belt and direct driven turntables that operate in manual or automatic modes. Before making a purchase, consider the type of machine that you want, as well as the brand, which include Technics, Thorens, and Pioneer turntables. Enjoy the rich sound of vinyl.