Tips and Tricks to Help You Effectively Sell Your Vinyl Records
Vinyl records hold a special place in the hearts of audiophiles the world over. Their staying power has surprised the music industry to the point that their production has actually increased in the past decade regardless of the ever-burgeoning digital music market. Their sound, their feel and their look is something that simply cannot be recreated in any other format. This has created a highly lucrative market for sellers who are lucky enough to possess highly sought-after albums. Take the time to read this brief but informative guide that will help you create the most effective listing possible for selling vinyl records.
What details are buyers looking for when reading the description of my vinyl records?
Used vinyl record collectors know exactly what they are looking for. Because of this it is imperative that you are very clear on several aspects of the albums you are selling. Begin by listing the artist and the album title. Next, state the year of production, being clear on whether this is an original pressing or a re-issue. Finally, be completely honest about the condition of the record and its packaging. Clearly state 'near mint vinyl record,' or 'lightly used vinyl record' in the description. If the record is scratched, be clear about which tracks on the album have been affected.
How do I determine a fair price when I am selling my vinyl records?
Luckily, there are numerous online resources that allow you to look up the current market value for your records. Take the time to do this research making sure that you are comparing albums that are in the same condition as yours before setting a price. In a market full of savvy buyers, it is critical that your price is well within the established market boundaries so that you don't scare away potential buyers.
How many photos should I include to effectively sell vinyl records?
This depends on the nature of the album. Include close-ups of each side of each record that the album contains, plus close-ups of each side of the packaging. If it is a gate-fold style album, be sure to include a photo of the open packaging as buyers are often just as interested in the condition of the packaging as they are in the condition of the record itself.