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Buying and Selling Audiophile CDs, Audiophile Records and DVDs

We buy and sell Audiophile CDs, records and DVDs, as well as more movies and music. Founded in 1980, Princeton Record Exchange is a large independent movie and music store located in historic, downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, easily accessible by car, train and bus. Princeton Record Exchange buys thousands of music and movie collections. We are always looking to expand our large selection of Audiophile music and other types of DVDs, CDs, LPs, and games.

Browse through over 60,000 CDs, 60,000 LPs and 10,000 DVDs, including many Audiophile music CDs, DVDs and Records, at our New Jersey store. We do not currently list our inventory or sell online because our selection changes daily.

How to sell your Audiophile music!

We are always trying to add to our inventory of used CDs, LPs, and DVDs. We are happy to offer you a free appraisal for your merchandise.

We buy online and in our Princeton, NJ store.

Listed below are some of the Audiophile artists and labels we are looking for.

As with everything we buy, there are three ways to get an appraisal for your merchandise:

  1. Call us at 609-924-3472 to discuss your collection with an appraiser, or
  2. Bring your collection to our Princeton, NJ store, or
  3. Describe your collection online at our Sell Your CDs, Sell Your Records, or Sell Your DVDs questionnaire pages.

For large collections we recommend that you give us a call before listing all your items or visiting us-we might be able to save you a lot of time!

Selling your Audiophile CDs

When you Sell CDs to us, we pay up to $3 for strong selling full-length CDs in excellent condition (more for certain rarities). However, there are many titles that we may only offer 10 cents to 50 cents for; due to oversupply, lesser demand and/or poorer condition quality. There are some titles that we cannot use at all. Prices are subject to change over time. There are some titles that we are not able to buy at all.

To get top-dollar, the CDs must be in excellent shape; no scratches on the discs, cracks in the cases, or rips in the liner notes.

Selling your Audiophile Records

We typically pay up to $1.00 or more for many Audiophile LPs. However, we are always looking for sought-after titles, and there are some rarities that we pay much more for. On the other hand, there are many LPs that we can not use at all because they are scratched, weak-sellers, or we have too many of them. We base our offer on what we expect to resell the item for and its condition. LPs that are scratched, scuffed, or moldy will get only a fraction of our top prices.

There are too many details relating to the LP market to list on this page. For more specific info, please see our selling LPs info page, or call us at 609-924-3472 to discuss your collection.

While we buy many CD and DVD collections through the mail, most LP collections that we buy come from customers that live within 2-3 hours from Princeton, NJ. You are welcome to fill out our sell records questionnaire or call us to discuss your collection, but please be aware that most records do not have a high enough value to make shipping worth while. It is generally best to bring them to our Princeton, NJ store, but we do recommend that you speak with one of our appraisers first, or see LP genres of interest to us and LPs we have little interest in to make sure we don't waste your time.

Selling your Audiophile DVDs 

We pay up to $3 per disc for many full-length Audiophile DVDs-less for DVD singles. As with CDs, when selling DVDs, the discs, liner notes and cases must be in excellent condition to get full price.

Some Audiophile Music Artists and Labels We Buy and Sell

This is only a partial listing of Audiophile CDs, Audiophile Records and DVDs. We buy and sell many, many others.

Audiophile Artists We Are Interested in Buying and Selling

Cannonball Adderley
Allman Brothers Band
Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington
Malcolm Arnold
Chet Baker
Chet Baker Quartet w/ Russ Freeman
The Band
John Balka
Count Basie and His Orchestra
Beach Boys
Sidney Bechet
Jeff Beck
The Bee Gees
Tony Bennett
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Blind Faith
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Charles Brown
James Brown
Dave Brubeck
The Byrds
Audiophile Recordings C
Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker
Serge Chaloff
Chicago Pro Musica
Don Cherry
Eric Clapton
Keith Clark, Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Buck Clayton
Nat King Cole Trio
Albert Collins
Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland
John Coltrane
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
Eddie Condon and His All Stars
Counting Crows
Czech State Philharmonic, Brno
Dallas Wind Symphony
Buddy De Franco Quartet/Quintet w/ Sonny Clark
Derek and the Dominos
Paul Desmond Quartet w/ Jim Hall
Dr. John
Howard Dunn, Dallas Wind Symphony
Harry "Sweets" Edison and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Eddie Daniels / Composers Quartet
Duke Ellington
Emerson Lake and Palmer
Marianne Faithful
Frederick Fennell, Dallas Wind Symphony
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Aretha Franklin
Albert Fuller
Curtis Fuller
Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto
Stan Getz Quintet w/ Jimmy Raney
Jimmy Giuffre
Benny Goodman
Grant Green w/ Sonny Clark
Guns N' Roses
Edmond Hall/James P. Johnson/Sidney De Paris/Vic Dickenson
Helicon Ensemble
Woody Herman
John Hiatt
Andrew Hill
Art Hodes
Billy Holiday
John Lee Hooker
Iron Butterfly
Eugene Istomin
The Jam
Jefferson Airplane
Jethro Tull

Elton John
Thad Jones
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Jerry Junkin, Dallas Wind Symphony
Stan Kenton
Albert King
B.B. King
Varujan Kojian, Utah Symphony Orchestra
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated
Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Tentette w/ Chet Baker
Oliver Nelson
Herbie Nichols
Harry Nilsson
Minoru Nojima
Sy Oliver and His Orchestra
Eiji Oue, Minnesota Orchestra
Pacific Chorale
Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Alan Parsons Project
James Paul, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Performing Arts Orchestra
Oscar Peterson Trio w/ Milt Jackson
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Pink Floyd
The Police
Bud Powell Trio
Elvis Presley
Ike Quebec
Ike Quebec and John Hardee
Freddie Redd
Otis Redding
Jimmy Reed
Keith Richards
Sam Rivers
San Francisco Choral Artists
Shorty Rogers
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Jose Serebrier
Woody Shaw
George Shearing
Simon and Garfunkel
Frank Sinatra
Jimmy Smith
Sonic Youth
Otis Span/Lightnin' Hopkins
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Steely Dan
Cat Stevens
Rod Stewart
Cecil Taylor and Buell Neidlinger
Jack Teagarden
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Mel Torme and Buddy Rich
Turtle Creek Chorale
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Velvet Underground
T-Bone Walker
Dinah Washington
Muddy Waters
The Who
Stevie Wonder
Phil Woods Quartet/Quintet
John Bruce Yeh
Larry Young
Neil Young

Audiophile labels that we buy:

  • Blue Note
  • Columbia half-speed Masters
  • Decca
  • CBS Mastersound LPs (1/2 Speed)
  • Direct Disk Labs LPs (1/2 Speed)
  • Japanese Import Pressings
  • London "Blueback" Records
  • Lyrita Records
  • MFSL (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Mosaic Records
  • Nimbus Supercuts LPs
  • Sheffield Records
  • Mercury
  • Reference Records
  • RCA Classical
  • Sweet Thunder LPs (1/2 Speed)

    Please note: The prices we pay for specific artists, titles or labels are subject to change without notice due to supply, demand or other market conditions.

Buying Audiophile CDs, Records and DVDs at our New Jersey store

Please Note: We do not currently list our inventory or sell online because our selection changes greatly from day to day. We hope to see you in our unique music store.

Browse through hundreds of Audiophile CDs, including Elton John, Guns N' Roses, Neil Young and many more. Prices range mostly from $1.99 to $8.99 for used discs, and $4.99 to $16.99 for most new discs.

We stock over 20,000 CDs priced from $1.99 to $4.99, including many Audiophile CDs priced under $5 each, including titles reduced in price that have not sold for a number of months, budget labels or more obscure Audiophile CDs.

We stock hundreds of Audiophile records, including John Lennon, Elvis Costello, Bob Marley & The Wailers and many more Audiophile albums. Most of our Audiophile LPs are priced under $10 each, with many priced at $1 and $1.99.

Our selection changes daily as we buy private collections, as well as receive orders from our music distributors.

Thank you for your interest in our independent music store. If you have any questions, please call us at 609-921-0881 or email us at info@prex.com.

Some of the Genres We Carry

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Princeton, NJ 08542


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