BBB Member

Buying and Selling Classical Music CDs, Records and DVDs

We buy and sell Classical Music 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 Classical 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 Classical 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 Classical 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 Classical 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 Classical 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 Classical Records

We typically pay up to $1.00 or more for many Classical 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 Classical DVDs 

We pay up to $3 per disc for many full-length Classical 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.

Sell Classical SACD (Super Audio CD), DVD Audio (DVD-A)

We are very interested in emerging formats of classical recordings. We pay up to $3 each, and we are looking to buy Classical SACD (Super Audio CD) and Classical DVD Audio (DVD-A) as more titles become available.

Some Classical Music Artists and Labels We Buy and Sell

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

Some of The Many Orchestras We Are Interested In Buying and Selling:
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Czech Philhrmonic Orchestra
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Los Angeles Philharmonic
New York Park Philharmonic
Orchestre de Paris
Philadelphia Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Some of The Many Conductors We Are Interested In Buying and Selling:
Claudio Abbado
Herman Abendroth
Sir Thomas Beecham
Leonard Bernstein
Wilhelm Furtwangler
Herbert von Karajan
Serge Koussevitzky
Willem Mengelberg
Pierre Monteux
Charles Munch
Riccardo Muti
Eugene Ormandy
Simon Rattle
Fritz Reiner
William Steinberg
Leopold Stokowski
George Szell
Klaus Tennstedt
Arturo Toscanini
Eduard van Beinum
Some of The Many Composers We Are Interested In Buying and Selling:
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Hector Berlioz
Leonard Bernstein
Johannes Brahms
Anton Bruckner
Fredric Chopin
Claude Debussy
George Frederick Handel
Gustav Mahler
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Maurice Ravel
Erik Satie
Franz Schubert
Robert Schumann
Richard Strauss
Peter Illich Tchaikovsky
Giuseppe Verdi
Antonio Vivaldi
Richard Wagner
Some of The Many String Quartets We Are Interested In Buying and Selling:
Amadeus Quartet
Bartok String Quartet
Beethoven Quartet
Borodin Quartet
Budapest Quartet
Busch Quartet
Calvet Quartet
Cleveland Quartet
Emerson Quartet
Guarneri Quartet
Hagen Quartet
Juilliard Quartet
Lindsay Quartet
Pro Arte Quartet
Quartetto Italiano
Shostakovich Quartet
Smetana Quartet
Takacs Quartet
Tokyo Quartet
Vegh Quartet
Some of The Many String Soloists We Are Interested In Buying and Selling:
Pablo Casals (cello)
Jacqueline Du Pre (cello)
Emanuel Feuermann (cello)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Paul Tortelier (cello)
William Primrose (viola)
Mischa Elman (violin)
Zino Francescatti (violin)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Bronislav Hubermann (violin)
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
Fritz Kreisler (violin)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Nathan Milstein (violin)
David Oistrakh (violin)
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Isaac Stern (violin)
Jacques Thibaud (violin)
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Some of The Many Pianists We Are Interested In Buying and Selling
Martha Argerich
Wilhelm Backhaus
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Alfred Cortot
Edwin Fischer
Walter Gieseking
Emil Gilels
Marc-André Hamelin
Josef Hofmann
Vladimir Horowitz
William Kapell
Evgeny Kissin
Dinu Lipatti
Benno Moiseiwitsch
Murray Perahia
Maurizio Pollini
Sviatoslav Richter
Arthur Rubinstein
Artur Schnabel
Rudolf Serkin

Many CD Labels We Are Interested In Buying and Selling

  • BIS
  • Chandos
  • Chesky
  • Decca
  • Deutsche Grammaphon
  • Elektra/Nonesuch
  • EMI
  • Erato
  • Harmonia Mundi
  • Hungaroton
  • Hyperion
  • London
  • Lyrita
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Philips
  • RCA
  • Sony Classical
  • Supraphon
  • Telarc (recent pressings)
  • Teldec
  • Testament
  • Virgin
  • As well as many, many more...

Classical Record Labels that we buy:

  • Acanta
  • Archive
  • Argo
  • ASV
  • BIS
  • Boston Records
  • Calliope
  • Chandos
  • Chant du Monde
  • Chesky
  • Decca British label "SXL" series - most $2 to $10
  • Electrecord
  • Electrola
  • EMI - British "ASD,"
  • "SLS" series Also Voix de son Maître
  • Etcetera
  • Harmonia Mundi except Black Label series
  • Haydn Society
  • HMV
  • Hyperion
  • L'Oiseau-Lyre
  • London "ffss" Bluebacks
  • Stereo Londons with light blue back covers - most $2 or more
  • Lyrita most $4 or more
  • Melodiya most artists
  • Mercury Stereo "SR"
  • 90000 series
  • Metropolitan Opera deluxe broadcast sets
  • Odeon
  • RCA Stereo "Shaded
  • Dogs" many from $3 to $25 or more
  • RCA Stereo "White Dogs"
  • Remington many titles
  • Sheffield Lab
  • Telefunken
  • Unicorn
  • Urania
  • Wergo
  • Westminster (especially WL series with green or red)

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 Classical 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 thousands of Classical CDs, including Tchaikovsky, Antonio Vivaldi and Johannes Brahms 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 Many,000 CDs priced from $1.99 to $4.99, including many Classical CDs priced under $5 each, including titles reduced in price that have not sold for a number of months, budget labels or more obscure Classical CDs.

We stock thousands of Classical records including: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and many more Classical albums. Most of our Classical 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

20 South Tulane Street
Princeton, NJ 08542


Copyright © 2006 Princeton Record Exchange. All rights reserved