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Buying and Selling Oldies CDs, Oldies Records and DVDs

We buy and sell Oldies 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 Oldies 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 Oldies 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 Oldies 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 Oldies 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 Oldies 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 Oldies Records

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

We pay up to $3 per disc for many full-length Oldies 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 Oldies Music Artists and Labels We Buy and Sell

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

Oldies Artists We Are Interested in Buying and Selling

Barbara Acklin
Pepper Adams
The Angels
The Applejacks
The Archies
Frankie Avalon
Roy Ayers
Long John Baldry
LaVern Baker
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
Len Barry
Count Basie
Fontella Bass
Beach Boys
Beau Brummels
Archie Bell and the Drells
The Belmonts
Jesse Belvin
Duster Bennett
Chuck Berry
Big Bopper
Bill Blacks Combo
Cilla Black
Bobby Bland
Blind Faith
Blue Cheer
Graham Bond
Gary U.S. Bonds
Bonzo Dog Band
Booker T. & the MG's
70s music to present, David Bowie
The Box Tops
Chambers Brothers
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers
James Brown
Maxine Brown
Ruth Brown
The Buckinghams
Buffalo Springfield
Solomon Burke
Jerry Butler
Bobby Byrd
The Byrds
The Cadets
The Cadillacs
Choker Campbell
Chris Clark
Freddy Cannon
Clarence Carter
Chad & Jeremy
The Chordettes
Lou Christie
Jimmy Clanton
Dave Clark Five
Petula Clark
Rosemary Clooney
The Clovers
The Coasters
Lynn Collins
The Commodores
Chris Connor
The Contours
Sam Cooke
Count Five
Crown Heights Affair (first two LPs)
The Crystals
Bobby Darin
David & Jonathan
Miles Davis
Spencer Davis Group
Deep Purple
The Dells
Bo Diddley
Dion and the Belmonts
The Dixie Cups
Bill Doggett
Fats Domino
Lee Dorsey
The Drifters
The Duprees
Bob Dylan
Dynamic Superiors
The Easybeats
Billy Eckstein
Duane Eddy
Electric Prunes
John Entwhistle
The Equals
The Escorts
Yvonne Fair
Adam Faith
Marianne Faithful
Fantastic Four
Chris Farlow
Georgie Fame
Fatback Band
Five Stair Steps & Cubie
Ella Fitzgerald
The Five Keys
The Flamingos
Fleetwood Mac
Eddie Floyd
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
The Fortunes
The Four Seasons
Four Tops
Aretha Franklin
Freddie and the Dreamers
Bobby Freeman
Bobby Fuller Four
Funk Inc.
Rory Gallagher
Marvin Gaye
Kay Gees (pre-1977)
Gerry and the Pacemakers
Gary Glitter
The Gods
Lesley Gore
Graham Central Station (early)
Grass Roots
Al Green
Paula Greer
Johnny Griffith Trio
The Groundhogs
Bill Haley and His Comments
The Happenings
George Harrison
Donny Hathaway
Isaac Hayes
Jimmie Hendrix
The Herd
Herman's Hermits
Jamie Holland
Eddie Holland
Billie Holiday
The Hollies
Brenda Holloway
The Honeycombs
Mary Hopkin
Nicky Hopkins
Thelma Houston
Willie Hutch
The Impressions
The Incredible String Band
The Intruders
Chuck Jackson
Michael Jackson
Jermaine Jackson
Jackson Five
Mick Jagger
Etta James
Tommy James and the Shondells
Jan & Dean
Jay & the Americans
The JB's

Jefferson Airplane
Jethro Tull
Jive Five
Brian Jones
Eddie Kendricks
Ben E. King
Teddi King
Rev. Martin Luther King
King Curtis
The Kinks
Gladys Knight and the Pips
Buddy Knox
Kool & the Gang
Billy J. Kramer
Gene Krupa
Major Lance
Led Zeppelin
John Lennon
Barbara Lewis
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
Jackie Lomax
Love Sculpture
Shorty Long
Nellie Lutcher
Main Ingredient
Manfred Mann
Barry Mann
Teena Marie
Martha & the Vandellas
The Marvelettes
Mary Jane Girls
John Mayall
Curtis Mayfield
Paul McCartney
Barbara McNair
Clyde McPhatter
Amos Milburn
Buddy Miles
The Mindbenders
The Miracles
Willy Mitchell
The Moments
The Monkees
Keith Moon
The Moonglows
Van Morrison
Motown Artists (many)
Gerry Mulligan
Music Machine
Nashville Teens
Peter Noon
1910 Fruitgum Co.
Ohio Express
Ohio Players (early)
Roy Orbison
The Originals
The Orlons
Shuggie Otis
Johnny Otis
The Outsiders
Peter Noon
Charlie Parker
Ann Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles
Carl Perkins
The Persuaders
The Persuasions
Houston Person
Peter and Gordon
Wilson Pickett
Brian Poole
Pretty Purdi
Elvis Presley
Pretty Things
Alan Price
Lloyd Price
Rare Earth
The Rascals
Otis Redding
Eivets Rednow
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Django Reinhardt
Paul Revere and the Raiders
Keith Richards
Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
The Rolling Seths
The Ronettes
Diana Ross & The Supremes
David Ruffin
Jimmy Ruffin
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
Soupy Sales
Sam & Dave
Savoy Brown
Jack Scott
Gil Scott-Heron
The Searchers
The Seeds
The Shadows
Dell Shannon
Ralph Sharon
Dee Dee Sharp
Sandie Shaw
The Shirelles
The Silkie
Joe Simon
Valerie Simpson
Nancy Sinatra
Sir Douglas Quintet
Sir Joe Quarterman
Lonnie Liston Smith
Percy Sledge
Sly and the Family Stone
Millie Small
Small Faces
Soft Machine
Melvin Sparks
The Spinners
Dusty Springfield
Kay Starr
Ringo Starr
Candi Staton
Status Quo
Steam Packet
Strawberry Alarm Clock
Street Rhythm Band
The Supremes
The Sweet
The Swinging Blue Jeans
Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers
R. Dean Taylor
Johnny Taylor
The T-Bones
The Temptations
Joe Tex
Carla Thomas
Rufus Thomas
Thunderclap Newman
Toe Fat
The Troggs
Ike & Tina Turner
The Turtles
Undisputed Truth
The Velvelettes
The Ventures
Gene Vincent
Voices of East Harlem
Jr. Walker & the Allstars
Billy Ward & His Dominos
Dina Washington
Earl Washington
Johnny “Guitar” Watson
Charlie Watts
Mary Wells
Fred Wesley & JB's
Kim Weston
Kim Weston & Marvin Gaye
Ian Whitcomb
The Who
Chuck Willis
Jackie Wilson
Bill Withers
Ron Wood
Stevie Wonder
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd

Oldies labels that we buy:

  • Atlantic Records
  • Blue Horizon Records
  • British Rock
  • Dolton
  • Motown Records
  • Phillips
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rare Earth
  • Stax Records
  • VeeJay
  • Workshop Jazz

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 Oldies 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 Oldies CDs, including Fantastic Four, The Commodores, Chuck Jackson 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 Oldies CDs priced under $5 each, including titles reduced in price that have not sold for a number of months, budget labels or more obscure Oldies music CDs.

We stock thousands of Oldies records including: Stevie Wonder, The Miracles, The Originals and many more Oldies albums. Most of our Oldies 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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