Do you have any unwanted records cluttering up your home?
Are you in charge of a music/video store that's
going out of business?
Are you with a radio station or library that's
looking to trim its collection?
Are you moving and need some more space?
We want to buy your music and movies!
We buy online and in our Princeton,
Princeton Record Exchange has been buying music and movie collections
for over twenty years. We have established a solid reputation
as one of the leaders in the industry for buying Records, CDs,
DVDs, video games and other audio and video formats. We are also
an active member in the Better Business Bureau and adhere to their
standards of business practices. You can rest assured that you
will be treated professionally.
We purchase thousands of collections every year, and our years
of experience have taught us how to make selling your merchandise
as simple as possible.
To find out what we can pay for your LPs, DVDs and CDs:
us at 609-924-3472 to discuss your collection with an
appraiser. Please Note: while many LPs are of great interest to us, the vast majority of those in today's market have little to no monetary value. The fastest and easiest way of determining the general value of your collection is to call us.
- If our LP appraiser thinks your LPs may be of interest to us, feel free to bring
your Vinyl Records to our Princeton, NJ store between
10am and 5pm (11-5 Sundays), visit our custom driving directions to sell records to us and parking info.
- If you have already created a list or our LP appraiser thinks your LPs may be of interest to us, please describe your collection of Vinyl
Records online on our Sell Records Online Questionnaire page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: We would love to evaluate your collection,
and will give you a free appraisal, but be aware that there are
many titles that we cannot use due to lack of demand, overstock,
or condition quality.
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
Sell Records to Us:
To get top-prices when you sell records to us, the vinyl and
covers must be in excellent shape; there must be no scratches,
scuffs, mildew, mold, water damage, excessive dirt, or warping.
Please inspect your Records carefully and note any damage. We
are especially interested in modern jazz, bebop, older rock, pre-’75
R&B, punk, progressive rock, blues and 20th century/avante-garde
You may send us information regarding your vinyl records at our
Sell Records Questionnaire.
If you have a large collection of vinyl records (1000 or more
titles), please call us or make a list of a sampling of at least
100 to 200 titles. Since the purpose of this sampling is to get
a true feel for your collection, please do not handpick the best
titles or your favorite selections. We would prefer you to list
100 to 200 titles pulled randomly from 10 to 20 different areas
of the record collection. If they are stored alphabetically, please
list some titles from three different areas in your record collection
(example: artists beginning with the letter "C", the
letter "M", and the letter "S"). Please include
your name, address and phone numbers in all emails and listings
that you send us, so that we can respond to you quickly regarding
Sell Records: Genres we are most interested
Vinyl Records of Rock, Oldies, Blues, Motown, Soul, Funk,
R&B, Psychedelic, British Invasion & Progressive.
We pay $1.00 to $2.00 for many vinyl records in these genres.
Many sought-after artists and titles that were produced in the
50s and 60s get $2.00 to $5.00, and we will pay $10.00 to $100.00
or more for some rarities.
Classic Rock artists of special interest to us include The Beatles,
Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones (London label), Jefferson Airplane,
the Doors, and many others. Please visit our sell
records of rock page for hundreds of other artists that we
Examples of desirable Soul/Funk/Oldies artists on vinyl records
are James Brown, Funkadelic, many on the Motown and Stax labels
from the 60s, British Invasion groups, and Psychedelic artists.
Please visit our sell records of
oldies music and sell records
of motown pages for hundreds of other artists.
Sell Records of Jazz Music
We are primarily looking for jazz LP's recorded before 1980,
particularly modern jazz, bebop, and free jazz. Labels of interest
include Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, and many more, especially
when the vinyl records were pressed in the 50s or 60s.
Many pressings from the 50s, on labels like these, are worth
$10.00 to $40.00 to us (up to $100.00 or more for some highly
Pressings from the 60s are generally in the $3.00 to $10.00
range (again, more for certain titles). We will pay $1.00 to $3.00
for many later pressings.
Mosaic vinyl records are also very desirable, and we will pay
at least $6.00 per disc for these box sets.
Please visit our sell records of jazz
page for an extensive listing of jazz labels and artists.
Sell Records of other music genres of interest to us:
We will pay $1.00 to $2.00 for many vinyl records in the following
categories. There are also sought-after titles in all of these
genres that get much more.
Punk Rock - Ramones, Sex Pistols, Misfits, etc.
Progressive Rock - mostly from 70s and particularly
imports of artists like Can, Magma, Soft Machine, etc.
Reggae - Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Yellowman,
Metal - Metallica, Motorhead, Napalm Death, etc.
World/International - traditional music from
India, Africa, Middle East, etc.
Latin and Salsa music (pre-1970)
Some Classical - especially
20th Century Classical, Avant-garde, Chamber Music (50s &
Audiophile pressings - Mobile Fidelity, Mosaic,
Nautilus, early stereo RCA and Mercury classical, Mosaic, and
many other labels
Select 80s Hip-Hop and Rap
Select Country and Folk LP's
pressed in the 50s and 60s
Many other genres
Records we have little interest
Most vinyl records that fall into the categories below
are worth from nothing to ten cents a piece to us. There
are, however, a small percentage of titles in each of these genres
that we are looking for. Please speak with one of our appraisers
for more information.
Used LPs whose vinyl and/or covers are not in excellent to near-mint
condition (unless they are very sought-after titles)
70s, 80s, and 90s Rock and Soul artists that
we get too many of like Elton John, Billy Joel, The Police, and
Most Shows, and many Soundtracks
Big Band LPs - Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy
Easy Listening LPs - Ray Conniff, Andre Kostelanetz,
Andy Williams, etc.
Many Classical LPs including samplers, budget
labels, "Pops", Operettas, greatest hits, etc.
Most Country LPs pressed after 1970
International pop and easy listening LPs
Many Comedy LPs
Most budget labels
Many samplers with different artists
Time-Life, Readers Digest, and most other compilation
After review, we will inform you the value of the specific titles
we wish to purchase and email you a quote with shipping
Please do not send us any items before receiving approval
from one of our appraisers. We can not be held responsible for
any unauthorized merchandise shipped to us.
We will base our prices on the vinyl records being in near-mint
condition. If, upon our inspection, they turn out to be in lesser
condition, then we will have to significantly reduce our offer.
Upon receipt of your merchandise, we will promptly issue you a
It’s simple to sell records, CDs and Sell DVDs to us. Princeton
Record Exchange has been buying and selling music and movies since 1980; you can be assured that you will be treated professionally
To view some representative lists of some of the artists, labels,
and titles we are interested in, see our sell
records: different genres below.
Sell DVDs to Us:
We pay up to $3 for most feature-length (more for some deluxe
issues such as Criterion editions). We are interested in all genres
including action, horror, family, drama, Disney, foreign, and
much more. Please visit our Sell DVDs
Info page, or our Online
Sell CDs to Us:
We will typically pay from $1 to $3 for most full-length CDs.
The price we offer is based on what we think we can sell the item
for and its condition. There are thousands of CDs that we are
happy to pay $3 to $4 for, but we may offer you less than $1 for
some poor-sellers. Please visit our Sell
CDs Info page, or our Online
See Some of the Genres We Buy and
To see a list of many of the genres and artists that we're interested in, visit our Genres and Artists List.
We look forward to doing business with
PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE, INC
20 South Tulane Street
Princeton, NJ 08542