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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, NJ store

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:

  1. Call 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 info@prex.com.

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 time.

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 Records.

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 your collection.

Sell Records: Genres we are most interested in:

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 buy.

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 sought-after titles).

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, etc.

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 & 60s pressings)

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 in:

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 Lionel Richie

Most Shows, and many Soundtracks

Big Band LPs - Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, etc.

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 box sets

After review, we will inform you the value of the specific titles we wish to purchase and email you a quote with shipping instructions.

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 company check.

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 and courteously.

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 DVD Questionnaire.

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 CD Questionnaire.

See Some of the Genres We Buy and Sell

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 you.

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Princeton, NJ 08542

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