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Founded in 1980, Princeton Record Exchange is an independent record store in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia. Princeton New Jersey is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

We have been buying Classical CDs, selling Classical CDs and Classical records for over 20 years, and Classical DVDs recently. Our classical album collection includes over 10,000 new and used Opera and Classical CDs as well as many Classical Records.

Information on Selling Your Classical CDs, Classical Records, DVDs & More Albums

We are very interested in enhancing our selection of new and used CDs, DVDs & LPs. Discs, Cases/Covers, and liner notes must be in excellent condition (more for certain titles in greater demand). At the bottom of the page are lists of some of the artists, labels and categories of classical albums that we are especially interested in buying and selling.

Sell Classical CDs Online or at our NJ Store

Our independent record store buys thousands of collections every year. We buy private collections, estate collections, reviewer/radio station surplus, and entire store inventories—no collection is too large!

We make selling Classical CDs and Records easy. To find out what we can pay for your Music and DVDs you may:

  1. Call us at 609-924-3472 to discuss your Classical CDs and Records with an appraiser, or
  2. Bring your CDs, Records, and DVDs to our Princeton, NJ store, or
  3. Describe your collection by visiting our Sell CDs Online, Sell Records Online or Sell DVDs Online.

For more general information about how to sell Classical CDs and other genres and formats to Princeton Record Exchange, please visit our Selling CDs, Records and DVDs page.

We pay up to $2 per disc for strong selling full-length CDs in excellent condition (more for certain titles in greater demand). We pay $1 to $3 per set for most major label Opera CDs. 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.

We are particularly interested in and pay more for certain Audiophile Labels, Japanese Imports, 20th century music as well as Chamber music.

Buy Classical CDs & Classical Records at our NJ Music Store

For over twenty years Princeton Record Exchange has specialized in Classical music. Our selection of classical CDs consists of over 10,000 titles, with new arrivals every day. The serious collector will find that our prices are lower and our selection is greater than most metropolitan record stores, especially for rarities. Most of our used CDs are priced under $9 per disc, and most of our LPs are priced under $4 per disc, but exceptional original 50s and 60s Classical LPs sell for much more. We have an often appreciated extensive selection of new and used Classical CDs, including a myriad of String Music, 20th Century, Avant Garde, Romantic, Renaissance, Orchestral, Chamber Music, Vocal Recitals, Opera, Baroque Classical Albums, and much more. Thousands of our Classical CDs are priced under $5 each, and thousands of Classical our records are priced at $1 each.

One of the most popular sections in our store is our Budget CDs. We sell thousands of CDs every week for less than $5 each, and our Budget Classical CDs section generally has over 1,000 titles priced from $1.99 to $4.99 per disc. Visit our Classical CD Music page for more information.

We stock many Classical Records priced at $1 per disc, more at $1.99-$5.99 as well as Audiophiles and Rarities in stock for prices substantially less than most metropolitan record stores.

Please note: while we often have many of these titles in stock, we do not currently handle mail orders, list our inventory, or sell online mainly because our selection changes greatly from day to day. To sell and buy classical CDs and more at our store, please see driving directions to Princeton, New Jersey ( NJ ) and parking. We hope to see you in our unique music store.

Cheap Classical CDs: New York City & Philly Classical Lovers Find Music Under $5 at NJ Music Shop

Where to find Cheap Classical CDs: NYC, Philadelphia and NJ Classical music lovers regularly visit our Princeton music shop. Classical CDs wanted by serious collectors are often found at Princeton Record Exchange. We have thousands of Classical CDs for sale priced under $5 each. Our selection changes daily because we are constantly buying and selling Classical CDs. New York City Classical aficionados, and people all around the world, often find a larger selection in Princeton, NJ than anywhere else.

Cheap Records: New York City & Philly Classical Record Collectors Buy Music Under $2

Where to find Cheap Classical Records: NYC, Philadelphia and NJ Classical record collectors find a multitude of bargains at our store. Cheap Records wanted by serious collectors are often found at Princeton Record Exchange. We stock hundreds of Classical Records for sale at under $5 each. Our selection changes daily because we are constantly buying and selling Classical Records. New York City Classical record collectors find a far larger selection at our indie music store than elsewhere.

Sell Classical DVDs Online or at our NJ Store

We will pay from $1 to $3 for many strong selling full-length DVDs in excellent condition, more for many box sets and some deluxe issues such as Criterion titles as well as certain Kino and Disney titles. However, there are a high percentage of 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 also many titles that we are not able to buy at all, especially those not in near mint (almost like new) condition. The discs, liner notes and cases must be in excellent condition to get full price. All DVDs must be playable in North America (region 1 or region-free, NTSC).

Selling Classical DVDs online? We are interested in all genres including Action, Horror, Family, Drama, Disney, Foreign, and much more!

Sell Classical CDs

We will typically pay from $1 to $3 for many strong selling full-length CDs in excellent condition (more for certain titles in greater demand). 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.

Selling Classical CDs online? Prices are subject to change over time. We are particularly interested in Chamber music, 20th century music and certain operas.

Sell Classical Records

We pay $1 to $10+ for many audiophile recordings and up to $4. for many 20th century classical vinyl. We pay from 25¢ to $1 per disc for many strong-selling orchestra, instrumental and chamber music classical record albums in near-mint condition more for certain LP titles, especially audiophiles and certain historical classical records and up to $10 or more for certain rarities in great demand. You can sell classical records online of audiophile recordings to us, however most classical LPs are worth $0.25 or less to us, and there are many artists and titles that we cannot use, due to lack of demand or overstock.

Prices we pay for classical recordings are subject to change due to supply and demand.

Princeton Festival: Featuring Live Music

One of the nation’s premier summer events celebrating the performing arts,  The Princeton Festival offers a “cafeteria” of performances  from June 5-27, 2010 to appeal to nearly all tastes: jazz, musical theater, opera, classical recitals, and choral music. The annual event has become a launching pad for new stars. Our store carries many classical albums of the pieces you will hear.

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

We are very interested in emerging formats of classical recordings. We pay up to $4 each, and we are looking to buy Classical HD-DVD, SACD (Super Audio CD) and Classical DVD Audio (DVD-A) and Classical DVDs as more titles become available.

Some of The Many Orchestral Classical CDs 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
And more symphony orchestras from one of the best Classical Music Stores

 

Some of The Many Conductor Classical CDs 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 Composer Classical CDs 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 Soloist Classical CDs 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 String Quartet Classical CDs 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 Pianist Classical CDs 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

Videos of Classical CDs for Sale and Classical Records for Sale

Many Labels of Classical CDs 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...

Many Labels of Classical Records We Are Interested In Buying and Selling:

  • 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
  • IPA/IPL
  • 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)

Driving Directions To: Sell or Buy Classical Compact Discs, Classical Records and Classical DVDs

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PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE, INC
20 South Tulane Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
www.prex.com
1.609.921.0881