Record Exchange buys and sells records, CDs, and DVDs from thousands of collections
We buy private collections,
estate collections, reviewer/radio station surplus, and
entire store inventories-no collection is too large!
To find out what we can pay for your collection, you may:
us at 609-924-3472 to discuss your collection with an
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) Or describe your collection of Vinyl
Records online on our Record Collection Online Questionnaire page
When you sell records in a collection greater than 100 titles,
we recommend you call us during store hours at 609-924-3472
to discuss your collection with an appraiser. You may
also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number(s),
convenient time(s) to call you and a description
of your collection of vinyl records & CDs.
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 your collection.
Sell Records: Genres we are most interested in:
Vinyl Records of Rock, Oldies, Blues,
Motown, Soul, Funk, R&B, Psychedelic, British Invasion &
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 rock records 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 oldies records, sell motown records and record collection 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 up to
$3.00 for many later pressings.
Mosaic vinyl records are also very desirable, and we will
pay $6 or more per disc for many of 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 up 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)
Classical - 20th Century
Classical, Avant-garde, Chamber Music (50s & 60s pressings)
Audiophile pressings -
Mobile Fidelity, 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
Vinyl 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 Many Classical
recordings, and most Opera
Big Band LPs - Glenn Miller, Benny
Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, etc.
Easy Listening LPs - Ray Conniff,
Andre Kostelanetz, Andy Williams, etc.
Most Country LPs pressed after 1970
International pop and easy
Many Comedy, most budget labels, and 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 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
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, click on the
following vinyl records link.
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 $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 up to $3 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.
We look forward to doing business with you.