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Sell Records; How to Sell Vinyl Records
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Princeton Record Exchange buys and sells records, CDs, and DVDs from thousands of collections every year.

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:

  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

To sell records to us, please call us during store hours at 609-924-3472 to discuss your collection with an appraiser.  You may also email us at with your phone number(s), convenient time(s) to call you and a description of your collection of vinyl records & CDs. You may also want to check the titles in your collection against our multi-genre record collection list of artists and labels on LPs that are mostly worth $1 or more per title to us.

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 LPs 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. To sell LPs to us, it is generally best to bring them in person at 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 Vinyl 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 up 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 oldies music, sell blues records, 20th century records and sell motown records pages for hundreds of other artists.

Sell Jazz Records

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 jazz records 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

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, click on the following vinyl records link.

Videos of CDs, Vinyl for Sale and more at our New Jersey Music Store

Sell DVDs & Blu Ray 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 or Sell Blu Ray page, or if you'd like to send us a list of what you've got, fill out our Online DVD Questionnaire.

Sell CDs to Us:

We will typically pay up 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 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.

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