Sell Records; How to Sell Vinyl Records
to our New Jersey, NYC, Philly area Store
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:
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 email@example.com.
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 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. 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
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 Vinyl Records
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 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,
Most Country LPs pressed after 1970
International pop and easy
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 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.
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
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.
PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE, INC
20 South Tulane Street
Princeton, NJ 08542