Originally Posted by toddfan
So...what is an average going rate for an average LP?
Is the range a quarter a piece...fifty cents each....a buck???
I realize that only a few will be worth all that much....I may have a few that are worth more....
I've considered eBay-ing some of them....for instance, I have a copy of Something/Anything by Todd Rundgren which only 1000 (I've heard) were pressed on red/blue vinyl...at one time purportedly worth $500.....(should-a sold, then!
)....and stuff like that I may eBay...but, I don't have the patience to try to eBay 100's, much less 1,000's of LP's! For that reason, I may consider the "sell as collection" route, dependent upon the going rate.
What I don't want to do, is MOVE them, again! It is a PITA loading and unloading that many LP's when your residence changes!
Again, check completed auctions or get a copy or Goldmine's Record Price Guide but for god's sake DO NOT use that in pricing. You should use it to get an idea of what some chuckleheads are paying for stuff.
That Todd Rundgren album you mentioned, here is a completed auction below for one with a good cover and no poster. http://collectorsfrenzy.com/Default....rtKey=0&Page=4
But that red/blue vinyl version was re-released by GET BACK in the late 90's
Beware; a lot of counterfeits exist for collectable albums. And some are so well done they can fool the “experts” since some of those counterfeits were made 30 years ago. You have to know what to look for.
Take the stuff you think is worth something and have a knowledgeable person look them over and have them give you some idea of what you have.
If you want fast cash then sell them off as a collection.
If you want to maximize profit, slow and steady wins the race. But it is a lot of work. If it were me, I would start cherry picking and get the more desirable stuff photographed, priced and put up on Ebay.
A quick note, those Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs vinyl records go for decent cash, especially if you have the Beatles, or The Rolling Stones versions. Once they finish the run they don’t press anymore albums.