What are The Vinyl Archivist Catalogue Sales?
Like many collectors, I am addicted to buying records. I often enjoy collecting alternate pressings of the same album to compare sound quality, artwork or sleeve construction. I will also upgrade to a copy in a better condition if given the chance at an affordable price.
What does this mean for you?
I have way too many records, and it’s time for the overflow to find a new home. I plan on listing a few different sales at various points throughout the year as time allows. Almost all items featured in these sales were purchased for my personal collection or because I enjoy the music and want to pass it on. There are a number of benefits of offering an old-fashioned catalogue sale of these items:
CLEAN RECORDS: These records are in the best possible condition they will ever be in again. Nearly all of these records were bought used, so they will have been handled, and are in various conditions. But I have treated these records with the utmost care once they have come into my possession. They have all been cleaned with the full three step process that I offer as a service from The Vinyl Archivist (normally a $5 cost), and are placed into new poly inner and outer sleeves. There will be no extra noise from dust, dirt or grime.
REASONABLE PRICES: With vinyl in vogue again, prices have skyrocketed in the last few years. Other online catalogues and sellers on Discogs especially list albums at seriously inflated prices from what should be their normal market level, looking to cash in. Or try going into a local store – they all price their items by what is for sale on Discogs. While I’m not giving anything away, my goal is to get this backlog of quality records into the hands of appreciative collectors. By selling to you directly through this list, I do not have to raise prices to contend with exorbitant fees charged by online marketplaces, and I can pass that savings to you.
CURATED SELECTION: I sell good music. No wading through huge lists of terrible or common records just to pick out the occasional gem. I collect mostly Prog, Psych, Krautrock, Jazz-rock, Experimental and other Underground music, in both original pressings and reissues. This is a concentrated list of items most any collector would be interested in, whether they are just starting out or have been at it for years. I hope there is something for everyone.