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6 Best Places to Sell Your Vinyl Records

Do you have a stack of vinyl records you are currently not using? Vinyl records have made a renaissance, and many people are taking a keen interest in these old-school, plastic music discs. If yours are collecting dust on the shelf, why not put them to good use and sell them for a profit?

Many vinyl records aren’t worth much, but some can earn you thousands of dollars. In addition to appraising your records correctly, finding the right venue for selling them will ensure that you get the best deal for your vintage music memorabilia.

If you are wondering: where can I sell my vinyl records? This article is for you. Read on for some great insider tips on the best places to sell vinyl records for the maximum amount of money

The Best Places To Sell Your Vinyl Records

Try one or more of these venues to sell your vinyl music records for profit.

1. Discogs


The internet has made it so much easier to reach more people with the products you are selling. You might sell your records faster and hassle-free online as long as you identify a good platform.

One of the best and biggest marketplaces for vinyl records is Discogs. It was founded in 2000 and has a vibrant community of vinyl records and vintage music paraphernalia lovers.

To get started on Discogs, you need to create a free account and have a PayPal account. Once you list your items, Discogs will help to appraise them and suggests a suitable selling price. But, you can ignore the suggestion and set your own price.

You will be charged anywhere between 10 cents and $150, depending on your sale value.   There is an 8 percent fee charged on all sold items.

Because you will be shipping your vinyls to customers, you must include a shipping price along with the product description, so the buyer knows exactly how much he will pay.

2. eBay


eBay is another popular online marketplace for selling your vinyls online. There are two ways to go about it: You can set a price for your items or use the auction method for collectors to bid at the best price.

Keep in mind that some collectors will want to buy the vinyls to resell. Be sure to price your valuable records accordingly so you can attract the best buyers.

In addition, you will need a PayPal account to receive payments from buyers. eBay charges a 10 percent fee on every purchase.

3. Nationwide Record Stores

Nationwide Record Stores

Platforms like Ebay, Music Stack, and Amazon will conveniently help you sell your vinyls to individual collectors. But, if you want to sell your stack in bulk, you should look to record stores.

The advantage of record stores is you can sell to any store nationwide—you are not limited to only a few local vinyl stores. These stores are also more willing to buy vinyl records in bulk, allowing you to make your money faster.

The downside is, some record stores might offer a low price because they want to resell the vinyl for a profit.

Some popular record stores with a nationwide presence are:

  • Dusty Groove
  • We Buy Records
  • Hard To Find Records
  • Starry Night Records
  • DJ Records
  • Amoeba Records
  • SELL Vinyl
  • Shake It Records

4. Local Record Stores

Local Record Stores

Keeping things local has its own advantages. You can go over to your local vinyl records store and negotiate a good price, and you do not have to incur extra costs mailing your vinyls to them. If you need instant cash, selling your vinyls to local record stores is the way to go.

Don’t know of any record stores in your area? Here are several tools you can use to locate them:

  • VinylHub
  • Record Stores Hub
  • Record Store Day
  • Goldmine Magazine Record Store Directory
  • Record Stores Love
  • The Vinyl District

5. Sell Directly To Local Buyers

Sell Directly To Local Buyers

Selling online is convenient, but you stand a better chance of getting more money for your vinyl selling to direct buyers.

When dealing with local buyers, none of you has to incur extra costs for shipping, and you can negotiate face-to-face for the best deal.

So, where do you find local collectors? Here are a few places I recommend:

  • Flea markets

If you look or ask around, you will definitely find a flea market in your area. People go to flea markets for rare finds, making them ideal for selling your vinyl records.

You might have to pay a small fee to set up your table at the flea market, but other than that, you get to keep all the profits.

If you are lucky enough, a big collector might buy your entire stack of records and leave you big money on the table. The best part is you can bring other items to sell and, in the process, attract more people to your vinyl collection.

Some flea markets move from location to location. If you have some time to spare and lots of records to sell, you could move to as many locations as you want.

  • Craigslist

Craigslist allows you to list items you are selling, interact with interested buyers, and deliver the item after agreeing. Listing ads on the site is free.

The platform might seem clunky, but it is very popular among people looking for used items and collectibles. So, the chances are good you will find someone to buy your vinyl.

What is important is to follow the rules when selling on Craigslist. When a potential buyer shows interest, you can set up a meeting to view the items.

Always take cash; do not accept checks when you sell items on the site. And, of course, always bring someone along when meeting a prospective buyer.

  • Facebook Marketplace

I’ve had a lot of success with Facebook Marketplace. It is easy to list your items on there, add a description and start selling.

What’s great about Marketplace is you can set up your ad to be shown to people in other areas outside your neighborhood or city. You can also link your ad to other buying and selling groups so more people can see your vinyl records.

The exposure and free listing make Facebook Marketplace a must-try if you want to make some serious cash on your vinyls.

  • Yard Sales and Auctions

Do you have lots of items to sell, including some treasured vinyl records? Consider putting up a yard sale. You might even come together with your neighbors to set up a big sale with more items to sell and buy.

Yard sales can fetch you some good money on your records, as they offer an opportunity for you to interact face-to-face and negotiate with potential buyers.

Such an event might be a bit demanding to put up, but you can get creative and make the most of them. Be sure to advertise it on social media and in your local dailies to spread the word and increase attendance.

Another venue for selling your vinyl records is auctions. Auctions can seem intimidating, but they aren’t, as long as you learn and follow the rules.

There are many auctions taking place at any given time.  If possible, you can inquire from your local Chamber of Commerce about upcoming auctions. You can also search online for auctions you can attend.

I am a fan of auctions because, as a seller, there is no limit on how much you can fetch on your items. Buyers are eager to bid the highest possible amount to acquire an item they want.

If you are lucky enough to be part of an auction with big vintage collectors, you could easily walk away with full pockets in exchange for your vinyl records.

6. Your Website

Your Website

Have you considered starting your own e-commerce business? Today, plenty of tools are available to help you set up an e-commerce site and start selling items immediately.

By selling your vintage music records on your own website, you can bypass third parties and can maximize your profits. And, who knows, your e-commerce site might grow into something bigger than you expected, allowing you to sell more than vinyl.

You can still use social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Reddit, among others, to advertise your website and drive interested buyers to your e-commerce platform to shop your records.

Summary: Where Can I Sell My Vinyl Records?

When the time comes to let go of your treasured vinyl records, you want to make sure you get the most return on your investment.

You can sell your vinyl records online and offline. I recommend that you leverage both venues to sell your stack faster and at a good price.

The platforms I have recommended here will help you to start selling and earning in no time. But, it is good to do your research first before hopping onto any of them.

Find out the real market price of your specific records so you won’t under-sell them only to discover later that they were worth so much more. Good research and accurate pricing will ensure that you fetch the maximum amount of money from your treasured collection.

Happy selling!

50 thoughts on “6 Best Places to Sell Your Vinyl Records”

  1. I have over 1,000 LPs that I want to sell, and looking for help getting started. Many in jazz and R&B, but several other genres as well. This article is helpful. However, I still have several questions


  2. I’m selling my father’s record collection
    slightly over 2,000. 45’s and somewhere between six and seven thousand LP’s
    (630) 886 – 2354
    (I rarely check my E-mails, so please call if you leave me an E-mail

  3. Thanks! I sell products via Facebook and software cucomm helps me a lot. It automatically sends messages to users and significantly speeds up the lead generation process. I advise you to try and make sure.

  4. I would like to sell my vinyl record collection to any buyers. I’m fom Zambia. I have got a good collection of Zambian records. Please find me buyers.

  5. I have some very rare albums i am looking to part with..one being an Olivia Newton Jon Xanadu album along with many more. Please contact me via email with any resources.

    • Hi, Michelle, are you still looking to get rid of vinyl records? I have no idea how long this was posted..and I have no idea where you are. If you still have Records that you want to unload, let me know
      I am in the US

  6. Hi, I have a large collection of LPs in several different genres from classical piano to old rock. Also have old 78s with various artists. I can email lists.
    Thanks, Lee

  7. I’m looking for some buyers for my collection. If interested get back to me and we can speak on the phone it’s more personable at least. Thank you everyone have a nice day

  8. June 18, 2022 about 40 years ago the son of a record collector asked me if I wanted his mother’s records after she passed away. I took them and put them in my basement where they have been all this time. I also have some very old one-sided 78 records (Al Jolson and others) and some 45s from the mid to late 50s. (Elvis Presley on Sun lable) All are used but playable. I don’t know how to determine the value of all of these records. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

    • Gene, some of your items sound very valuable, including Elvis on the Sun Label. Goldmine publishes a record price guide. If you don’t want to buy it you can check it out at a library. I have found it very helpful in getting at least a ballpark on my record values. I highly suggest you research before selling as I believe many of your records have value. Good luck!

    • i have recoreds never sold in usa, i have recoreds people never even seen. most do not resale or promos i have lot of beatles evles and receods befor the war , most them in cardboard jackets, i got some books for over 2000.00 in all i have over 500 most of wich was never once played live in cincinnati ohio any one close wants by them

  9. I sell rare vinyl LP’S, contact me with your address and I’ll mail you my monthly list. Stan at 1577 Morris St., Mineral Ridge, OH. 44440. Lots of psych, garage rock, soul, 60’s 70’s 80’s rarities.

  10. Hello My name is Ms. CeCe I have a variety of rock&roll jazz blues disco pop country Gospel to many to name Sammy Davis Jr. James Brown Dion Warrick The Platters Johnny Talor Jimmy Hendricks. Shirley and Company. Dion Smokey Robinson Bobby Blue Band Marvin Gaye Aretha Franklin Luther Vandross etc. Vinyl Lp’s over 200 45’s make a resonable offer Thank so much 💞🙏

  11. I have some elvis records i want to sell. I have Elvis: that’s the way it is. I have Elvis; aloha from hawaii via satellite. I have Elvis welcome to my world. Elvis commemorative album. I have Elvis moody blue. All LP.
    I also have The best of glenn miller.
    I have MFSB love is the message. I would be interested in selling in bulk but would sell separately.

  12. I have everything from a first edition Paul Whitman w/ autograph to Beethoven to Christmas albums to German albums. Quite the array of music I want to sell, send me a text if interested! 315-657-8591 posted on 8/22/22


  13. I have 500 33Lp’s they are a collection from my father and myself growing up from the 50’s to late 80’s.Country,rock,and variety would like to sell all been kept in totes in storage.

  14. I have lost of Elvis Albums. Some still in plastic. I have 2 sets of the bubblegum collector cards unopened. I have a 45 That’s alright mama. Newspapers etc I am wanting to sell all for one price.

  15. I have about 75 albums C&W Dean Martin Jerry Vale an others plus about 100 45 dating back to the late 50s plus 2 of Elvis sun records . The Beatles album Dr pepper . Leave note in email if interested.

  16. I am investigating selling my collection of about 15000plus thousand or more 45s. Many audiophile unopened, picture discs, 60-80s rock pop disco etc. Many Time life collections. Country. Daunting to catalogue but may start with audiophile and a few bootlegs. Maybe I can get a system going?

  17. I have 1700 albums that I am interested in selling. I will not break up the library. If you are interested let me know. I have pictures of each of the albums available which include the songs.

  18. I have my sister’s collection of Beetles, Rolling Stones, Country Joe and the Fish , The Graduate, Woodstock and many more. Also The Beetles White Album and Donovan. Where do I start to find a collector? Most are from the 60’s and 70’s.

  19. Hello there
    I live in barbados and have vinyl records in many genres….
    Still brand new…
    Anyone here in this chat interested
    Just send me a msg and I will send photos of my collection
    Thank you

  20. I have a lot of vinyl records for sale I have heart and Lynyrd Skynyrd Pink Floyd yes and a bunch more old ones and the Beatles if anyone’s interested in buying these please let me know thank your for your if you are interested I will leave my phone number so you can get contact with me 814-624-9247


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