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Yesterday at a random country Flea Market, I found a copy of Nirvana's Bleach for $12... 

 

I bought it not only because it was in great shape and I needed a copy of the record but also, probably one of the more bizarre finds considering it was intermixed with a bunch of Christmas records...

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2 hours ago, Plarocks said:

LOL!! :lol:

 

These prices are hillarious. 

 

Yeah, I will stick to Discogs. Better prices, and the dealers probably grade their records more accurately. 

most of the listings are all auctions, so prices are purely based on what the customer is willing to pay.  That being said something like this:

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/62004788

Seems to be about twice the price on discogs:

https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/121439?ev=rb

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17 hours ago, stl_ben said:

most of the listings are all auctions, so prices are purely based on what the customer is willing to pay.  That being said something like this:

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/62004788

Seems to be about twice the price on discogs:

https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/121439?ev=rb

True that. But I was laughing at the $8 Styx records and such.

 

Those are dollar records man. :lol:

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20 hours ago, SeeMoreGlass said:

Yesterday at a random country Flea Market, I found a copy of Nirvana's Bleach for $12... 

 

I bought it not only because it was in great shape and I needed a copy of the record but also, probably one of the more bizarre finds considering it was intermixed with a bunch of Christmas records...

Was there a Perry Como “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever” in the Christmas LPs?

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Years ago (like, 2002), I was at a Salvation Army in Bristol, RI and found 6 copies of this gem: https://www.discogs.com/Christopher-Christopher/release/4760161

They were a buck a pop and had heard that it was a fairly rare one at the time, so I snagged those and a 4 ft by 3 ft velvet elvis (for $5... another steal). I ended up trading them for a whole hell of a lot of stuff over the years.

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3 hours ago, kjkenney said:

I always check the record pile but almost always come up with nothing. Found some Cult 12" singles the other day...priced at 24.99 a piece, no thanks. Then yesterday found a copy of Surfing by The Ventures, but oops no disc in there. Idk why I still look every time. That Fomo is real...

Keep looking, dude! I had a pretty good trip relatively recently. Where I got some great condition classic rock stuff. Black Sabbath - Vol 4, Sabotage, and Never Say Die, Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, and a couple Savoy Brown records.

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2 hours ago, Ishtar said:

Keep looking, dude! I had a pretty good trip relatively recently. Where I got some great condition classic rock stuff. Black Sabbath - Vol 4, Sabotage, and Never Say Die, Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, and a couple Savoy Brown records.

I would be happy with any of this! I'm always hoping to bulk up my classic rock with some finds. My day will come ^_^

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On 1/8/2019 at 1:14 PM, stl_ben said:

This goody came in today:

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/62420683

great price on a 2nd state, I'd agree find any old copy and stick it in there if you really want to complete it. Doesn't matter, Yesterday and Today is not a sonic marvel, the late 70s/early 80s purple labels are the way to go if you want a listening copy

 

Found a Jonathan Richman in the shrink and a shaded dog living stereo Chopin out of the $1 bin at a couple thrifts this past week, so good stuff still shows up on occasion

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Should have taken a picture, but found 4 copies back to back of Elvis g.i. blues the other day. All mint. Got super excited and pulled the first one out, heart pumping, and no vinyl. Next one, no vinyl......again, no vinyl, and on the last one pulled it out and felt how heavy it was,,,, saw into it as I picked it up, and saw 4 records stuffed into the sleeve,  got ultra excited for like .001 of a second...All gouged out Disney grand canyon cap. Uugghh. I spent the next 45 minutes  looking in every sleeve for the Elvis vinyl..

The goodwill and big thrift stores are a waste of time,  but as was said before the mom and pop ones are still great. I moved to a small town without any music hip people and find something all the time, though usually beat up. Wild man Fischer, zappa zoot allures, captain beyond, and a couple Asian Janis and Allan bros in paper sleeves

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