Forever Young Records

Crate Minds: Forever Young Records

As most of our readers know, Crate Minds is a recurring series where we highlight Sellers from all over the world with a spotless trajectory at Discogs. Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to Forever Young RecordsTavia Muzzi, the Office Manager of the Dallas institution, will give our audience a chance to get a sneak peek to this wonderful record store. Boosting almost 25,000 items and growing, Forever Young Records has been selling at Discogs since 2013.

And that’s everything we’re going to tell you in this introduction! Let’s not spoil the fun, we are happy to introduce you to Forever Young Records.

What’s the name of your shop?

Forever Young Records.

How long have you been selling as Forever Young Records on Discogs?

Since January 2013, so more than five years now!

How did you get into selling records?

David, our owner, started purchasing records at local pawn shops after his job at the time as a medical salesman and selling them on the weekends at Trader’s Village, an outdoor weekend market, in Grand Prairie, Texas. Time turned into an 11,000 sq ft building and a passion for collecting all types of music.

What is your favorite record store right now? Why?

I, fortunately, can say the store I work for, Forever Young Records. I have never left empty handed with the variety of music that the store holds. There is music for everyone and well organized so it is easy to find what you are looking for.

Do you have a story that you’d like to share about record selling? Please tell us!

I enjoy finding that rare vinyl in mint condition in our store’s back warehouse and selling it within hours of listing it on Discogs, of course, I’m not selling it for pennies, but I know that someone walked away with a quality product.

What is your favorite record of all-time?

This is such a hard question…my taste changes all the time. So I will have to say for now my favorite is Nu ShoozPoolside“. I listen to it while cleaning up my house after my children have built forts, had a talent show, and had a parade. David, our owner, would say “Oh Mercy” by Bob Dylan.

What is the most valuable item you’ve ever sold?

On Discogs, George MichaelOlder” for $1,000.98. In our record store, Bob DylanThe Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” for $14,100.00.

What does your own record collection look like?

David, our owner and my father, would say every Bob Dylan LP and 45 with all label variations including some random music to listen to including old country, blues, and some contemporary folk. I, on the other hand, have a variety of 70s, 80s, Contemporary Christian, Christmas and Disney music in my vinyl cabinet at home.

What has been your best record find?

David found in an antique mall a $3 Johnny Burnette And The Rock ‘N Roll Trio album on the Coral label and sold it for $500 (now going for so much more).

What is your number one tip for buyers and/or sellers on Discogs?

For the Buyer, if it’s rare it’s worth the money. For the Seller, give the customer a description worth buying.

Find your new favorite record among Forever Young Records selection on Discogs or, if you happen to be in Dallas, make sure to visit the record store.

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