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Discogs Collectors’ Tales #047: Play The Odds By Fulci

There is a chain store around this area called Vintage Stock that deals in "collectibles", but is probably more so geared towards the gaming community.  There is a location near my house that actually handles a fair amount of records for a shop like this; granted the majority of them are generally your typical dollar bin fare, however I got there once every couple weeks to dig through the bins on the off chance that something will turn up.  At some point a they somehow came into small collection that contained a fair amount of interesting items  A friend of mine had alerted me to them having some Meat Puppets albums, to which I kind of blew off thinking that they were probably just the reissues that came out a couple years ago.  However, it piqued my interest enough that I went to check it out and lo and behold there was much more than Meat Puppets albums, all original, in pristine condition.  The best part was that everything was obscenely under priced, as apparently the clerks did not have much of an idea as to what they had came into and were generally pricing everything from $3.99 to $5.99.   I ended up walking away with records from Husker Du, Television Personalities, Soft Boys, Wire, The Replacements, Pere Ubu, and several others.  I think my favorite though was scoring a nearly mint copy of The Return of the Living Dead soundtrack though.  Sometimes you just end up being in the right place at the right time...or you have a buddy who kind of tells you to be.

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  • Aug 22,2017 at 05:15

    You wouldn’t believe me if I told you. The New Haven area is a goldmine for $1.00 records. Lots of folks with great taste in the 60’s and 70’s, apparently.

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