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A Highly Personal Guide to Record Collecting for Beginners

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Everybody needs an online destination with nothing but good vibes. For some it might be a site with a repository of cute animal videos, others might gravitate to an archive of vintage photographs that offers a window into what appears to be a saner world. For me, it’s the Reddit group r/vinyl, which consists almost […]

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How to Make Room in Your Collection for Records You Really Want

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As a record collector, sometimes you take a chance on a fancy cover that turns out to be dud. Other times your tastes evolve. As a result, you can find yourself with pieces that don’t necessarily touch you in the same way they previously did. There’s always someone who wants something in your collection, from […]

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Is There a Place for Lower-Graded Records on Discogs?

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There are a little over 1 million records rated as Good Plus in the Discogs Marketplace. While that number is a far cry from the next highest grading, 4 million Very Good-rated items, Good Plus ratings or lower-graded records still comprise a million-plus chunk of the marketplace. We all wish that we could find that […]

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How to Care for Cassette Tapes

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Love them or loathe them, the humble audio cassette tape is having a moment. Cassette sales grew nearly 25% in 2018 after an increase of more than 50% in 2017 on the Discogs Marketplace. Let’s take a look into how to keep your cassettes sounding their best. For some cassette collectors, the thrill of finding […]

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Cassette Week

Everything to Know About Cassettes Cassettes are back — and here to stay. Cassette sales are up over 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Below, you’ll find everything that you need to know about the format and the trend. We’ve included commentary from thought leaders, cassette kingpins, and the Discogs data team. Cassette Week 2020 […]
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