Articles tagged “resource library”

Vinyl Record Price Guide

Vinyl Record Price Guide Do you have a record you want to appraise? Perhaps you’re curious about how much your vinyl collection is worth. Maybe you unearthed a gem at a local record shop (or in your storage). No matter your reasons, we’ll teach you how to price a vinyl record. Discogs is a crowdsourced […]

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How to Sell Vinyl Records

How to Sell Vinyl Records Online Get the most out of your collection by selling vinyl records online directly to music fans. Discogs is a crowdsourced database featuring more than 13 million music releases. It’s also a vibrant marketplace where people around the world can buy, sell, and evaluate vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, and more. […]

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How to Add a Release to Discogs

How to Add a Release to Discogs Before you can sell an album or add it o your Collection, it must be in the Discogs Database. So what if you can’t find the Release on Discogs? Congrats, you have a rare Release in your hands! There are nearly 13 million items in the Database, so […]

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Ship It: A Guide To Shipping Vinyl Records

New Order! So reads the email subject. You’ve landed your first order and now comes the real work of selling records: securely packaging and mailing them. Until there’s a magical hole in which buyers can reach through the internet and grab their records from your crates, you’ll need to entrust the postal service when shipping […]

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Mono Versus Stereo: What You Should Know

Maybe you’ve found yourself in a situation like this: Browsing one of the hundreds of vinyl releases of a popular 1960s rock album on Discogs, you see wild price differences between a mono and stereo version of a record. What’s the deal? Is one better than the other? Does it even matter? To fully understand […]

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True Colors: What You Should Know About Black vs. Colored Vinyl

For decades, colored vinyl was looked upon as some open joke. A way that record companies could charge more while distancing themselves from what many music lovers demanded from their records: high-quality sound. Almost without exception, a colored vinyl disc would play with much more noise and hiss compared to their black counterparts. Well, those […]

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How To Determine The Condition Of A Vinyl Record

Determining the condition of a vinyl record can seem like a complicated undertaking. On one hand, you could just eye it out and give it a grade, but you’re not doing yourself or potential buyers any favors. Just ask our community support team how many complaints they receive daily from buyers who feel jaded about […]

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Worried About Disc Rot? Here’s How To Look After Your CDs

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Disc rot affects CDs, DVDs or LaserDiscs in different ways depending on how they’re manufactured and structured. Generally speaking, disc rot occurs due to chemical reactions with the reflective layer of the disc, ultraviolet light damage, scratches that expose the delicate and corrosive layer to environmental factors, or the deterioration of manufacturing materials. CDs are […]

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Speaker Buying Guide

Here’s a hard pill to swallow: The speakers playing your music often matter more than the vinyl it is on. To get the most dynamic range from your records an investment in a decent pair of speakers is a must. With so many options, it can be hard to cut through the noise and find […]

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How to Estimate The Value of A Record Collection

Estimating the value of a record collection can seem like a daunting process, but with clear steps and online resources, the process is a simple one. Identifying which release you have and what condition it is in are the two main steps in estimating the value of a record. For instance, depending on your release […]

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