Articles tagged “resource library”

How to Add a Release to Discogs

How to Add a Release to Discogs Before you can Sell a release or add a release to your Collection, it must be in the Discogs Database. What if you can’t find your release on Discogs? Congrats, you have a rare release in your hands! With over 11 Million releases in the Discogs database, most […]

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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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Colored Vinyl

Colored vinyl has a bad reputation. Though, today, most of the prejudices against it are unfounded. Production processing has come a long way in the last 20 years and most colored vinyl is on par with black pressings. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule. And, yes, picture discs are still more prone to be […]

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How to Sell Vinyl Records

How to Sell Vinyl Records Online Get the most value out of your vinyl records by selling directly to collectors on Discogs. Discogs holds information on nearly 6 million vinyl record releases. It’s also a vibrant marketplace, where collectors from around the world buy and sell records. Discogs is committed to being open source, which […]

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Vinyl Record Price Guide

Vinyl Record Price Guide Follow these three easy steps to find the value of vinyl records using Discogs, the largest physical music Database on the web. Discogs is a user-generated Database with more than 11 million copies of music listed. It’s also a Marketplace where users can buy and sell records. Discogs is committed to […]

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