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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When A Thrift Store Prices Thrift Store Records

Posted by on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Every record nerd has seen this while out digging at thrift stores. A sales associate in charge of media, trying to take charge, and, understandably, hoping to get a little bit more blood from a stone, starts oddly and arbitrarily pricing their records above stock asking rate. Usually it's the Elvis/Beatles/Sinatra-type "known" artists' records the that priced up. Usually. God bless 'em and I've seen all kinds, but I don't think this record will sell at the stock ValVil rate of (ahem) $1.99 per "vinyls," so $3.99 SEEMS real hopeful! Any guess as to what album?

  • M. Nipper

Jump the bump to see what record is worth a whopping four bones at the ValVil.

  • M. Nipper

So, who'da thunk it? Is this worth four bones to ANYONE out there? In all fairness, it does have an Everyday Music tag asking $3.60. I didn't check the date, but perhaps it did sell for market rate of nearly four bucks...once.


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Estey 1
What? That's hilarious (not the LP, though I really can't say, not having heard it since the early 80s). The EDM tag might have something to do with it -- it's certainly a random grab at the "collectible" concept by a thrift store marker ("comedy albums are a niche market!!" maybe). Much in the same mean-spirited yet random way some record stores don't even price their LPs, seeing what they can get from you for 'em.
Posted by Estey on April 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Jason Josephes 2
The price on a Patch Adams VHS is probably around $47, too.
Posted by Jason Josephes on April 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM · Report this

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