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 Post subject: Unwanted records
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 5:23 pm 
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Victor O
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I've got some Diamond Discs and lateral cut records that I just don't want. No great titles. Just good records. Does it do any good to list them on Ebay? Sell as a group - Edisons separate from lateral? Individually?

I just want them outta here and could use your experience.

I'm cleaning out the basement, garage, etc. and really don't want to store them any more.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Unwanted records
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:47 pm 
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Victor III
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Actually I'd split them up. Lots of folks don't own an Edison, and I don't have real estate for a DD player so Diamond Discs don't do me much good.

Ebay is an option but I suggest the Forum first. Or you could always send me the acoustics, I'd be able to play them and see if they're still good!


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 Post subject: Re: Unwanted records
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 7:36 am 
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Victor O
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VanEps, thanks. Good advice. And thanks for the offer on the laterals, but, something tells me I should pass on it!


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 Post subject: Re: Unwanted records
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 2:48 pm 
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If you go to the Nauck website, http://www.78rpm.com/ there is excellent advice on how to get rid of records you no longer want. Click on Frequently Asked Questions and scroll down to "How to get rid of records you don't want". Another way to get rid of records you don't want that makes it the easiest on you is to put an ad on Craigslist with the heading Free 78rpm records. Must take a whole box, no cherry picking. If you must cherry pick they are $1 each, or something to that effect. I sold a phonograph to a very young man, 19, a few months ago and pointed to six or seven large boxes of classical 78s and said all of these records are free. He took them all. If you don't want strangers coming in to your house, you can put the records out on your driveway just before a buyer arrives.


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 Post subject: Re: Unwanted records
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:37 am 
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Victor V
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A fellow collector who lives 400 yards from me is a volunteer helper in a local charity shop. All our unwanted records are donated there and sell well.


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 Post subject: Re: Unwanted records
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:24 pm 
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Victor O
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Great advice!!! Thanks all!


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 Post subject: Re: Unwanted records
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:29 pm 
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marcapra, I checked ou Nauks. Good advice, there, too! Thanks.


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