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13345301, RE: help a newbie?
Posted by BlakStaar, Wed Aug-28-19 03:54 PM
My favorite place to find records: garage sales and estate sales.

They're generally cheaper than eBay or a record store where individual LPs have been appraised for market value. I will say homeowners and estate sale companies started price gouging in recent years but I still have had success scoring records that would normally go for $15+ for $5 and under, including hip-hop LPs.

Of course, if you live in a small town, this isn't going to work for you, plus you need to come early. Otherwise, the dealers will get all the goods.

I like buying records from wrekka stos, too, I'm just picky about who I give my money to.

As for record players, many local record stores sell older, used models for $200 and under. This is a good way to get a good quality record player for a much lower price.

If you want to buy new, Audio Technia makes a few brand new belt and direct drive models for about $200.

Example: https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT-LP120BK-USB-Direct-Drive-Professional-USB/dp/B00GA9COMM/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=cheap+turntable&qid=1567025363&s=gateway&sr=8-16

I'd steer clear from Crosley, Ion, et al and all the cheap brand new players under $100, especially crap like this: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ion-audio-archive-lp-turntable-wood-grain-black/4464606.p?skuI=&skuId=4464606