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You might think that vinyl records are a thing of the past, but they are starting to make a comeback. Many people are looking at vinyl records as a sort of nostalgia and they’re starting to collect them. There are several stores that are now offering a vinyl records because they are being sought after by many collectors and people that are just generally interested in the sound of music that comes from a vinyl record. Here are a few tips to start collecting vinyl records.

Decide Why You want to Collect

The first thing you will need to do is to decide how you want to collect a vinyl records. You may have a certain band that you like or you might want to relive your youth when records were more popular. You should have a general idea of why you want to collect records as this is going to make it easier for you to start a collection. You should generally be interested in vinyl records before you start collecting them.

Cataloging Your Records

As you develop your collection, you should start to catalog it. You can do this easily with a computer and a spreadsheet. You can make note of the band, year the record was released, name of the songs, and so on. This can make it easier for you to find a record in your collection.

Decide What to Collect

It will be virtually impossible to collect everything so have an idea of what you want to actually collect. You may be into classical rock, 50s music, 80s music, and so on. it will be easier for you to collect records if you have a general idea of what you want to collect so that you’re not overwhelmed by the amount of music and records that are in circulation.

Protection

Wild records are meant to be played, you may want to keep them in a more pristine condition especially the album covers. One way you can do this is to encase the album in plastic. the plastic that you by can have an opening so that you can still take the record out of the plastic but the cover is protected. Some people will simply slice the plastic that comes with the record and leave this on the album cover and just listen to the record inside. you don’t have to put plastic on the records if you don’t want to, but this is an easy way to protect the cardboard coverings which can easily become damaged.

Where to Buy

There are many places that you can buy records but there are a few places where you’re going to find plenty of choice. The best place to buy a record is going to be eBay. The reason for this is that many individuals are trying to unload their older albums because they’re either using CDs or they are simply listening to music on their smartphone and have no need for their older albums. You’ll find a wide range of records on eBay so this auction site should be your best choice. You could also take out classified ads and ask people if they want to give up the records or you might go to forums where people talk about music and ask if they have any records for sale. Other things you could do is to go to garage sales, flea markets, and any other place where people it might selling things they no longer need.

This short guide should get you started collecting records. Collecting older music can be a great hobby because it reminds us of our youth and the good times we once had.