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Old 19-10-2013, 00:55
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Does anyone here still like to buy vinyls?

I do however I only seem to get them second hand. This is because I like the old stuff but I can't find any vinyl stockist now, well no mainstream retail ones.

Anyone know how to get new release vinyls?
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Old 19-10-2013, 10:38
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Often. Ebay (old and new), charity shops, discogs, record shops (sadly rare but a few left).
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Old 19-10-2013, 11:45
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I do. I love them, and I'm building up a nice little collection. I primilary use eBay and discogs. Have found some rare gems on both sites.
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Old 19-10-2013, 11:50
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I buy them in charity shops.

Amazon sell up to date ones such as Prefab Sprout's new album.
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Old 19-10-2013, 20:00
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I recently dug up my parents' collection and have started my own recently!

I love the sound quality and aesthetic of them!
I usually dish out and buy them from record stores (Banquet,Rough Trade, etc), I like to support them.

Really looking forward to the new Arcade Fire LP.
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Old 19-10-2013, 21:45
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Yes, eBay. It's how I get them. Also there is a possibility to order them in some record shops.
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Old 19-10-2013, 23:06
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I do but unfortunately all the ones I want seem to be really expensive, perhaps because they are from the seventies and eighties. I should never have got rid of my original collection
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Old 20-10-2013, 02:08
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Vinyl not vinyls! *shudder* Hate that word!

Depends what sort of music you buy. I'm mostly into soul, jazz, and reggae and would buy from my local indie record store a little as well as a selection of UK online stores (many of which have bricks and mortar stores but aren't geographically convenient for me) such as Honest Jon's, Juno, Piccadilly Records, Dub Vendor, Sounds of the Universe, Fat City, Kudos, Phonica, Reggae Unlimited, Lion Vibes

Also Dusty Groove in Chicago, Ernie B's in California, Soundquake in Germany and various eBay sellers, Discogs sellers and Amazon Marketplace traders.


This could be worth checking:
http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/participating-stores/
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:12
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I still buy vinyl, although I am selective with what I buy.

There are plenty of places that stock new vinyl online, Amazon being the most obvious example.

I'm fortunate that the nearest town to where I live still has two independent record stores, somewhat of a rarity these days!!

Interestingly it was announced last week that vinyl sales have reached their highest levels in over a decade...

Vinyl sales at highest level for more than a decade
Daft Punk and David Bowie have helped UK vinyl sales double in 2013
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:17
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not since 1988
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:32
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U2 are going to release their 'Ordinary Love' song from the Mandela movie on vinyl. I might buy that.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:16
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HMV still sells a few. So does Urban Outfitters, both instore and online. They also sell those retro-styled record-players which look neat but get terrible reviews. It's a shame there isn't a good modern record-player for people who don't have room for a full-on hi-fi separates system.
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Old 01-11-2013, 13:28
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yes i do, old skool rave and house from late 80s and early 90s. dsicogs is ok! hard to find records is a rip off. there is 3 2nd hand vinyl shops on berick street (just off oxford street) which cover all genres and are usually alot cheaper than the net
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Old 01-11-2013, 13:58
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HMV still sells a few. So does Urban Outfitters, both instore and online. They also sell those retro-styled record-players which look neat but get terrible reviews. It's a shame there isn't a good modern record-player for people who don't have room for a full-on hi-fi separates system.
If you only want a system to play vinyl it doesn't have to take up all that much space. It won't be a single box solution like the old-fashioned (and sonically unimpressive) record players but all that is needed is an integrated amplifier (single box, like most of the lower end amps on the market), a turntable and a pair of speakers plus some decent quality cabling. This kit doesn't have to be floor-standing on specialist stands, if can all be shelf-mounted (on good sturdy shelves) and take up a fairly modest space.
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Old 01-11-2013, 15:15
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If you only want a system to play vinyl it doesn't have to take up all that much space. It won't be a single box solution like the old-fashioned (and sonically unimpressive) record players but all that is needed is an integrated amplifier (single box, like most of the lower end amps on the market), a turntable and a pair of speakers plus some decent quality cabling. This kit doesn't have to be floor-standing on specialist stands, if can all be shelf-mounted (on good sturdy shelves) and take up a fairly modest space.
Yeah, that's what I've got. I was referring to the people who buy those Crosley record-players because they look cool, but (as far as I know) the actual turntable component is not in the same league as the Garrard ones in older single-box players.
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Old 01-11-2013, 16:45
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If you only want a system to play vinyl it doesn't have to take up all that much space. It won't be a single box solution like the old-fashioned (and sonically unimpressive) record players but all that is needed is an integrated amplifier (single box, like most of the lower end amps on the market), a turntable and a pair of speakers plus some decent quality cabling. This kit doesn't have to be floor-standing on specialist stands, if can all be shelf-mounted (on good sturdy shelves) and take up a fairly modest space.
The only thing you have to be careful to check is that the chosen integrated amp has a dedicated Phono input, most don't these days. If not you would need to purchase a separate Phono amp in addition to the integrated amp.
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Old 01-11-2013, 20:40
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I tend to only buy vinyl LP's with download codes if I don't already own the MP3 version or I'll have to fork out more to have it on my I-Pod!

I think all new vinyl LP's should come with a download code for the album and I think it will improve sales somewhat.
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Old 02-11-2013, 20:29
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Still got a lot of my LP's and singles from years & years ago nothing to play it on so stored in the loft - bought Bowie's most recent album on vinyl as well as download
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Old 02-11-2013, 23:18
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Ido, mainly through Amazon for the new stuff.Anywhere else for the old. Vinyl sales are on the up, I think it was over 500,000 last year, not much by cd standards I know, but it is going up. And they sound so good!
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Old 03-11-2013, 00:24
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I buy them from my local record mart. 3 for The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits. Amazing! They also sell new releases in HMV.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:01
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I don't buy vinyl any more. I haven't got the equipment really to play them any more and can't be arsed cleaning them with my Nitty Gritty.

http://www.nittygrittyinc.com
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Old 04-11-2013, 18:11
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this guy loves his Vinyl.

http://youtu.be/dMIYX_bNnF0

The worst part of this video, if you love vinyl yourself, is when the sun bends one round his face!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 18:49
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I still buy vinyl occasionally, Pop of all eras, Motown, Doo-Wop and Jazz, but then I've a couple of these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wFi3MRE2uU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i42Wuc_Pzoc
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