Record Purchases

How many new and used records do you buy each month?

  • 0-10

    Votes: 31 73.8%
  • 10-20

    Votes: 8 19.0%
  • 20-30

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • 30-40

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 40-50

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 50+

    Votes: 1 2.4%

  • Total voters
    42

MylesBAstor

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Apr 20, 2010
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#1
So let's hear from all you analog lovers how many new and used records you buy on average each month?
 

soundofvoid

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Apr 22, 2010
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#2
It's a nice thing going to the vinyl shop and get lost into the displayed music.People soon start to know each other by their names,become regulars and buy music as a habbit.
Each one coming out of the store will have at least five records under their arm whereas people going into the cd shops rush in to buy one copy!
 

Johnny Vinyl

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May 16, 2010
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Calgary, AB
#3
I have been buying new vinyl about once every 2 weeks for the last few years. Most of it has been of the 180g variety and I've had pretty good results. There's a big hate-on for some of the UMG Back-to-Black releases on other forums, but I don't share that opinion. Sure they're not Ciscos or Quiet-X or Music on Vinyl, but then they don't come with the same pricetag either. I also buy used vinyl, but that has now dimished significantly and I only really go nuts when I go to some of the record fairs (of which there are several here).


I voted 0-10. If it were higher I'd need to find larger living quarters!

John
 

SORAsound

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May 14, 2010
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#4
I go through phases. After a while not buying anything, Sometimes I went nuts and bought plenty. I just was in Berlin, and bought enough that had to buy a new suitcase to put the records in. I would say that last few months I bought about 40 to 50 records a months at least.
I also bought a lot of duplicates...I think 10 or 12 copies of Miserere (Arvo Part) and all LP products still available on ECM New Series. Some duplicates. Last year I bought all LP records available on LEO label even though some of that music may not really be my taste now. I like to support good labels and small businesses.
 

MylesBAstor

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Apr 20, 2010
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I go through phases. After a while not buying anything, Sometimes I went nuts and bought plenty. I just was in Berlin, and bought enough that had to buy a new suitcase to put the records in. I would say that last few months I bought about 40 to 50 records a months at least.
I also bought a lot of duplicates...I think 10 or 12 copies of Miserere (Arvo Part) and all LP products still available on ECM New Series. Some duplicates. Last year I bought all LP records available on LEO label even though some of that music may not really be my taste now. I like to support good labels and small businesses.
Don't you just love buying LPs in Europe. When I used to get over there on business, and before they became sooo expensive, I used to go crazy buying LPs in the UK and France!
 

audioblazer

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May 14, 2010
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#7
I only purchased what I want now which is not very often and its seldom new. usually vintage and hard to find LPs. latest LP purchase , The Hunter, Jennifer warnes and Hope, Hugh Masakela
original much better than re issue. I cant understd why some of us with ultra high syst is not willing to spend on original but rather buy reissue because its cheaper. If its not available and if they thk reissue is better sounding , which is seldom the case ( my opinion) , then is a different issue. I have friends who used clearaudio statemt, another 1 with humongous Krell power amp and previous top model Focal but mainly buy reissue and titles
When I 1st started in this expensive hobby, I purchase titles I like and reissue LPs. Once I understand LP better I started buying original thru ebay and all sort of online site eg cdandlp.com, mikrokosmos.com, audiophileusa.com and was in such a rapid buying spree , that I have packages coming into my office almost everyday, so much so that my software probably cost more than my system and accumulated more than 2000+ original LP within 2 years. Almost bought everythg in Harry Pearson list, a lot of MFSL etc. Abt a year ago I got back my sanity and slowed down on the purchases. Then again I got bitten by reel to reel disease since dec, last year. Fortunately hardly any 15ips tape available
 

Johnny Vinyl

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May 16, 2010
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#8
I haven't bought any vinyl in about a month now, and I'm getting edgy........:mad:

John
 

vinylphilemag

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Apr 30, 2010
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#9
I haven't bought any vinyl in about a month now, and I'm getting edgy........:mad:

John
Same here! Still, the releases of the remastered Love Over Gold in a few days gives the excuse for a mini splurge on it and the preceding two remasters (I already have the first one). I might add another to the order to take the number up to four: I like even numbers. :)
 

JackD201

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Apr 21, 2010
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Manila, Philippines
#10
These days, definitely 0-10 unlike when I got back into vinyl and was rebuilding my lost collection.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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May 16, 2010
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Calgary, AB
#11
OK! I wanna know who voted 50+! LOL!
 

Johnny Vinyl

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May 16, 2010
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Calgary, AB
#13
Probably Myles. He was carrying a nice load of Classic Records' Clarity boxed sets when I met him at THE Show in January. Good manners prevented me from mugging him and making those lovely records mine! Well, that, and the fact that he clearly works out a lot more than me! :)
The only person I could think of was btf1980! Gotta get him to join.

John
 

Johnny Vinyl

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May 16, 2010
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#16
Have picked up 5 LP's since my last post in the thread.
 

Johnny Vinyl

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May 16, 2010
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Calgary, AB
#18
Cool! Judging by your relatively low profile for the past few days, I take it you're enjoying the footy? 3 games/day--you must be on cloud 9! :)
I am indeed! In fact, I started early today (5am), so I could get home in time for the The Netherlands-Cameroon game! Plus I'm off for the next 2 days......I'm in football heaven!

John
 

Fred

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May 31, 2010
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#19
I picked up 8 used lp's at a record fair on Saturday. I also ordered 2 new lp's via internet in the past month. Some months I'm not too active, then suddenly some super deal will pop up and I'll pick up 200 for $25. I actually did that about 3 months ago.


My problem is that I'm really running out of room to store them. The last several purchases are still in boxes and many others are beginning to line the floor in my listening room.
 

MylesBAstor

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Apr 20, 2010
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#20
I picked up 8 used lp's at a record fair on Saturday. I also ordered 2 new lp's via internet in the past month. Some months I'm not too active, then suddenly some super deal will pop up and I'll pick up 200 for $25. I actually did that about 3 months ago.


My problem is that I'm really running out of room to store them. The last several purchases are still in boxes and many others are beginning to line the floor in my listening room.
Wow, homeless records in your town too :)