Thursday, September 24, 2009

Feast / Famine

I haven't posted in several weeks, because the work was overwhelming. A great problem to have, as now illustrated by having almost none.

With some down time, I've decided to go forward with one of the many projects I've put to the back burner for years- selling my record collection.

I think I'm going to start selling piecemeal, beginning with the 7" records. I doubt I'll start anywhere in particular, just start pulling them out of the boxes and listing them on eBay. I think I have around 2,000 or so. Best case scenario is that I end up with about 10-15, those with sentimental value, where the artist thanked me on the sleeve, or like the My Dad Is Dead "Shine" 7", numbered "0001/1500", which I invested in. I'm keeping that one!

If you want something, looking for a particular 7" record from some '77 punk band, or early 90s noise rocker, drop me a line. Just know that I'm selling, and looking to supplement my dwindling income with this. No stimulus checks coming my way, after all. I'm not too big to fail.

I'll post the eBay links when the time comes.


Michael said...

Have you thought about digitising them first? I've turned a number of mine from LP's into mp3's over the last year or so. Even did some tapes. It's really not too hard. Just takes a turntable and the right USB plug-in.

Mike Kole said...

Absolutely. I have a pre-amp that I use for the LPIN podcasts, plus a broadcast quality (Technics SL1200MK2) turntable. I've burned a bunch of stuff already.

At the same time, many of these records contain tracks that I also have on CD, or on the 12" LP, so there's nothing to be done but sell 'em.

Michael said...

Looks like it's ebay time, then! Let the bidding wars begin. Maybe Craigslist? Bet there are quite a few buyers out there considering the vinyl resurgence.