The Vinyl Record Finder was founded in 1990. We have been in the record buying and collecting business for over 30 years.  Located in Memphis, TN, we are one of the largest online record businesses in the Mid-South.  Currently, we do not have a physical location, but we plan to open a store in the very near future. We have been successful for so long because we are fair, very accommodating and we offer the highest level of customer service. Our business was founded on these principles and we still believe in them today!

We have over 30 years of record collecting and buying experience and offer the best prices for your LP’s and 45’s! We are a small, family owned (and Veteran Owned) business, which allows us the ability to pay more for record collections (regardless of size). We provide an attentive, one-on-one buying experience.  We are transparent in formulating our offers and take the time to explain the value of your collection (based on condition, pressing, and demand). This allows you to make an informed decision about selling your collection.  It also allows you to receive the best possible price for your collection, rather than a lowball offer generally found with local record stores.  To find out more about selling your collection or how we buy, give us a call at 901-444-2786 (Ask for "Doc").  

Why Choose Us Over Other Buyers?

Experience: We have been in the business for over 30 years.
Upfront and Transparent: We explain how we arrived at the purchase price offered. 
Privacy:  You do not have to leave your home. 
We Pay More: We generally pay 20% more than local record stores.
We Pay Quickly: We make immediate payments and move your collection quickly.
Friendly and Knowledgeable: We come out to you and make quick and accurate appraisal of your records. 
We are Fair: We provide no-pressure straightforward offers that you are free to accept or decline. 
We pride ourselves on being honest, fair, and up front.

Our commitment to you is quality customer service.  Our hope is that your experience with TheVinylRecordFinder will be pleasing and satisfying, leading to a great working friendship & relationship in the future.

So Give Us A Call: 901-444-2786 (Ask for "Doc").
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We Love Vinyl!  Vinyl records have a special allure. Yes, the hiss, snap and crackle of a record is soothing music lovers around the world. There is a warmth and an ambience that vinyl brings to the music. In case you didn't know, the human ear hears in analog (NOT DIGITAL) making vinyl records naturally sound better.  Once left for dead with the advent of the ‘digital age’ vinyl has ressurged.  This is not a fad or cycle; music lovers young and old are being drawn to this historic audio format.  Vinyl is cool again.  Listeners that at one time laughed at their parents’ record collections are now waiting in line to get the latest releases (on vinyl).  That's right, even mainstream recording artists are now releasing new material on the vinyl record.  

Vinyl has a personality of its own. Unlike digital music, an album and it's cover is loaded with information and often brilliant art work.  The liner notes are often very detailed and often engaging.  While your record is playing, you can sit back read those liner notes and better understand what the artist was thinking when they created the album.  Artwork from record covers can be proudly displayed on your wall, as many of the record covers were created by some of the world's best know artist, to include: Raymond Pettibon for Sonic Youth’s Goo (1990),  Andy Warhol for Aretha Franklin’s Aretha (1986), Andy Warhol for The Velvet Underground. The Velvet Underground & Nico (1969), Robert Frank for the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street (1972), Salvador Dali for Jackie Gleason's Lonesome Echo (1955), Banksy for Bur's Think Tank (2003), Norman Rockwell for Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper (1969), ad Jackson Pollock for Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz’ (1960). That's to name only a few! 

Vinyl appeals to multiple senses and provide a tactile, visual and auditory experience. The visual experience begins with the cover and record itself. You have something physical in your hands. Visually, vinyl can satisfy in a number of ways (cover art, the inclusion of accompanying booklets, picture disks, colored vinyl and posters). There's something wonderfully interactive about putting on a record, listening to a side, and then flipping it over to hear the other side. It makes the experience something in which you are constantly physically involved. Vinyl is fragile and imperfect. These imperfections are part of its charm. Older records warp, needles wobble on their surface and skip over scratches. I still remember the hand-me-down first pressing of Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" my uncle gave me.  

The auditory experience begins when you actually play the record; and that is a ritual all to itself.  You have to first decide which record you want to here.  To gather the listening stack could take up to 15-20 minutes. Then you remove the album from its cover.  Before the record is played, you have to clean the needle. Using whatever system you employ, it generally ends with you gently sweeping  the needle with a small brush or lowering the same on to a stylus cleaning gel. Next, the record must be free of dust.  Long ago (maybe a few still employ the old method) you would apply a few drops of cleaning fluid to the cloth-covered face of the wood-handled brush, place the brush on the record, and carefully rotate the record a few revolutions.  Now, put the turntable in motion, slowly lower the needle to the record. Once that's done, only then can you begin the auditory experience. 

Yes, We Love Vinyl!
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