Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vinyl call

I have decided to sell my entire pop, rock, and comedy record and CD collection, if I can, to help pay for my graduate studies in theology.

While I have yet to make an exact count, the collection consists of about 500 45s, 250 LPs, and 400 CDs, skewing heavily towards obscure sunshine pop, bubblegum, beat music, psych, power pop and garage (in that order). About 90% of the music is from 1965-1968. The condition varies but is mostly VG. I did play my records, but I kept them in good shape. Much of the music is by cult artists and producers such as Curt Boettcher, Graham Gouldman, Jonathan King, and John Carter. Better-known artists represented include the Zombies, the Left Banke, the Cyrkle, Herman's Hermits, the Critters, and the Cowsills.

I am looking for someone willing to take the whole collection off my hands for a four-figure sum (this is grad-school tuition we're talking about, after all), but would be willing to sell it in individual lots for three-figure sums if need be. Interested collectors, please contact me via my feedback form. Everyone else, please pray that I find a buyer so I can clean out this music from my home and make room for the books I will need to buy as I continue my studies.

Why am I doing this? I have found a pearl of great price—about $7,000 per semester, to be exact. As I explained to a friend, this decision is in fact a good thing—good for me, and good for music lovers. Happy Easter!

P.S. I realized it was time for me to sell off my collection after, having ordered from Amazon a brand new turntable that transfers records to CDs, I let the package sit unopened for six months ... and counting. If you would like to purchase it, make me an offer.