We Buy Records
We Buy Records
Melody Supreme is always buying quality used vinyl. If you have records you are interested in selling, please contact us using the form below or call 434.760.3617 (alternate: 434.760.3618). Alternately, our email address is email@example.com.
You may also bring your records to our store (Monday – Saturday) at 115 4th Street SE in Charlottesville:
|Monday||11:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
We buy records, but not EVERY record. Typically we will only purchase vinyl in good to near mint condition. In addition, we are particularly interested in certain types of muisc and less interested in others. These preferences are absolutely not a critique of any particular genre of music. They are merely a reflection of what types of music are selling well on vinyl at this point in time.
Genres We Are Typically Looking For:
- Rock & Classic Rock
- Jazz & Funk
- Hardcore & Metal
We Also Sometimes Purchase:
- Classical (in excellent shape)
- Older Country
How Much Can You Earn?
“How much are my records worth?” is a very common question. The answer will depend on several things:
- What type of music do you have?
- What artists, which albums do you have?
- In what condition are the records and covers? (78s and 45s often are without covers – this is okay)
- How many records are in your collection? (This can be an estimate: 50, 500, 1000, 1000+, etc.)
Many businesses will offer you a flat fee for records because they suspect that you have no idea what your vinyl is worth. We don’t work that way. We will look at the entirety of your collection and offer you a percentage of its true market value. This way, if your collection contains items of value, you will earn much more than with a flat fee. An offer from Melody Supreme will always directly reflect the ACTUAL value of your records.
What happens after you buy my records?
Lots of stores purchase vinyl and put it directly on the shelf. Yikes! At Melody Supreme, EVERY RECORD that comes through the door is carefully inspected, cleaned with a VPI machine, covers are repaired, sleeves are renewed if necessary, etc. After this a record will either be sold in our store or individually listed to be sold online. It’s a lot of work, but we do this out of respect – respect for the vinyl, respect for the music, and respect for our clients. When you buy a record from us, it will probably be cleaner and sound better than the day it came off the press!
Large collections of vinyl records can be difficult to transport. They are also fragile and risk being damaged in transit.
For this reason we will sometimes come out to see larger local collections. Please call us at (434) 760-3617 or (434) 760- 3618 if this is something you’d like to explore.