Record This

August 16, 2022 – The build out of the Morris location continues. When completed (September 1, 2022) the Morris location will be our largest of the six locations. That means more vinyl records, CD’s, Cassettes, 8-Track and More! Follow the two week progress here and at our Facebook page fb.com/74kidrecords

August 12, 2022Sell or Trade?

Do you go to garage/yard/estate sales often? Many of those sales have nice, clean vinyl records for sale. We cannot hit every one of those. If you see clean Rock Vinyl Records, consider buying them and we can buy them from you. Not sure what to pay or buy, call Tom while at the sale at 708-227-5100 and I will provide you with some guidance. We can also trade for albums you pick and you get ones that you want.

August 9, 2022 74 Kid Records – Morris – Restock

Some nice vinyl hit the bins today. Check it out! As always, we buy vinyl records, cash paid.

August 9, 2022 – RIP Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John, one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s died on Monday. She was 73. I was a fan. My favorite songs of hers was from 1975 – Please Mr. Please.

August 8, 2022Condition Matters

Vinyl records are graded from Mint to Poor. The grade determines the value of the record. Most records that are from the 80’s and older generally fall in the Good Plus to Very Good Plus. The authority for vinyl record ratings is the Goldmine Standards. 74 Kid Records uses the Goldmine rating system to accurately and fairly grade vinyl records. As of the writing of this article, I have a 100% feedback rating on Discogs (Over 1600 positive feedback). Discogs is an online vinyl record marketplace (www.discogs.com). On Discogs issues over record grading is the main reason a seller on Discogs will have a low feedback rating.

As a general rule the lower the grade the lower the value. Here is an example:

The 74 Kids – Live (Yeah it’s a fake LP)

Near Mint Condition Value: $100

Very Good Plus Condition Value: $50 – $65 range

Very Good Condition Value: $25 – $30 range

Good Plus Condition Value: $15 – $20 range

So condition does matter greatly when buying or selling. Dealing with a reputable reseller is very important as well.

August 8, 2022Morris Location

Big things are in the planning stages for the Morris location, 112 W Washington. This will include expanded space (our largest by far), which will mean more of everything.

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