Several online companies buy or help you sell your LP records. Additionally, local stores that buy and sell used media, such as Half Price Books and The Exchange, buy used LP records. The condition, quality and rarity determines whether a retailer wishes to purchase your LPs and for how much.
Some online retailers, such as Continental Records Company, purchase LP records for resale. Usually, these companies have strict guidelines for the condition, quality and type of LPs they purchase. For example, LPs typically must be in like-new condition, manufactured in the 1950s or 1960s and be from a popular artist or genre to have significant value.
Alternatively, some online companies, such as Discogs, CDandLP.com and eBay, allow you to list LP records that you wish to sell on their websites. For a fee, these companies help facilitate the sale and shipment of your LPs to a buyer. The condition and quality guidelines are less strict, since the company does not actually purchase the LP directly from you.
Some stores, such as Half Price Books and The Exchange, purchase LP records for resale in their stores. The store evaluates each individual LP and makes you a cash or store credit offer on your merchandise.