WHO buys old vinyl records - vinyl record buyers

Our aim is to find unused vinyl records and pass them on to a new generation of vinyl lovers.

Hi, I am Mark, the buyer at Audio Recycle.

It breaks our collective hearts to know that countless boxes of vinyl records sit unused in people's garages and attics. Our aim is to find these forgotten boxes of LP's and find them a new home and another lease of life.

We buy used / second-hand LPs, 45s, 78s and 12” singles from individuals all over the Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. We buy carloads of records at a time from serious record collectors, closed downs shops, music industry executives, and we also buy very small collections from ordinary folks who simply bought records each week for their enjoyment.

Simply put, if you have records, we want to talk to you.

We’ve been buying LPs, 45s, 78s & 12″ singles for well over 15 years. No collection is too large!

What styles of music do we buy?

We like Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Alternative, Disco, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin music — but this is just a partial list.

I’m not sure what I have LPs, 45s or maybe they’re 78s?

LPs: “LP” stands for Long Playing. These are also often called “albums” or “33s,” since they play at 33 revolutions per minute. LPs are typically 12 inches in diameter with a small spindle hole in the center, have a number of songs on each side, and usually come inside cardboard covers with artwork/pictures.

45s: 45s feature one song on each side and, at just 7 inches in diameter, are much smaller than LPs. They have a large hole in the middle and usually were originally sold with just a plain paper sleeve.12-inch singles: 12″ singles are the same size as LPs, but have only one song on each side.

78s: At 10 inches in diameter, 78s are not quite as small as 45s but not quite as large as LPs. They feature one song on each side and were made of shellac as opposed to vinyl. They were originally packaged in plain or generic paper sleeves and are quite fragile.

Do my records have to be in covers?

LPs do have to be in original covers for us to consider buying them, but we will look at 45s if they have no sleeves.

How Much are my Vinyl Records Worth?

Price can vary widely and is generally determined by three factors: artist, title, pressing and condition. After asking you a few questions about your collection, we may be able to give you a general range but the final determination is always made by our buyers after personally inspecting your collection. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.

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