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KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
9/3/13 8:32 A

no, I got rid of the records when I got rid of the record player!

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (207,563)
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9/2/13 9:30 A

Not only do I have mine but I bought my neighbor's entire collection.

1SHEYLA Posts: 8,767
9/2/13 9:19 A


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9/2/13 8:36 A


BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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9/2/13 8:00 A

Yes but I have Victorian Phonograph that plays 78s.....all Opera etc. As for all my other albums, they were lost in a flood about 30 years ago.

KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (102,302)
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9/2/13 6:33 A

I don't, but my dad has several boxes of old records that appear to be in pretty good shape. we should try to sell them on EBAY

DUBLINROSE Posts: 2,757
9/2/13 6:12 A

yep and I still buy them, nothing sounds as good as vinyl, music that I listen to was meant to be heard on a record not on a crappy mp3

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (251,081)
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9/2/13 6:03 A

We recently sold all we had packed away. We're moving and anything we don't use is being sold, donated or thrown out.

THROOPER62 SparkPoints: (388,716)
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9/2/13 5:57 A

Yes, 50's & 60's, country and rock

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,271)
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8/29/13 7:23 A

Yes, I still have them and the 45s too. I have copied the favorites onto CDs or mp3s for my players. They sound good but I know they are copied from records and I can hear that static sound in them but I don't think most people notice that. I actually like the static sound because it reminds me of the treasured days of my youth when those records were almost all I had to my name and I loved that music so much. Even though I have copies to actually listen to, I do have a record player but rarely play the actual records. My grandson cried when I showed him one playing when he was three. He was scared of it, I think!

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
8/28/13 11:01 P

Yes, I have a few special ones stored away.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (599,937)
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8/28/13 10:51 P

I have some that I have stored away.

EMMACORY Posts: 22,906
8/28/13 10:36 P


THOMAS.H Posts: 17,832
8/28/13 9:40 P


ETHELMERZ Posts: 21,192
8/28/13 8:24 P

Yes, have some from the 1950's, '60's, and onward, first albums of country music singers, old 78's from country singers, and a few Beatle's albums, plus Elvis and so on, the covers are what is great!! Have a turntable, but want a new one, plus a cassette player to play the great cassettes. Hate CD's, sound is not "full" enough.

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
8/28/13 8:14 P

No, I had some but don't know what happened to them.

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8/28/13 7:51 P

We have a few. We can even play them. Digital is so much better...

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8/28/13 7:47 P

very few

JPRSAVETTE SparkPoints: (5,268)
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8/28/13 7:28 P

yes, i have several first releases........

WALNUTT1961 SparkPoints: (157,711)
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8/28/13 5:22 P

My husband and I kept all of our old albums from the 70's forward and our parents gave us their albums. I received a turntable for Christmas a couple of years ago and my son (21) loves some of our old stuff! Brings back good memories!

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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8/28/13 5:16 P

Yes. I have a large plastic tub of them stored in the basement.

STRONGERLEANER SparkPoints: (172,316)
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8/28/13 4:40 P

I WISH I had kept my old albums. Sadly, I did not.

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/28/13 4:21 P

I never had any records of my own, but I have bought a few over the years just because they were decorative or interesting. Most of those are tango albums.

I am still hanging on to handful of my favorite cassette tapes--maybe 8 or so, and about 20 of my favorite physical CDs.

DMJAKES Posts: 1,635
8/28/13 4:19 P

I have always loved vinyl and had a pretty good collection going at one point, along with a great turntable. I always liked the "super sized" artwork on LPs.

When the economy went south, I decided that having the extra money in savings was worth more to me than the collection was, so I put the really collectible ones up on eBay one at a time, and then took the rest to a local record store and sold them as a lot. I sold the turntable on craigslist to a local guy who about fell over himself getting to my house before I sold it to someone else. I think I got around $2,000 total for everything. I know there were a few in there that I most likely could never find again for a reasonable price, but I still have CDs of just about all of them. I do still have a box of my dad's albums--Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, etc.

My son couldn't figure vinyl out either until I put one on the turntable and gave him the headphones....he gets it now, I think.

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8/28/13 3:53 P

Yes, I have 70-90's stuff. My kids are in high school marching band and they are playing Talking Heads music this year. I was able to show them the album.. it was cool but made me feel Wish I still had a turntable. I'm going to make that a goal for a weight loss reward for myself ;-)

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8/28/13 3:50 P


VICTORY2XS SparkPoints: (43,411)
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8/28/13 3:30 P

Yes. My collection is from late "70s to early late 80's

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (322,737)
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8/28/13 3:15 P

No. Sadly, I sold all of mine at garage sale - I had some classics.

DANLENO1949 Posts: 3,489
8/28/13 2:52 P

I have a couple of thousand along with 3 Quality turntables. There isn't a cd or player that can reproduce the sound of good vinyl.

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8/28/13 2:49 P

I still have mine and an old turntable!

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
8/28/13 2:47 P

I have some but we acquired them more recently. We got a record player a few years ago and got some records here and there.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
8/28/13 2:30 P

I have a couple dozen in a box somewhere...

They seem to be coming back into fashion. I was recently in an electronics shop and they had a really huge selection of turntables and vinyl LPs. I laughed to see Fleetwood Mac Rumours (the first album I ever bought, when i was about.. twelve) alongside Eminem (Eminem is releasing on vinyl?!).

MNNICE Posts: 17,741
8/28/13 1:43 P

Probably have at least 200 LPs that my hubby refuses to part with! I'd love to declutter, but I've come to the conclusion that the only way I'll be successful is if the first item I get rid of is hubby! emoticon

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8/28/13 1:38 P

just a few what I think will be collectables.

RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
8/28/13 1:00 P

No, I got rid of my LPs and 45s years ago... I do have lots of cassettes still, and lots of CDs.

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8/28/13 12:49 P

Just sold them off when I decided I wanted to live without things I don't use. De-clutter. I had the Beatles White Album and about 50 other albums from different artists, yes I'm that old. All scratched dragging them to college and using a lot. Saw a cool looking turn table that they are now selling for albums but I wanted to get rid of things and not collect more so I talked myself out of buying it.

07SOJO Posts: 1,652
8/28/13 12:47 P

I didn't hang onto any, but a couple years ago I bought my daughter a record player and we have been picking up albums at garage sales. It's kind of fun!

BELLYDOG Posts: 2,466
8/28/13 12:42 P

Yeah, DH collected a bunch in Highschool and college. He invested his hard earned dollars in them and so we still have 'em in storage. Thank goodness we don't have to pay for the storage.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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8/28/13 12:34 P

Before my time... but my husband and I have a huge basket full of CDs collecting dust and taking up space. :/

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (256,162)
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8/28/13 12:34 P

I have some, DH has some...I even have some of my mom's albums. I think all the 45s are long gone.

my boss said one of his daughters thought an album was a really big CD

NANAS4GIRLS SparkPoints: (77,198)
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8/28/13 12:30 P

I have everything from, Kids Albums, Comedy, Country and Western, Classic Rock.

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