Collecting Vinyl Records : Introduction: Collecting Vinyl Records
Hi, this is Jan, antiquer at Expert Village.com.
Today, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Jan and I was a college
administrator. I even went to school forever and got a pHD. But then, I found it to be
incredibly boring. Done; kaput. So then I decided to do antiques. And I’ve been doing
antiques pretty much all my life because my mom owned an antique store, so I learned at
a young age. So I’ve been an antique collector in collectibles for practically all my life.
But I decided to kind of formalize the whole thing so I got my appraiser’s certification.
And now, I can do it and you can even pay me to do it. I have an antique store called
Antique Avenue in Pomona and it’s very cool. You should come see it. Antique Avenue in
Pomona; it’s very nice. So, there’s about twenty or thirty antique stores here and we
have all kinds of fun things. And today, probably what I would like to tell you about (one of
my favorite things) is vinyl. Not blow up dolls…no, that’s a different show. What
we are going to talk about is vinyl records. Now some of you out there on Expert Village.com
don’t even know what vinyl records are, which is sad. Now, I happen to be a person who does
know what vinyl records are. I even remember what cassettes are. I remember what CDs are
(but, that was later). I remember the kind that you stick in (which I can’t think of
the name of). But, I remember them all and that means that I’m old. But, if you’re not
old and you can barely remember some of these, you are in good shape because they are very
collectible. They are very easy to find and there are still ones to buy. But what I would
like to show you is…don’t just buy any records because some of the records you may buy will
be in thrift stores and they will be in the garbage can because they are worthless. Okay?
So what we are going to do today is a little overview on vinyl (that would be records).
We are going to talk about hits and misses; what you should buy; what you shouldn’t buy;
what you should look for; and what’s worth something. So let’s “take her away.”