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Post subject: What record album price guide do you suggest buying?  PostPosted: Jan 19, 2009 - 11:22 AM
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Can someone help me with suggestions on a good album price guide? Thanks.
 
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Post subject: RE: What record album price guide do you suggest buying?  PostPosted: Jan 19, 2009 - 12:22 PM
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is there a specifc type of music or fotmat (LP, 45 etc) you are looking for? For general guides I like Jerry Osbornes guides
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 19, 2009 - 12:52 PM
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I used to like Rockin' Records, but I found Goldmine guides much better. And lemme tell ya,
those older guides are WAY better than the newer ones (maybe not in price aspect, but for
technical info they were the best)... I haven't purchased a new guide in a while- they just
about don't mean squat nowadaze. Just my 2c....
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Jan 19, 2009 - 09:48 PM
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I have several--each fulfills a different need and all together give a somewhat more balanced price idea for most records. I wouldn't trust just one.

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I also use multiple guides. The Goldmine LP guide is used most, but doesn't include bands that don't have an album valued at least $20. For those, I refer to the Goldmine guide that includes 45's, but that one only includes bands whose first record was issued prior to 1975 (I think there's another volume for later records). Another guide that fills a gap is an old Umphred guide. I find a lot of more obscure bands in there that are not listed in any Goldmine guide. And then, rarely, I have to check the Osbourne, to find bands that might have had a minor hit, but didn't qualify for any of the above guides. On top of all this, I still have dozens of albums by people I can't find in any of these guides!! Confused
 
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None. Save the money and donate some to the popsike.com guy.
 
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For me,I like price guides because the list different variations in labels and pressings.Popsike doesn't help in that area very well.Plus that website is patchy at best when it comes to updating newer auction results.

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I have Goldmine's books on albums and 45's. As said by a previous poster, the old ones are as good or better. For values, it's better to check eBay or popsike.com.

I also have Osborne's book. It seems to have more obscure records than Goldmine.

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