Category: Vinyl Records Value

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By , June 6, 2016 10:19 am

What is an Idiom?
There are a several idioms that are related to Monkeys and whilst some have negative undertones, some can be positive and complimentary.
An idiom is a phrase or an expression that should not be taken literally. For when you use an idiom in everyday language, then it has a different meaning than the basic meaning or definition of the words as found in a dictionary.
An example of this might be “Get your skates on.” If taken literally, then you are being told to put on your skates. However, this phrase, or idiom is often used by someone who is telling you hurry up.
“A Monkey on your Back.”To say that there is serious problem that you cannot forget.
“Monkey Business”
A way of saying that you should stop messing around. To settle down and stop the monkey business. “Funny as a Barrel of Monkey’s.”To be extremely funny. “Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.— Malcom De Chazal
“Make a Monkey out of.”
To make a person appear foolish or silly.
“If You Pay Peanuts, You Get Monkey’s.”
To way of saying that you only get what you pay for. If you pay silly, low wages, then you will get silly people.
A song parody about animal idioms – From Pacifica High Schools Spring Plays Festival

Vinyl Records Value

By , January 21, 2010 8:28 am

Vinyl records are an awesome piece of history. Not only do they have the extra cool points due to being a vintage item, they also sound much better than CDs and other digital media. Whether you are into listening to your vinyls or just building a collection, you are probably interested in their value. With so many vinyl records for sale globally, and from so many suppliers who make varying claims of value, it can be quite difficult to determinework out just how much each one is worth. There are a few primary factors in determining the value of a record.

As a starting point, most best selling records from any point in the last century were produced in the millions. This usually means they are no longer very valuable and you are best off enjoying them how they were meant to be – by playing them! Rare records on the other hand, can be valued at anywhere between $50 to over $10,000. You have probably already realised that there are so many variables in determining the value of vinyls, so lets get into it.

Complete Products

Like most collectibles, vinyl records retain the most value as a complete product. Vinyl records all originally shipped with a paper or picture sleeve, and having these adds to their value. Picture sleeves are easily the most valuable, often being more valuable then the actual record. Keeping these are incredibly important for your records value. Similarly, EPs (7 inch records) were often sold with a hard cardboard sleeve. In good condition, these records and sleeves together can fetch a mint! Without the sleeve, do not expect much.

Condition

This is something you probably already know. It is fairly common knowledge that better condition equals higher value. This applies to almost everything. If your surface or label is scratched, is noisy while playing, has writing on the label or sleeve or just looks worn, it is going to have less value. You can usually find records of this condition for very cheap, indicating just how worthless they are. These are much better used by enjoying them properly by listening to them.

Rarity

Of all the records produced in the 1960’s and 70’s, about 4% of them made it to the top of the charts. This meant they were produced in very high volumes, and therefore worth less now. LP’s by artists with popular singles are often quite rare, as people only wanted the singles. This makes these records of quite high value. These were mostly found in the 50’s and 60’s. Even rarer are Rhythm and Blues LP’s from the 1950s. In good condition, these are worth a mint.

Fans Mean Demand

This is a simple supply versus demand formula. A huge number of fans chasing a record will always drive prices up. It is crucial that these artists have modern day fans, as artists no longer in demand will mean a reduced value.

Other Factors

There are many more factors, and to keep this a bit shorter, I will simply list them out. Vinyl record value is further influenced by true stereo copies (versus the traditional mono), historical meaningful value, the era it was produced and pressing order.

As you can see, there are so many factors which make up the value of a vinyl record. It is advisable to have your collection valued by a local professional will provide a much more accurate figure than any online method, so this is definitely the place to start.

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