Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence in vinyl records, with major artists offering them to fans in addition to CDs and digital downloads. Along with the rising popularity of vinyl records, there is now a high demand for second hand vinyl records. While some debate whether vinyl is still relevant today, we want to show you why used vinyl records are so special.
Why Do People Buy Used Vinyl Records?
From our perspective, there are three primary reasons why vintage vinyl records have become so popular:
1) Nostalgia: While modern vinyl records have an air of nostalgia about them, vintage vinyl records are a time capsule, providing the beholder with a snapshot of the time period the album came out in.
2) Collectables: Music fans are some of the most voracious fans when it comes to collecting specialist items, so it’s no wonder that second hand vinyl is attractive to music enthusiasts. Used vinyl also makes for a nice addition to your record collection, particularly as the cover art is often front and centre.
3) Rare albums: In some cases, it's near impossible to find certain albums other than in vinyl format, therefore, fans turn to used vinyl to get their hands on rare albums.
Where can you buy vintage vinyl records?
Discovering rare vinyl records is half the fun for music fans. From car boot sales to festivals, music lovers can find vintage vinyl records in all sorts of places. However, Life of Vinyl has made it easier for used vinyl collectors with our online store.
Who Are Life of Vinyl?
Life of Vinyl was set up by a family-run business that started in 1976 - who were inspired by the resurgence of the love for music in its original format. Fans of vintage vinyl records can search for their desired record in the Life of Vinyl online store which offers tens of thousands vintage records.
The ever-growing store features a diverse range of used vinyl records, as well as new vinyl records, from a wide variety of genres, and from best-selling artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Elton John and Oasis.
Our accurate grading system means you can buy safe in the knowledge that your LP will arrive as described. Our images are of the actual cover of the vinyl record we’re selling. You can zoom in to get an accurate picture of what you’re buying. All second hand vinyl records purchased from us come with a new polythene cover sleeve.
Additionally, our vinyl records are thoroughly cleaned using the best record cleaning machines before packing, meaning your vinyl will be in the best possible condition when it arrives with you.