- Pricing WAY off on book AND Albums Review by Patjames
This book is not only missing some major artists (George Michael, Run DMC to name a few from a collection I just just acquired) but the retail pricing is way off.
They listed Elvis' 1957 Christmas album at $20 I think and, as I did, a record store offered $75 right off the bat..... I ended up selling it on eBay for $150. I know eBay is not a good gauge but still.
Just about 90% of the listings in this book are listed as being worth between $10-20. Trust me, I'd never go by the price values in this book.
Only good thing, which I could have bought for $10, is some of the notes on record labels and such.
(Posted on 11/5/12)
- Great book! Review by Max Wattz
Great reference. I use it along with my other book to price everything. Worth the money. Hopefully the 7th edition will be out soon?
(Posted on 6/30/12)
- From the Editor... Review by Dan Brownell
Vinyl is making a spectacular comeback! After a decade of being displaced by DVDs and digital downloads, music fans are rediscovering records. This 6th edition of the Goldmine Record Album Price Guide is our finest ever, boasting 70,000 listings, a new author, new contributors, and a major update in artists and prices, this book is the essential reference you need to make sure you're buying and selling at the right price!
(Posted on 3/29/10)
- No need to go further Review by James T. McCollum
And that 1 rating is two higher than I think it deserves.While browsing at a local Barnes & Noble,I breezed through the intro pages of this book,looking for Tim Neely's name somewhere in this edition. Didn't find his name(a bad sign). But something that caught my eye was a little box in the intro:What's Hot/What's Not. Under What's Not:Used LPs. No need to go further. This 2009 book may contain info from 1989,when manufacturers were pulling the plug on new vinyl in place of them shiny new triple priced CDs with the profit margin slashed to kill the independent record store.Whoever put that in is not living in present day. I see used vinyl all over the place,at prices from a quarter to $100s. There's these online auction places-one called ebay,ever heard of that?-and GEMM and they are only the big guys. Last weekend a local two day record show packed cars in the vast parking lot with people looking for tons of 78s,45s and LPs(N.B.-no LPS, CDs or video on first day). That boogered Beatle LP in the basement is worthless because it's boogered,not because it's vinyl. Got something cool on vinyl that's never going o see CD release(due to ipods)?I bet there is someone willing to spend some good $$$ for it. As Krause becomes part of greedy private equities,it becomes less relevant to the real world.
(Posted on 3/28/10)