Records, usually vinyl discs, which have been produced for many years, back to the old 78rpm discs to modern 7 and 12 singles and LPs
Records are a very popular item to collect in the UK and they are appreciated by a great many people. Many people spend large sums of money on building up a collection.
Records can be obtained from a variety of sources, such as record dealers/sales, car boot sales, collectors fairs, flea markets and jumble sales, as well as antique dealers/fairs. The internet is another good source, especially on-line auctions.
Collectors can be of all ages and you are never too young or old to start a collection.
There is no real ability required for collecting records, collectors just need the appreciation generally of the music, maybe of a particular artist or even a particular genre or era.
Records are extremely popular items to collect which can be borne out by taking a look on the Internet and seeing how many sites there are dedicated to buying and selling records. The beauty of record collecting is that you do not have to buy the most rare and expensive record there is, and you can add to your collection by visiting a record store or dealer. New records are harder to find as they are replaced by compact discs, but there are plenty of second-hand items to be found.
To build up a collection of records collectors need to be resourceful in their attempts to obtain items to add to their collection. You must be prepared to spend time rummaging through lots of items to find the one piece of treasure that you need to add to your collection. Much of the fun of collecting is the seeking of that elusive next item, whether it be at a car boot sale which could yield some great finds, or at a dealer where you may have to pay top prices.
Records can be had for a few pence at a car boot sale, but generally tend to be uncared for and not of great quality. Head to a record dealer or record fair for the best items, and usually the best prices.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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