Kingfish Records in Clearwater, (Tampa Bay) Fl. buys LP’s, 45’s, CD’s, Music DVD’s and Music Memorabilia (concert posters, tour books, autographs, etc.)
Prices paid vary based on:
Artist, title & condition are the biggest factors along with current market value and stock on hand.
30+ YEARS OF BUYING & SELLING VINYL RECORDS
We are always seeking out-of-the-ordinary and obscure records. Common pop/rock artists of the 70′s / 80′s are extremely common and usually end up in our 50 cent and $1 bins. Value is established upon the following criteria:
ARTIST The more obscure/non-common the artist, the more likely the demand and better price paid. Not always the golden rule, but Chicago and Oliva Newton John LP’s are not in demand as LP’s by Miles Davis, Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd.
TITLE Certain artists have titles that are more in demand than others in their catalog. Other titles of theirs may be readily available on the market. We may have too many copies in stock of a title or if it is not one of the artists’ more sought after titles on vinyl.
CONDITION This is the biggest factor. Example: If an album in mint condition sells for $25 on ebay and the same title is brought in that has split seams, ring wear and scuffs on the vinyl, common sense dictates it is not worth the same as the one in mint condition. Vinyl buyers are typically very picky about condition of the vinyl and jacket. We do not purchase LP’s without sleeves.
FAIR MARKET VALUE This is based on current selling prices. If an album sold for a certain price 3 or 5 years ago and the market value has dropped or increased, we pay accordingly. Again, condition is a BIG factor. We want to be fair when it comes to purchasing your vinyl. Supply and demand is always the general rule. If something is rare that doesn’t necessarily mean it is in demand. If there is enough supply to meet demand, an item may not be as rare as originally thought.
MUSIC GENRES WE ARE INTERESTED IN: ALTERNATIVE, BLUES, DISCO/FREESTYLE/HI NRG/ITALO, DJ/DANCE, HOUSE/TRANCE/TECHNO, FUNK, GARAGE, GRUNGE, HARD ROCK, HEAVY METAL, HIP HOP/RAP, JAZZ (JOHN COLTRANE, MILES DAVIS, CHARLIE PARKER, ETC.),PSYCHE, PUNK/HARDCORE, REGGAE, ROCK N’ ROLL (50′s, 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s – current), SOUL / R N’ B, 78′s – BLUES, SUN RECORD LABEL ARTISTS OR OLD COUNTRY IN VG CONDITION ONLY
MUSIC GENRES WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN: CLASSICAL, COMPILATIONS, COUNTRY – EXCEPT JOHNNY CASH, EASY LISTENING, HOLIDAY (CHRISTMAS, etc.), SOUNDTRACKS, VOCALISTS – MALE & FEMALE (Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Neil Sedaka, etc.)
We buy all types of CD’s, DVD’s and music video’s. Prices paid vary on to what we have in stock and current market value for a particular title. CD’s, DVD’s having scuffs and/or scratches we pay $1 less per title due to the labor and supplies required to repair these items by attempting to restore them close to the original condition.
ARTIST If an artist will not sell for us, we don’t have a use for it. Sorry, we don’t need any Backstreet Boys CD’s.
TITLE Certain titles are more sought after than others. Example: if an artist had one big record that continually sells but several other albums in their catalog that do not sell, there simply may be no demand.
CONDITION We do buy CD’s & DVD’s that are in good-very good condition as well as scratched discs. PLEASE NOTE: As time and labor are required to clean scratched discs (and sometimes they are not repairable), we pay less for discs that are scratched.
STOCK ON HAND If we already have too many copies of a title, we will pass on it. If no one has bought one of the 2 copies we already have, we don’t need a 3rd.
MUSIC MEMORABILIA We carry music memorabilia and are always interested in looking at items you may want to sell or trade.
Autographed items cannot always be authenticated. For this reason they are not usually accepted to protect ourselves and the consumer. Please contact us or bring it in for us to see in person.
TURNTABLES & STEREO EQUIPMENT We buy and sell new and used turntables, amplifers and receivers in working condition.
WE DON’T BUY VHS tapes, Cassettes, CD-Rom’s
VISIT OUR CLEARWATER RECORD STORE
26024 US Highway 19 N Clearwater, Fl. 33763
Tues-Thurs: 11am – 6pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF CAN HELP YOU FIND THE VINYL YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ALL AT A REASONABLE PRICE
No Big Band or Polka’s just a great assortment of collectible vinyl.