So-- how do you do it? Do you just wander thrift stores and garage sales in search, or do you go to special record stores? Record stores are always more expensive, and usually only have more modern music available. But, at the same time, there isn't a spectacularly high chance of finding rare records at antique shops. Like most thrifting, records are a game of chance.
How, then? I'd recommend making a list of artists you would enjoy finding records of to listen to. Knowing what you are looking for can be key. If you're looking for records to display, then you don't have to be picky. Some old record covers have awesome art and would look great decorating a den. Take your time looking through the records; there's always a bit of history mixed in, which is what I really like about them.
As well, if you've never heard of an artist and the record is cheap, why not try it out? I've discovered some awesome oldies that I would never have known about because of a whimsical purchase. Doing research is also a good idea, though, and finding old records online is good, but you need to be careful.
Some of my favourites on display!
Just a few from my collection.
My record player is a USB, hooking up to my computer (which is great!)
So there you have it - Mari's guide to thrifiting records! Do you have any cool thrifting stories/records you've found? Share them with me!