Thrift stores are some of my favorite places to look for records. That being said, it can be arduous to sift through hundreds of classical records and empty LP jackets to find something worth keeping.
People often see what records I find and say, “I should go to Goodwill more often”, but it’s not really that easy. One trip to check out your local thrift store’s record selection will almost certainly disappoint you. You have to understand that finding good records there requires multiple trips. You have to keep going back and hoping they put out a batch of records that no one has looked through yet. I visit my local thrift stores every weekend and will find something good maybe once every two months.
However, I was in Ohio for the holidays and was able to hit up a few thrift stores in my down time. The first and last stores had a lot of great finds and the below two are my favorites.
I rarely find LPs from groups like Music Explosion and Liverpool Five. The Liverpool Five LP was still in the original shrink wrap too!
I considered selling both records but after listening, I think I’m going to keep them. I paid .50 cents for the Music Explosion LP and $1 for the Liverpool Five. I can handle those kind of deals.
Now, back to sifting through more old classical records.