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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:26 pm 
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I finally got my ART DJ PreII but have no records yet. Just wondering if the show is worth going to. I wanted to try Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas for nostalgic reasons.


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PERRLA wrote:
I finally got my ART DJ PreII but have no records yet. Just wondering if the show is worth going to. I wanted to try Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas for nostalgic reasons.


First i am hearing about this show... got a link?


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http://www.vibrations.ca/en/record-show ... ecord-show


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 pm 
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I would not encourage anyone, prices are sky high for used records.


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naimkid wrote:
I would not encourage anyone, prices are sky high for used records.


I was at one a year ago. Based on that, I don't agree with the comment.
I will say there is some laughable pricing, but it's not across the board.
I have been to two and I did find, although the vinyl may look good, half of what I bought was $hit.
Still, it's a fun experience and you may find that special album you have been looking for.


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PERRLA wrote:
I finally got my ART DJ PreII but have no records yet. Just wondering if the show is worth going to. I wanted to try Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas for nostalgic reasons.


Try Sunrise Records. I picked up a copy this past Christmas for $22.00.

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I attended one of these shows in Ottawa a few years back and will not return. The crowds to park, get in and to browse made the shopping experience difficult for me and perhaps others as well. I will only shop where I can do so on my terms which is usually on-line.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:13 am 
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It's a fun show to attend if you want to just check out all the characters alone. The thing you will find is that pricing and grading of records is so varied that you would have to be an expert analyst of used record quality to come away happy and I don't have a clue on grading vinyl when I look at it with the naked eye...have bought albums that are mint looking only to bring them home and hear so much surface noise it's worthless.
And with record shows, how do you return the album?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:03 pm 
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Like Toast said, don't listen to the negative.
Go with an open mind and enjoy the experience, then decide.
Some of the vendors actually have brick and mortar stores, most will give you their card.
As I has said, I have had limited luck finding albums in good condition. I don't remember any of these guys having a turntable set up so you can see if the album sounds decent (probably a reason for that) Although I never have thought to do it, ask the vendor if you can bring the album back if it sounds like crap. Most of the vendors are local.
And always ask for a deal (I hate to haggle) but there is room to move on the price.
Just do it man!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:26 pm 
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Record shows are more for networking and crate digging. Go and enjoy yourself. Don't buy anything you feel uncomfortable with, most things come around again. Don't drink too much coffee before and definitely have one after to ogle your purchases. Chat with vendors and fellow collecctors, maybe make a new friend!

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One of the best reasons to go is you often find a few people that are selling their collections. Last one I went to I found a fellow selling hundreds of lps in nm condition for a very reasonable $12-15 ea. My budget was limited that day so only purchased a few but I'm hoping he's back this year.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:38 pm 
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I always enjoy going. Have dealt with some vendors more than others and developed a relationship with said. Which has resulted in some better deals and also the ability to return or trade an LP if not up to my expectations. Likely won't make the trip to Oshawa, but will attend the next show in the west end of the GTA.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:32 pm 
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I have gone but I no longer go - there are a few
Good vendors but the majority are not worth dealing with.

That said, the parking at the venue is horrible, park at the old
Mall and walk. For $3 to get in (I think) you could spend it in worse ways.


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I attended last year, big crowds, terrible parking, couldn't move inside. people with tunnel vision barging their way through the venue. wasn't a pleasant experience. and what I did see was way overpriced for the condition it was in.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:31 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. I'm going to check it out anyways as I've never been to one before.


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