September 17, 2006
Since 90% of the posts on this blog are about things I've bought, I'll continue in that direction with a post about all of the cool records I've found at the salvation army so far this month.
(Roxy Music: Manifesto, Fat Boys: Are Back, Psychadelic Furs: Forever Now, LL Cool J: Radio, Oingo Boingo: Only a Lad)
This is a pretty good haul from the salvation army. I passed up some Prince and some other stuff. I've been trying to only buy records I know I'll listen to. In the past I've had problems with buying any record that I think is an "essential" record to have. I actually see more good records at the salvation army now than I have in years. This month alone I've come acrossed a ton of stuff that I personally don't like but is good for salvation army records, like tons of led zepplin, and the doors and the beatles, cat stevens, and other classic rock type stuff like that. I really enjoy record collecting. I used to go to record stores and buy records for like 4 or 5 bucks and stuff. But I soon realized that much of what I buying I would eventually see at garage sales or thrift stores. So I pretty much stopped buying records from any place but garage sales and record stores. Mind you I've yet to come across any Minutemen records or anything. I have come across alot of really good records though, Violent Femmes, The Clash, The Specials, Devo, tons of Talking Heads records, Elvis Costello and a ton more. Finding records this way is infinately more fun than the record store method. Though I know sometimes you just really want a certain record.
I got a job, at a company that makes training videos for the auto industry. I have yet to actually start working but I am excited. I'll be making enough money to get a car and a few other things I've been wanting/ needing. I also get benefits and such. The company does the entire production process in house so I'll get to do a variety of things, which is cool. Anyhow I'm just glad that after many months of searching I've finally found a job, and in my field of study none the less.
Posted by kyle at September 17, 2006 1:00 AM
How much are records like that? Are we talking a dime or quarter here? You should pick them up if they are in good condition to just to re-sell them. A few dollars beat a few cents.
More importantly, congrats on the job! It's around there, I take it?
Posted by: Luke at September 17, 2006 12:34 PM
Salvation Army records are a dollar usually. At garage sales records usually run from 25 cents to a dollar.
Yeah the job is in Troy. And thanks.
Posted by: Kyle at September 17, 2006 12:39 PM
That's cool. I picked up twenty records once for 5 bucks, turned around and made $40.
That's a bit of a commute, isn't it?
Posted by: Luke at September 17, 2006 4:09 PM
yeah a huge commute like 40 miles each way. But i'll be making enough to make it worth it.
Posted by: Kyle at September 17, 2006 4:58 PM
Posted by: Luke at September 17, 2006 9:23 PM
Nice score with the LL Cool J!
I hardly buy records at recod stores anymore, either (except for Dodd's and sometimes the corner and Vertigo, but only every couple of months). Congrats on the job. Your blog also looks pretty fresh.
Posted by: anthony at September 18, 2006 10:52 AM