May 15, 2013
True crate diggers are hard to find these days, they are a rare breed of people. They have become so accustomed to buying new and used records that they don’t know anything else than that. You can try to talk them into the benefits of going digital or transforming their analog collection to a modest modern format, but they won’t have any of that. They love their vinyl. They love the experience of laying records on a dusty turntable, complete with pops and cracks. Money is probably an object for these guys, and their turntables aren’t high class audiophile units either – they’re the type of turntables that people throw out at garage sales.
I would bet that vinyl love is probably a smarter DJ simply for the fact that they know their records physically. It’s kind of like having a real life significant other and only dating a virtual …
April 28, 2013
If you have a rather large collection of compact discs laying around – you might think that these are worth a hefty sum, but the odds are that you won’t get back ten cents on the dollar if you decide to sell your collection. The problem is not what the discs contain; the problem is that the format is outdated and does not stand a chance compared to other digital formats that are much more easily manipulated. Mp3s can be bought, stored, moved, and copied within seconds. Burning a CD is somewhat of an arduous task, even though it is still lightning fast when compared to recording a cassette tape.
This is why vinyl records still have a value where CDs do not.
The record can even be partially destroyed; perhaps it is wobbly and deformed – there is still a market for it and it can be worked with. …