Melbourne's buyer and seller of used / second hand vinyl records

Do you want to sell or trade? We pay more for your vinyl records!

We are always looking to buy collections of vinyl records and we'll travel anywhere for the right collection.

For very good collections we always pay more than other buyers so it's always useful to get in touch with us if you are selling something special.

Please send us an email with the details of your collection. We will get in touch asap. info@dutchvinyl.com.au. You can also call Mark directly on 0405 803 851.

Small collections can be brought into our store daily from 10am to 6pm. There is good parking outside. We will inspect your records on the spot and make you a suitable offer. Please call ahead if you are not sure if it's worth your trouble.

Interested in (but not limited to): Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rare Groove, Blues, Hip-Hop/Rap, Reggae, Dub, Ska, Punk, Grunge, Prog/Psych, Alternative, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, World Music, Latin Dance, Indie, Pop, Soundtracks.

We also buy turntables / record players of quality brands like Linn, Thorens, Garrard en Technics. We are only interested in the higher quality models.

Home inspections

If you have a large collection of vinyl records then we can visit you at home for an inspection of your collection. After the inspection we will make you an offer. We can will take care of the packaging and transportation.

Arrange an inspection

If you want to sell your records or lps then please get in touch with us or simply bring your records into our shop at 269 Johnston street in Abbotsford.

Value of vinyl records

The value of your records is greatly dependent on the quality of the records, the title and specific release. We only look for good quality records. 

Condition of vinyl records

The greatest factor in valuing records is their condition. It’s doesn’t matter how rare a records is, they have little value if they are not enjoyable to listen to.

To accurately grade a record they have to be closely listened to (play grading) and visually inspected under a bright light.

We look for things like needle wear, scratches, bubbles, bits of paper or other defects in the vinyl. Playing the record is also the only reliable way to check if the record is warped or otherwise deformed.

Goldmine grading standard

The standard we use to grade the condition of vinyl records is called the Goldmine Standard. This grading is applied to both the cover and the actual record.

  • NM Near Mint
  • M Mint
  • VG+ Very Good Plus
  • VG Very Good
  • G+ Good Plus
  • G Good
  • P Poor
  • F Fair

Identifying the release

Most records have been released many times, in different countries and in different years. Releases from certain years and countries are more valuable than others. At first glance one may think two records are exact copies of each other but closer scrutiny can results in a vast differences in value.

How much are my records worth

After we have graded your records and checked the release, we can determine the value of your records. Other than the condition we also consider what local customers are actually buying.

What we value and buy

We value and buy vinyl records in Melbourne and Victoria and will travel anywhere in Australia for very large or valuable collections. No collection too large!

Smaller collections can be offered at our store, daily from 11am to 6pm. We'll inspect your records and make you a suitable offer. Please call ahead so we can let you know if it's worth your while to come by.

The types of music we buy

We are looking for records (LPs and EPs, 12” and 7”, 33 and 45 rpm) in good condition with clean, undamaged covers. If your records have been well looked-after and they are the type of thing we buy, we will always give you the best price we can. We buy Pop, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Psychedelic, Disco, Soul, Funk, Alternative, Punk, Indie, New Wave, Electronic, Avant Garde, Heavy Metal, Hardcore, Experimental, Reggae, Ska, International, Soundtracks, Hip-Hop, Techno, Krautrock, Fusion etc

Here are some of the types of records we are looking for (these are not in any order of preference or value, they just represent a rough idea of what we are seeking and an example of a few better-known names).

  • Jazz records
  • Psychedelic records
  • Classic Rock records
  • Soul records
  • Funk records
  • Reggae records
  • Blues records

Here are some of the types of records we are looking for (these are not in any order of preference or value, they just represent a rough idea of what we are seeking and an example of a few better-known names).

In the area of Classic Rock, some names to look out for are David Bowie, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Crosby Stills and Nash, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Van Morrison, Tom Waits, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, T. Rex, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy.

In the area of Funk and Soul, some names we look for are Al Green, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Parliament, Funkadelic, The Meters, The Bar-Kays, Booker T & the MG’s, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Mandrill.

In the area of  Psychedelic, Garage, Progressive and Art Rock, some names include The Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds, The Sonics, Hawkwind, Grateful Dead, Moby Grape, King Crimson, Yes, The Yardbirds, Groundhogs, The Monks, The Missing Links.

In the area of Jazz, some of the most important labels are Verve, Impulse, Prestige, CBS, CTI, Kudu and Blue Note. Notable artists include Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Horace Silver, Roland Kirk, Nina Simone, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard.

In the area of Punk, New Wave and Alternative, some names include Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Saints, The Birthday Party, The Smiths, The Cure, Public Image Ltd, Buzzcocks, Radio Birdman, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Misfits, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Talking Heads.

In the area of Electronic, Experimental, Krautrock and Soundtracks, some names include Kraftwerk, Amon Duul, Can, Ennio Morricone, Goblin, Klaus Schulze, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Faust, John Cale, Ash Ra Tempel, Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Brian Eno
In the area of Folk, Folk-Rock and Acoustic, some artists include Nick Drake, John Martyn, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Pentangle, Bert Jansch, John Fahey, Roy Harper.

In the area of Hip-Hop and Rap, we look for Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, Boogie Down Productions, De La Soul, Public Enemy, NWA, Kool G Rap, Pete Rock, Diamond D, Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Geto Boys, Cypress Hill, Nas, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane.

In the area of Heavy Metal we look for names like Motley Crue, Slayer, Metallica, Exodus, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Venom, Testament, Napalm Death, Overkill, Death Angel, Morbid Angel, Judas Priest, Guns ‘n’ Roses, King Diamond, Danzig, Megadeth, Black Sabbath.

What types of vinyl records don't you buy?

We don’t buy any pre-rock ‘n’ roll era vinyl records like Easy Listening music, Dean Martin, James Last, Mantovani, Liberace, Klaus Wunderlich, Herb Alpert, Mrs. Mills, any orchestral pops or instrumental organ records, ballroom dance records, Reader’s Digest records, musicals etc. We are also not interested in the really commonplace pop records of the Sixties and Seventies like ABBA, Neil Diamond, Kamahl, The Seekers, Anne Murray, John Denver, Leo Sayer etc. These are just guidelines - if you need more information about selling your records, please get in touch with us.

If you have already sold part of your collection then the remainder is likely not to be of interest to us.

We also don't buy left over collections from dealers, markets, op-shops.

What types and formats do you buy?

We almost exclusively buy 33 lps and 45 singles.

Where do you buy records

We buy records from all over Australia. No collection is too large or too far away for us. Call Mark on 0405 803 851 to discuss your collection or email info@dutchvinyl.com.au.

Valuing only

Would you like to know what the market value of your collection is? For a time and materials fee we can value your collection. We only do this for large collections.