Help with used records.

I just got back from the thrift shop with 5 records, Prince - Sign Of The Times, Prince - 1999, Stanley Clarke - Stanley Clarke, Stanley Clarke - School Days and Johnny Cash - Mean As Hell all of these records are in great shape with very clean vinyl and jackets for $3 each.

Here is the problem that I have, I hope someone can help me with this. When you peel the price tag off of the jacket it leaves a stick residue, is there any way to get this off of the jacket or is there a way to get the tag off without damaging the jacket?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Try a hair dryer with the record out of the jacket of course. See if that loosens the glue.
There's a product called "Goo Gone," which I've bought at Bed, Bath, & Beyond, that I've used for this purpose and works well. I think it's similar to "Goof Off," which works, but is much stronger and really smells awful. I'd try the "Goo Gone" or a similar product, specifically designed as a label remover.
my friend who has a used record store swears by alcohol and cotton swab. i hate it when these tags peel paper off lps and books.
I use Goo Gone .
Man, I've been looking for a good Sign o' the Times copy forever!!

do NOT read if finicky... (i warned you!)
Your body has the secret product to get any sticky sticker stuff off.
Nose grease. not inside, OUTSIDE of your nose, grease.
Take your finger, rub a little nose grease off nose onto finger, rub sticky goo. Then use a paper towel. Notice the nose grease dissolves the goo. It may take a few daubs and rubbing, but it is free, and does the job in a pinch.
I still have a greasy face at 60+ years old. i do not remember who told me this,, some old bofriend in the mists of prehistory. i actually do it, as yucky as that sounds, because it works. (better to use the 'hair of the dog' method below, but for old sticky stuff, nose grease does the trick)
Another method is "hair of the dog" sticker sticky removal: the sticker still has some sticky left on it and the other part is on the product. USE that sticker's remaining sticky part and tap it against the sticky spot on the product. The sticky crap on the product will adhere to the goo on the sticker, and with perisitence, all the goo will transfer off the product onto the sticker.
Very useful for those crappy CD sealant stickers on the top of CD cases. Most used LP stickers too.
I TOLD you all I am cheap as can be...
This was a fun post to write. 8^)
Why are you peeling this off? This only destroys some of the authentic features of the LP and will only devalue it.
Man Elizabeth, that's really disgusting.

I use a little WD-40 sprayed on a cotton cloth, and rub off the gummy residue with that.

I have no recommendation for removing Elizabeth's nose grease other than burning the (now highly flammable) album cover.
alcohol works best, elizabeth is not someone to be trifled with.
Goo gone works best.
I second nose oil. _Oil_. This is the socially approved name for it, used by photographers back when they were developing prints from film negatives. A swipe of it could fix up a tiny scratch on a negative, well enough so it could be used (in an enlarger) to make a decent print,

Nose oil is indeed a good label glue remover. An oil-based solvent of some kind is what's generally required and NO is free. If you have a dry nose, though, and your sense of smell is offended by WD40, lighter fluid or Varsol, you can get odorless solvent at an artist's supply store.
on the obverse, to stick labels ON, use the inside grease
Jyprez, maybe I didn't make it clear in my original post. These are the stickers / price tags that the thrift shop puts on the records, not stickers that originally came on the record jacket. The thrift shop sticker is extremely sticky and is about 1.5 inch x 2 inch and they are put on the front cover are very hard to peel off.

thanks pat
Acetone. It is available in art supply stores and doesn't harm the surface that the sticker is on. I use it all the time. (WD-40 works similarly, but is a b*tch to control the spray and clean up.)
Actually nose OIL and behind the ear Grease are used a lot in sharpening fine tools by old craftsmen. And for some it is just self amusement:) Put a little on your dogs nose and watch him go nuts.
Is that like.. "putting a nose to the grindstone"??
"Thrift store" meaning Goodwill? Goodwill stickers are the original 'stickers from Hell'. I used to go to Goodwill, but just never bother to anymore. The Goodwill stickers are indeed the most remove proof i have ever encountered.
For those, free tricks do not work.
"Goo Gone" commercial product is your friend for Goodwill stickers.
(And thank the folks who chimed in on 'nose oil' and it's uses...)
Acetone & 100% isopropyl alcohol work equally well. Only problem is that it also can (likely will in my experience) remove the printers ink along with the adhesive residue. Caveat utilitor.
As long as we are on cleaning off LP covers... I use Meguairs Scratch X on a bit of VIVA paper towel to clean off the cardboard covers. The product removes the dirt really well. I use a very small daub and first rub it into the Viva with my finger, THEN rub the cover lightly all oover, movingto a different spot on the Viva as soon as it gets a bit dirty. I can remove most of the ringwear that is just dirt this way.

Works the very best on glossy covers, which it can even restore scratched in ring wear marks to some extent. For waxed covers still works, but may start taking the print off. (Usually a modicum of ink will come off with the first swipes, but that is just loose stuff, and the cover will look way better and the cover's color will 'pop' more after cleaning. But too much and the color WILL be removed, so it is a two edged sword.

Do NOT use that for soft porous paper. I use packing tape for those BUT that is very dangerous!! I take the tape and place the sticky part on my arm to diminish the sticky power of the tape first. Them slide the tape gently with no stopping!! sticky side down across the surface pressing with my fingers on the tape gently. The tape picks up the surface dirt and can clean a soft porous cover pretty well. The danger is if your press too hard, or stop moving the tape smoothly, the tape WILL tear the paper!! So practice this on some junk covers before doing it to a good cover that you want cleaner.
Lighter fluid does an excellent job of removing stickers without damaging the jacket.
"Lighter fluid does an excellent job of removing stickers without damaging the jacket."

Hmm, I might be a little concerned with some of the associated side effects of that one, like increased tendency for records to spontaneously ignite undesirably?
Lighter fluid. Stream some on the sticker before you peel. Make it a pretty liberal amount and it should all some free with no mess or residues.