I have bought about 20 records from Acoustic Sounds and have never had an issue. Good Luck
Sound Stage Direct.
Second Acoustic Sounds/ add Music Direct!
Acoustic Sounds, Sound Stage Direct or Elusive Disc not in any particular order.
Acoustic Sounds is my favorite. On the rare occasion that I have a problem, they make it right very quickly.
Yeah, i do not know what Amazon is thinking.. They are shooting themselves in the foot. News is getting around that Amazon is overcharging.
They will lose a LOT more business as folks start going someplace else.
I would add soundstage direct
I buy a lot from an eBay seller called soundcitybeaches
Acoustic Sounds packs the vinyl with great care. I've ordered about 100 new albums from them with no problems, no bent or crushed corners or covers. I believe it is because of their unique slanted packaging. Cannot say the same for Music Direct although I use MD when Acoustic Sounds doesn't have what I'm looking for.
I've ordered from The Jazz Loft and have had good luck.
I appreciate everyones suggestions. I did not know about Sound Stage Direct. They look very interesting and they have free shipping. I did know about Acoustic Sounds and Music Direct. But this gives me another option. Thanks!
musicdirect, elusivedisc, amazon (might be my favorite bc free 2 day shipping with prime membership and easy to shop for best price.).
AVOID USED LPS AT EBAY UNLESS YOU TRUST THE SOURCE. NEARLY EVERYTIME I ORDERED A USED LP GRADED NEAR MINT IT ARRIVES IN LESS THAN NM CONDITION. I WRITE AND ASK FOR A PARTIAL REUND OR RETURN AND GET ACCUSED OF LYING AND TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE. PATHETIC.
I like all of the above venders but Soundstage Direct has maybe been the most impressive. The free shipping for orders over $29.99 is great. I also find their inventory to be maybe the most complete. Also, in my opinion, they do the best packing of the lot.
( http://www.elusivedisc.com/ )
just placed my first order with sounstagedirect...liked the selection.
+1 for soundcitybeaches on Ebay. I have bought new and very fast shipping.
I agree about used on Ebay I just bought 15 albums from 2 sellers and wasn't happy at all. Lesson learned by me.
I have made about 20 purchases of used vinyl on discogs.com and have been pleased each time.
Acoustic Sounds delivers them perfect minty fresh every time
Fantastic collection of jazz, blues, funk, and fusion. Great prices, well packaged shipping, and really nice people to deal with. I have no affiliation with them, other than being a happy customer.
I second Dusty Groove. I have bought a lot both new and used LPs and have been pleased with my purchases. Very fast shipping. Their grading of used LPs is very fair. I also have had good luck with Music Direct and Acoustic Sounds (only bought new vinyl).
I had vaguely remembered Soundstage Direct, but when someone mentioned that your shipping is free for orders of $29.99 or more, I decided I would give them a try.