Dusty Groove has been buying record collections in the Chicago area (and around the country) for almost 20 years and we've got a great reputation for paying high prices for valuable collections. You may not know it, but that music collection at home could hold some real treasures -- vintage vinyl records, LPs, 7" and 12" singles that go for big money in the collectors' market, or rare used CDs that are out of print and currently selling for higher prices than when you bought them new! We're regularly told that our offers are much higher than any others, and we can boast thousands of satisfied customers who've sold us their collections over the years.
Dusty Groove regularly purchases used vinyl records, LPs, 7" and 12" singles, and CDs from our customers and we pay top dollar for vintage, rare, obscure, one-of-a-kind, and hot items in the genres we love such as jazz records, soul records, hip hop records, funk records, R&B records, blues records, Latin, French, gospel, classical, and many others.
We buy used vinyl records and used CDs during the hours 11am to 6pm, 7 days a week -- so feel free to stop by the store during those hours with anything you might have to sell. Our Chicago record store is located at 1120 N Ashland Ave (just south of Division Street) with ample street parking -- and if you need it, we'll even have someone ready to help you carry your records.
Note: All sellers must have a valid Drivers License or State ID Card -- this is a requirement of the City Of Chicago.
If you have a fairly large collection to sell it's usually a good idea to call ahead so that we can make sure that we're ready for you. Also, if you want to sell to us at hours other than these regular buying hours, please phone us a few days in advance, so that we may schedule a buyer at a different time.
We travel the world in search of good record collections -- both CD and vinyl records -- but we always have to schedule a visit in advance. The best first step is to email email@example.com with some details of your collection -- and we can take it from there.
If you just have a smaller number of CDs to sell, please see the Sell Used CDs Form which makes the whole process very easy.
Also, we do purchase vinyl records through the mail -- but it's kind of a tricky business, so pay attention to these details!
We make quotes in advance for any proposed records sold to us via the mail -- in a series of email exchanges that can serve as a record for both parties involved. However, in order for us to make the most accurate quotes on your items, it is important that we have as much information on hand as possible.
Remember, we do make house calls and trips across the country for very large collections. Obviously, the cost of such a trip is not cheap so we only do so for large or valuable collections -- and we're always happy to discuss that with you if you feel that you have such a collection.
If you are serious about selling records to us through the mail, you must first send us a list of the titles you have available with the following details:
We then respond to your list with a series of quotes on the items which you are always free to accept or dismiss. If you agree to our offers, you then send the records to us at your own expense for final confirmation of the stated conditions and pressing details. At that point, if all the items meet with your proposed grades and pressing details, we pay you for the items in the form of a check, a credit to your credit card, or a store credit at Dusty Groove. The choice is up to you, and we want to be as fair as possible -- the main thing is that we work out all details in advance, so that there's no surprises at the end of the transaction.
We love any rare, unusual, or interesting music you might have! We're especially interested in buying:
We really love vinyl of all types - so feel free to bring us anything you might have to offer! We're always looking for: