With over 35,000 vinyl records and over 10,000 CDs in stock to choose from the Bizarre bazaar is your one-stop shop for quality used sound. In addition, we also carry new vinyl records by a number of leading and timeless artists.To keep a rich, high-quality inventory we visually inspect every single disc (vinyl and CD) we buy before adding it to our inventory for sale.
YES - We are always buying vinyl records and CDs to keep our ever-growing inventory rich and alive. Generally we pay cash but offer 50% more in store credit that can be used within the store, just like cash. So yes, you can turn your old records into brand new vinyl records or books or posters or CDs, etc. The prices we pay for your items depend on our re-sell-ability or your items, as records are like cars... some are Yugos and some are Ferraris. If you just want to get rid of some old records, we also accept donations. If your donation contains records that have low or no re-sell-ability, the Habitat For Humanity ReStore (thrift store) right here in Fort Collins picks them up every other week.
Music items we are interested in buying or trading include the following:
- Vinyl records (33s, 45s, 78s, LPs, etc)
- Music CDs
- Music cassettes
- Turntables (Record Players)
- Stereo Receivers and Amps
YES - We also repair and buy broken, non-working record players and turntables. We also welcome donations of old, non-working or broken record players for repair or for parts to repair other record players.
Below check out a vintage photo of Bloomingdales department store's record shop. This is from 1904 so all records back then were 78rpm. The problem with 78rpm was that the total playing time was only 3 minutes per side! So classical music was typically sold in a book full of numbered discs which could be dropped by record stack changers so you didn't have to manually change the first half of a classical piece of music (but you would still have to flip the whole stack halfway through to here the 2nd half). The 78rpm record was eventually replaced by 33rpm "LP" or "long play" records which offered 22.5 minutes per side playing time. 45rpm records were also introduced for playing single songs with a total playing time of about 3 minutes. Although the playing time of 45's was similar to 78's the disc size was much smaller and thinner because of the introduction of "microgrooves".