Buy & Sell

Have something you'd like to sell? We buy and sell during store hours? We also will come to you to look at larger collections if you're local to the area. Just bring in your used for us to check out or make an appointment with us to stop by your house and you could earn some extra cash on the spot. We offer cash or store credit for our used product so we can keep our prices reasonable for someone else to enjoy. Here's things we are typically interested in:

    • Music: Vinyl, 45s, CDs, cassettes

    • HiFi Gear: Receivers, CD Players, Speakers, Turntables, Preamps, etc.

    • Apparel: Band T-shirts, Hoodies, Tour Shirts, etc. 
    • Memorabilia: Tour books, Tickets, etc.

Please keep in mind it takes time to process your items (especially for LP's) and you may want to consider calling ahead or dropping them off and we will process them as quickly as possible. For larger collections (50+) we ask that you leave them with us for a few days to allow our buyers time to go through everything thoroughly. Check out the requirements below to help your visit go as smoothly as possible.

General Requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old & present a valid state issued photo ID or US passport. I acknowledge that if I do not have the right and claim to, my name and driver’s license information, along with any surveillance footage that may exist, will be turned over to the police in the event that Rhinebeck Vinyl Vault is asked for it.

  • All items must be in original cases/jackets with their original artwork

  • LP's should be in good condition, free of scratches and warping, and include jackets/inner sleeves also in good condition

  • Sorry, no bootlegs or promo items. 

Buying Policies:

  • CD, DVDs: Generally speaking, we pay a flat rate of $1 a piece for most single discs - discs in good condition, free of scratches and cracks. Why $1 do you ask? We resell the majority of our used CD and DVD's for $5.00, regardless of how new or old the title may be. Obviously there are exceptions for out of print or hard to find titles and we try to accommodate accordingly based on what we expect to resell the title for.

  • For double discs and boxsets, we will offer more based on the titles expected retail.

  • All items should be in cases, with the original artwork included.

  • LP's: We are always interested in adding to our LP inventory! We look for music from a wide range of genre's, including: rock n' roll of all types, pop, R&B, metal, punk, hip-hop, jazz, blues, reggae, country, folk, comedy, soundtracks and anything else that may catch our eye!

  • Some genre's, such as classical or big band/swing, aren't currently in great demand, so we tend to be rather selective when it comes to these titles/artists. If you're unsure if we'd be interested in your collection, feel free to call, send an email, or just stop by and we'll be happy to discuss your collection with you!

  • What we look for: Condition is everything when it comes to vinyl, including both the disc itself as well as the outer-jacket. Discs should be shiny and free of scratches, in their original jackets, free of mold or water damage, with the jacket seams intact.

  • We research each piece individually and determine their value based condition, pressing, and any other special factors such as original posters, misprints, etc. They then make an informed decision on what we expect to be able to resell the title for, and generally offer anywhere from 20-45% of its expected sale price. Sorry, we don't do phone appraisals!

  • 45's/7"s: Rhinebeck Vinyl Vault has a selection of 45's and is always looking for titles that we expect to be able to resell. Unfortunately, there are only a few genre's of 45's that are really sought after, so we have to be very selective in what titles we do purchase. As always, the 45s should be in nice condition, free of scratches and label damage. Missing outer sleeves aren't a problem, but it can affect the purchase price.

  • Cassettes: We are looking for cassettes! They certainly aren't in high demand, but we do get requests for them from time to time. They should be in their cases with the original artwork. We like to sell them very cheap, on average 50 cents a piece, so we are willing to pay 5-10 cents each depending on titles. Of course, exceptions do apply, and we're always willing to accommodate for in demand and highly sought after tapes.

  • Equipment: Have some old stereo equipment laying around collecting dust? Bring it by! We're looking for turntables, CD Players, Amps & Receivers, maybe even the occasional cassette deck! As you might expect, they should be in good condition and good working order. We know each piece is different in its value and we'll evaluate any equipment on a case by case basis.

  • Any items left at Rhinebeck Vinyl Vault for more than 14 days after contact will be considered abandoned and seller forfeits ownership. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule unless a time frame has been previously discussed and agreed upon with Management of the Rhinebeck Vinyl Vault and is noted on a quote form.