It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my vinyl hunts (or talked about my record collection) and as some of you may recall, one of my goals for 2016 was to not only focus on growing my record collection more this year but to also share more about my record collecting in general here on the blog. Back in 2013 when I first starting collecting records, I often shared record collection updates, vinyl record goals/albums I wanted and things of that nature, so my goal is to really get back to that. Last weekend I decided to hit up one of my go-to record stores, Half Priced Books (which is also a used book store), to see if I could find any interesting new vinyls to add to my collection. Speaking of go-to record stores, I’m currently working on a post about my favorite record stores here in Chicago/a guide to record shopping in Chicago and I can’t wait to share it with you all soon! Continue reading
I had only one goal for this weeks Vinyl Hunt at Half Price Books: buy at least five new records! Realistically, I knew in order to buy that many albums (without spending an arm and a leg) most of them would have to come from the clearance/discount section. I’ve had a little bit of bad luck with record stores for the past few weeks. Either what I came looking for wasn’t there or things were just too overpriced! Me and record stores just haven’t seen eye to eye lately. Half Price Book was PACKED when I went on Saturday, and when I say packed, I mean PACKED! The lines were long, people were pushy and the store was in complete chaos! It seemed like everyone was trying to buy last minute Father’s Day gifts. When I got to the discount section it looked like it had already been picked over, so I’m guessing a lot of dad’s got records for Father’s Day this year? Continue reading
Its been almost two months (really?!?) since I’ve gone vinyl hunting (you can check out January’s vinyl hunt HERE) so I decided to spend Saturday afternoon visiting one of my favorite record stores: Half Priced Books! I love this record store so much because it’s half record store, half vintage book shop (talk about heaven!) This might sound a bit weird but I’ve come to love the smell of old books and dusty records!
I just love record shopping in Chicago. Vinyl hunting, as I like to call it, has become one of my favorite hobbies. I love the element of surprise attached with it. You truly never now what you’re going to find. Usually they have the lesser known albums of classic/ popular artist or they have a lot of unknown artists. I’ve been on the hunt for some Aerosmith and Rolling Stone vinyls and I was pleasely surprised by what I found. They had almost every Aerosmith album and they were all under $9 (what a steal!) I really wanted The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed album but of course they didn’t have it. They did have Aftermath for only $6 though.