What are the best sites where to buy vinyl records on the internet?

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    #1The Mixtape Shop

    The Mixtape Shop
    The Mixtape Shop is the online record store of The Mixtape Club. They offer a selection of records in the following genres: House, Disco, Techno, Soul, Brazil, Funk, Jazz, Electronic, World. They are based in Brooklyn, New York.
    Websites

    Free

    Michael Sandoval
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "The website does accomplish the goal of people wanting to buy vinyl records, but the actual design of the website can deter people from wanting to explore or purchase. The white background in combination with the small size of the wordings causes it to be really hard to notice what each category is for. Exploring and navigating through to find whatever you need to find or to just explore something new is extremely easy and everything is nearly organized and doesn't clutter the viewers experience. "
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    #2Discogs

    Discogs
    Discogs is a community-built music database and marketplace, offering information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.
    Websites

    Free

    Phillip Davidson
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "I live in a small town without any record shops like in the city, and when I do make my way out to one often times they don't have even a fraction of what I'm looking for. As a vinyl enthusiast Discogs is the reason my collection isn't lacking. Sometimes I have to wait a while to snag records I'm looking for, but it's totally worth it, and the marketplace/community are awesome!"
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    #3Vinyl Me, Please

    Vinyl Me, Please
    Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club. They celebrate one vinyl record every month and send an exclusive pressing of it right to your door with an original 12x12 art print and a paired cocktail recipe.
    Websites

    $33- Varies by plan

    Kevin Hudson
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "Remember Columbia House record club? You'd pay a monthly subscription fee and have the "album of the month" mailed to your door. Vinyl Me, Please is a similar concept, though the subscription fees have certainly climbed (plans start from $25/month), and individual albums are quite expensive. I'll give Vinyl Me, Please a pass, and stick to scrounging for vinyl in used record shops for now. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Vinyl records are making a comeback in the United States? In 2017, vinyl sales in the U.S. rose for the 12th straight year, according to Nielsen Music. That year saw Vinyl LP sales climb by 9 percent from the recent year. 2017 saw the vinyl market earn to a record-high 14.3 million albums. Popular online markets such as eBay and Discogs also showed double-digit vinyl gains. In under countries, vinyl sales also soared. There was a 27 percent sales increase in the UK and 22 percent in Canada. Just a few years earlier, it seemed like vinyl records were nowhere to be found. Around 2015, supplies at pressing plants can reach backlogs for as long as 6 months. However, over the past couple years, new enterprises have come out that began manufacturing vinyl presses. Companies like Newbilt and Viryl Technologies have offered music fans new avenues to buy vinyl records.

Despite the recent surge of vinyl sales, it still makes up a small portion of music sales as a whole. Vinyl sales make up just 11 percent of physical album sales according to Nielsen. However, numbers suggest that growth in LP sales have overtaken digital downloads. People are constantly looking for the best places to buy vinyl records. Vinyl is making an appearance in the mainstream after a decade of increasing sales in the U.S. and it looks like it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. 

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    #4Insound

    Insound

    Insound is an online website marketplace for all music lovers. They offer to buy and sell discounted price for vinyl, electronics, hard to find stuff and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "Insound made buying vinyl online easier than ever. With its huge library, I found my favorite records at the best price. Searching for new music to listen to and old favorites couldn't be any easier!"
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    #5eBay

    eBay

    eBay is an online marketplace where users can connect to buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, vinyl, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and practically everything else under the sun.

    Websites

    Free

    Howard Ortega
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "I had a very enjoyable time with Ebay looking for vinyl records for my collection. There were a lot of records I didn't own yet, and the sellers were usually very friendly and responsive. I would definitely come back and use this site again to buy more vinyl records."
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    #6Amazon

    Amazon
    Amazon is an online retail company considered to be one of the largest in the world. It was created for users looking to find electronics, computers, software, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, tools and hardware, and much more.
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    Free

    Huang Dong
    Written on October 14, 2018
    "There's a reason people say "If you can't find it on amazon then it doesn't exist." I built my Vinyl collection over years, but with the closure of a lot of local music stores I've had to turn online to get what I need. Amazon usually has what I'm looking for, whether it be in their warehouse or from a third party seller."
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    #7Vinylom

    Vinylom

    In Vinylom, or as we know it's previous name, "e-Record Fair", offers you to sell, buy and trade records, CD’s, tapes, vinyl and many more directly with Collectors all over the World.

    Websites

    Free

    Arthur Morris
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "Vinylom is one of the best sites for buying vinyl records. It's a lot safer than trying to use other sites like e-bay, because most of the sellers and buyers are collectors who care more about the music than the money."
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    #8SoundStageDirect

    SoundStageDirect
    SoundStageDirect sells new and reissued LPs, Vinyl Records & Albums. They also specialize in Rega & VPI Turntables, Speakers & Amplifiers.
    Websites

    Free

    Dylan Harvey
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "I bought a couple of vinyl records from them and had to wait four weeks to receive them. When I called to check on my order, their customer service told that there was a delay in the ordering. Not happy with that but was happy when I did finally receive them."
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    #9Search Vinyl Records

    Search Vinyl Records

    Search Vinyl Records | Your vinyl records at your fingertips is a website to search, shop, buy or purchase vinyl records of various songs such as rock, electronic, pop, folk, brass and military, blues, jazz, etc.

    Websites

    Free

    Kevin Berthier
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "Search Vinyl Records is a shopping engine for vinyl records, they compare price for major online shops & marketplaces (ebay, discogs, amazon, rakuten, juno, musicstack, cdandlp, deejayde, eil…) a great tool for vinyl diggers and a big money and time saver"
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    #10Reverb LP

    Reverb LP

    Reverb LP is an online marketplace created for people where they can buy and sell new, used and rare music. It aims to bring together an inclusive music community from music shops to individual sellers. 

    Websites

    Free

    Drew B
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Reverb LP has millions of new and used vinyl records as well as CDs and tapes for sale from sellers all over the world. They also have really great and responsive customer service. Super easy to both buy and sell vinyl and they take less money off of sales than their competition. They have a great musical instrument marketplace too!"

Summary

Best What are the best sites where to buy vinyl records on the internet
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Mixtape ShopWebsites 18 Free
2DiscogsWebsites 13 Free
3Vinyl Me, PleaseWebsites 10 Paid
4InsoundWebsites 9 Free
5eBayWebsites 7 Free
6AmazonWebsites 7 Free
7VinylomWebsites 7 Free
8SoundStageDirectWebsites 6 Free
9Search Vinyl RecordsWebsites 5 Free
10Reverb LPWebsites 4 Free
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