I’m a hopelessly addicted collector of records and other music-related nonsense. I’m using this blog to document the records I pick up, where, for how much, and so on. I try to post once a month with a round up of what’s gone on, and this will also include things I’ve found online. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting.
I originally started this blog, and called it Frankie Goes To eBay, back in August 2012, because of a hare-brained scheme involving records and books that I found in charity shops. It went something like this…
I bought a Frankie Goes To Hollywood tour program for 50p in a charity shop. Shortly afterwards, I sold it on eBay for £10. I then decided that I would reinvest the £9.50 I had made to buy more records, which I would then attempt to sell. With the profits from these sales I would buy yet more records, which I would then sell…..and so on.
I kept the process going for a while, and along the way people started to give me records, which was unexpected. In the end, I had over 300 records (of varying quality), sold a few on eBay and at a record fair, and came out of the process about £70 up. Not bad.
But, eventually, I ran out of steam with the idea, life got in the way, and I went back to the normal practice of just buying records for myself. I’m still doing that, so I figured this blog might be a nice way of telling that story. Meanwhile, the old story – a longer version of that described above, spread out over several posts – can be found in the previous posts on this site.
This site has an accompanying Tumblr blog, where I will be posting images of the records and books I pick up, as and when I pick them up. I think record sleeves are beautiful things, by and large, and Tumblr works well as a platform for displaying them. These photos will also appear on Instagram and Twitter.
Thanks for reading,