The Secrets of Record Collecting

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What’s it all about?

Are vinyl records making a comeback? The reality is they never went away! But now there is a whole new generation – born in the CD era – who are discovering the romance, the warmth and the value of vinyl.

Crate-digging in op shops, markets and garage sales is a great hobby. But what is valuable and what is rubbish? How do you recognize a rare treasure? Learn the hidden knowledge that record dealers don’t want you to know through stories and examples in this hands-on workshop.

What will we cover?

We are going to learn insider secrets of record collecting. Including:

  • What is my record collection worth?
  • What makes a record rare and valuable?
  • How do you appraise it’s worth?

Lots of stories and hands on examples. Get answers to all those questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Who will be teaching?

John Tait profile pictureJohn Tait comes from a teaching background but for the last 16 years has been in his dream job – running his own record store. When things are quiet he writes and collaborates on music related books including: Vanda & Young; Captain Matchbox & Beyond; and Tait’s Modern Guide to Record Collecting. He has also written feature articles, obituaries, liner notes, and some trivia questions for RocKwiz. He once had a breakfast show on local radio until he played an uncensored Nine Inch Nails song by mistake. He now presents a vinyl show on Sunbury Radio called ‘Talking Revolution at 33⅓ rpm’..