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Best Place to Buy Vinyl Miami 2011 - Goodwill Central Store

Believe it or not, there's better treasure at your local Goodwill store than just macramé owls, velvet Elvises, secondhand underwear, busted-up ham radios, and cracked souvenir ashtrays from places you'll never visit. Of course, we're talking about highly collectible vinyl. Basically, as baby boomers age, enter nursing homes, and fall into open graves, they need to get rid of their awesome stockpiles of old records. And often, the easiest and most efficient way to free themselves of these extremely precious worldly possessions is simply donating them to a nonprofit thrift outlet like Goodwill. So hurry! Go pick through the '60s generation's vinyl leftovers. Sure, it's not all gold and platinum. There's a glut of stuff such as Neil Diamond's Hot August Night, Hall & Oates's Abandoned Luncheonette, and multiple copies of every single Herb Alpert album in the universe. But look hard through the junk and you'll eventually find a few rad rarities, like Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat, or curios such as a chicken-grease-smeared first pressing of Christmas Day With Colonel Sanders. And when you're paying only $1 per LP, this kind of killer find makes you feel like an especially slick looter.
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franklin.klump
franklin.klump

The only vinyl records I've ever found at Goodwill are Mormon Tabernacle Choir LPs.  I prefer shopping at www.endlesscatalogs.com

Sean Ashworth
Sean Ashworth

Goodwill Central??...as far as thrift store records go, Douglas Gardens Thrift has way better quality.

Sweat Records
Sweat Records

It's okay. We know that the people who need to know already do. We're allowed to express disappointment, which is all that was. -Lolo

Pictor
Pictor

Chill out, LoLo. Cant win every year. Some of my rarest gems are from Goodwill.

Hyman Roth
Hyman Roth

it's adorable to see a previous Best Of winner be such a sore loser.

stay classy, Lolo.

Meatless In Miami
Meatless In Miami

We spend all year using 20+ international distributors to bring in thousands and thousands of records, poring through endless catalogs, sites, new release and reissue lists. We have good, cheap used stuff, rarities, and limited pieces... and you give the "Best Vinyl" nod to Goodwill's Herb Alpert section. Thanks, New Times. (@sweatrecords)

Guaromiami
Guaromiami

Apparently, hell hath no fury like a hipster scorned!

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