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    Posted: July 05 2013 at 05:39
Anyone have any stories of finding gems/rare/unexpected LP's in bargain bins ?

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A handful in the past but most of the interesting/obscure  things I have were from trades with people I knew locally who had large collections or at record shows.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2013 at 09:14
I once found a copy of "Freak Out" by Zappa (vinyl) in a $2 bin.  The album itself was pretty scratched but I got it anyway. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2013 at 10:15
Can't say I've found much of worth in bargain bins... besides Air Bud: Spikes Back. What a film.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2013 at 10:21
No. Never. I've always had to search hard and pay hard for the music I love.
I never by used albums, so that is most likely why. :)
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This 50p at  Oxfam   in 1982 Bargain.  
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KC - Larks = $2.00
Various Coltrane LPs = $1.00-$2.00
 
All in VG condition. 

   

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2013 at 23:14
I did find an original vinyl of Touch in a record shop in Grand Rapids, MI once.....$5.00
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for 88 cents, sealed, at a Woolco delete bin

Wallenstein-No More Love
Freedom-Freedom
Terence-An Eye For An Ear
Gulliver-Gulliver

at a convenience store for $1

Dirty Tricks-Night Man

at some record store delete bins for $3.99

Starcastle-Starcastle
Dirty Tricks-Hit and Run
Trapeze-Trapeze

^all lps


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Geologists say that gleaming jewels can be found in fields of sh*t, and that applies to music as well.  I've found a few good 'uns in the dollar bins, most notably Colosseum's Daughter Of Time and Opeth's Morningrise.  Also found Solefald's Pills Against the Ageless Ills in a cd rack at a junk store, along with all the used '90s alt-rock and pop.



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