The information on the condition of the vinyl or the cover is based on the internationally adopted Goldmine Grading Standard for records, which is indicated with all used vinyl in our shop. Most records that we offer are at least in VG+/ Very Good Plus conditions. In a few cases our records have an F/ Fair rating.
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Those passionate about listening to music know: when it comes to sound, no sound storage medium has yet been able to beat vinyl. At hhv.de, true music lovers not only find new vinyl releases but also a large selection of used records for the analogue listening experience. We rescue record collections liquidated by dealers and collectors, and thus secure used vinyl in well-maintained condition. This makes for a unique assortment of used records from a variety of genres – a valuable choice for all nostalgics, collectors and music enthusiasts. For the widely diversified range of used records harbours veritable treasures.
Used records from all important genres
Our selection of second-hand records offers a large range across the musical spectrum – from pop through rock, jazz, blues and r’n’b to hip hop and dance. The repertoire not only includes used records from in-demand labels such as Impulse, Prestige, Motown, Blue Note, Warp, Atlantic, Rawkus or Stones Throw, but also works from top artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, De La Soul, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Herbie Hancock.
Rare second-hand records – collector’s items and rarities
Used vinyl from the hhv.de online shop is anything but mere »old records«. Rather, they are true collector’s items waiting for a new owner. Music lovers can find rarities and other highlights in our shop, be it releases from early stages of bands and solo artists, or more current releases. The time span covers several decades – from the 1950s to the present. Our selection offers used records in all formats: 7 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch singles as well as LPs.
Quality measure for used records: Goldmine Grading Standard
We are always anxious to ensure that the used vinyl we buy and offer is well preserved. When assessing the condition, we rely on the internationally applicable »Goldmine Grading Standard«. Based on this system, we sort used records and their covers in descending quality classes from Mint/Sealed (M/S) to Fair (F). The respective evaluation is indicated for each used vinyl item in our online shop. The majority of our used records is in a condition no worse than Very Good Plus (VG+). To maintain this lowest benchmark is our aspiration when purchasing records, whereby we provide dealers and collectors with the opportunity to render their used records at outstanding terms – regardless whether it is a single record or an entire collection.