Selling Your Music?

Jive Time Records specializes in used vinyl and we thank you for considering us as a buyer. We promise professional service and fair offers always.

Because we specialize in used music we’ll take the time to quickly grade and sort your collection and explain our offer accordingly. Jive Time pays the best prices in Seattle for quality used records and CDs and we hope you’ll spread the word to your friends and family after your experience; Excellent word-of-mouth and Seattle’s support of local independently owned stores have been two big reasons for our success for over thirteen years.

We make housecalls! Give us a call at 206-632-5483 or email us.

How do I sell my music?
You can bring your collection to us anytime during our regular business hours (listed up top). We have buyers on hand seven days a week and can usually sort your records and/or CD’s quickly while you wait. If your collection is large (1000+) or very specialized, please call or email us us to schedule an in-store appointment or a potential house call with one of our buyers.

How much money can I expect?
Offers vary widely depending on many factors including condition, the desirability of an artist and title, and label and pressing info. Generally speaking you can expect $1 to $5 per LP for many desirable titles in excellent condition, $6 and up for rare or collectible records, and 25¢ to 50¢ for more common, worn, or hard-to-sell titles. Depending on your preference, we offer to donate records we can’t use to local charities or return them to your vehicle. If you would like more specific info regarding your collection or our procedure, feel free to call us anytime at (206) 632-5483.

What formats and types of music do you buy?
We purchase LP’s, 45’s, 12″ singles, CD’s, DVD’s, and select cassette and eight track tapes. (We’re sorry but we no longer buy 78’s.) Here are some genres of special interest to us at Jive Time Records (in no particular order):

  • Classic Rock
  • Heavy Metal
  • Punk & Hard Core
  • New Wave & Post Punk
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Japanese, British and German Imports
  • Vintage Bootlegs (Vinyl Only)
  • Jazz & Blues
  • Soul & Funk
  • Disco LP’s & 12″ Singles
  • Hip Hop LP’s & 12″ Singles
  • Avant Garde Classical & Early Electronic Music
  • Reggae & World Music
  • Pre-1960 Country & Folk
  • Sound Library & Production LP’s

Pablo Cruise? Barbra Streisand?
Pat Benatar? BTO? Bread? The list goes on (and on) but it’s inevitable: even the very best collections turn up some common and hard-to-sell titles. With some exceptions the following categories of music are usually relegated to our 99¢ bins: soft rock, top 40, easy listening, big band, mainstream country, and budget-label classical. Expect 25¢ or less for many titles in these categories. Our budget bins will also include more desirable titles with noticeable wear to the vinyl or their covers.

Vintage Magazines
Jive Time also buys vintage magazines of nearly every topic and era. Generally speaking we’re most interested in larger collections (100+) of magazines pre-1980.

We make housecalls! Give us a call at 206-632-5483 or email us.