Vintage and Collectible Vinyl Records for 50 Cents?
Unbelievable, but these mega cheap prices do exist at Rasputin Music in Campbell, California.
“Good condition used items at 90% discount is a must grab. 180% discount basically is giving it away. If a Bargain Hunter can’t be excited with that, nothing will.”
“Antique is at least 100 years old. Vintage, 40. Retro, 20. Collectibles, not about age but about desire. The more dire the desire, the more unreasonable the price. Bizarre Capitalism Supply and Demand 101.”
Most of my collectibles are 50 cents, a few $1 and $1.95, and one $3.95 Eric Clapton. A shocking contrast to new Vinyl Records that averages $28.40 in eBay, Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Barnes and Noble.
Some new Vinyl Collectibles cost $100 or more, which is insane. But for some, money is not a problem. To me, lowest cost possible is the sweetest deal. I’m no Richie Rich.
Why so cheap at Rasputin Music, even 75% off cheaper than Thrift Shops? I have no idea, but I’m thankful it does exist.
How does it feel being inside a Rasputin Store and getting Amazing Artists and Music for a dollar or less?
Like Winning a Lottery or the least, a similar euphoria when one finds their Collectibles at super steal deals.
“The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music.” Classic and Relevant.
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer sang into the hearts of people from around the World the dreams and journey of the Trapp Family. Music became the Light, Hope and Comfort during a time of War, Darkness and Fear. Music shielded the Trapp Children from the Terrors of War and Men. This was then.
This is now…
MUSIC AGAINST TERROR
Have we asked our Children why they’re often listening to music with their headphones, ear phones or air buds? Not a phase.
Our Children are shielding themselves from something dark and scary.
Our Children are trying to entertain themselves for escape and comfort from the chaos and terror caused by “War of the Adults.”
Adult Actions are traumatizing our Children and the Youth. We assume they don’t see and feel the impact, but they do. They are much affected like you and me. They just internalize and respond differently. They are resilient, so severity manifest late.
Signs and symptoms of damages inflicted on them are very visible. The question is, “Is it irreversible? Can it be repaired when the cause refuses to change and continues to dominate Headlines and News Feeds day after day?
Parents should reflect on how all the Events in their Community, Country and the World are reshaping and affecting their Kids.
When I see my Son on a headphone for a long time, I drop what I’m doing to say, “Hi, Bud. How are you? Everything okay? How’s your day?” Sometimes, he just mumbles something, but that’s okay. At least he knows I see him.
I’m sure we all can spare several minutes for our kids if we normally devote 8 hours or more to the World 5 times per week and the rest for T.V., Social Media and Personal Desires.
Hard to believe? Look back and try to remember our Childhood. How did we shield and protected ourselves when our Parents were screaming and fighting? How did we overcome being physically, mentally and emotionally hurt by Family and Relatives? Did we ever heal or we just pushed those traumatic events at the farthest corners of our minds so they do not hopefully resurface?
Mental Health is still a Taboo and Scandal in many Cultures and Professions thus many choose not to seek help or their cry for help is refused, ridiculed or used against them.
It’s Terror overlapping Terror.
There is a reason why we are what we are now. Anxious, Depressed, Heart Broken, Angry, Fearful? These did not happen recently. They’d been there all this time, just suppressed, repressed, denied the Light of Day.
It is too late for us to reverse our past but we can still protect our Children so they don’t become us or worse. Don’t we Love them to the Moon?
I don’t go to Antique and Collectible Stores for my Vintage and Retro Finds because generally they are reselling at expensive prices things they got on top deals somewhere like Garage Sales, Clearance Isles and Thrift Shops.
As an example, Son bought for $1 in a Thrift Shop in Austin a Tai Lung Plush Toy, the Villain of Kung Fu Panda. I didn’t understand why it would be a desirable sell when he puts it on eBay, but I believe in him. So, we bought it.
Within 24 hours, many Collectors desired it so much they kept over bidding each other till it got sold at $25. Son, was right. Tai Lang Plush Toy was highly desirable.
There’s this intense addicting kind of rush when one discovers something valuable for almost nothing. The lower the price, the more exciting the hunt. It’s why Bargain Hunters quietly prowls, then quickly pounce on its Target without hesitation.
Mindfulness and Well Being are part of my priority goals.
Personally, Music has been an effective escape, oasis and therapy for me that is cheap, accessible, safe and convenient. It doesn’t judge nor make negative comments.
Whether it’s iPhone Spotify Playlist or Vinyl Record playing on a Crowley Turn Table, Music has been helping me set the mood, heal, calm down, feel positive, motivated and happier.
“Music is that gentle voice that hums Hope.”
Rasputin shopping has also become a Father and Son bonding activity.
While I’m browsing for records, Son is browsing for perfect condition used video games he can sell on eBay.
He would assist me carrying my Vinyls when they get too heavy. At one point I got 20 Vinyls for $10 total.
So, Rasputin Music is not just an excellent discovery source for cheap Nostalgic Collectibles and Music Golds. It is also a place for quality time with Family and Self.
“At Rasputin, an hour will fly by. Two hours will make you forget stress and negativity. 3 hours? Might as well apply part time.”
“It’s a Small World After All.”
We might bump at each other at Rasputin. I’m usually sitting on the floor with earphones by the 50 cents section. Don’t be shy to say Hi. I’m very friendly. I don’t bite unprovoked, we’ll not with a mask on.
When it’s hard to say the words, let Music do the talking. When it’s difficult to express feelings and emotions, let Music sing them free from the heart. When we can’t do the right moves, let Music do the Magic Dance. And when we need to escape, let Music take us to our Happy Place.
“Music is not just melody and lyrics. Music is a Life Source that keeps the Mind, Heart and Soul Alive.”