Get in the Groove: Tips for Buying Music Memorabilia
If you love music, you're certainly not alone. That's why music memorabilia is so popular. If you want to start collecting music memorabilia, where do you start? How can you be sure you're getting real music items from the past and not a cheap substitute? The great thing about collecting music memorabilia is most items will likely go up in value over time. As you're building your music collection, you're also building value for a lifetime. It's something you can pass to your kids, which is a plus if they happen to love the same type of music!
Some collectible websites specialize in music memorabilia while others offer many collectibles including sports memorabilia, celebrity autographs and movie memorabilia, game room decorations, horse photos for horse racing, and more. Focusing on one type of music (such as jazz) gives you more buying power when you do find multiple items in that category.
Types of Collectibles
Music memorabilia can be just about any item related to music from the past or even famous stars of today. Look for celebrity autographs on albums, clothing and photos. There are autographed guitars and many products you can add to your collection. Other items that might have the theme of a favorite song and/or artist include mouse pads, t-shirts, caps, key chains, print records, posters, sunglasses, jewelry and more.
When buying signed guitars and other items with celebrity autographs, do insist on getting an authenticity certificate from the dealer. There are many scams posing as legitimate collectors or dealers-especially on the Internet. Buy vintage items from a credible source; check with Better Business Bureau for any complaints.
Make an Offer
No matter what the price tag, always make an offer on higher priced music memorabilia. Many dealers will take your offer if it's reasonable because they want to move their merchandise. Avoid making an offer too low, however, or the dealer won't bother trying to work with you in the future.
Check out online resources for buying vintage music products from past stars including Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and other well-known artists. If you need to find a gift for a music lover, these are great ideas for a man cave or game room decorations. It's an interesting way to build something of value that you enjoy!
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