So, I was at work today getting terribly hungry. I decided to make a run to Wendys to grab a quick burger. It just so happens that I had to drive by the local Goodwill and I made a quick turn into the parking lot...why not, I can have as much lunch break as I want now.
I made a brief stop by the electronics dept and saw pretty much nothing. An old Soundesign "stereo" and a small pair of optimus speakers....blah. Moving on. I then hit up the record table. Looked like nothing special, the same old christmas, gospel, Herb Alpert, and Ray Conniff.
As I was skimming through the tubs a voice came from behind me. "I have more records", the lady with the Goodwill badge said. She had a shopping cart full of albums and parked them to the side and told me to feel free to go through them. I took a couple steps over to the cart and just about crapped myself! It looked like somebody's personal collection!
There was Beatles, Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Hendrix, Kinks, Velvet Underground, Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Stones, Doors, etc.... I was in heaven. And the vinyl itself was all in great shape! I pushed the whole cart to the register. 116 albums for $35! After I got home and started going through each one and checking the Goldmine guide, It appears that I have virtually all early pressings. Some of the Grateful Dead and Stones (and others)are Mono even!
I did the happy dance all the way out the door.
I included a couple pics of just a few of them.
I now officially love Goodwill!