What is ? [top] is a database of auction results from Ebay, specializing in vinyl records. You can use it as a price guide.
None of the records on are for sale !

How is the database being updated ? [top]

Usually, the database is being updated daily with collected auctions from Ebay.

Which items are included ? [top]

auctions of rare vinyl records sold for around 20 USD upwards, or the equivalent in other currencies, from 2004 until now.

Please note that the database does not claim to be exhaustive - it is not a complete archive of ALL vinyl records auctioned at ebay in these years.

Which items are NOT included ? [top]

  • lots and collections
  • Unsold auctions
  • Any other music format (CD, cassette, reel-to-reel, DVD etc.)




Is there an app for iPhone/iPad and/or Android ? [top]

There is an iphone app:


There is also an Android app: Get it on Google Play





Is there a tool for ebay users to look up prices on ? [top]

If you are using Chrome as a browser you can benefit from our free Chrome extension 'search'.

When looking at a vinyl record on eBay you will see a icon in the right upper corner of your browser:

By clicking the icon you will be displayed a list of similar search terms with prices, taken from


Find more information in the Chrome Web Store:



A Firefox Add-On will follow, soon ...





What do the condition categories mean ? [top]

The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint. 
The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and  packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing. 
The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable. 
The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc. 
The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced. 
The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing. 
The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler.


These gradings are taken from the "RECORD COLLECTOR RARE RECORD PRICE GUIDE (UK)"

How does the user grading system work (the five dots show beside each item)? [top]

The rating can be used as an additional criteria to estimate the value of a record.
The rating shows if the 'end price' of a certain record is in line with the market or if it has been over- or underpaid.

The more votes an auction receives the more meaningful the rating becomes !

given the rarity and condition and based on user votes, the price of a record is:
1 Popsike-Point   Very high   (good for seller)
2 Popsike-Points   High
3 Popsike-Points   Average
4 Popsike-Points   Low
5 Popsike-Points   Very Low   (good for buyer)
0 Popsike-Point   Not rated yet

Only members are allowed to rate auctions.





What do the flame symbols mean (at the end of a search string) ? [top]

Search popularity:
Very popular search Very popular search belongs to the top 0.1% of all searches
Popular search Popular search belongs to the top 0.2% of all searches
Quite popular search Quite popular search belongs to the top 0.4% of all searches

There is no symbol for all other (less popular) searches.



Record collecting: commonly used abbreviations [top]

bb small hole in the label of a 45
cc cut corner
co cut out: LP cover has a hole, notch or cut corner
cs company sleeve
dh drill hole
djc disk jockey copy
dl dirty label
EP extended play
lw label wear
oc original cover
pc promotion copy
ppl poor pasted label
PS Picture Sleeve
ri reissue
rsc radio station copy
rw/rwl ring wear on label
ss seam split
stoc sticker on cover
stol sticker on label
toc tape on cover
tol tape on label
ul used label
wol writing on label
woc writing on cover




Can I use the search box of my browser (at the top right) for searching (searchplugin) ? [top]

Yes. Go to and click on 'I' for installing the searchplugin.
It works for Internet Explorer and Firefox.





Why should I register ? [top]

  • As a member, you can perform more queries than an unregistered user - but the number of daily queries is still limited and depends on server load.
  • Only members are allowed to rate auctions.

Do I have to pay using ? [top]

If you would like to have unlimited access (no daily query limit), you can pay a fee for a full membership
(17 USD / 13 GBP/ 15 EUR approx. for 6 months).

How can I pay for a full membership ? [top]

You will be prompted to pay after you have reached your daily limit of queries. As long as you are not being prompted, you don't need to pay.

You can pay with your PayPal account or with your Credit Card.

I am having problems with registering/login. What can I do ? [top]

  • Please see login-page (bottom)
  • If you are still having problems, write an email to and do not forget to mention your login-name.





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