The times, they are a-changin’ (B. Dylan)

  • Essendon 2nd Hand CDs Records & Books is changing to a new business model.
  • Our Moonee Ponds store is closing. Last day is Friday June 22.
  • With lower overheads we can continue to be the cheapest record outlet in Melbourne.
  • From mid-July you will find us 5 days/week at Lost & Found Market (stall #7) which is re-opening at a great new location: 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (just south of Johnston St)
  • Also we will be popping up at certain record fairs and markets – keep an eye on our facebook page.
  • We are still keen to purchase record and CD collections (no books though). Just email (ess2ndcdlpbook@optusnet.com.au) or text/call (0414 936 784) and the record van will come to you.
  • We can help with estates as well. We know a fair bit about collectibles and what is valuable and what is not.
  • Repeat: We do not buy books.
  • Note: We do not buy or sell school books or text books.

 Buy On Line

For the sake of simplicity and good service we have a four stage process for on-line purchases:

  1. You place an enquiry or order by email
  2. We will reply with details on condition, postage costs and payment options
  3. If you are happy with the above, you pay by Paypal or direct transfer.
  4. We post.

Some of our inventory can be found on www.musicstack.com/seller/essendon


We aim to assist those who are moving house, down-sizing, tidying up, or sorting out an estate by taking whatever records, CDs or collectibles you need to clear out.  We do not pick and choose. We do not leave with half your stuff. We see it as our job to take it and sort it. The best items will find their way onto our shelves. We pass some things on to our favourite charities.  And the rest gets ‘recycled’ one way or another.

We cannot pay big bucks, so if you are looking to make lots of money from your stuff, you would be better to set up a market stall or get busy on eBay – but it’s hard work!

FAQ: How much do you pay per record?

Answer: It doesn’t really work like that. I have a different formula to most other dealers because I take the lot. Briefly, I pull out the individual items that I actually need and pay a dollar or five for them depending on what they are, add a bulk price for the rest, and see what the total is. If the seller is happy with that then we write it all up. 99% of people seem happy with this arrangement. Sometimes it might be $20, sometimes $100, depends on what it is. So we are not talking thousands!

Don’t be offended if we tell you that your stuff is not really worth much. We are not ripping you off, we are just giving you an honest appraisal.

I don’t do appraisals on line.  Experience has taught me that usually my quote is used to bump up the the offer of the next dealer.