Lightbulb Club and Sound Warehouse to host penny record auction

It feels like summer out there, but apparently it is also vinyl season.

Last weekend, we heard about a guy selling 10,000 records at a local flea market, and this week, we find out that the Lightbulb Club and Sound Warehouse are planning a penny record auction beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Lightbulb Club.

According to the Facebook event, the organizers of the event will each be bringing stacks of records to sell, and they are also encouraging folks to bring their own vinyl that they’re willing to part with.

Sellers are asked to bring their records in by 9 p.m. Buyers will be able to preview the records beginning at 9 p.m., and the auction will begin at 10 p.m.

Here are the rules, as listed on Facebook:

  • Records must be in acceptable playing condition.
  • Buyers and sellers will need to bring ID.
  • Items bought (won) must be paid for that night.
  • If you are a seller, you must be present during your auction.
  • No records (sold or unsold) can be left at JR’s.
  • JR’s can not be responsible for your records (keep up with your stuff).

Sellers: Your records must be at JR’s no later than 9:00pm. We will open at 8:00pm so that you can bring ’em in. We will give your a lot number for the auction. What you sell ($), you keep! Please be present when we auction your records so we don’t sell that limited, multi-colored Joy Division record for 75 cents. If you do want a reserve, please make it reasonable.

Buyers: You will need ID. We will have a preview beginning at 9:00pm. The auction will start promptly at 10:00pm. To buy, you will need to sign up with check-in (probably Clunk) anytime before or during the auction. Items purchased will need to be paid for that night.