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10 June 2017 (Saturday)                        Countryside, IL
Holiday Inn – Countryside / LaGrange
6201 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL 60525
(708-354-4200)(just north of I-55 and east of I-294)

11 June 2017 (Sunday)                        Milwaukee, WI
American Serb Hall, 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (414-545-6030)

22 July 2017 (Saturday)                        Merrillville, IN
Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church Banquet Hall
7950 Marshall Street (just north of Route 30)
Merrillville, IN 46410  (219-769-5376)

19 August 2017 (Saturday)                    Countryside, IL

20 August 2017 (Sunday)                        Milwaukee, WI

23 September 2017 (Saturday)                    Merrillville, IN

14 October 2017 (Saturday)                    Countryside, IL

15 October 2017 (Sunday)                    Milwaukee, WI

12 November 2017 (Sunday)                    Rockford, IL
Hilton Garden Inn, 7675 Walton Street
Rockford, IL 61108 (815-229-3322)
(SW corner of State Street [Route 20] and I-90)

9 December 2017 (Saturday)                    Countryside, IL

10 December 2017 (Sunday)                    Milwaukee, WI


December 10, 2016 SW Chicago Record Show

December 11, 2016 Milwaukee Record show

Jan 14, 2017 Rockford Record Show

Jan 14, 2017 Kane County Record Show

February 18, 2017 SW Chicago Record Show

February 19, 2017 Milwaukee Record show

April 8, 2017 SW Chicago Record Show

April 9, 2017 Milwaukee Record show

May 20, 2017 Kane County Record Show

June 10, 2017 SW Chicago Record Show

June 11, 2017 Milwaukee Record show

August 19, 2017 SW Chicago Record Show

August 20, 2017 Milwaukee Record show

Sept 16, 2017 Kane County Record Show

October 14, 2017 SW Chicago Record Show

October 15, 2017 Milwaukee Record show

December 9, 2017 SW Chicago Record Show

December 10, 2017 Milwaukee Record show

Why a record show is better than eBay or any other mail order source.

474If you buy a record on eBay you still pay at least four dollars for postage.  There are no postage fees at a record show.

If you buy a record on eBay you have to trust the seller to grade properly.  You see and feel the actual item at a record show.

Record show dealers are more willing to negotiate prices because they don’t necessarily have the time and expense invested in any single item as they do on eBay.

There is actual competition and experts in the room at a record show.  And they have to sell their inventory that day or wait quite possibly a long while before having another chance.  They don’t have those competitive pressures on eBay.

You can get your questions answered immediately instead of waiting for the seller to check his e-mail and respond.  You can get the same question answered honestly by another customer or vendor with no stake in your purchase.

You can browse faster through boxes of records at a record show than through listings on eBay.

You see inventory that never makes it to eBay.  No intelligent seller lists his dollar records online.  They brings hundreds of them to record shows.

Bottom line: if you have fifty dollars to spend you can get a few records on eBay, or a whole lot more at a record show, with less time spent shopping.  You can browse thousands of records and buy dozens, and bring them home (undamaged by delivery services) to listen to later that same day.  NO ONE offers “hours from now” shipping.

Written by Brian Boyer September 30, 2014