Buy - Sell - Trade

Due to space reasons and the fact that we have to relocate within the year:

We are only buying limited amounts of used records until we change locations. The genres we may be interested in looking at are Punk, Alternative, Reggae, 1950s-1960s Jazz and some Classic Rock and Soul. Thanks!

Crooked Beat Records purchases the majority of our used records selectively from estate collections.  We do buy a limited number of used vinyl records periodically throughout the year from our customers.  We kindly request that you do not bring your records to the store without an appointment as we do not accept walk-in sales/trades of any kind.

Crooked Beat Records prides itself on carrying high quality used vinyl records.  We seek out the following for purchases:

  • Records with no scratches or warping
  • Hard to find titles
  • Imports
  • Records with album jackets/covers that are in good condition

Due to the demands of our regular clientele, we are particularly interested in the following genres: punk, indie, soul, funk, jazz, new wave, novelty/bizarre, reggae, garage rock, local DC artists, and select classic rock.

If you have a record collection you are interested in selling us, please send your contact information and a list of titles to We will respond and set up an in store appointment or pick-up if we are interested.