Thank you for your interest in donating to The Record Sale.
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING DONATIONS for the 2023 RECORD SALE
Donations will be accepted until February 8, 2022
Please drop off your gently used media and equipment items at the SPR Studios, 1229 N. Monroe St. weekdays between 10 AM and 2 PM.
Please call 509-328-5729 if you have a donation larger than one box.
Donations are also accepted at:
The Long Ear, 1620 N Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID Monday through Saturday 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday 11 AM-6 PM
Four Thousand Holes, 1610 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA Monday through Saturday 11 AM-6 PM
Record Sale Donation Guidelines:
We accept equipment, vinyl records, 45 RPM singles, compact discs, DVD and Blu-ray discs, cassette tape, eight-track cartridges, reel-to-reel tapes, limited commercial VHS and Beta tapes, and sealed blank tapes. See details below.
We CANNOT accept home-recorded cassette tapes or CD-R recordings due to copyright issues.
All items should be clean, in their original sleeves or cases, with all booklets included.
Vinyl Records The primary reason for the sale and the reason it has gone on so long. Records should be in their original jackets with dust sleeves and in ‘gently used’ condition. In the case of long works such as operas or long symphonies, be sure that all records are in the case along with the books.
We will not accept: Reader’s Digest, Time/Life, Longines, or Columbia House sets or records without sleeves or jackets.
78 RPM Records (only accepting limited quantities) We are accepting limited number of these in excellent condition. Be sure all the records are in their ‘albums’ and pack them carefully to insure they make it to our sorting center.
We will not accept broken or loose 78 RPM Records
45 RPM Singles The single record that introduced a lot of songs. We’ll take them from any source and in any form. Please bring them in their sleeves.
CDs need to be in their original jewel cases, with their books and tray notes. In the case of the CD Box Set, make sure all CDs are in the set as well as the booklets.
No home recorded CDs are accepted, due to copyright issues.
DVD and Blu-ray Discs DVDs need to be in their original cases, with their books. In the case of TV series or multi-part works be sure all parts are enclosed and again ‘gently used’ is a guide to a good used DVD/Blu-ray.
Cassette Tapes This hardy format rolls on despite all the upgrading. Be sure the cassette comes in its case or in the case of a box set or a long classical work such as an opera, with all the tapes and the books that should be with the set.
As a reminder, no home recordings in this format are accepted for the sale, due to copyright issues.
Eight track cartridges We’ll take them in whatever manner that they come in as. Due to their age, lack of sleeving will be accepted.
Pre-Recorded Reel to Reel Tapes Please bring them in with their reels (if multi-part sets), their books and please be sure they are in a “played” condition.
Commercial VHS and Beta Tapes (only accepting limited items and quantities) We will only be accepting Box Sets and Children’s VHS and Beta Tapes. All must be in good condition with covers and booklets included.
Blank Tape (only accepting limited quantities) We will accept a limited amount of VHS and cassette tapes as well as CD-Rs for sale. We do accept blank reel-to-reel tape as it is scarce and many of our sale-goers use the format. We will bulk erase these tapes to be sure that no sensitive material is ever heard. The tapes should have been played and come in their boxes.
Equipment We love the classic equipment, as long as it’s in working condition. Please test your equipment before bringing it in. Ideally, the operating manual and original packaging is requested but not required.
We will not accept incomplete or non-working items.
Should there be any questions as to what we accept please call Spokane Public Radio at 509-328-5729 more information.
Please know that we cannot do this sale without you. From bringing in your donations, to working the sale, to promoting it to your friends, it’s all done for you and by you and we thank you as listeners and supporters of Spokane Public Radio for making it happen. See you at the sale!
The 2023 Record Sale will take place at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, in Spokane Valley. You can join us on Saturday, February 18, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., or Sunday, February 19, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit the event page to learn more.
Special thanks to our event donor, STCU, and our media partner, The Spokesman-Review.