You might be interested in purchasing a turntable unit but aren’t certain where to make your purchase. As with tons of other product you find turntables online. This provides a fast and convenient shopping experience that’s a lot easier than buying a unit in a physical store. However, where can you find such items? Here are some top web-based places to buy a turntable:
1. Retail giants
You can find various turntables on sale at online retail stores. They include major ones such as Amazon.com, Target, Walmart, and others. Keep in mind that such stores don’t specialize in audio equipment, so the selection could be somewhat limited. On the other hand, one of the main benefits is that such retailers tend to have competitive prices. Thus, you can get a quality turntable without spending a small fortune on it. That’s certainly a plus in terms of getting a good value for your purchase. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a very specific type of turntable with certain features, you might have some problems finding it at a large retailer. It really depends on whether you’re more concerned about the turntables’ price or selections.
2. Audio/Turntable sites
You can find a wide variety of sites that specialize in audio equipment and/or turntables themselves. Some examples include www.musicdirect.com, www.garage-a-records.com, bestturntables.net and www.elusivedisc.com. There are several others, so it’s a matter of doing your homework so to speak in order to find other sites that specialize in record players and turntables.
One key issue is that such sites specialize in audio equipment and turntables. Thus, you’ll likely be able to get more specialized service in your search for a turntable. That’s definitely a plus compared to retail giants that will likely be able to provide limited support and information. This can certainly be a major issue if you’re not familiar with the turntable industry, are looking for a specific type of turntable, and so on.
3. Consumer-to-Consumer Sales
Sites such as eBay and CraigsList are excellent options if you’re looking for a used turntable. There are certainly some key benefits of purchasing a used unit. The price tag will be significantly lower, which is certainly a plus if you want to save money, just want to use a turntable for basic applications, and so on. In fact, you can definitely save a small fortune if you shop around on such sites. You might be able to find someone who needs to sell a turntable quickly, or is willing to sell a quality unit at a rock-bottom price.
However, it’s worth noting that one of the drawbacks of purchasing a used product such as a turntable is that it’s not brand new. This can cause various issues such as the need to repair or even refurbish a product. This could cost a significantly amount of money so you should consider the cost of fixing the unit, as it could increase the total cost of the unit. Keep in mind that you’ll also need to spend money on tools and substances to maintain the turntable, so spending a lot on repairs could significantly boost the total cost of operating the turntable.
4. Music/Audio stores
You can likely find turntables/record players at stores that specialize in audio equipment or music in general. There are a few major benefits shopping at such stores. In particular the quality of the units will likely be higher than stores that don’t specialize in audio equipment. Besides that, the staff will probably be more knowledgeable about turntables, so they’ll be able to help you choose the right one for your needs, which is definitely a plus.
In terms of price, they’ll probably generally be higher if you buy record players at audio/music stores. However, the selection will probably be better. That will make it easier to find the particular unit you’re looking for.
5. Local classified ads
This could be for sites of local newspapers, magazines, etc. One of the key benefits is that the sites are specific to the particular region where you live. This helps to ensure that you probably won’t’ have to travel far if you want to see the unit before purchasing it. Another key benefit is that even if you have the item shipped to you, the shipping costs will be lower than having it sent cross-country for example.