It's easy when listening to a CD or your iPod to skip a song or fast forward to your favourite part. With records it's not as simple to pick and chose, forcing you to stick with it and listen to the end - something which is often beneficial as you tend to find old gems that you would usually skip over mindlessly. I found my record player a few weeks ago in a charity shop for a more than reasonable £30! My uncle found another for £10 - so if you're after one, definitely check out your local charity shops!
The only time (so far) that I've found a record that I was after in a shop, was (randomly) in a scruffy vinyl shop in Madrid! If you're looking for a specific record, eBay is a good place to try :)
My parents have a decent amount of their records still. My mom has an amazing hoard of Bob Dylan records and a couple of The Beatles' - she's a cool lady :)
As you can probably tell, I'm loving having a record player and hunting for vinyls. It so fun for me, being such a huge Talking Heads fan, to listen to the original vinyls - it's the closest I can get to whizzing back to their hey-day!
Thanks for reading,