Online trading is one of the hottest commodities with Vinylmation; it’s addicting, exciting and just overall a ton of fun to be apart of. With the numbers of exclusives that are available at the parks, it’s near impossible to get everything you want without trading with others online, or going the dreaded eBay route. With Disney seemingly releasing a new set almost every week, it’s tough to keep up with all the new releases, especially if you are one who must collect them all.

Of course we all wish we could walk into D-Street on release days and come out with the vinyls we crave to have, but for the majority of us, that’s not an option.  Luckily these online communities have become a great place to acquire your most wanted vinyls (still on the hunt for a damn supermouse), make lifelong friends, and play the vinyl game.

When I first started trading online in the many Facebook groups, one member, I forget who, equated trading Vinylmation to “trading stocks, it’s quick, fiery and you usually don’t know every vinyl you have or are getting, you just trade for the fun of it.” Not sure how much sense that made, but I guess in a way it does, especially after trading for awhile. Like any kid at heart, you love getting mail all day, excited to check what vinyl you got in the mail that day, whether it’s completing that long lost set that may have taken you years to build up, or just something that you thought “hey, that’s pretty cool, I want that and you know what, I’m going to get it.”

Collecting vinyls is fun, there’s no way around it, it’s also can be very very costly, and most of us know that as well, at $12.95 a pop these days it’s not easy to complete sets. Although it seems if waiting a couple weeks, you can grab new releases for sometimes half the price on the online communities.

So before you hit up eBay for that vinyl you want most, don’t be afraid to check out the online communities for that vinyl you may be searching for. Admittedly it does take a lot of trust, especially before you build up relationships with other members, but once you find yourself a core group of people to deal with and getting yourself a nice reputation you will be well on your way to building up your collection and making some awesome new pals along the way.

Happy trading, and hope everyone has themselves a wonderful holiday weekend.

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