Vinyl Stories May 18, 2016

It’s no secret that vinyl records have seen a resurgence in popularity over the last ten years. In fact, sales have soared from under one million units to just over eleven times that in 2015. Amazon is even dedicating a whole storefront to this trend. We’ve also seen a fresh breath of hardware innovation as this medium has come back into style.

The latest comes way of VNYL, a company that aims to blend old-school records with modern day smartphone technology. Appropriately called TRNTBL, this player has two main tricks up its sleeve: Shazam-like functionality and a wide-range of connectivity including AirPlay and SONOS-compatibility. More below…

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Vinyl Stories March 30, 2016

expiredSports/Fitness: 50% off Speedo swimwear – Men’s trunks from $22, Wenzel 5-person Tent $50 (Orig. $80), more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 50% off Speedo swimwear and accessories starting as low as $12. Everything in the sale ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49. There are about 3 pages worth of solid deals on swim trunks, goggles and more for men and women. One standout option is the Speedo Men’s Marina Volley 2.0 Watershorts for $21.99. That’s about 50% below the orignal price and the best we can find by between $7 and $15. They feature see seam pockets, a side cargo pocket with drain holes and more. Rated 4+ stars from over 80 Amazon customers.

Next up, Amazon is offering the Wenzel Family Dome 5-person Tent for $49.73 shipped (matched as REI’s Deal of the Day). That’s $30 under the original $80 price tag, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find by between $10 and $22 from a trusted retailer. This 5-person tent features a simple “x-frame” setup, mesh ventilation, removable rainfly and includes a storage bag. Rated 4+ stars on Amazon.

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Vinyl Stories October 7, 2015

Amazon is offering the Zume Games Portable Badminton Set for $49.95 shipped. That’s $30 under some bloated listings, $10 below the going rate and the best we can find.

This set is great for setting up quickly and playing just about anywhere without the hassles that come with a traditional set. Slide everything you need out of the handy carrying case including the freestanding base that will setup on “Any Surface in Seconds- No Tools or Stakes Required.” You’ll also find 4 rackets, the net and more. It has a 3.9/5 star rating from nearly 180 Amazon customers.

Gold's Gym Vinyl 100 lbs Weight Set-sale-01

Walmart has the Gold’s Gym Vinyl 100 lbs Weight Set for $31.48 with about $5 shipping. You can also choose to go grab them at your nearest store to side-step the shipping costs. That’s about $55 under the original listing, $15 below the next best price from a trusted dealer and the best we can find. The set includes: “two 25 lb, two 15 lb and two 10 lb, 2 collars and a 1′ 2 piece bar”. Rated 4/5 stars from over 200 Walmart customers.

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Vinyl Stories July 10, 2015

The original NES Battletoads soundtrack has been immortalized in this epic new vinyl LP

Battletoads and vinyl records, two seemingly disparate items that have both seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Now the two are coming together for one epic LP release courtesy of vintage collectibles company iam8bit.

Being shown off on the show floor at Comic Con 2015, the vinyl record contains David Wise’s soundtrack from the original release. The (amazing) art work you’re seeing on the exclusive Sound Chip jacket and Dark Queen gatefold is a limited run of 300 specially made for SDCC. You’ll also find a sweet looking green and yellow print centered with the Battletoads logo on the record itself.

For those who unfortunately won’t be making it out to San Diego this week, the $25 LP will be made available sometime after the show as well, but it will feature different artwork, according to reports.

Battletoads first debuted on the NES back in 1991, and recently found its way back into popular culture after rumors of a remake, an appearance in Shovel Knight and the upcoming Xbox One release of Rare Replay from E3 2015. The excruciatingly difficult beat’em up is also being immortalized alongside the rest of the Rare Replay titles in a limited edition art print by DKNG.  The 18 by 24-inch hand-pulled screen print goes for $50 and there is only 400 of them. Unfortunately it is unclear whether or not it will be made available elsewhere, but you can bet it likely won’t be hand-signed and numbered like these are.

Vinyl Stories July 2, 2015

expiredFathead giant vinyl wall decals 50-60% off sitewide sale w/ top sellers starting at $16 + shipping

Fathead is discounting its entire inventory of wall graphics by 50-60% during its Summer Spectacular sale. There’s a huge selection of graphics including sports teams, Disney characters, classy art, cars, military, animals, and more.

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding something for your man cave, office, or kids’ room. Top selling decals are priced as low as $15.99. Our favorite deals include:

Shipping starts at $5.99.

Vinyl Stories June 29, 2015

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Mac/PC Compatible Turntable: $210 shipped (Orig. $300)

Amazon offers the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable for $209.99 with free shipping. It carries a list price of $300, but generally sells for around $250. We’ve seen it slightly lower in the past, but this is the lowest it’s been in over a year. Features include:

  • Selectable internal stereo phono preamplifier and USB connection to your Mac or Windows computer
  • Direct-drive, high-torque motor, includes professional cartridge and head-shell
  • Selectable 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm speeds; +/-10 percent or +/-20 percent pitch adjust; high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock
  • S-shaped tone arm assembly with adjustable counterweight, anti-skate adjustment, tone-arm height adjustment and lock
  • Includes USB cable and Mac and PC-compatible Audacity software, Switchable built-in preamplifier with line-level RCA output cables

Rated 4.5 out out of 5 stars from 1,226 Amazon reviewers.

New to vinyl? This is a good place to start your collection.

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