I got an email from this couple stating that they have old Vinyl Records and if I’m interested in acquiring them. Ever since I published my microsite http://www.Kiruba.com/records where I mention my love for collecting old records, I get quite a lot of calls and emails from brokers who try to sell them to collectors at exorbitant prices. I responded to the couple saying that I’m not in the business of records nor am I a rich buyer. I’m only a collector and my role is that of a guardian of old records. My interest is in saving it for the next generation of youngsters rather than making it a business.
Apparently, for many months, they were hunting for exactly the same kind of person. Sridhar Subramaniam is an enterprise IT consultant and Lekha, his wife, was earlier with the Railways. This collection of 40 vinyl records belongs to Lekha’s Dad and they all wanted this to be given to someone who would treasure it and take good care of them. They, in fact, came home to meet me and my family in person.
These vinyl records are in excellent working condition and they have a decent market value. I appreciated the fact that they preferred to donate these rather than taking the easier route of selling it in the market. I accepted them with a sense of responsibility and look forward to preserving them. Next time you come to Vaksana Farms, you can listen to some real vintage & classical music the way how people listened to many decades ago.