The Guru's Guide to Proper R&V Sale Donations
Regional Drop Off Locations through February 5, 2013
4000 Holes (weekdays 11am to 6pm)
1610 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205
Phone: (509) 325-1914
Bicycle Time & Music Too (during business hours)
2nd & C Street, Cheney, WA 99004
The Long Ear CDs & Stuff (during business hours)
2405 North 4th Street, Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 765-3472
How and what to give to the KPBX Recordings & Videos Sale
Another year has come and gone and, hopefully, the holidays were good to all of us. Now is the time to start thinking about cleaning out the extra stuff we don’t use any longer, and making donations to worthy causes (like Spokane Public Radio). For you music lovers, it also is time to consider donating to SPR’s February fundraiser: the KPBX Recordings and Videos Sale. If you aren’t listening to some of your records, compact discs, or tapes any more, or using your old equipment any longer, the R&V Sale is a great way to give your music items a new home, which supports Spokane Public Radio too. The following is a guide to what the station looks for in donated items so that we have a successful sale the weekend of February 16 and 17.
As with all donations, please keep in mind how you would like to find the items if you were purchasing them for yourself.
•LP records should have a cover and the inner sleeve (especially if they include lyrics or programming notes) as well as the record. Multiple record sets such as Opera and other classical works will be accepted;
•45 rpms and other smaller format records should have picture sleeves (if still functional). Otherwise, bring them in on their own;
•78-rpm records will be accepted; however if there are broken, cracked or otherwise damaged discs, we cannot fix these; prefer in sleeve or an album;
•Box sets by Longines, Reader’s Digest, or Time/Life will not be accepted due to space limitations and salability.
2. Commercial Tape Formats
•Albums on reel-to-reel tape will be accepted; same as LP guidelines above; if reels are broken, please lets us know so we can repair;
•Cassette tapes need to be in cases and a label insert needs to be in case; multiple cassette tapes need to have all cases, inserts, and books. If sets are in 12x12 size, please let us know so it doesn’t get filed with LPs.
•Eight-track cartridges should be ready to play; all should be (if possible) in sleeves; multiple tapes should be banded; due to nature of the format, it cannot be inspected to check condition.
3. Compact Discs
•All subject to LP guidelines; multiple sets should be together with books, cases;
•CDs packed in regular cases should have case inserts, all discs if part of a multiple set and no broken cases or cracks on hinge side;
If CDs are in binders, cases for CDs should be brought in along with binder.
4. Commercial DVD And Video Tape
We can only accept commercially recorded DVD, Beta and VHS video tapes. Please make sure tapes and discs are in cases along with information; unlabeled tapes or discs cannot be accepted as we have no way of knowing if it was commercially recorded.
5. Home Recordings
•With the exception of reel-to-reel tapes (due to unavailability of new tape), we cannot accept home recordings in any format. Any recordings of this nature will not be accepted. •We will however accept for sale small amounts of still wrapped blank cassettes or VHS tape as well as wrapped CD-R discs. Reel-to-reel tapes will be bulk erased.
6. Audio Equipment
•As part of our Recording And Video Sale, we have a silent equipment auction. We will accept any type of working classic audio equipment (within limits) for the auction.
Booklets would be appreciated.
7. Absolutely no computers, computer peripherals, or software for any format is accepted for Spokane Public Radio’s Recording And Video Sale.
8. Music related items such as books, magazines, i-Pods or other MP3 players can be donated in limited amounts; let the guru or station staff know before donation. Absolutely no musical instruments will be accepted.
No accessories such as record cleaners, tape cabinets, tape cleaners, storage caddies or racks, or otherwise can be accepted for the 2013 RV Sale. This is due to space limitations and salability.
10. Donation Day
We will once again have Donation Day in January 2013 to help you in your quest to make sure your stuff gets to us. You can stop by, talk to the staff, see the station; maybe even talk to the guru (if he’s not in a record pile); and maybe even get a cup of coffee and a cookie from Rocket Bakery. Donation Day is scheduled for January 26, 2013. Listen in for the times when we’ll take your donations.
11. Other Considerations
•If you’re not sure of what we’ll take, please call our very helpful staff people, Mary and Meagan to ask. If you have other questions, you may call Kathy Sackett or Stephanie Ingoldby. All can be reached at 1(800) 328-5729.
•If you have donations and live in an outlying area, we have two very helpful firms that will be happy to accept your donations: Bicycle Time In Cheney and The Long Ear Music Shop in Coeur d’Alene, ID. If you live in the city and cannot get to the station you can drop off donations at 4000 Holes on Monroe Street during regular store hours.
•Our LAST DAY for taking donations for the 2013 Recording and Video Sale will be 5 p.m. Monday February 11, 2013. After this, we ask that you hold off donations until late spring.
We look forward to having our 2013 sale be an even bigger success and appreciate our listener and other donator’s support.