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The vinyl resurgence is doing the world of good for charities

An Oxfam store made a profit of £100,000 with the help of wax sales

  • Dave Turner
  • 9 January 2018
The vinyl resurgence is doing the world of good for charities

It's not just record shops that are prime for digging in, charity shops are also full of vintage wax and dusty classics.

As vinyl sales are ever-increasing, charity shops are reaping the rewards as proved by an Oxfam music store on Byres Road in Glasgow, Scotland.

The store says the records it sold in 2017 - alongside cassettes, CDs and instruments - contributed towards a £100,000 profit. This was more than ever other Oxfam outlet in the UK.

Manager of the store, Andrew McWhinnie, said: “We have tried to do what the independent shops do,” he says. “Instead of it being just a bargain shop, we have tried to categorise the music and try to make it as fun as we can for people to go through.”

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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