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Where to Buy Vinyl Records Online in the Philippines

From vintage LPs to new releases and even hard-to-get records.
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Don't get us wrong, scouring dusty crates for records is part of vinyl's whole appeal. But, sometimes you want something done fast and easy. Luckily, there are a number of online vinyl shops that carry everything from vintage LPs to new releases and even hard-to-get records. Here are the best online vinyl records stores in the Philippines.

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1| Happy Dads Vinyl Shop

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Since 2008, Happy Dads Vinyl Shop has been selling hard-to-find records. You'll find the store has a healthy selection of New Wave and disco artists as well as vintage Filipino records. Some familiar names include Depeche Mode, Bruce Springsteen, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Pilita Corrales. It's clear the store is owned by someone who loves vinyl records as all items are vacuum cleaned using a tested solution and are shipped in custom made cardboard boxes.

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SHOP facebook.com/happydadsvinylshop

2| Markarvin Records

Manila-based independent digital record store Markarvin Records is the newest shop on the list. The store stocks both old classics such as Michael Jackson, Queen, and Abba to new favorites like Lana Del Rey, Coldplay, and Foo Fighters. And with an excellently curated feed, you'll have no trouble looking for records to buy.

SHOP instagram.com/markarvinrecords

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3| The Old School Music Project

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For OPM, you only need to check out The Old School Music Project. You'll be hardpressed to find anything else like it in the city. The shop's selection is definitely impressive with artists like Freddie Aguilar, Lea Salonga, Rico J. Puno, Jose Mari Chan, Junior, Sharon Cuneta, Rey Valera, Leo Valdez, and many others. Even if you're not into OPM as much, the store is still worth checking out as they stock new records from time to time.

SHOP facebook.com/TOSMP87

4| Plaka Express

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Founded in 2016, Plaka Express is a record store that has a brick-and-mortar space and an online store, too. It accepts PayPal and credit cards, and ships just about anywhere in the country. The shop's wide mix of records includes Foster the People, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Selena, Slayer, Bob Marley, and even the Jonas Brothers.

SHOP plakaexpress.com

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5| Satchmi

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Satchmi is probably one of the most popular vinyl shops in the country. It's a little known fact, however, that the store also has its extensive selection available on its website. It's even neatly arranged by two categories: new and vintage. What's more, you can easily request for records for them to bring in. Not like you'll need it since Satchmi pretty much has everything from 50 Cent to The Who.

SHOP satchmi.com

6| Trax Manila Records

Marikina record store Trax Manila has a huge collection of all-original, vintage vinyl records. If you don't fancy a trip to Marikina, then you'll be pleased to know that the shop has local shipping available. Look through Trax's page and add some classics such as Modern English, Bob Dylan, The Psychadelic Furs, and more to your collection.

SHOP instagram.com/traxmanilarecords

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