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Thrift Shop Collapses Under the Weight of Vinyl Records

I’ll say one thing for MP3s: they’re light. Vinyl, on the other hand, is not. Back when I was DJing clubs with vinyl, we’d wheel in crates of the stuff using a dolly, wrecking our backs in the process. The Ikea shelving I bought back in the late 80s to hold my vinyl bowed under the weight of my records until it almost broke. And today, the only place I can store my vinyl is in the basement; I don’t trust the joists in any of the other floors of my house.

Someone should have paid more attention to the issue of weight distribution in San Diego. A shop called Thrift Trader suffered the collapses of its second floor because too much vinyl was being stored up there.

Alan Cross

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