I've been looking for a record player on and off for a few months now. Why aren't there any in thrift stores? Did people get rid of them too long ago? Or do people think they are worthless and just pitch them? Whatever the reason I couldn't find one at all and I mentioned it to my mom over christmas. So she packed up and sent me hers to use until I find one of my own. Moms are the best.
The amount of awesome records out there is staggering--kids ones especially. We live right around the corner from a record shop (why I've waited this long to find a record player I don't know). The little gem up there came from their fantastic free box.