My name is David Richard and I am actually a high school music teacher. But I used to run a little store selling turntables here in the suburbs of Spokane, WA.
I loved my store, but unfortunately, I had to close it a few years back. There simply wasn’t enough demand in my area for record players. Especially not vintage and antique units, which is what I mostly sold. Once the internet took off, anyone who wanted a record player simply went online to get it. It was easier and the prices were better. There was no way I could match Amazon.
So I closed up shop, but I always wanted to get back into it somehow. Teaching music to kids is great, but I also wanted to do something that focused on vinyl. That’s why I started this site.
I don’t make much money with it (basically, I break even), but I also don’t lose money. Running a brick and mortar store is expensive. Running a website costs $100 a month or so.
Top Record Players allows me to write about my passion, while at the same time (hopefully) helping others who are interested in getting into vinyl. I love that.
Now I know my site could use a lot of improvements. That’s where you come in. If you have any questions you’d like me to address, I’d be happy to write an article on the topic (I’m always looking for new article ideas).
And if you have any suggestions for improving my site, I’d love to hear those, too.
The best way to contact me is through the contact form on this page.
I look forward to hearing from you!