There’s nothing quite like summer break. Freedom from classes and homework, not to mention freedom from all of those dorm rules.
For those who are leaving their dorm room and heading back home for the summer, you may be looking to make some preparations. Maybe you’re looking for something discreet to keep your piece packed away. Maybe you just need some extra cash for the summer and are looking to unload some of that vinyl collection you accumulated over the school year. Or maybe you want to make your summer extra steamy with some new bedroom toys. Whatever your summer break and dorm room cleanout needs are, we can probably find some way of helping out.
Stop by 7th Heaven at our location at 7621 Troost Ave and peek at our offerings, or shop online.
Stashing your pieces
Thanks to Missouri’s legalization of medical marijuana, patients across the state now can purchase medical weed at dispensaries. As you probably know, student housing still has rules about having pot in your dorm. Although marijuana is legal recreationally or medically in all but 6 states, it remains federally illegal. As a result, universities risk losing important federal funding if they allow medical marijuana patients to smoke on campus.
However you’ve been managing that obstacle throughout the semester (hot boxed any cars lately? Make sure you leave the keys in your pocket), summer means you can bust out of those federal shackles and enjoy the freedom of your doctor-recommended greens in your own home!
Whether you want big bongs to display loud and proud, secure pouches to keep your glass piece discrete, or nothing but RAW papers and rolling accessories, we’ve got a huge selection to meet your needs.
Kansas City’s #1 smoke shop
When you step through the clicky gate thing and into our jam-packed smoke shop, you’ll be blown away by the display of glass. We carry the biggest brands and the best local talent. Literally thousands of pipes to choose from! We’ve got:
- Spoon pipes
- Novelty pipes
- Bongs and attachments
Our collection includes work from some of the most talented glass artists in Kansas City. Show your KC pride like never before with some of these insanely awesome pieces from:
- Brower Glass
- Topher Glass
- Dusty Glass
- Ghost Rider Glass
- Bryan Clark Glass
- Collin Haire Glass
- Dozier Glass
- Smply Glassworks
- And others!
Vape your way into summer break
Maybe smoking harshes your summer vibes, that doesn’t mean you have to be left out of the fun! Our smoke shop has a huge selection of vaporizers. Whether you want to vape flower or concentrate, we’ve got options that will work. Our expert staff can help you figure out which vaporizer will work with your preferences.
We carry vapes from trusted brands like PAX, Wulf, DaVinci, Volcano, and more. Many consider vaping to be a cleaner alternative to smoking their greens! Instead of combusting the material, it’s heated to higher temperatures without combusting it. This produces the vapor you inhale, and leaves behind usable product when you vape flower!
All your summer smoke needs
If summer break means detox to you, we’ve got that, too. We’ve got incense, CBD, and the best selection of accessories in the city. Keep things discreet with stash safes and smell-proof pouches or jars, or get fun mary jane-themed gifts for you and your buds.
Selling used vinyl for cash
Now more than ever, people realize the importance of spending their hard-earned cash locally. It is only through local support that businesses like ours can thrive—folks in this area have kept 7th Heaven in business for more than 45 years! Events like Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday put a spotlight on the unique and important role local record stores play in their communities.
But we’re not just here to take your money, we’re happy to give you cash as well! The Vinyl Underground is always buying used vinyl.
So if you’re looking to add some extra cash and have a few less boxes to haul home from your dorm room cleanout, bring those vinyls on over to us! You could sell your used vinyl online, sure, but that would be uncool.
Sell used vinyl locally
If you want to sell your vinyl online, you’ve got to deal with shipping costs and packing fragile records. You’ll also have to list each record individually unless you want to practically give them away (and at that point, why bother?).
Avoid the headache by bringing ALL of your records into 7th Heaven at once. We’ll take them off your hands and you’ll leave with some cold, hard cash.
All in all, we feel that selling online is an enormous hassle and you’re not likely to get more money when you factor in your time and shipping costs. MAYBE if you have a copy that’s super valuable, it could be something to consider.
How to Sell Your Used Vinyl
Go through your records
First, it’s a good idea to give a cursory glance over your stock. Check for broken or significantly damaged records. If you do have damaged records, you can always use them for cool crafts or decorations. It’s never a bad idea to research the titles you have—maybe there’s a real gem in there that could be worth serious cash. There probably won’t be, but you never know.
Things to look for when selling your used vinyl would be the pressing number, year, country, and label; you can find these on the record itself or the cover.
Whether your copy is an original or reissue will also factor into the value, and you may have to do some research to figure out what you’ve got. Certain LPs, by nature, will be more valuable. Things like bootlegs of performances not released, autographed covers, and promotional copies are sometimes what collectors look for.
The demand will be a major factor in the offer you get for your vinyl, but the condition of your records is paramount—no one wants a record that won’t play. Vinyl cover and record condition is rated with codes. Sealed records are the best you can hope for with mint condition a close second. Used vinyl and their covers can show slight signs of wear or age while still being considered good condition. As long as your vinyl isn’t seriously mishandled, it’ll likely fall into the “Very Good +” to “Very Good” categories.
Bring multiple records at once
Once you have it narrowed down to which you want to sell, bring ‘em on in. We recommend bringing in your whole haul at once rather than a few records at a time. We’ll take the time to go through it.
Most local record stores aren’t going to try screwing you over—we value vinyl in a way that gets you a fair price and helps our own business thrive. We will pay as much as we’re able based on the condition and demand of the records you bring us. It wouldn’t be good for business to rip off the locals, after all.
It’s that simple. You bring us vinyl, we give you cash. It’s a great way to jumpstart your dorm cleanout process and pull in a little moolah while you’re doing it.
Are Used Vinyl Records Worth Any Money?
It totally just depends upon the record. If you’ve got a high-demand vinyl in mint condition, it could be worth some serious coinage. Most used vinyl records won’t be worth much, though.
You probably won’t get rich selling used vinyl (we sure haven’t), but it is a fantastic way to breathe new life into something that could be a treasure to someone else. You may not care for any of the records sitting around your dorm room collecting dust, but someone’s bound to! And getting lunch money and helping a small business is a pretty sweet exchange for a box of used records you don’t want.
Instead of throwing them away or letting them go to waste, sell the records you don’t want anymore to us. You’ll get cash in your pocket that wasn’t there before, and someone will purchase the record of their dreams from your discards. Does it get any better?
Actually, yes. Because you can use the money you earn selling us your used vinyls to get yourself something nice from our smoke shop or a new toy from our sex shop.
Take it up a notch
Summer’s hot, right? At 7th Heaven’s Love Shop, you can lean in to that hotness with the best selection of steamy sex toys, titillating lingerie, and everything else you need to fulfill your dirty summer bucket list.
When you choose 7th Heaven for your adult toys, you get the benefit of a well-lit, clean establishment staffed with friendly sexperts. You also get safe products that cater to tastes from mild to wild and everything in between.
We’ve got vibrators, dildos, lubes, party gifts, handcuffs, bondage gear, buttplugs, penis pumps, C-rings, condoms, masturbation aids for men, restraints, sex swings, whips, blindfolds, masks, sex games, books, sexy costumes, and more.
Wow, is it us or is it getting kind of hot in here?
Celebrate summer break in Kansas City at 7th Heaven
Summer’s the time to cut loose and enjoy living. We’ve got the tunes, toys, and smoke accessories to help you do just that. Reach a higher high with Kansas City’s number one smoke shop. And don’t forget to get your groove on at the Vinyl Underground or our Love Shop. Online shopping is available for many products!