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Crosley CR401-TA Record Case Carrier for 30+ Albums (Tan)
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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful
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Had two great big cardboard boxes of vinyl in my storage room which were taking up WAY too much space. Plus, they were heavy--- youngsters today, with their fancy-pants lightweight CDs and high-falootin' e-lec-tronic MP3 files, are clueless (clueless I say!) <shakes cane for emphasis> as to how tough we grown-ups had it when WE were kids, blowing out our backs whenever we wanted to move our record collection across the room. So I recently decided there's no way I'm going to turn over my precious Herb Alpert collection to the Salvation Army just because the boxes were always getting in my way. No, I needed a storage solution. Enter the Crosely CR401-TA.

My first reaction---it only holds 30 records? Hell...that meant I had to buy four! The size seemed skimpy---until you remember the weight of stacked vinyl records. Actually 30 is reasonable. If you shoved 50 in there, you wouldn't enjoy lifting the thing. Remember, the case itself adds another 10 pounds. My second reaction---fiddy bucks? I've had root canals that cost less (they do them at the local veterinary dental school for free). But after I received my cases, I was duly impressed with the quality of the construction---heavy duty sides, with corner bumpers and a strongly-mounted carry-handle. And the attractive beige vinyl finish imparts the charm of Corinthian leather, without the haunting guilt of bovine slaughter. The cases look like they should last a lifetime. Still, I would say they are a tad overpriced for what you get. I price-shopped these aggressively on the interweb for a few months before buying, and came away empty handed. If you can find one for an even fifty, or a buck or two less, that's as good as it gets. Hoping the explanation is that they're made in America.

The odd "free hinge lid" design is an acquired taste---the lid completely detaches from the case when you flip it open. Perhaps removing the lid makes it easier to flip through the records without the weight of the open lid tipping the case over backwards? Still not sure I get it.

So, a nicely-made, good-looking, space-saving product which telegraphs "I'm a card-carrying hoarder who can afford the best." Minus one star for the weird lid thing, and the price.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2007
I bought this case for my husband to put his old records in and he was very happy with the product. It is sturdy, nicely finished and it has class. In fact I will purchase another one as there are more records than space in this case. The case holds approx. 48-50 records. Cannot say if the price was fair as there was not much difference in price from different sellers. Compared prices on the web and I went with amazon.com because of the guarantee of the services, safety of purchase, etc. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2008
I like records but records are fragile and I don't have enough of them to warrant a full on crate. What to do?!!?!?!? Well now, this is where the handy dandy record carrier comes in the picture, and believe me, it is a lot sturdier and bigger than it looks in pictures! Records fit in it perfectly and you can tote them around or simply use the CR401-TA as a means of record storage. Heck, if my record collection continues to grow, I just might keep purchasing another one of these. Hooray!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2010
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I have purchased two of these carriers. I store the LPs in them that I play regulary. I use another brand of carrier for long term storage/archiving. I would endorse this as a very flexible way to manage a large LP colection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2012
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I've been into getting vinyl lately, and have gotten a big enough pile I needed to do something with it. I picked this up, claims to hold about 30 albums.

It will definitely hold that, and probably quiet a few more, depending on how many multi disc albums you have. Some of my albums vary in size, so I was worried some might not fit, but everything fits in here nicely.

The case itself is heavy, probably wood (or particle board) with some kind of fake leather material on it. It feels nice and sturdy, has reinforced corners with plastic bumpers to keep it from scuffing or taking to many knocks and some rubber feet on the bottom.

The lid has a hook type hinge, you can open it all the way, and then lift the lid off, the handle is through mounted into the top so it's on good and solid. Just don't open the lid most of the way and drop it, or it may bounce off :P

Over all, while it is expensive, I think it's well worth it and would recommend it to anyone looking to keep a small collection of vinyl albums safe and portable. When I need more space I'm going to get more of these, and will probably pick up the 45 version at some point too.

(EDIT) Well I finally got enough records it came time to get another case. I, ge looked around and this is the best one, so I purchased a second one. Now I've. Got enough to get another case, so I'm going to get another.

The first case has survived lots of transporting in the time I've, had it and is still in perfect condition. My original assessment of this case still stands, maybe a bit pricey but well worth it for the ease of transport and the years of protection it will provide to your vinyl. Buy one (or two) and be assured that you will not regret it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
From time to time I add more records to my collection; I love my vinyl to this day! I have found that this record carrying case by Crosley serves double duty as a carrying case and as a fine protector of the records from the elements especially when this full case is stored in my shed. The records inside the case are well protected from dust, pollen or pieces of leaves sliding through tiny cracks in the roof of my storage shed from entering the case. Therefore, my albums are well protected from all of the above--and even dampness--year round!

The advantage of this particular item, of course, is that it's also a carrying case--I can use this to bring my records over to a friend's house and play them all night long; and I love that.

This record carrying case is geared toward the record collector who has a comparatively small collection. Of course, if you get more record albums you can also consider purchasing another one of these if it will hold all the extra records you're adding to your collection. However, people with large and very large record collections will want to cover and protect their albums using big plastic tubs with lids or covered shelving.

I highly recommend this product for any record collector who wants to very carefully protect their albums; this is great especially if you have less than thirty record albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2014
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Very nice case. This is quite solid and should offer great protection against records while looking nice. I've got about 20 or so vinyls, several of which are multi-record albums, so they have larger cases. They fit nicely with no problems, and plenty of room to spare. This is sized for 33s (if not obvious). The walls of the case are decently thick, and this thing is heavy for sure, which gives confidence in build quality. The rubber corner stoppers are also nice and prevent it from sliding around.

My two notes I think worth making (1) there is a slight odor put off by the case. It is not terrible, but does exist. It has faded mostly since I've had this for a little bit of time, but just want to throw it out there. (2) The lid is detachable. When I first found this out I thought I broke it! But the hinges are open so you can remove the top entirely if you'd like. This can be easier for accessing and flipping through the albums, though not seemingly necessary for the design. Not a problem, just be careful as I have accidentally detached it a couple times when opening quicker.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2013
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This is a really nice and heavy duty record case. It has a nice retro look to it and you can store a good amount of records nice and safely. I recommend this for the quality and price. Very satisfied.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2010
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The Crosley Record Carrier Case is very sturdy, and it look the same way they used to look when your parents had them. It is quite heavy when it's full, so I wouldn't ever want to get a bigger one! We already need another case now, and unfortunately it's going to get expensive to keep buying this case for them all. I probably would just use it for a travel case, and stick to milk crates for the rest of them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2015
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The top was really the only negative, and sufficient enough to grant it just one star. You are relying the whole weight of 30 or so LPs on poorly designed latches that detach the top very easily. Might as well not be a mobile case, more like a stationary case.
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