Budget records I have found to very misunderstood, I once was asked by a guy as I was flipping through some records what I collected, and I told him I collected budget records. At this point he asked "Who made those"? I answered his questions explaining that budget records are a field of record collecting, not a brand name and they were mostly manufactured between the 50's to the 70's. Afterwards I was shocked that people knew so little about these very interesting records.
I will tell you the good and the bad about these records. The first thing I'd like to tell you, is the fact that their is a lot of junk out there (Easy listening music, polka, etc.)! Some of this junk is worthwhile, such as some select 101 strings albums and tribute albums. One of the good type of budget record are albums with name artist, the real fun being that the artist in small print usually makes up the majority of the album! Another great type of budget album are knock off records covering pop hits or albums of the day. The quality of these knock off records depend on how well the artist covered the record, some are good, some are paint peeling awful, listen with caution.
I now ask you a question, what do you collect, and what makes you collect it? Please put your answer in the comment section, I can't wait to hear what you have to say.