Zero Freitas is going to need a lot of Expedits

Zero Freitas vinyl collector obsession

There’s certainly no shortage of vinyl floating around in record stores and charity shops right now. And if you’re lucky, you might actually stumble across something you’d actually play and not have to pay an inflated price for. But one man in Brazil seems hell-bent on buying up all the vinyl in the world to boost his already mammoth collection. Say hello to Zero Freitas and his record buying compulsion.

The New York Times tells the story of an obsession, of a child who had amassed 3000 records by the time he finished high school, and at 30 had 30,000 records in his collection. It’s an excellent and compelling read for a Sunday.