In the interest of saving storage space, reducing clutter in my house and shifting to a format that I prefer for selected albums, I'm seriously considering selling all my hundreds of CDs and collecting vinyl copies of my favorite albums instead.
The problem now is that I know very little about vinyl and collecting them. Another problem is that I'm in Asia and there are almost no places here to buy these records (and if ever there are, they are overpriced) so I have to turn to ordering online.
1) What are the different types of vinyl records (I heard discussions about different size/weight/pressing)? Which of these is the best?
2) Where is the best place to buy/order vinyl records online aside from direct from the label if it is offered there?
3) Other things to consider?
Also... while we're at this, could someone also recommend a decent turntable? In this hobby I don't want to get something too cheap but it's easy to get too expensive, which I don't want to happen. What would a good turntable be?