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55 minutes ago, Lomez said:

I agree. Most of the reason I started going to Repo consistently was the contrast in the customer service. The owner is a really good guy, so I don't mind spending an extra couple bucks to support him. I also try to pay with cash when I can. 

If I want a new release, though, I pretty much have to do Lunchbox.

Yeah he is better than Lunchbox idiots.....   This is the turntable I use and I think for the price is a nice one....

 

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/turntables/583f30b3a8662772/

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I remember the days when Jeff Clayton of Antiseen worked at Repo. There were two back then. One on South Blvd and the other on ... I forget. East Blvd?

If you vinylheads ever want to flip your ish, come up here and spend a weekend shopping. I made a list the other day. There are around 20 record shops. Sure, some are terrible ... but the sheer madness of trying to keep up with that drives me insane. Luckily, I've narrowed it down to three that I really love so that helps a ton.

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10 minutes ago, Still Brooklyn said:

I remember the days when Jeff Clayton of Antiseen worked at Repo. There were two back then. One on South Blvd and the other on ... I forget. East Blvd?

If you vinylheads ever want to flip your ish, come up here and spend a weekend shopping. I made a list the other day. There are around 20 record shops. Sure, some are terrible ... but the sheer madness of trying to keep up with that drives me insane. Luckily, I've narrowed it down to three that I really love so that helps a ton.

The one I go to is on Commonwealth Ave near the Briar Creek intersection. Antiseen actually played a live show there on Record Store Day last month.

I bet the record store scene is strong up there. One of my best friends lives in Brooklyn...I might add that to the itinerary next time I visit.

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3 hours ago, Still Brooklyn said:

I remember the days when Jeff Clayton of Antiseen worked at Repo. There were two back then. One on South Blvd and the other on ... I forget. East Blvd?

If you vinylheads ever want to flip your ish, come up here and spend a weekend shopping. I made a list the other day. There are around 20 record shops. Sure, some are terrible ... but the sheer madness of trying to keep up with that drives me insane. Luckily, I've narrowed it down to three that I really love so that helps a ton.

Central Ave was the other one....  There are three maybe four here in Charlotte...  Lunchbox, Repo, Manifest and Wax Museum...  I would rate them in that order....

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1 hour ago, dave-o said:

Central Ave was the other one....  There are three maybe four here in Charlotte...  Lunchbox, Repo, Manifest and Wax Museum...  I would rate them in that order....

Manifest is still open? Wow. I worked there for about five years. And yes ... Central! That's what I was remembering. Maybe Clayton worked at that one. Once I was in there looking at video tapes and he yelled, "STOP LOOKING AT THE PORN!" to try and freak me out, lol.

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On 5/22/2017 at 11:01 PM, Still Brooklyn said:

Manifest is still open? Wow. I worked there for about five years. And yes ... Central! That's what I was remembering. Maybe Clayton worked at that one. Once I was in there looking at video tapes and he yelled, "STOP LOOKING AT THE PORN!" to try and freak me out, lol.

Manifest kind of sucks.   There really isn't much to choose from, and I wouldn't make a special trip there unless you're in the area.     In fact 2nd and Charles has a better selection though you could knock out Manifest and Charles at same time, plus Charles has some other cool stuff if you enjoy nerd stuff.    Lunchbox is probably the best, easily, and now that they have a new location so you're not crawling around looking at stuff in 105 degree heat because 50 people are there, it's much better.    

I find Repo to be "meh".    Plus not a ton of new unless you order it.    Good bit of old stuff though.

There's actually a record store in downtown Monroe, it's really unorganized but has a ton of old junk and he buys out collections pretty often.  

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On 5/25/2017 at 10:02 AM, Zaximus said:

There's actually a record store in downtown Monroe, it's really unorganized but has a ton of old junk and he buys out collections pretty often.  

That guy in Monroe seems to be up to something....  Almost like he uses that place as a store front...  He always tells me about all these amazing used records he has "in the back" but hasnt had a chance to put them out...  He also tried some fancy math on me when I bought some records....  Then he all but gave them to me !!  Havent been in a while maybe I will ride down there this weekend...   He does has have a ton of old junk tho !!

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Anyone shop on Discogs? It's basically Amazon for vinyl. In fact, they have about 95% of anything you could ever possibly want. Not only does it list every bands discography, but each entry is then for sale by multiple sellers. I've bought about 50 records off of it. Only been burned once and got my money back (it's not regulated like eBay but uses Paypal). Discogs is the most wonderful website on the Interwebz. No need for a record shop.

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I've went shopping for Vinyl with my friend a few times and have almost jumped into the hobby like 50 times but I feel I'm about to.   Problem is, how do you stop from spending too much?   I see like 10 albums I want on Amazon sales just right now lol. 

 

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49 minutes ago, Zaximus said:

I've went shopping for Vinyl with my friend a few times and have almost jumped into the hobby like 50 times but I feel I'm about to.   Problem is, how do you stop from spending too much?   I see like 10 albums I want on Amazon sales just right now lol. 

 

It's just like anything (booze, pot, car parts, clothing, etc.) you love, have to use willpower. There's so much out there, you can drop money FAST.

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I was at Lunchbox Records on Central Ave the other day...  I go one or two times a week...  The guys there were telling me Cam had been in there and spent $1,700 on records....

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11 hours ago, Zaximus said:

I've went shopping for Vinyl with my friend a few times and have almost jumped into the hobby like 50 times but I feel I'm about to.   Problem is, how do you stop from spending too much?   I see like 10 albums I want on Amazon sales just right now lol. 

 

Most record stores have $1 bins which is great if you are just starting out...  Lunchbox Records and Repo Records both have these...  At Repo you really have to dig around in the crates but you can find some good records...  I mainly shop at Lunchbox...  I am old...  I dont really buy the over priced new releases... $30 for a record is ridiculous...  Most used albums they sell are in excellent shape and range from $4 to $10 bucks on average...  Some rare albums will be more...  I do splurge and buy a new release if its something I really want but used records is where I go...

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10 minutes ago, dave-o said:

Most record stores have $1 bins which is great if you are just starting out...  Lunchbox Records and Repo Records both have these...  At Repo you really have to dig around in the crates but you can find some good records...  I mainly shop at Lunchbox...  I am old...  I dont really buy the over priced new releases... $30 for a record is ridiculous...  Most used albums they sell are in excellent shape and range from $4 to $10 bucks on average...  Some rare albums will be more...  I do splurge and buy a new release if its something I really want but used records is where I go...

Yeah been at those places before and dug around.    Seems prices have went down a bit and you can get a lot of stuff on Amazon for instance from 14-20 bucks.    A lot of times they come with audio cd and download code too.

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I'll occasionally hit an estate sale if I'm not busy. Find a box full or albums and if you see a couple albums out of 20-25 in the box, go ahead and buy the box for $20, keep the ones you want and trade the rest for store credit at your neighborhood record shop. 

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