Boston vinyl shopping

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by ashulman, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Location:
    Bi-Regional
    They know a lot but they miss stuff that's out of their experience. I bought a $400 record for $3 there once. I haven't been in their zone for a while but would never fail to stop in if I was.
     
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  2. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    You do know that when Store 54 was in that space, what they were selling was the Looney Tunes stock, right?
     
  3. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    So I had heard. I went by there a couple of times but couldn't find a place to park the car, then recently found the store was gone completely. I just found an article about the Store 54 closing. It mentioned that the owner was going to sell off his stuff at the Brimfield flea market. I wonder if the remnants of the Looney Tunes collection was included?
     
  4. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    I've bought a lot of LPs signed by now-deceased important jazz musicians there for a few bucks, ie: $2.95 for an autographed Dizzy Gillespie album.
     
  5. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    You perfectly described the scene there. Eleni is a bit of a nut, but a nice one. My strategy is to be as respectful and polite to her as possible, and just let her do her thing. Go with her flow. If you've behaved accordingly, you will be rewarded when you bring her your pile of records and she totals them up. I've gotten some wonderful deals just by being nice to her.
     
  6. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    I recently stumbled upon teeny tiny record store on the 4th floor of an old mill building on Jackson St. in Lowell called Vinyl Destination. They have some great stuff in there!
     
  7. Vinyl Addict

    Vinyl Addict Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA

    Yup, that's the place. The owner Dave is a great guy too.

    The Vinyl Vault in Littleton is another great shop. I always find something I need in there.
     
  8. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    Littleton has a record store...???
     
  9. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    I stumbled upon that shop when I went to see the Sharon Jones movie at the theater down the hall. There's all sorts of interesting little artsy shops and studios in that place, it has a sort of steampunk vibe. Very cool.

    I ventured up there once and didn't find anything I wanted, but I love visiting stores like that, out in the boondocks.
     
  10. Vinyl Addict

    Vinyl Addict Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA

    Yes, 482 King St. in Littleton. It's right off 495
    Called the Vinyl Vault. Another cool shop, this one is owned by Greg (whom is friends with Dave from Vinyl Destination).
     
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  11. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    Thanks for the tip! :edthumbs:
     
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  12. Lebowski

    Lebowski Forum Resident

    Location:
    Eastern MA
    I went to Blue Bag today. I'd have to say meh. I bought a few things, but mostly out of boredom. My impression is that they have a lackluster selection at occasionally inflated prices, and some inconsistencies, though I may have been there on an off day. The clerk kicked me out at one point because he had to temporarily close the store and "go up the street to pick up this guy's collection." That was a little disappointing.
     
  13. pat mcgrath

    pat mcgrath New Member

    Location:
    Boston,Ma.
    And I confirm. We started moving records and bins in this week.16 Harvard Ave,Allston.
     
  14. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    Looking forward!

    Although I'm sorry you're having to do this in the middle of the annual student invasion!
     
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  15. pat mcgrath

    pat mcgrath New Member

    Location:
    Boston,Ma.
    Thanks. And to rednoise,weep no more!
     
  16. action pact

    action pact ^^ Sandy Warner, "The Exotica Girl"

    He kicked a potential customer out so that he could do a buy? That's pretty dumb.
     
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  17. Phishman

    Phishman Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    I kind of like Stereo Jack's for their Jazz selection which is priced very fairly and sometimes way low IMO. I go there frequently to peruse their new arrivals section as I live not too far from Porter.

    Need to check out the Vinyl Vault and Vinyl Destination.
     
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  18. Phishman

    Phishman Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    Is Looney Tunes open now?
     
  19. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston
    I was wondering that myself.

    Blue Bag was pretty packed this afternoon, to the point that I was having to guard my row from interlopers. Scored some goodies, including an Italian library music reissue.
     
  20. Lebowski

    Lebowski Forum Resident

    Location:
    Eastern MA
    Stopped into the Newbury Comics in Harvard Square last night (after striking out at Armageddon Shop). Was shocked at how expensive vinyl has become at Newbury. I mean, like insultingly expensive. Of course, most of it is new stock. The Norwood store at least has lots of used stuff, which makes it worth the trip (sometimes). The clerks were giving out little flyers featuring their current sale: Buy two pairs of socks, get one free! Seriously? Ugh.
     
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  21. Vinyl Addict

    Vinyl Addict Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA

    In Tewksbury?
     
  22. Vinyl Addict

    Vinyl Addict Forum Resident

    Location:
    MA

    Norwood is always worth the trip! For me, anyway. It's the best selection in the state that I have found.
    Where is the largest record shop in MA?
     
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  23. Phishman

    Phishman Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    No, in Boston. Per the owner, Pat, it was supposed to re-open soon...

    I really liked Deja Vu records, went there last week. Need to head to Norwood one of these days.....the store in Newbury St. does not carry used records either.
     
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  24. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Yeah, they've been selling at list or above for a while on new vinyl. The Bellingham store has a good selection of used vinyl for a smaller store.
     
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  25. Lebowski

    Lebowski Forum Resident

    Location:
    Eastern MA
    Are any Greater Boston-area members interested in organizing a group record shopping "field trip" or meet-up or group listening session of some kind?
    I don't know... too weird?? Seeing people in real life??
     

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