CD shops on a trip through west USA (San Francisco -> Las Vegas-> Los Angeles)

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  1. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This Thread Starter

    Soon I will be on a trip through the West Of The USA. Starting at San Francisco, I will be visiting Yosemite (Bass Lake), Las Vegas, Grand Canyon Village, Parker and Santa Monica (LA).

    Are there any interesting shops where they sell used CDs? I’m trying to fit in some CD hunting in the tight tourist schedule I already have. ;)
  2. NettleBed

    NettleBed Active Member

    new york city
    Rasputin in San Francisco (and Berkley) could take an entire day to get through. There's another one in Stockton, which could be on your way to Yosemite, if that's how your trip is structured (large, but not as large as the Bay area locations). In Vegas, stop at both locations of Zia. The stores have large used CD stock - you'll find them similar to the Stockton Rasputin location (if you get to that one). Another favorite of mine in Vegas is Record City, which makes up for some of the quantity you'll find elsewhere, with quality. Vegas has a couple of very good vinyl-centric stores but you did specifically say CDs, so I won't bother.
    In LA, there's Amoeba and... hey, if you still have any money left after hitting Amoeba, look up some places on Yelp. I almost never make it to another store when I'm in LA.
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  3. nancybrooke

    nancybrooke Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
    You'll probably also want to go to Amoeba in SF, if the Haight is on your tourist schedule. Amoeba in LA is in Hollywood, just slightly more mind-boggling than the SF location (it's hard to "pop in" to buy just a couple of CDs, at least from personal experience). Will you have a car? You'll want to budget time for the traffic! The Berkeley location also has a good CD selection.
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  4. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    I have studied at Berkeley and remembered me the day I visited Amoebe for the first time. It was so big that my feet didn't know where to go to... :)
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  5. LordThanos1969

    LordThanos1969 Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Vegas is tough for CDs. The Zia stores are your best bet, but the stock there tends to be picked over. The Record City locations have some CDs too.

    Wax Trax Records also has a significant amount of CDs, but the owner does not price any of them. He told me the minimum he would sell one is $15. It is a very peculiar store, but worth a stop for the experience.
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