13 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Goody

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  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

    I found this list of facts about the Sam Goody music store chain and Sam Goody the person (yes, the chain was founded by a "Sam Goody"!).

    13 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Goody

    I thought this promotion he came up with was really interesting:

  2. I can only recall the mall years in the 1990s for Sam Goody. By then prices were pretty high for their stock. I remember browsing there far more than actually purchasing from Sam Goody, which may be why it went out of business.

    I will say that Sam Goody was the first place I learned about DCC's gold CDs. I remember their higher-than-normal pricing and putting them back in the rack. Of course, a few years later I'd end up spending much more for the DCCs when they became collectibles.
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  3. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Nice article. I still have a ton of still sealed stuff I bought at Sam Goody's Going Out Of Business sale here in Denver. Someday I'll get around to opening it all!
  4. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

    "Some day I'll listen to this". Yeah, i say that too... Good luck. :)
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  5. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    I haven’t thought about them in years. There was a Sam Goody’s in our local mall when I was in high school. My final memory was when they were phasing out 8 Tracks around 1980 or so and were selling them 4 for a dollar. I hated 8 Tracks, but I picked up Metal Machine Music, Fly and two others for a buck.
  6. jimsumner

    jimsumner Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC, USA
    I worked in a Sam Goody's in Raleigh back in the 1970s. A great store, deep inventory, competitive prices, customer-friendly mind set. Fond memories. But eventually the low pay, along with working nights and weekends moved me into the 9-to-5 world.

    But the later incarnation of Goody's was a pale imitation.
  7. Kyhl

    Kyhl formerly known

    I don't know all the details but I'm pretty sure American Can was out of the picture in the early 90s. By the mid-90s, when I worked there, there was no mention of American Can at the HQ and it was a publicly traded company.

    #11 mentioning that American Can sold it to BBY doesn't sound right because Am Cam was out of the picture a decade or more before that.
  8. Greg Eagle

    Greg Eagle Forum Resident

    I think Musicland bought them, hence the watered down version compared to early days.
  9. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident

    Excellent store.
  10. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    14. Goody Got It.

    :shrug: ...unless...you already knew that...

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