13 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Goody

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  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    USA
    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:

     
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  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

    Location:
    USA
    "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

    Location:
    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.
     

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