Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by mBen989, Sep 8, 2017.
The thread title's bad English but self explanatory.
Oh, and NO Monty Python please!
No cake, but one of the greatest sections of reasonably priced vinyl, CDs, DVDs and other media, often rare, that I have ever seen. It's so good, I drive there once a year to lurk and buy. Nice, knowledgable people, too.
Stick around for a couple of hours at least. They're processing new pre-owned arrivals and putting them out on the floor all day long. You can pick up some great stuff by being the first to browse.
Expect your wallet to be a lot lighter by the time you leave.
It's a great store....give yourself at least a few hours to go through all the aisles + the dollar bins.
Great store. Be prepared to spend a lot of time there but be sure not to let your parking meter run out.
Get there early to find a parking space and as others have already mentioned, have at least an hour and a half to browse and bring lots of your birthday money, as you will be spending a bunch there. I will admit that I have struck gold a few times there, but a few times I have left damn near empty handed. Best to a have a list of artists or titles of stuff that you are looking for, as that store can sometimes seem overwhelming!
There's a parking garage a block or so behind the store which was reasonably priced last time I was there.
Thanks for the helpful information so far. I'm not headed there until sometime this weekend (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) so if anyone else has something to add, keep it coming.
Oh, and yes, the details of my haul will be posted in the usual place.
Can't speak to Princeton, haven't been there in decades, though I know a few people that make the trip when they are selling off a newly acquired collection.
Doubledecker has had some very good stuff- near or in Bethlehem; don't know how far that is from you.
Street parking on Sundays is free (last I checked) and there's a free lot also by the University south of the main street.
Getting there early is usually the best bet.
made my third trip to PREX this week. First two times I got my original copies of Bitches Brew and Exile on Main St (w/postcards!) out of their used bins.
This time didn’t luck out maybe because it was so soon after RSD- but did get $30 worth of old jazz odds and ends. Love the place.
I was unimpressed the last two times I went a few years ago. Not like it was in the 80's, it was GREAT back then. But I did find a great French/Canadian LP [artist name escapes me/not home now] in the $1 bin last time so it wasn't a total waste.
2nd best value in the neighborhood. When you suddenly realize it's 2 hours after sundown, who wants to fret about whether your car's been towed when you're only halfway through the "R"'s...
Parking is free on University lots on weekends and during the summer
Expect to purchase a lot, and spend some time there. I go there quite often (or as often as I can when I'm in the area visiting family - I went twice within a week's time during my last trip). Also, check out the italian deli at the end of the street it's on. A lot of good desserts there - I highly recommend the Tiramisu. Best I've ever had!
The spanish inquisition might be there when you're not expecting them.
I just noticed how old this thread is. I wonder what the OP ended up buying?
Likely half the store. And then had to take a second job to pay for it all and hasn't had time to post again.
great wine store: Wine Store in Palmer Square Princeton, NJ 08542 - Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop specializes in wines beyond Italy, France and US
Great fish restaurant: Blue Point Grill run by a fishmonger
Great bookstore around the corner on the mainstreet with clean bathrooms: Labyrinth Books - Princeton
Here's what I posted in the used bins thread. Yes, I'd gladly go back in a heartbeat.
I agree. I didn't have the chance to look downstairs for reasons.
Downstairs is some old, used, and rare, but mostly academic where the University students pick up their books for each semester.
If Athenian pizza is still open... must try.
And don't forget the Princeton U Store for tons of nerdy things, great textbooks etc.
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