I want to go to Princeton Record Exchange for my birthday; what should I expect?

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  1. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    The thread title's bad English but self explanatory.

    Oh, and NO Monty Python please!
     
  2. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Location:
    Eastern Shore
    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.
    Happy birthday!
     
  3. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

    Location:
    Akron, OH
    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.
     
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  4. Gaslight

    Gaslight Q8 Listener

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    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.
     
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  5. rushed again

    rushed again Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Great store. Be prepared to spend a lot of time there but be sure not to let your parking meter run out.
     
  6. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    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!
     
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  7. Jeff Edwards

    Jeff Edwards Senior Member

    There's a parking garage a block or so behind the store which was reasonably priced last time I was there.
     
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  8. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    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.
     
  9. Bill Hart

    Bill Hart Forum Resident

    Location:
    Austin
    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.
    Happy Birthday.
     
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  10. Gaslight

    Gaslight Q8 Listener

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    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.
     
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  11. MKHopkins

    MKHopkins Cool Aid Chemist

    Location:
    Beaver Falls, PA
    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.
     
  12. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brooklyn New York
    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.
     
  13. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    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...
     
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  14. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Location:
    Bucks County, PA
    Parking is free on University lots on weekends and during the summer
     
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  15. nick99nack

    nick99nack Forum Resident

    Location:
    Statesboro, GA
    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.
     
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  16. nick99nack

    nick99nack Forum Resident

    Location:
    Statesboro, GA
    I just noticed how old this thread is. I wonder what the OP ended up buying?
     
  17. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose

    Location:
    NYC
    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. :D
     
  18. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Location:
    Bucks County, PA

    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
     
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  19. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    Here's what I posted in the used bins thread. Yes, I'd gladly go back in a heartbeat.

     
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  20. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    I agree. I didn't have the chance to look downstairs for reasons.
     
  21. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Location:
    Bucks County, PA
    Downstairs is some old, used, and rare, but mostly academic where the University students pick up their books for each semester.
     
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  22. rockindownthehighway

    rockindownthehighway Well-Known Member

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    Czech Republic
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