Jersey City Record Stores/Princeton Record Exchange

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by midniteinsanjuan, May 4, 2019.

  1. midniteinsanjuan

    midniteinsanjuan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Going to Jersey City for a show next month and wondered if some of our esteemed forum members could recommend some good record stores for used Vinyl in JC.

    Also, is it worth driving down to the Princeton record exchange?
     
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  2. Gaslight

    Gaslight Kokomo or My Ding-a-Ling : Shoulda been a poll

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    Yes, it's worth taking a trip to PREX.

    If you're driving there, the street parking is a challenge but there's a garage just around the corner from the store. Or you can (sometimes) find free lots a few blocks away but they fill up pretty fast.
     
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  3. Hershiser

    Hershiser Forum Resident

    This will be very much worth your while!
     
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  4. midniteinsanjuan

    midniteinsanjuan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Cool! Thanks for the tip
     
  5. midniteinsanjuan

    midniteinsanjuan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Great.. Thanks for the info
     
  6. SteelyNJ

    SteelyNJ Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    Although I used to work in Jersey City, I'm not familiar with any decent record stores there. I can, however, vouch for the Princeton Record Exchange. It's a bit of a schlep from JC but I agree with the others that the trip would be very much worth the time and effort. Plan on spending a lot of time (and a fair amount of money) there! I usually park in the Spring Street garage, about a 3-minute walk from PREX.
     
  7. midniteinsanjuan

    midniteinsanjuan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Very informative post.. Thanks!
     
  8. Hershiser

    Hershiser Forum Resident

    And if you have some cash left over and love ice cream be sure to check out The Bent Spoon on Palmer Square. Great ice cream but cash only. Line will probably be long. Short walk from PREX.
     
  9. zphage

    zphage inappropriately touching the out of touch

    Vintage Vinyl, Fords, NJ may be nearer

    What are you looking for? Cd/Vinyl? Genre? Era?
     
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  10. midniteinsanjuan

    midniteinsanjuan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Cool!

    Used Vinyl from the 60's/70's
     
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  11. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toms River, NJ
    Also a great coffee place on Palmer Square... Rojo Roastery
     
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  12. SteelyNJ

    SteelyNJ Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    Just be prepared to do a lot of bending and crouching. Lots of inexpensive nuggets in the unsorted boxes on the floor below the categorized bins.
     
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  13. zphage

    zphage inappropriately touching the out of touch

    Also consider Spin Me Round, Phillipsburg, NJ

    They post a lot on YouTube
     
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  15. dreamingtree1855

    dreamingtree1855 Active Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Yes. Great store. It's organized in a very cool way, one huge "new arrivals" store where the music rotates around the store with the newest in front. Good clean wax. I'm in Seattle but grew up right by PREX. The last few times I've been back to visit my folks I skipped PREX and went to Revilla. Grab a slice across the street when you go, decent and cheap old school pizza joint.
     
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