Los Angeles area record stores

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by jamesc, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Live on-line auction on low dollar 80's stuff. If you want to know why the racks stink in record stores now....
     
  2. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Lord Of The New Church

    Weirdest thing, a record store in Costa Mesa that I really liked, Port Of Sound Record Shoppe had someone come in and buy virtually their entire inventory both new and used which amounted to something like 200,000 LPs. Completely cleaned out the store. But they’re still open, slowly restocking, buying new inventory. I think they had maybe 200 new records when I dropped by last week.
     
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  3. CraigVC

    CraigVC Senior Member

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    This place? Port of Sound Records Vinyl Records

    I've ordered Record Store Day titles from them a few times.

    I guess they need to remove the statement on the carousel of their home page that says "One of the largest collections of vinyl records in the world" .... !!
     
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  4. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Lord Of The New Church

    Yes, that's the store. I don't know about their claim about having anything close to the largest collection of vinyl records before the buy-out, even in Southern California (Amoeba Hollywood and even Fingerprints in Long Beach are better) but they were certainly worth dropping in a few times a month and they typically got a lot of RSD product.
     
  5. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Somebody must know who bought them out. The Brasil guy is cheap.
     
  6. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    POS’s used records are generally overpriced, but whoever bought them out saved the equivalent of a Rolls Royce (0r three?) by not buying the same titles from Better Records.
     
  7. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    I saw a photo of the owner on a Facebook photo od store......at a Greater Orange Record Show I attended a few months ago he sold there. High high prices. I'm sure he found some rich Japanese person though the Yen to Dollar stinks.
     
  8. Mooglander

    Mooglander Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mesa Springs, CA
    Rhino Montclair's soft opening is this weekend. I read there was a very long line to get in yesterday.
     
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  9. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Lord Of The New Church

    I will say at least a few years ago, Port Of Sound paid me a pretty fair price for a bunch of albums that were cluttering up my collection - mostly early 80's MFSL and Nautilus Half Speeds and even a few live bootlegs that I have much better sounding options.

    ...and apparently, the buyer of their entire inventory was the owner of a couple records stores in CA.
     
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  10. Mooglander

    Mooglander Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mesa Springs, CA
    "Come and take advantage of our bulk discounts!"
     
  11. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Don't tell me Amoeba.....Rockaway pays more than those characters. I guess the stock would be better than their VG- Van Halen albuns at $16.99.
     
  12. jim249

    jim249 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boise, ID, USA
    It just might be that Rockaway is appointment only now to control the number of shoppers in the store at a given time. Maybe they were having problems with shoplifting. Just a thought. The last used record store I was at in the LA area was MobyDisc in Encino about 37 years ago.
     
  13. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Rockaway is retail but 1/4 of the old store. No shoplifting, it is like being in a big living room. Amoeba probably isn't getting much in in quality. They are notorious for being cheap to the people bringing stuff in.
     

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