Record stores in San Fran?

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by Chester0711, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Forum Resident

    Location:
    SF Peninsula
    Him and his brother both where radio DJs and they collected records well before opening the store in 1985. In fact Tommy worked for Rod's Records on that street, he then just did all the work there until Rod said one day, you want to buy the store? Tommy and Robert bought it, changed the name and worked out of that same location. A few years later a bigger store front opened up on the same street, so they fixed it up to move into.

    So they worked that store through all the down turn for records, but had CDs also it's a music store. It has been really good for him with so many people getting into records again, as they are getting closer to retirement age. But he loves what he does and get lots of used records in still. Then the fact of all the new stock that's being pressed these days.

    Every once in a while he'll need to look up a record because it's something rare and wants to know how the price is reflected. However he's never sold something like that to me at top dollar, always leaving some meat on the bones If I want to sell it later. Hell if you find some high dollar records in boxes of common titles you might have paid 50 cents to a dollar a title, it's not hurting you to sell it at half price and move it fast.

    This is the longest I haven't been in the store for a very long time. I'v been going through my records here and he's been going through his collection at home. Can't wait to see some of the gems he'll be finding.
     
  2. dcarwin

    dcarwin Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Any place to get sleeves open in the city?
     
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  3. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    What do you mean get sleeves open?


    Oh I got ya. Buy sleeves. Not sure if any store is open yet. But soon. Things are starting now. Maybe next week.
     
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  4. meadorbd

    meadorbd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    FYI Originals Vinyl announced they are opening on Monday. I assume others are following suit.
     
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  5. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    I hear The Record Man and Wax Trax Las Vegas are the most ridiculous record stores in the U.S.A..
     
  6. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Vegas record stores, just the idea, could be interesting. Pawning stuff for gambling type of thing. Who knows what could be there, transitory place. Intreguing. Haven’t been there in so long and records never occurred to me, next time.
     
  7. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    Vegas was okay in the 80's and 90's then the Record City chain got stale, J-Mars was obliterated by a Metro team on a sting, their few record conventions around '98 had more glasses of water than customers. Big B's was good but if you read the late owner's interview about why it went under you'll understand why getting trusting employees is a #1 thing in retail. Zia is once is enough. Wax Trax has legendary Yelp reviews.
     
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  8. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Great name Wax Trax
     
  9. Pipian

    Pipian Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Are there any good stores still in the South Bay beyond Streetlight and the Rasputin in Campbell?
     

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