Used records stores in Frankfurt, Germany

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  1. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Due to long stopover will have almost full day to kill there.
    Tried to search forum, but information is very old (from 2007)
    Wonder if someone familiar with their store picture.
    I am interested in krautrock and German (1965-1985) rock overall (I know about current insane pricing, but..), as well as some German pressings of other "dad's rock".
    New pressings are not my cap of tea.
     
  2. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    Mythos Records
    Höhenstr. 20
    60385 Frankfurt am Main
    069 49085244

    No. 2 Records
    Wallstr. 15
    60594 Frankfurt am Main
    069 624121

    analogetontraeger (close to Mythos Records)
    Gronauer Str. 2
    60385 Frankfurt am Main
    069 78081216
     
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  3. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

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    Thanks a lot!!
     
  4. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

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    BTW, another question.
    Can you bargain in those stores or prices are set in stone?
     
  5. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    Bargaining should be possible if you are buying more than just 1 or 2 items. For sure if you are spending 500 Euros there.
     
  6. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

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    Thank you! Will keep in mind
     
  7. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    Will you post your impressions?
     
  8. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

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    Yes, 3 days left to go ))
     
  9. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    There is another store close to No.2 Records:

    In Between
    Walter-Kolb-Str.5-7
    60594 Frankfurt am Main
    0176 99630919

    Will you be here on Thursday or Friday?
     
  10. Old Zorki II

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  11. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    I will not be in the city on Thursday, pity.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Old Zorki II

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    Thank you!
     
  13. Johnny Ryall

    Johnny Ryall Well-Known Member

    Maybe you wont be able to read this before going into Sachsenhausen but while you're in the area you should also try some digging at Sick Wreckords.
    It's a just a few doors down from No.2.
     
  14. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

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    Already done. Visited n2 records, Mythos and Sick Wrecords. The last one I cared a little (it is 100 feet from n2), but other two I loved. Great owners and excellent selection, with superb quality. Almost everything is NM- or borderline. Prices are very reasonable. The only drawback was that owner of n2 took almost all German rock and kraut selection to some show. But perhaps he saved me lots of money )). I still was able to fish out 20 or so records, will show my catch a little bit later.
    Very happy. Thank you guys for an advice!
     
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  15. Old Zorki II

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    I think In Between was closed that Thursday, and I had no time left for analogetontraeger.
    Again, I suspect Mythos had somewhere "collectable" stack, but I simply was running out of time. Not like I was ready to shell out 1000 euro for Nosferatu or similar.
    The highest priced item was only 35 (Novalis "Banished Bridge" 1st press in pristine condition), and most were in 15-20 euro range.

    Well, there is always a chance for return there some time in fall or even earlier )).
     
  16. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    Yes, In Between is closed on Thursdays. Their location is very close to Sick Wrecords, actually at the next corner.

    I think Mythos Records has expensive stuff at the walls and in a rack close to the counter, next to the turntable for public use. The owner has probably other interesting and valuable records that aren't in the store yet. I only go there for CDs, so I might not know all the details regarding vinyl. Next time you are there tell Chris (the owner) that I sent you!
     
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  17. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

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    As promised picture of my catch (bedding cover supplied by my Airbnb rental) on my way home )).
    I spent totally around 300 euros, give or take.
    Most are 1st German presses (not all of course, some represses and 2 are French), in condition mostly NM-.
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Old Zorki II

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    Started to clean and listen. I really liked German pressings before, and now I can compare with some US and UK versions.
    In general much better bass and light cymballs roll off - a trade off I can almost always take.
    Wonder how often inventory changes in those stores? I think I may stop by again in #2 records beginning of March (my layover is shorter I will not make it stores opening at 2pm)
     
  19. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    They will have some new stuff for sure. But I assume less popular titles will sell slowly.
     
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  20. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

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    Do you think if ask them nicely they can open store like 30 minutes earlier?
     
  21. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    Asking nicely should include the promise to spend at least 500 Euros. ;)

    Actually I don't know. Ask them but don't expect too much.
     
  22. Old Zorki II

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    So I contacted him and he has no problem letting me in way before 11 am..
    Did I already mentioned how nice those guys at #2 are? )))
     
  23. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Forum Resident

    I'm happy to hear this!

    When will you be here?
     
  24. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher Thread Starter

    Location:
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    March 5
     

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