Favorite Record Stores In Michigan

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  1. Tokyo Banana

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    I'm new to this, but The Record Lounge in Lansing seemed nice enough? Very small shop, but the owner was friendly, and I definitely saw records that I liked.
     
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    Is it near downtown Lansing?
     
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    I dropped in there a couple weeks ago. It's in REO Town. Really nice selection, but prices are asking double what I've seen at other places. Like @Tokyo Banana said though, nice owner, so I grabbed a couple things and she honored a 20% coupon I had from Yelp, and threw in a free canvas bag that I could continue to bring back for 10% off each time after that.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll check it out next time I'm over there.
     
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    The Record Lounge mentioned that there will be some sales coming up. yesterday was a "flash" sale of 25% anything over $10. Also they are looking for recommendations for Record Store Day orders. They do a lot of their communications via Facebook FYI.
     
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    Thanks! I follow a few of the local shops they're all gearing up for RSD.
     
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    So where do all you fellow Michiganders go for RSD? My buddy and I have chosen a different starting point each year we've gone.

    I think this year might be Street Corner Music in Oak Park. We went there on our third stop last year and even at 1 pm or so they still had a lot of nice titles.
    We started at Melodies and Memories last year, that place is a blast to spend some time in...and huge.
     
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    I live near Found Sound, so likely there. If I'm in Lansing that day.. The Record Lounge. This would be my first one.
     
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    I'm not sure yet but I'll probably avoid the "popular" places like Dearborn and UHF because they'll be a madhouse. I may try some smaller random shops and see what happens.
     
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    I started at Dearborn Music one year and we got in pretty quick and I got stuff high on my list, (Hoist and Los Alamos Grind among others) the check-out line was insane though. The year we started at UHF they waited til we got to the door after like an hour in line to announce they didn't get many RSD titles.

    I really like Found Sound, great store. Flipside in Clawson is yet another good stop too.
     
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    The guy at flip side has these giant dogs that are super friendly. They're literally the only reason I buy from him.
     
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    Went to RPM in Traverse City today for the first time. It was awesome. Great selection of new and quality used in every genre and solid prices. It almost got to the point where I had to ask what they DIDN’T have. A must if you’re ever up in that area.
     
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    That’s a dangerous place for the wallet.

    Especially if you work only a block away, which I did for quite some time!
     
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