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  1. RenegadeMonster

    RenegadeMonster Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here from Massachusetts?

    I live in Salem and have easy access to Newbury Comics, The Record Exchange and within a hours drive of Bull Moose.

    Anyone have any other recommendations of places to check out for buying records?
     
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    There's Mystery Train in Gloucester which isn't too far. Of course, if you head into Cambridge there is a wealth of options between Central and Harvard Square. Also, the Newbury Comics in Harvard Square has a lot more vinyl than the one on the North Shore Mall, but the best part of going to the Cambridge record shops for me is the amount of used vinyl, for which Newbury doesn't cut it.
     
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    Love Bull Moose! Prices are decent & people are friendly. I'm from the South Shore, but frequently go up to NH.
    Tres Gatos in Jamaica Plain is above and beyond most record store experiences I've had. You can eat/order a drink in the tapas bar half of the establishment, then wander through the record store in the back. The owner is always prepared to specially order you something! He'll frequently pick one up for you, then pick one up for the store because of your recommendation. Saw him literally sell a cool band t-shirt from off his back. Pretty solid.
    My friends and I like Cheap Thrills in Dedham for an assortment of need to have used records at haggle-able prices - owner is also a funny guy. You will need to climb over records to talk to him though!
     
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    Hey all, Allston coming in hot!
     
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    Cheap Records in Central Square in Cambridge is getting more new Records.
     
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    I second Cheapo. Their prices are very reasonable.
     
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    In Cambridge, I recommend Stereo Jack's on Mass Ave and Planet Records on Mt. Auburn St.

    In addition to a wide range of virtually all genres, Stereo Jack's has a great selection of $1 records that are in great shape, and they carry a range of well-made wooden storage crates.

    Planet Records generally has a little bit higher end selection. Generally, the records you'll see in the bins with protective outer sleeves will be very nice copies.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up about Bull Moose. Great store.
     
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    Jacks is a good visit. The workers will keep you laughing, always something interesting and strange playing, and it's worth getting on the floor for the $1 bins and getting dirty If you like 80's, soundtracks, obscure, etc. There are a ton of places in Harvard Square down the road to have a nice lunch and pint at.

    Looney Tunes near Berkley on Boylston St. closed a few years ago. It was my favorite but I heard the owner Pat is open again in Allston now. If anyone makes it there let us know and tell Pat we said good luck and hello.

    Looney Tunes
    16 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
    Hours:
    Saturday 12–8:30PM
    Sunday 12–8:30PM
    Monday 12-8:30PM
    Tuesday 12–8:30PM
    Wednesday 12–8:30PM
    Thursday 12–8:30PM
    Friday 12–8:30PM

    Phone: (617) 247-2238
     
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