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  1. Vinyl47

    Vinyl47 Well-Known Member

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    For Vinyl Me, Please Members in, from & appreciative of the Garden State.

    Edit: Well that didn't work. I wanted to set up a Garden State Sub Forum.
    I'm tired of coming here and having to choose between NYC and Philly.
     
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    Aren’t we just a suburb of NYC and Philly?
     
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    As a way of distancing ourselves from the Suburb Theory, how about we start with a rundown of your Top 5 NJ Vinyl record purveyors (they call those "stores" in NYC and Philly")?

    1. Vintage Vinyl (VMP was not wrong about that) - Fords, NJ
    2. Iris Records - Hoboken, NJ
    3. Princeton Record Exchange - Princeton, NJ
    4. Scotti's Record Shop - Summit, NJ
    5. Lofidelic Records - Belmar, NJ
     
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    Because of where I live (near Princeton) I only frequent PREC in NJ. I actually like Siren Records in Doylestown, PA better though. Layout is better and I don't have to crawl around as many Crosley owning college kids bent on destroying good vinyl with dagger needled TTs.
     
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    I’ve been to PREX a few times and I enjoy going there. Definitely feels like an event to go there. I’ve been to Scotti’s once. I remember it being well curated and therefore pricey.

    I live across the border in NY which is pretty barren as far as record stores are concerned.
     
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    Scotti's is closest to my house, but i consider VV my local.

    Scotti's has smallish RSD/BFRSD turnout so its good for those events.
    Also he buys local estate sale lots. Where I live there are a lot of those and he gets good Rarities in from time to time.
    Scored a pristine copy of Wildflowers there recently.

    VV is THE BEST, however.
    1st Press Metal game is on point and they have an enormous selection of Used Mint Condition records in addition to the typical Used, $1 Bin and New Release categories.

    If you are ever in Hoboken, check out Iris. Its small and dark but well curated and you can find some Gems. Picked up a RSD 2011 release (Deftones - Covers) there last year.
     
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    I'll occasionally find some good things at Flipside II in Pompton Plain even though it's a real pain in the ass. The stacks are packed way too tight and I always have to end up having to pull the first 10 records out of each row to flip through. There's a new one in Chester that I've been meaning to go to. I think the guy who organizes the monthly record fair in Wayne runs it.

    Scotti's is the closest store to me, but I only really head there on RSD or more likely the day after to pick over what's left.
     
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    Revilla Grooves & Gear is by far the best in NJ. PREX is overrun by college kids and almost feels like a tourist attraction, but still worth a trip if you're in the area. Never been to Vintage Vinyl, but probably because I don't listen to metal. Flipside II was the worst record store I've ever been to in my entire life. Scotti's is the closest to me and is run by a old little greedy man. Look Scotti's up on yelp, the owner likes to argue with everyone who leaves a bad review.
     
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    Where is Revilla? I'm always looking to improve my crate digging experience.
     

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