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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #750 on: August 26, 2018, 03:52:41 PM »
As a result of my buying spree over the past week I currently have piles of over 50 LPs and a dozen CDs that are awaiting their first spins.  :roll:

So what did I do today..... bought more records.  :duh

Hey, it wasn't my fault. I got an email this morning about a 55% off sale on everything in stock at insound.com.

I ended up getting 3 single LPs and one 2 LP Set, all 180g discs for a total of less than $50.

How could I walk away from a deal like that.

55% off all LPs & CDs and free shipping on all orders over $25.

Sale ends at 11:59 PM EDT tonight.

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #751 on: August 27, 2018, 09:27:31 PM »
I also was all over the Insound sale:

Living In The Past (180 Gram Vinyl 2 LP)   1   $15.74
First Light (180 Gram Vinyl 1 LP)   1   $13.49
Swiss Movement (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) (180g, Vinyl - 1LP)   1   $11.24
Criss-Cross LP   1   $13.49
This Is Our Music (180 Gram 45 RPM 2 LP)   1   $22.49
Subtotal   $76.45
Shipping & Handling   $0.00
Tax   $5.05
Grand Total   $81.50

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #752 on: August 27, 2018, 09:39:47 PM »
The Music Direct crackhouse is making a special delivery tomorrow. MFSL one step of Bridge Over Troubled Water.  Never had a good copy of this album, so I should be set now.


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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #753 on: August 27, 2018, 09:55:40 PM »
The Music Direct crackhouse is making a special delivery tomorrow. MFSL one step of Bridge Over Troubled Water.  Never had a good copy of this album, so I should be set now.



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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #754 on: September 02, 2018, 06:47:58 PM »
Went North yesterday to meet Pumpkinman and hit 2 stores, then to the Pumpkin Lair to see what's changed since I was last there.

Record Revival

lp
Jeff Beck - There and Back
Jeff Beck - Wired
Graham Nash, David Crosby - Graham Nash, David Crosby
Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
Robert Plant - The Principle Of Movement
Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid
Jim Hall - Live
Wes Montgomery - Road Song
Windham Hill Sampler '81
Dave Mason - Certified Live
Little Feat - Down On The Farm
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - Scenes From The Southside
ZZTop - Afterburner

CD
Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions
The Beatles -  Past Masters - Vol Two
The Beatles - The Beatles, (White Album)
Radiohead - Kid A
(All CDs picked for me by Bill)

DoubleDecker

lp
Alan Parsons Project - Vulture Culture
Alan Parsons Project - Eve
Horace Silver - Blowin' The Blues Away
Horace Silver - Silver's Blue
Los Lobos - How Will The Wolf Survive
Little Feat - The Last Record Album

From Bill

lp - (more than I can list, but a few by name...)
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
Alan Parsons Project - Stereotomy
Camel - Breathless
Jethro Tull - Crest Of A Knave
Three George Harrison LPs
Two INXS LPs
And a handful of classical

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Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #755 on: September 02, 2018, 07:44:09 PM »
Gene,
Are you hitting the record store in Allentown or some other store?

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #756 on: September 03, 2018, 01:34:24 PM »
DoubleDecker is the Allentown place. His prices have gone up since Bill introduced me to it in 2010.

Record Revival is in a sprawling flea market in Quakertown, just South of Allentown, good prices but you have to pick through everything.
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #757 on: September 03, 2018, 06:31:15 PM »
DoubleDecker is the Allentown place. His prices have gone up since Bill introduced me to it in 2010.


I wouldn't pin that on DD. The used record prices for the most part have gone up quite a bit over the past 8 years.

I think it is a supply and demand thing. There are just so many old records out there. And the more people that sell off there collections, the smaller the supply out there to restock the used record stores.
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #758 on: September 04, 2018, 10:51:39 AM »
Your points are all true Tom, but he's also opened up the right side of his place to a small audio shop, and I think he has a financial interest in that. Another reason to juice the prices. I don't begrudge him it, everyone has to make a living. But I need to find new places to spend my vinyl money, that's why I bring home so much vinyl from the road, there are deals to be had, albeit at a distance.

Right now my favorite places are in Richmond, VA and Riverside, CA. And I just learned of a place in Herndon, VA I need to check out.
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #759 on: September 04, 2018, 11:48:24 AM »
Your points are all true Tom, but he's also opened up the right side of his place to a small audio shop, and I think he has a financial interest in that. Another reason to juice the prices. I don't begrudge him it, everyone has to make a living. But I need to find new places to spend my vinyl money, that's why I bring home so much vinyl from the road, there are deals to be had, albeit at a distance.

Right now my favorite places are in Richmond, VA and Riverside, CA. And I just learned of a place in Herndon, VA I need to check out.

What’s the name of the place in Riverside? Thx
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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #760 on: September 04, 2018, 02:15:33 PM »
DoubleDecker is the Allentown place. His prices have gone up since Bill introduced me to it in 2010.

Record Revival is in a sprawling flea market in Quakertown, just South of Allentown, good prices but you have to pick through everything.

Let me know couple of days in advance the next time you head over and I will join you guys.

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #761 on: September 04, 2018, 04:52:23 PM »

What’s the name of the place in Riverside? Thx

Nick - that's Riverside, California.

If still interested, it's MadPlatter on the edge of the UC Riverside campus. There's a sister store called Rhino in Claremont, CA. I have clients in Riverside and Pomona so bounce between the 2 stores. Rhino is a little pricier, probably because Claremont more upscale. Luckily not there last week as they had a 4.4 earthquake. I've been through a 3.4 and wasn't thrilled about the experience, so glad I missed the 4.4.

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #762 on: September 04, 2018, 04:53:32 PM »

Let me know couple of days in advance the next time you head over and I will join you guys.

Dee, I thought you gave up on vinyl?

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #763 on: September 04, 2018, 05:23:48 PM »
Arrived today from InSound

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Re: An Afternoon At The Crack House
« Reply #764 on: September 04, 2018, 07:08:23 PM »

What’s the name of the place in Riverside? Thx

Nick - that's Riverside, California.

If still interested, it's MadPlatter on the edge of the UC Riverside campus. There's a sister store called Rhino in Claremont, CA. I have clients in Riverside and Pomona so bounce between the 2 stores. Rhino is a little pricier, probably because Claremont more upscale. Luckily not there last week as they had a 4.4 earthquake. I've been through a 3.4 and wasn't thrilled about the experience, so glad I missed the 4.4.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/mad-platter-riverside
http://www.rhinorecords.cc/about2.php

Yes, Riverside CA, hot and smoggy. I’m a former So Cal guy. Didn’t know rhino was still around. Thx for the info
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