Sequels are rarely up to the elan of the original work. Likewise, this follow-up to last week’s review of Recycled Records cannot possibly match the entertainment value of the original article.
My first experience buying at Recycled Records was a fun and fruitful experience – dire urge to find a restroom aside. I managed to pick up two albums I had been looking for at a great price. I had some compact discs at home that I never listened to and decided to take a few of them in for a trade.
While Recycled Records will pay cash for CDs, don’t expect a lot. Even on its website, it warns that the payout is not a lot. Usually trade is the way to go with used record shops. And I wanted some new music anyways.
So I packed a Trader Joe’s paper bag with 18 CDs. And left my tiny, carpeted prison I call my apartment and walked to Recycled Records to make a trade.
Here is what I took in:
|Sarah Brightman||Dream Chaser|
|John Debney||Predators (Soundtrack)|
|Iron Maiden||The Final Frontier|
|Japan Koto Music||Nonesuch Explorer Series|
|The Lumineers||The Lumineers|
|Brad Paisley||Time Well Wasted|
|Pistol Annies||Hell on Heels|
|Ennio Morricone||The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Soundtrack)|
|Original Soundtrack||Moonrise Kingdom|
|Original Soundtrack||Sucker Punch|
|Various||The Rocky Story|
|Shakira||Live off the Record|
|John Williams||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull|
|Rage Against the Machine||Evil Empire|
|The Verve||Urban Hymns|
The clerk refused Brad Paisley’s “Time Well Wasted” and The Verve’s “Urban Hymns” because the store already had too many copies.
As he added up my store credit, I walked around the store. It has a large selection of CDs and DVDs, and is starting to stock used Blu-Ray Discs. CDs, however, were on my mind. Immediately I found a copy of Adam and the Ants first album “Dirk Wears White Sox,” which had a $10 price tag. This is a good punk album, and I’ve been looking for a copy of it, especially the remastered version with bonus tracks.
The clerk told me I had $45 store credit. After browsing for an hour, I picked out eight albums.
|Adam and the Ants||Dirk Wears White Sox (remastered and expanded)|
|Peter Gabriel||Passion (Soundtrack for The Last Temptation of Christ)|
|Moby||Everything Is Wrong|
For some, this may seem like a bad deal. But both of my kids told me that the trade I got is much better than what they get trading video games as Gamestop. And I got some music that I enjoy.
I published this information to give you an idea of how trade works at Recycled Records. I can’t promise you’ll have the same experience, but I feel the store gave me a fair deal.
If you enjoy music, I recommend you go to Recycled Records, even if it is to just look around. While looking around, I checked out its vinyl selection. Picking up a Yes album, I was reminded of the haptic quality of these large album covers, packed with gatefold sleeves and amazing artwork.
Recycled Records is a local business, so its profits are Reno’s profits. It is run by locals. You save money. The local economy makes money. And we all get to enjoy some bitchin’ tunes. Check it out!Recycled Records 822 South Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501 (775) 826-4119 Hours: M-Th 10am-7pm, F-Sa 10am-8pm, Su 12pm-6pm
Copyright 2014 Tony George