Antone’s Record Shop is known for its great selection of vinyl, such as Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Reggae, Jazz, Soul, Blues and more. They sell new and used records, cassettes and 8-Track tapes. Depending on what you are seeking, you can find records in 45, LP and 78 sizes. Antone’s buys sells and trades merchandise and always updates their stock. They also sell magazines, posters, books, t-shirts, turntables, collectibles. Picture Disc prices start at $4.99 on up to $24.99. Posters start at $11.99 up to $39.99, depending on selections available. Records average $9.99 in price. Gift certificates are available. Antone’s also has in-store events such as recording signings, record release parties and special guest performances right in their Austin, Texas location! You can check out their event listing by visiting their website http://www.antones.net.
Antone’s is located on 2928 Guadalupe in Austin Texas, 78705. Their phone number is 512-322-0660 and email address is [email protected] They are open 7 days a week, Mondays through Saturdays 10am to 10pm. Sunday hours are 11am to 8 pm. Christmas Eve their hours are 10am to 6pm and are closed on Christmas Day. You can take a virtual tour of Antone’s by visiting their website as well.
Purchases can be made at the store, by calling the store at their main number or by e-mail. They accept paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and US money orders.
At Waterloo Records and Videos you can browse the store for records or CDs, sell what you don’t want, or trade them in! They have a great selection to choose from. You can even get select CD’s in a clean version verses the ones that come with the Parental Advisory sticker on them so the younger kids can enjoy them too without the bad language! Waterloo features many bands right out of Texas as well as rock, jazz and blues, etc. They sell music DVDs, film DVDs. You can even preview CDs by listening to them in store at any of their play station areas.
One of the nice features Waterloo has to offer is that they accept competitor gift cards! So if you have a gift card from a national chain store that carries music or videos, such as Walmart, Borders, Best Buy, etc. you can use them at Waterloo! All you need to do is bring it to the register before you begin your shopping so they can verify the amount on the card, then they will issue you a store credit for the value on the card!
Waterloo has a 10 day return policy with receipt. Merchandise must be returned in “like new” condition. You will be given store credit or exchange the item for something else. Returns cannot be used for purchasing event tickets. They accept all major credit cards, checks and money orders. They even offer mail order to your home on select items from around the world.
Waterloo is located on 600A North Lamar in Austin and their phone number is 512-474-2500. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 10 am to 11 pm, Sundays 11 am to 11 pm and closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Their email address is [email protected]
Backspin Records sells new and used albums and has a huge selection of album genres, from Rock, such as Classic, Psych, Progressive, Metal, Alternative and the 80’s, to Dance, such as Disco and Techno. They also carry Jazz, Funk, R&B, Soul, Classical and of course, Country. Backspin buys and sells and trades CDs and DVDs as well as vinyl records. They offer cash and trade-in credit. Have a dirty records? For just $1 they will clean your vinyl record with a cleaning machine! Come in with a handful and they are willing to negotiate a price!
In-store pricing will be better than on-line pricing provided it is available in the store. You can make arrangements to pick up merchandise at the store or have it shipped to you. They will ship anywhere in the world and accept major credit cards Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Amex and also Paypal. If you choose to sell your records to them your payment is determined by the demand the customers have for them, the condition of the records, how rare it is, and also by the quantity that already exists in the store.
Backspin Records is located on 4631 Airport Blvd, Suite 110-A in Austin. (512) 454-SPIN (7746) Hours of operation are Tuesday thru Sunday 12pm to 9pm and are closed on Mondays.
Breakaway Records is an all-vinyl record store specializing in LP, 12″ and 7″ records. Most popular selections are Soul, Funk, Psych, Garage, Punk, Girl Group, R&B, Country and Blues. They also carry Rock. Breakaway Records will buy and trade for your used vinyl.
Breakaway Records is located on 1704 East 5th Street #105, just walking distance from Downtown Austin. Their phone number is (512) 538-0174. You can email them for trade-in information at www.breakawayrecs.com. They are available on Ebay and also Myspace. Store hours are Mondays thru Saturdays from 11 am to 8 pm and Sundays 11 am to 6 pm.
End of an Ear record store offers a wide selection of new music from Pop, Folk, Techno, Reggae, Hip-Hop Soul, Punk and more. Choose from vinyl, CDs and DVDs. Many CDs are re-releases, hard to finds and anniversary copies. New products arrive often in all genres. End of an Ear also sells tickets for events at Emo’s. Gift certificates are available for purchase in any denomination you need. For other information you can email them at [email protected] or by End of an Ear on Myspace.
They are located on 2209 South First Street in Austin. (512) 462-6008. Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday 11am to 9pm and Sundays 12pm to 8pm.
Sound On Sound Records sells new and used vinyl and Cds. You can check out their new arrivals as they update their website. They have in-store performances during each month. Sound On Sound also sells tickets to select events, however they are sold in-store only. On Ebay you can purchase rare discs at affordable and competitive prices. They also have a Myspace page.
Sound On Sound is located on 106 E. North Loop Blvd in Austin. Their email address is [email protected] or you can call them at (512) 371-9980 for more information about forms of payment. Their store hours are Monday – Saturday, 11am to 9pm and open on Sundays from 12 pm to 8 pm.
Encore Records is probably the best place to go for Metal music. In Flames, Lamb of God, Mudvayne and Paramore are available, just to name a few. Encore also carries many genres of music and films as well. They also offer in-store video rentals as well! Encore recommends calling in advance to see if a certain item is in stock. T-shirts are available for purchase. CD are competitively priced ranging from $13.00 to $29.99 average.
Encore Records is located on 1745 W. Anderson Lane in Austin. (512) 451-8111. You can email them at [email protected] for further information or visit their website www.revolutionnumber9.com They accept major credit cards as well as Paypal payments on line.
Cheapo Discs has been voted as the best used CD store in Austin. Practically all the stock they have is from customers selling their CDs. Occasionally they will purchase store liquidation merchandise too. They also sell LPs and new CDs and new merchandise comes in daily. They also sell used DVDs, over 700 titles to pick from!
If you choose to sell your used CDs, your cash return depends on quality and quantity of the same item already for sale in the store. They will also accept albums but not cassette tapes. Cases to CDs and sleeves to albums must be included. You don’t have to schedule an appointment to bring your items in. Believe it or not, Cheapo Discs gets in anywhere from 500 to 1000 discs daily! If a CD has a scratch, they will place a green tag on it and sell it at a lower then regular price. All their merchandise is 100% guaranteed and you have ten days to exchange it for anything else in the store. They do not issue cash refunds but will give you store credit. An opened new item will only be returned within 10 days if it is defective, for an exact exchange only.
New sealed returns will be returned for a full refund or exchange. Please bring the original receipt for all returns with you.
Cheapo Discs also have in-store events! Check out their website for more information! Gift certificates are available for purchase. Visit them on Myspace as well.
Cheapo Discs is located on 914 N. Lamar in Austin. They can be reached at (512) 477-4499 for any other
information you may need. They are open every day from 9am till Midnight.
Whatever your listening pleasure, Austin, Texas has a record store for you!