Amoeba Music

★★★★★
  • 1855 Haight St

    San Francisco, CA 94117

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  • 415-831-1200

About Amoeba Music

Hours
Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Our used buying counter closes at 9 p.m., Mon - Sat. and 8pm on Sundays.

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This store is always up-to-date with the latest releases when it comes to the music scene. I can highly recommend this store to many.

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This store is always up-to-date with the latest releases when it comes to the music scene. I can highly recommend this store to many.

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This store offers some quite exciting promos and discounts on selected items. I love shopping here from time to time.

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This store offers some quite exciting promos and discounts on selected items. I love shopping here from time to time.

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This store is always up-to-date with the latest releases when it comes to the music scene. I can highly recommend this store to many.

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This store is always up-to-date with the latest releases when it comes to the music scene. I can highly recommend this store to many.

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I've been looking for the guitar to fits my preference eversince. And for me, this store has met my expectations when it comes to their guitars. Definitely high quality.

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I've been looking for the guitar to fits my preference eversince. And for me, this store has met my expectations when it comes to their guitars. Definitely high quality.

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It is important for me that the salesmen know more about what they are selling. For me, people here are pretty much knowledgeable not only about their products but also music in general.

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It is important for me that the salesmen know more about what they are selling. For me, people here are pretty much knowledgeable not only about their products but also music in general.

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I've been looking for the guitar to fits my preference eversince. And for me, this store has met my expectations when it comes to their guitars. Definitely high quality.

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I've been looking for the guitar to fits my preference eversince. And for me, this store has met my expectations when it comes to their guitars. Definitely high quality.

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these guys are the worst! I've had the worst experience with these guys having once being accused of re-sealing product, told to go elsewhere when questioning pricing and finally banned after being accused of being an ebay seller. No

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these guys are the worst! I've had the worst experience with these guys having once being accused of re-sealing product, told to go elsewhere when questioning pricing and finally banned after being accused of being an ebay seller. No

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I am spoiled living in San Francisco with the little shops I tend to take for granted. Last weekend, I finally came across a record store that allowed me to trade in my CDs I'm bored with, and walk out with credit to buy more stuff in the future. Cool and highly recommended. So much better than the overpriced book stores, and so on.

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★★★★☆

I am spoiled living in San Francisco with the little shops I tend to take for granted. Last weekend, I finally came across a record store that allowed me to trade in my CDs I'm bored with, and walk out with credit to buy more stuff in the future. Cool and highly recommended. So much better than the overpriced book stores, and so on.

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Amoeba is known for their huge selection and they don't disappoint in that respect. Few of the titles are really incredibly rare things, though, and I generally find their prices high, especially on used items. I've been a music shopper most of my life and have never seen so many $10-$11 used CDs anywhere else. They can get away with this markup because of their location in the Haight. Nonetheless, I enjoy browsing there and I usually walk away with at least a couple of things worth the prices.

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★★★★☆

Amoeba is known for their huge selection and they don't disappoint in that respect. Few of the titles are really incredibly rare things, though, and I generally find their prices high, especially on used items. I've been a music shopper most of my life and have never seen so many $10-$11 used CDs anywhere else. They can get away with this markup because of their location in the Haight. Nonetheless, I enjoy browsing there and I usually walk away with at least a couple of things worth the prices.

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I don't know if Amoeba is an independent record store, small chain or something else but it feels very non-corporate and has a great election whether it's used out of print Jazz or the most esoteric contemporary stuff.

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I don't know if Amoeba is an independent record store, small chain or something else but it feels very non-corporate and has a great election whether it's used out of print Jazz or the most esoteric contemporary stuff.

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Amoeba Records has both CD's for my dad and his sixties music, and new albums for my sister and I. It's filled wall to wall with albums, all organized alphabetically and really easy to find. If you're looking to save a buck, they also sell used copies, but you may loose out in the long run-- sometimes the merchandise is warped. Other than that, they sell everything at a really reasonable price, and you can almost always guarentee you'll find what you're looking for!

PROS: AMAZING selections!!!, pretty affordable, used or new copies, music & DVDS
CONS: questionable neighborhood, used items may be damaged

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★★★★★

Amoeba Records has both CD's for my dad and his sixties music, and new albums for my sister and I. It's filled wall to wall with albums, all organized alphabetically and really easy to find. If you're looking to save a buck, they also sell used copies, but you may loose out in the long run-- sometimes the merchandise is warped. Other than that, they sell everything at a really reasonable price, and you can almost always guarentee you'll find what you're looking for!

PROS: AMAZING selections!!!, pretty affordable, used or new copies, music & DVDS
CONS: questionable neighborhood, used items may be damaged

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There is such a huge collection of music at Amoeba. I love the people who work there because they seem to know exactly where everything that I ask for would be. You never find that at target.

PROS: You can find tons of soundtracks.
CONS: Spend too much time in this store.

5
★★★★★

There is such a huge collection of music at Amoeba. I love the people who work there because they seem to know exactly where everything that I ask for would be. You never find that at target.

PROS: You can find tons of soundtracks.
CONS: Spend too much time in this store.

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If you ask my brother this is the best music store in the city .You can find great deals on old and new music. I have a cousin that lives in Philadelphia and on every trip that he makes to San Francisco, Amoeba is the first place that he wants to go, he's an Opers singer and always finds great deals on the music that he is looking for.

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★★★★★

If you ask my brother this is the best music store in the city .You can find great deals on old and new music. I have a cousin that lives in Philadelphia and on every trip that he makes to San Francisco, Amoeba is the first place that he wants to go, he's an Opers singer and always finds great deals on the music that he is looking for.

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By far the best music store I've have ever been in. Unbelievable selection of new and used cd, LPs, dvd, posters and 45's. They have weekly free concerts in store... where I have seen many top notch bands playing live.. for FREE. They also buy and trade cds, dvds, etc. Make sure to get pick up a flyer as you leave for Escape from New York Pizza. The flyer gets you a free drink with purchase of slice.

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★★★★☆

By far the best music store I've have ever been in. Unbelievable selection of new and used cd, LPs, dvd, posters and 45's. They have weekly free concerts in store... where I have seen many top notch bands playing live.. for FREE. They also buy and trade cds, dvds, etc. Make sure to get pick up a flyer as you leave for Escape from New York Pizza. The flyer gets you a free drink with purchase of slice.

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I went by here with my mom looking for some cheap CDs. I walked in and was swamped with millioins of CDs. They have used CDs starting at a few dollars! I ended up spending hours in there. If you wanted to just try out a CD I suggest Amoeba because you can buy something for a dollars and see if you like it. If you dont, throw it out. If you do, go and buy more!

5
★★★★★

I went by here with my mom looking for some cheap CDs. I walked in and was swamped with millioins of CDs. They have used CDs starting at a few dollars! I ended up spending hours in there. If you wanted to just try out a CD I suggest Amoeba because you can buy something for a dollars and see if you like it. If you dont, throw it out. If you do, go and buy more!

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They have an excellent selection of music for everyone. If you are a vinyl digger this is the place for you. I suggest looking through the clearance records to find good deals. If you are trying to make money off your vinyl take your records somewhere else. Depending on who works there you may only get a few bucks for 30+ records that are worth and easy $100.

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They have an excellent selection of music for everyone. If you are a vinyl digger this is the place for you. I suggest looking through the clearance records to find good deals. If you are trying to make money off your vinyl take your records somewhere else. Depending on who works there you may only get a few bucks for 30+ records that are worth and easy $100.

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You can find many types of music here at this place. They have a wide selection to choose from. If you need help with anything, the employees will be glad to assist you in your needs. They are very nice and helpful. The prices here are reasonable and are not too high.

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★★★★☆

You can find many types of music here at this place. They have a wide selection to choose from. If you need help with anything, the employees will be glad to assist you in your needs. They are very nice and helpful. The prices here are reasonable and are not too high.

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If you want to buy a CD by your favorite artist (last 50 years), you'll most likely find it here. This place sells new and old CDs/DVDs/records. Be sure to check out the clearance section, where you can get 4 CDs for the price of 3. I must emphasize that you will receive little or no help from the staff. I was brushed off several times when I asked for help finding a CD. The staff members seem to enjoy chatting amongst themselves. The price is reasonable for most items. The store buys back your older CDs. Their checkout system is unique because you pay for the item(s) and the cashier will hand your purchase to you beyond the anti-theft detectors.

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★★★☆☆

If you want to buy a CD by your favorite artist (last 50 years), you'll most likely find it here. This place sells new and old CDs/DVDs/records. Be sure to check out the clearance section, where you can get 4 CDs for the price of 3. I must emphasize that you will receive little or no help from the staff. I was brushed off several times when I asked for help finding a CD. The staff members seem to enjoy chatting amongst themselves. The price is reasonable for most items. The store buys back your older CDs. Their checkout system is unique because you pay for the item(s) and the cashier will hand your purchase to you beyond the anti-theft detectors.

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This well-known music store in the Haight has a large selection of new and used music on CD and vinyl. One of the best things about the store is the free concerts that they often have on a small stage in the store. Sometimes they even have big acts like M.I.A. Associates are not exactly warm or friendly. This is one of the best places in the city to get used indie rock or electronic music.

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This well-known music store in the Haight has a large selection of new and used music on CD and vinyl. One of the best things about the store is the free concerts that they often have on a small stage in the store. Sometimes they even have big acts like M.I.A. Associates are not exactly warm or friendly. This is one of the best places in the city to get used indie rock or electronic music.

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I went to there to spend my $20 gift card. The store was filled with every kind of entertainment. Lots of selections and music. There were lots of music to listen to from hip hop to country, everything you can find in one store. This store isn't crowded and waiting in line isn't a hassle. Would recommend this place for music lovers.

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★★★★☆

I went to there to spend my $20 gift card. The store was filled with every kind of entertainment. Lots of selections and music. There were lots of music to listen to from hip hop to country, everything you can find in one store. This store isn't crowded and waiting in line isn't a hassle. Would recommend this place for music lovers.

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I love this store because there's tons of stuff you can listen to. They have lots of different types of genre for everybody. I especially love how you can scan a cd and listen to it just like that! I've never seen any other music store do that. The place to great when you have nothing to do.

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★★★★★

I love this store because there's tons of stuff you can listen to. They have lots of different types of genre for everybody. I especially love how you can scan a cd and listen to it just like that! I've never seen any other music store do that. The place to great when you have nothing to do.

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Located at the end of San Franciscos hip Haight Street, this place has a ton of music CDs. In fact, the selection can be rather mind-boggling. They sell both new and used CDs so the prices are pretty good. There are listening stations where you can listen to the CD before you buy it (very handy). There is also a smaller room for DVDs.

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★★★★☆

Located at the end of San Franciscos hip Haight Street, this place has a ton of music CDs. In fact, the selection can be rather mind-boggling. They sell both new and used CDs so the prices are pretty good. There are listening stations where you can listen to the CD before you buy it (very handy). There is also a smaller room for DVDs.

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Amoeba Music is such a great place to shop for music-related items that Rolling Stone magazine wrote an article about it, calling it a "shopper's paradise and declaring that Amoeba Music just might be the World's Greatest Record Store. This is an independent store, so it stocks anything and everything, from all music genres, from rock to jazz to classical. All of the store's employees are involved in music in some form, and most are musicians. The San Francisco location is one of two, with the other, original store located across the bay in Berkeley.

PROS: Great selection, can find anything here!
CONS: None

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★★★★★

Amoeba Music is such a great place to shop for music-related items that Rolling Stone magazine wrote an article about it, calling it a "shopper's paradise and declaring that Amoeba Music just might be the World's Greatest Record Store. This is an independent store, so it stocks anything and everything, from all music genres, from rock to jazz to classical. All of the store's employees are involved in music in some form, and most are musicians. The San Francisco location is one of two, with the other, original store located across the bay in Berkeley.

PROS: Great selection, can find anything here!
CONS: None

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This is the only place you will ever need to go to get ANY music, whatsoever. They carry literally thousands and thousands of any type of genre imaginable. Being the music lover that I am, I love to spend my afternoons there just browsing to see if they have a certain LP that isn't sold in other stores and jumping up and down in joy when I find it. The workers are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. Don't let the size or HUGE selection scare you the first time you step in..after a few minutes you'll fit right in. :]

PROS: huge selection
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

This is the only place you will ever need to go to get ANY music, whatsoever. They carry literally thousands and thousands of any type of genre imaginable. Being the music lover that I am, I love to spend my afternoons there just browsing to see if they have a certain LP that isn't sold in other stores and jumping up and down in joy when I find it. The workers are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. Don't let the size or HUGE selection scare you the first time you step in..after a few minutes you'll fit right in. :]

PROS: huge selection
CONS:

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Amoeba has it all. It's entirely possible to spend hundreds of dollars in minutes or to spend hours browsing their huge selection. Great deals, collectors items, live bands/djs, dvds and videos, an excellent used section and new listening booths where you can listen your potential picks all make this SF institution the tops.

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★★★★★

Amoeba has it all. It's entirely possible to spend hundreds of dollars in minutes or to spend hours browsing their huge selection. Great deals, collectors items, live bands/djs, dvds and videos, an excellent used section and new listening booths where you can listen your potential picks all make this SF institution the tops.

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This store is great, you can find just about any record or movie you're looking for. The store has a great selection of old titles and it's a great to just go and wonder for hours.

5
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This store is great, you can find just about any record or movie you're looking for. The store has a great selection of old titles and it's a great to just go and wonder for hours.

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Amoeba Music is world famous, and it should be. You can find literally whatever you are looking for here. Old CD's, old vinyls, rock, techno, blues, folk, anything you want, it'll be here, often at cheap used rates. They also have a really big DVD and VHS collection, many of them used too. If you haven't been to Amoeba yet, you really need to go.

5
★★★★★

Amoeba Music is world famous, and it should be. You can find literally whatever you are looking for here. Old CD's, old vinyls, rock, techno, blues, folk, anything you want, it'll be here, often at cheap used rates. They also have a really big DVD and VHS collection, many of them used too. If you haven't been to Amoeba yet, you really need to go.

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This music store is huge! They offer the best selections of new and used CD's, records and cassettes. They have thousands to choose from. Surely you can find something that satisfies your taste of music here. Why buy new when you can get bargain prices on excellent used condition CD's!

4
★★★★☆

This music store is huge! They offer the best selections of new and used CD's, records and cassettes. They have thousands to choose from. Surely you can find something that satisfies your taste of music here. Why buy new when you can get bargain prices on excellent used condition CD's!

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This store is amazing for the dedicated music lover. Thousands of cds line the huge warehouse-feel of this store. Every genre can be found here, from soul to electronica to soundtracks. Awesome.
Amoeba has a huge inventory of used cds, and if you need to unload a few, you can exchange for money or store credit here.

PROS:
CONS: can be overwhelming in size

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★★★★☆

This store is amazing for the dedicated music lover. Thousands of cds line the huge warehouse-feel of this store. Every genre can be found here, from soul to electronica to soundtracks. Awesome.
Amoeba has a huge inventory of used cds, and if you need to unload a few, you can exchange for money or store credit here.

PROS:
CONS: can be overwhelming in size

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If you just want to casually flip through records in a nice atmosphere this is not the place to you. Okay, it feels like a warehouse, but that's becasue they have almost everything. Rock, Hip-Hop, folk, World, Jazz, Soul, Country, Experimental, Metal, DVD's you name it. Tons of vynil and a fantastic used section. Essential for record collectors or if you're browsing for something a little more obscure.

PROS: Has everything!
CONS:

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If you just want to casually flip through records in a nice atmosphere this is not the place to you. Okay, it feels like a warehouse, but that's becasue they have almost everything. Rock, Hip-Hop, folk, World, Jazz, Soul, Country, Experimental, Metal, DVD's you name it. Tons of vynil and a fantastic used section. Essential for record collectors or if you're browsing for something a little more obscure.

PROS: Has everything!
CONS:

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I came to this record store after hearing much hype and going to the Hollywood location. It did indeed live up to the hype as I found a rare cd that is almost impossible to find (even on the internet). The prices here are also ace! Aside from all the trendloving humanoids that clutter it up. This place rightfully deserves the name ""CD Valhalla"". Amoeba is the only good record shop left! I just want to give a big farfenoogin to Tower, Virgin, and the Wherehouse! You moneygrubbing basteeds!!!!! Alleviate the stress on your wallet people and shop at Amoeba!!!

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★★★★★

I came to this record store after hearing much hype and going to the Hollywood location. It did indeed live up to the hype as I found a rare cd that is almost impossible to find (even on the internet). The prices here are also ace! Aside from all the trendloving humanoids that clutter it up. This place rightfully deserves the name ""CD Valhalla"". Amoeba is the only good record shop left! I just want to give a big farfenoogin to Tower, Virgin, and the Wherehouse! You moneygrubbing basteeds!!!!! Alleviate the stress on your wallet people and shop at Amoeba!!!

Pros: Line was short, Excellent selection, Prices were killer

Cons: , Hippies everywhere

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Amoeba is the best music store I have ever seen. They have the greatest selection of used CDs anywhere. You can find almost anything here. And if you can't, come back in a week and it will be there.

The only problem is that their used DVDs are a bit pricey. You may as well buy a new DVD if the used are so high priced.

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★★★★★

Amoeba is the best music store I have ever seen. They have the greatest selection of used CDs anywhere. You can find almost anything here. And if you can't, come back in a week and it will be there.

The only problem is that their used DVDs are a bit pricey. You may as well buy a new DVD if the used are so high priced.

Pros: Huge selection

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I have shopped for records on four continents and have never NEVER found a better selection or value than at Amoeba.

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★★★★★

I have shopped for records on four continents and have never NEVER found a better selection or value than at Amoeba.

Pros: Selection, Prices, Free Parking

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if it's rare, out-of-print or too indie to imagine, then it'll be at amoeba. while theirelectronicasection and staff seem bewildered and are not well-versed in that genre, this is more than made up for when you begin the great exploration. if you have time, say hi to tom, in the buying section -- he's one of amoeba's best hidden secrets.

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★★★★★

if it's rare, out-of-print or too indie to imagine, then it'll be at amoeba. while theirelectronicasection and staff seem bewildered and are not well-versed in that genre, this is more than made up for when you begin the great exploration. if you have time, say hi to tom, in the buying section -- he's one of amoeba's best hidden secrets.

Pros: great location, selection unbeatable, prices are better

Cons: some staff rude, some staff stuckup, homeless begging

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THE BEST CD DEALS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO, I'LL SHOP FOR CD'S NO WHERE ELSE. THERE THE BEST

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THE BEST CD DEALS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO, I'LL SHOP FOR CD'S NO WHERE ELSE. THERE THE BEST

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Amoeba is absolutely the best place to whet your musical appetite. From the latest in music to golden oldies, if you can't find it here, chances are, you can't find it anywhere!

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★★★★★

Amoeba is absolutely the best place to whet your musical appetite. From the latest in music to golden oldies, if you can't find it here, chances are, you can't find it anywhere!

Pros: Great Staff, Lots & lots of music!

Cons: New cd's can be $$$

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My husband and I recently bought 28 cd's there, about 18 of them were used. I was a skeptical about the quality and was pleasantly surprised to find the cd's were in mint condition. Seriously, it looked like they had been opened but never played. And you can't beat their prices. Their staff is very knowledgable, and their computer system is very well updated to let you know how many copies are available and where they are located. Furthermore, you can give them just the smallest amount of information and they can find what you're looking for. Great experience and I would go back anytime.

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★★★★★

My husband and I recently bought 28 cd's there, about 18 of them were used. I was a skeptical about the quality and was pleasantly surprised to find the cd's were in mint condition. Seriously, it looked like they had been opened but never played. And you can't beat their prices. Their staff is very knowledgable, and their computer system is very well updated to let you know how many copies are available and where they are located. Furthermore, you can give them just the smallest amount of information and they can find what you're looking for. Great experience and I would go back anytime.

 

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