Record City

★★★★☆

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Excellent stores, definitely visit them. Staff very friendly and helpful. Don't forget to look for the plaque in the pavement (or sidewalk to you in the USA!) next to it commemorating where the first flight into Vegas landed!
Kenny M, Glasgow, Scotland

4
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Excellent stores, definitely visit them. Staff very friendly and helpful. Don't forget to look for the plaque in the pavement (or sidewalk to you in the USA!) next to it commemorating where the first flight into Vegas landed!
Kenny M, Glasgow, Scotland

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While there are only 2 locations left, there's still a fine selection of DVDs and other stuff! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly (particularly Joey at the Charleston location). Zia's might have cut into their trade, but Big B's is long gone.

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While there are only 2 locations left, there's still a fine selection of DVDs and other stuff! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly (particularly Joey at the Charleston location). Zia's might have cut into their trade, but Big B's is long gone.

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I travel around the country for business, and commonly find myself with down time, which I use to shop for LP's. I have only found 3 or 4 stores around the country that thrill me (and not the big ones that many expect) and have come to live with disappointment as many of the good record stores out there are gone. Record City was a pleasant surprise as it was very reasonably priced for 90% of their product, and the stores were well organized and clean. The jazz selection at their store off the strip was very respectable, and prices were minimally higher (by 3-4 dollars each) than my favorite vinyl store back home. The classical selection at the store 2 blocks from the strip store was spectacular (most vinyl stores don't even carry classical...big mistake as those of use who listen to classical can clean a store out!) but the audiophile records were cherry picked....aside, the selection of titles, artists, and pressings, were very broad and of quality.Collectible records (early Beatles, Hendrix, Mofi Lp's) were priced high, but hey...they're collectible and if you want it you'll pay for it. The stores were neat and well organized, and every album (except for the $1 records) was in a poly sleeve...very nice touch! I have walked out of far better stores without spending a dime as I don't find attitude and snobbery appealing and I show my disdain with my wallet. Needless to say, RC's staff was helpful and friendly. I visited all 3 locations and they all offered something different, so it's worth the trip to each one. The only minus was that they didn't have a listening station. I would have spent 5x more if I could have listened to albums (or at least just spun on a platter to check for warp) I was curious about, or questioned condition, hence I passed on them.In all a very nice shopping experience as I am going home with around 30lp's on this trip.

4
★★★★☆

I travel around the country for business, and commonly find myself with down time, which I use to shop for LP's. I have only found 3 or 4 stores around the country that thrill me (and not the big ones that many expect) and have come to live with disappointment as many of the good record stores out there are gone. Record City was a pleasant surprise as it was very reasonably priced for 90% of their product, and the stores were well organized and clean. The jazz selection at their store off the strip was very respectable, and prices were minimally higher (by 3-4 dollars each) than my favorite vinyl store back home. The classical selection at the store 2 blocks from the strip store was spectacular (most vinyl stores don't even carry classical...big mistake as those of use who listen to classical can clean a store out!) but the audiophile records were cherry picked....aside, the selection of titles, artists, and pressings, were very broad and of quality.Collectible records (early Beatles, Hendrix, Mofi Lp's) were priced high, but hey...they're collectible and if you want it you'll pay for it. The stores were neat and well organized, and every album (except for the $1 records) was in a poly sleeve...very nice touch! I have walked out of far better stores without spending a dime as I don't find attitude and snobbery appealing and I show my disdain with my wallet. Needless to say, RC's staff was helpful and friendly. I visited all 3 locations and they all offered something different, so it's worth the trip to each one. The only minus was that they didn't have a listening station. I would have spent 5x more if I could have listened to albums (or at least just spun on a platter to check for warp) I was curious about, or questioned condition, hence I passed on them.In all a very nice shopping experience as I am going home with around 30lp's on this trip.

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If you want records, like LP's and 45's, they have a very good selection. But I also do all of my DVD and CD shopping there too. The one that is located on Charleston has great bargains and lots of CD's. The store that is painted purple on Sahara has a great DVD selection.

The people who work for Record City have always been friendly and very helpful. The guy that works at the store on Charleston has helped me find what I'm looking for many times. The woman who works at the store located on Sahara is always nice too.

I have been to the other record stores in town, and they're good too. But I really like Record City. I'm glad they are still around.

5
★★★★★

If you want records, like LP's and 45's, they have a very good selection. But I also do all of my DVD and CD shopping there too. The one that is located on Charleston has great bargains and lots of CD's. The store that is painted purple on Sahara has a great DVD selection.

The people who work for Record City have always been friendly and very helpful. The guy that works at the store on Charleston has helped me find what I'm looking for many times. The woman who works at the store located on Sahara is always nice too.

I have been to the other record stores in town, and they're good too. But I really like Record City. I'm glad they are still around.

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Record City somehow has survived in Las Vegas for many years, but they are not in the same league as other music stores across the valley.

their lazy staff at each location seem a bit out of touch, especially when it comes to paying for your CDs, or records.

they also do have much higher prices for stuff that you can buy brand new elsewhere!

I used to frequently visit all of the Record City stores in town, but they began drying up after Big B's and Zia Records opened for business.

go into any Record City and you'll bump into other customers, trip over cluttered aisles, and still not find what you're looking for. that place has sadly become a joke.

it is better to avoid all remaining Record City locations and simply visit Big B's or Zia Records (where they do things right)

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CONS: beware of bootleg albums, CDs, and other unofficial merchandise offered.

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★★☆☆☆

Record City somehow has survived in Las Vegas for many years, but they are not in the same league as other music stores across the valley.

their lazy staff at each location seem a bit out of touch, especially when it comes to paying for your CDs, or records.

they also do have much higher prices for stuff that you can buy brand new elsewhere!

I used to frequently visit all of the Record City stores in town, but they began drying up after Big B's and Zia Records opened for business.

go into any Record City and you'll bump into other customers, trip over cluttered aisles, and still not find what you're looking for. that place has sadly become a joke.

it is better to avoid all remaining Record City locations and simply visit Big B's or Zia Records (where they do things right)

PROS:
CONS: beware of bootleg albums, CDs, and other unofficial merchandise offered.

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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Record City is more than just a great place to find those old albums you are looking for. They are also a good place to sell some of them that you have had sitting around collecting dust.

PROS: good staff
CONS: none

4
★★★★☆

Record City is more than just a great place to find those old albums you are looking for. They are also a good place to sell some of them that you have had sitting around collecting dust.

PROS: good staff
CONS: none

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Not many good used cd stores in Las Vegas, but the 2 Record Citys on Sahara are not bad. The one in the purple house is a bit pricey (if they have something the slightest bit rare, they skyrocket the price), and its too crowded. But it is the store that has a larger alternative 80s selection. The store on the southside of Sahara is better to get around in, cleaner, and has better lighting. I've found many good deals there, and they rarely are over-priced.

PROS: lots of selection, usually good deals (best selection is on Maryland)
CONS: not very clean stores (worst is Decatur, best is on Charleston)

4
★★★★☆

Not many good used cd stores in Las Vegas, but the 2 Record Citys on Sahara are not bad. The one in the purple house is a bit pricey (if they have something the slightest bit rare, they skyrocket the price), and its too crowded. But it is the store that has a larger alternative 80s selection. The store on the southside of Sahara is better to get around in, cleaner, and has better lighting. I've found many good deals there, and they rarely are over-priced.

PROS: lots of selection, usually good deals (best selection is on Maryland)
CONS: not very clean stores (worst is Decatur, best is on Charleston)

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If you love vinyl and want to save a buck go to Record City. They have five locations throughout the city and each one has a little something different. They have very good quality inventory, the stores are well organized and the staff is knowledgeable, if not always friendly. It's a nice alternative to Ebay and thrift shops but they don't always have what you're looking for and it takes a little legwork to go from store to store. Overall though, it's worth the trip.

PROS: Hard to find records in good to new quality
CONS: Sometimes staff reminds me of record stores of my youth.

4
★★★★☆

If you love vinyl and want to save a buck go to Record City. They have five locations throughout the city and each one has a little something different. They have very good quality inventory, the stores are well organized and the staff is knowledgeable, if not always friendly. It's a nice alternative to Ebay and thrift shops but they don't always have what you're looking for and it takes a little legwork to go from store to store. Overall though, it's worth the trip.

PROS: Hard to find records in good to new quality
CONS: Sometimes staff reminds me of record stores of my youth.

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