FAQ

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Physical Stores

How many locations do you have?

We currently have two locations in Raleigh. Our main store is located at 3106 Hillsborough St., and our Junior store is located at 222 N. Bloodworth St. Suite 103

Do you have parking?

Yes! We have a parking lot in the back of our main location which you can access by turning on to Daisy St. There is two-hour street parking at our Junior location.

Do you sell alcohol at your stores?

Yes! We sell beer and seltzer drinks at our Junior location. We do not sell alcohol at our main location.

Do you have any events at your stores?

Yes! We have regular book clubs and run club at our Junior location. View a list of our events here. We do not have events at our main location.

What forms of payment do you accept in store?

We take cash and have a $3 minimum on card. We do not take Apple Pay.

Can I bring my dog into the store?

If your dog can be chill, yes.

Inventory

What kind of products do you carry in your stores?

At our main location: new and used records, used books, CDs, cassettes, VHS tapes, Blu-rays and DVDs, t-shirts, and turntables.

At our Junior location: new and used records, used books, zines, handmade coasters from Liz Kelly Pottery, plants from Rooted Botanicals, t-shirts, and beverages.

What genres do you carry?

Records & CDs: Rock/Pop, Country, Reggae, Blues, Metal, Jazz, R&B/Soul, International, Hip Hop/Rap, Electronic, Experimental, and more!

Books: 
Fiction — Novels, Classics, Graphic Novels, Manga, Comics, Thriller/Mystery, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Westerns, Young Adult, Childrens, and more!

Nonfiction — Biography, Music, History, Anthropology/Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Space, Self-Help, Sports, Health/Medical, Business, Cooking, Hobby/How-To, Parenting, Sexuality, True Crime, Politics, Women+Gender Studies, Religion, Esoteric, Art, Architecture, and more!

Do you do special orders for records?

Yes! If a title is available, we can special order it for you. Please call or email with your request or let us know at the counter. If it's a record we're able to get, typically we can receive the orders within a week.

Do you have your inventory online somewhere?

Very soon we will have our new record inventory available on our website. We also have many used records listed on our Discogs account under seller “nicepricebooks3.” Due to heavy turnover, we do not have any online inventory of used books, CDs, etc., but occasionally we will post items on our Instagram.

Buying/Trading

Do you buy/trade used items?

Yes! We offer cash for items we are interested in and offer 50% more than the cash amount in store credit.

What items are you interested in buying?

Records - We buy rock, pop, country, reggae, blues, metal, jazz, R&B, soul, funk, international, hip hop, electronic, experimental, and more!  We do not buy classical, easy listening, or big band LPs.  We also do not buy 78 records.

Books - We buy a wide array of fiction and nonfiction books. We do not buy textbooks, romance novels, hardcover mystery/thrillers, audiobooks, library books, advanced reader copies, or heavy reference books like encyclopedias. 

CDs - We buy all genres of music on CD.  We do not buy audiobooks.

DVD/Blu-ray - We buy all genres of film/TV on DVD and Blu-ray.

VHS - We buy all genres of film on VHS tape, but are most interested in sci-fi, horror, and music tapes.

Cassettes - We buy all genres of music on cassette tape.

What determines the offer I will get on my stuff?

There are many factors that determine what we want to purchase and how much we will offer for any given item. They include: the desirability of the item (title, edition, etc), the item’s condition, and the number of copies we already have in store.

What are your buying hours?

We buy items at our Hillsborough St. location anytime we are open. We do not buy items at our Junior location.

How long does a buy take?

Buys are handled in a first-come, first-served fashion.  If no one else is waiting, we can look at your items right away when you bring them in. Generally we are less busy on weekdays.

Boxes of books can be handled in just a few minutes, but items that have to be inspected individually like CDs and records can take significantly longer. If you have a large collection for us to look at, we may ask that you leave your name and number and we will call you when we're done. 

Can I get a combination of cash and store credit?

Yes! We can offer a combination of cash and store credit if you’d like.

If I choose store credit instead of cash, do I have to use it right then?

Nope! We can write you a slip for store credit which you can use any time