Don't forget that thrift shops, pawn shops, flea markets and antique shops (and malls), as well as garage sales can yield some good stuff, too, if you're patient...AceDeuce73 wrote:I don't get to run very far from the Rio Grande Valley, and when I do it is usually up to Austin. Started going to the Record Convention there back in the 80s and started working the show for a dealer I befriended there in the 90s. Haven't been to the show since I moved from their in 2005.vinyl master wrote:You might also want to consider making an annual expedition out to one of your local record shows, like this one, AceDeuce73...
https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/em ... 33049.html
Ever been here, too?
https://www.facebook.com/Dynamite-Recor ... /?ref=py_c
https://local.yahoo.com/info-19329888-m ... ISHR:B4693
https://local.yahoo.com/info-141542004- ... ISHR:B4693
Haven't been to Meme's personally but never heard word that they had anything other than CDs and whatnot. Dynamite never has much a selection of anything other than CDs and DVDs from my visits there. Valley Vinyls (sic) is the shop I mentioned in my previous post that overprices records based on name with no consideration for condition, asking the same price ($25, really?) for a beat to hell copy of a Van Halen album(for example) as a good or better copy.
Been to any of these places?
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-galleria-a ... pUfYVqpQQQ
https://www.yelp.com/biz/cantus-antique ... op-mission
This looks like a really cool place, too, with some cool vintage items...There may or may not be some records hidden here...
https://www.yelp.com/biz/new-and-again- ... ll-mcallen
https://www.yellowpages.com/mcallen-tx/ ... -481548261
https://www.yellowpages.com/weslaco-tx/ ... =466169516
Here are a bunch more...
And then, the flea markets...
https://www.yelp.com/biz/seventy-seven- ... wnsville-2
I did mention a couple of cool record stores to someone else just to the east of you...
Ever been here?
https://www.yelp.com/biz/juans-music-an ... rownsville
In any case, some of my best cheap record finds have not been at record stores, at all! In fact, I plan on investigating a few more thrift stores in my area soon...Maybe I'll get lucky with some more good finds...But, like I said, the key is to be patient and keep looking! It's good to familiarize yourself with these places and even more if you don't live near a big city...
Oh, and by the way, have you ever heard of this CD? Looks like your town was once a garage rock hotbed...
https://www.discogs.com/Various-Congreg ... se/4242219