there has got to be alternatives. googling just brings up a ton of places that may or may not be closed and may or may not suck.
LA area or OC area is cool. but most of you are not in OC area. anyway, i rarely find anything great at Amoeba. it's generally the place i go if i want a used copy of a CD that no one else would ever want. like Our Lady Peace or something. i said it.
i understand you probably don't want to give me your platinum pick, but maybe your gold or silver would work. i'll have to stumble into the other ones.