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    Default Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    One of my favorite record stores is the Virgin Megastore. THey used to have 18 locations in the United States, but will soon shrink to 11. They have announced they are closing their Chicago and Salt Lake City stores. Do you folks like Virgin Megastores and do you think the eventual demise of the entire record store chain will happen? I hate the annoying British announcer whose voice I hear everytime I visit or even call a Virgin Megastore.

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    i hate virgin megastore. but i really dig amoeba and my mini amoeba, second spin.


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    I don't mind them; I wonder if they are closing the Tempe AZ store.

    As long as they don't close my Zia's Record Exchange, I'm happy.
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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    Virgin does have a decent selection, but their prices are usually too high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalasset View Post
    i hate virgin megastore. but i really dig amoeba and my mini amoeba, second spin.
    amoeba is my big kid's toy store...i can spend hours in there while my friends just follow me around askin "you ready YET?!"

    ...5 more minutes

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    the demise of the large chain cd stores is one of the most satisfying things I have ever witnessed.
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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    I still miss Tower Records, I wish it could come back from the dead.

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    Ahhh Tower....I used to get my Ticketbastard tickets from there.
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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    buy your records straight from the band. if you can't, buy it from your local store.

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    I never liked Virgin.

    It's always been Music+ and Tower for me.
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    I went to the Virgin Megastore on Sunset to pre-order Hail to the Thief so I could get one of those prints. Never picked it up, though. I still have the gift card they gave me with the balance of whatever the CD cost. Wonder if it still would work... Anyway, I never went back because they have no vinyl. Why bother, right? Well, I went back once, but that was just to read while waiting for a movie.

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    I still have my CD Trader right next to East Wok Chinese Food, so I'm happy.

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    seriously, second spin owns. great used selection for music and movies, you can sell your shit to them, and they have a tm outlet. and five listening stations with chairs, unlike amoeba. they have everything i need.


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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    The only music stores I go to are Amoeba and Rasputins, a bay area chain. Other than that, I get music online because that is generally where you can get it the cheapest.

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    noisemachine I basically agree with everything you just said. Respect to Tess, and BlueDevil50 also, Amoeba is definitely one of my favorite record stores.

    As for the matter at hand, I sort of liked walking through the SF Virgin Megastore sometimes so I'm kind of glad it's still around. Maybe I just think of it as part of San Francisco and a place to walk through when you have a few minutes or something. Oh fresh, I just found a picture of it.

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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    Freak Beat Records in Sherman Oaks, CA has a large used CD collection and a ton of vynyl.

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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    Also, I noticed Virgin employees, unlike almost any other record store I have been in, have uniforms. the red Virgin T-shirts At most reccord stores, the employees can wear whatever they want.

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    There's only 18 virgins in the US??

    Fuck Virgin though.. I'd much rather have seen Virgin go than Tower.. Virgin prices are horrible.

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    What is Mini Ameoba?

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    Lou's Records or Second Spin are my favs

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    There is no Virgin Megastore here, so I am unaffected by this. I get all my music from Amazon anyways. There are not much CD stores here. FYE has a good selection here, but their prices are way too high for it to be worth it.
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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    record stores are slowly becoming an anachronism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    record stores are slowly becoming an anachronism.
    How the hell did no one jump on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmintpdx View Post

    The bookstore right on the other side of this, Cody's Books, is about to go out of business. It is (was) one of the best bookstores I'd ever been to.

    Also, I used to go to school across the street from here. SF FIDM consists of the top 4 floors above Crate and Barrel.

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    Default Re: Virgin Megastore is closing some stores.

    FYE has a good selection here, but their prices are way too high for it to be worth it.
    FYE selection sucks here, but the FYE's here (that I've been to) are in malls and not stand-alone stores. (Do they have stand-alone stores?)

    Best selection around here is at a Border's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    The bookstore right on the other side of this, Cody's Books, is about to go out of business. It is (was) one of the best bookstores I'd ever been to.

    Also, I used to go to school across the street from here. SF FIDM consists of the top 4 floors above Crate and Barrel.

    hanna where in downtown is that ? i have been to SF maybe 30 times, but mostly to the burbs ... i did stay at that holiday inn downtown somewhere, it was a sweet corner room almost at the top ... windows on two sides like walls, very cool ... oh and i did a tour of KFOG and met all the jocks and people there, learned a little pro tools, and got some swag ...i used to know the dude that did KFOG's web site so he set me up .... good times ... cr****

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    Around Stockton and Market. The Crate and Barrel store is right across from the Macy's sign that you can see in that picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    The bookstore right on the other side of this, Cody's Books, is about to go out of business. It is (was) one of the best bookstores I'd ever been to.

    Also, I used to go to school across the street from here. SF FIDM consists of the top 4 floors above Crate and Barrel.
    I have a picture of me under the sign for this store. Its funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
    I get all my music from Amazon anyways. .

    I need to start doing this, they have some great deals on NEW cd's. Are they pretty good when it comes to timely and coordinated shipping?
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