1855 Haight St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411737.769177 -122.452855
Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Our used buying counter closes at 9 p.m., Mon - Sat. and 8pm on Sundays.
Neighborhoods: Central, Haight
these guys are the worst! I've had the worst experience with these guys having once being accused of re-sealing product, told to go elsewhere when questioning pricing and finally banned after being accused of being an ebay seller. No kidding! banned!!!I After 10 years!!! I have been harassed and ridiculed by management prior to this as well asked NOT to use customer coupons and even asked to "give others a chance" when the jazz managers noticed I was buying more jazz lately. As well unfortunately Amoeba is not the store it used to be focusing now on (pop) rock and used. Also demographics dictate a decline of obscure musics. So NOT the store it used to be. From what I understand Amoeba has had a BAD reputation for some time losing/forcing longtime customers out!
Cool! – I am spoiled living in San Francisco with the little shops I tend to take for granted. Last weekend, I finally came across a record store that allowed me to trade in my CDs I'm bored with, and walk out with credit to buy more stuff in the future. Cool and highly recommended. So much better than the overpriced book stores, and so on.
Last of the Independents? – I don't know if Amoeba is an independent record store, small chain or something else but it feels very non-corporate and has a great election whether it's used out of print Jazz or the most esoteric contemporary stuff.
A single-cell, sonic haven boasting massive inventory, in-store concerts and a brainiac staff. – In Short
Born from a bowling alley, this music lover's haven houses tens of thousands of recordings--pop, jazz, lounge and indie releases, along with meaty selections from virtually every other genre known to man. Shoppers can trade in the albums they don't like for cash or a handsome store credit, depending on the condition of the returns. Vinyl, videos and DVDs line the shelves as well.
CD Valhalla! – I came to this record store after hearing much hype and going to the Hollywood location. It did indeed live up to the hype as I found a rare cd that is almost impossible to find (even on the internet). The prices here are also ace! Aside from all the trendloving humanoids that clutter it up. This place rightfully deserves the name "CD Valhalla". Amoeba is the only good record shop left! I just want to give a big farfenoogin to Tower, Virgin, and the Wherehouse! You moneygrubbing basteeds!!!!! Alleviate the stress on your wallet people and shop at Amoeba!!!
The Best Music Store EVER! – Amoeba is the best music store I have ever seen. They have the greatest selection of used CDs anywhere. You can find almost anything here. And if you can't, come back in a week and it will be there.
The only problem is that their used DVDs are a bit pricey. You may as well buy a new DVD if the used are so high priced.
The Best – I have shopped for records on four continents and have never NEVER found a better selection or value than at Amoeba.
helluva store – if it's rare, out-of-print or too indie to imagine, then it'll be at amoeba. while theirelectronicasection and staff seem bewildered and are not well-versed in that genre, this is more than made up for when you begin the great exploration. if you have time, say hi to tom, in the buying section -- he's one of amoeba's best hidden secrets.
Music Haven – THE BEST CD DEALS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO, I'LL SHOP FOR CD'S NO WHERE ELSE. THERE THE BEST
Amoeba = Avalanche of Music! – Amoeba is absolutely the best place to whet your musical appetite. From the latest in music to golden oldies, if you can't find it here, chances are, you can't find it anywhere!
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