When the first Cheap Thrills Records opened in 1995, compact discs were beginning to oust cassettes as the era's preferred musical format. These days, however, nearly all formats of yore?from vinyl LPs to CDs?line the shelves in harmony. From Beck to ZZ Top, both locations not only sell classic and contemporary artists, but also trade music for cash, store credit, or a lovingly hand-drawn IOU. The same goes for DVDs, video games, recent gaming systems, and even gold. The rest of Cheap Thrills' inventory, meanwhile, ranges from magazines and T-shirts to incense and jewelry.