A well-rounded music collection is a sign of a well-rounded person, whereas a well-octagoned music collection means that you’ve been listening to stop signs on your turntable. Give the green light to recorded sound with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of used records, CDs, and more at Charlemagne Record Exchange.
An independent shop with a 32-year history, Charlemagne Record Exchange buys, sells, and trades music, uniting enthusiasts with a huge stock of used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and DVDs. Among the selection of collectables, rarities, old standbys, and modern sounds, vinyl veterans and novices can discover classic sounds such as bird calls and echoes alongside copies of seminal recordings including The Beatles’ Rubber Soul ($18), Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter ($10), and The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St. ($8). After scaling the poster-lined stairway up to the store, serving as a portal to the cultural past and present, shoppers can stick to their old listen habits, or branch out with nearly every genre imaginable, from rock, jazz, and blues to shoe-gaze and ogre operatic pop.