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Vinyl Exchange

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Some gems in the basement

Great record shop near the city centre. A rake through the vinyl racks in the basement had my... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Dundee, United Kingdom
via mobile
Quite a find

Popped in on a recent shopping trip and was amazed at how busy it was. It appears that this revival... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Past its sell-by date”
10 Jul 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a gem in the early 90s. Sadly it turns out to have gone downhill badly since; surely rudeness and arrogance from staff isn't a clever move when your whole business model has been so hugely upended by the move to digital content rather...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Started working in Manchester and I was told about this establishment. I went in and there and left with 2 albums but could have left with 50. Great shop.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Super-friendly staff and great place to find rarities and records at a decent price. Had a great time, thank you so much!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

The Staff at the Vinyl Exchange were very rude and frankly quite condescending. This is my own experience and other people may have caught the staff on a good day, however my experience means I will no longer be going back. Whilst you are a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I worked in Manchester in the 1980s and this place was going strong then. This latest visit showed it to be still very popular and not a lot has changed. It has a fantastic selection of music to choose from and brings back many, many...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great record shop near the city centre. A rake through the vinyl racks in the basement had my finding some gems that I'd been after for years. Great selection of genres. Staff were friendly and chatty.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank beakerquincy
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Popped in on a recent shopping trip and was amazed at how busy it was. It appears that this revival is still gathering pace. Prices do vary enormously but they do have an excellent collection. After 20 minutes had to drag my partner out of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank david n
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great selection of vinyl, all sectioned into boxes in the downstairs bit. Some very expencive but lots of bargains too, check the bargain bins and look out for deals. Will definitely go here again

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank SBC04
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've been a customer here for about 15 years ; they have an amazing selection of promo CDs and do give you a decent price for your used CDs (especially if you are exchanging rather than selling for cash). I've always found the staff helpful,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Some of the LPs are reasonably priced, however some are ridiculously expensive. One or two of the staff are also sadly quite rude and a bit up themselves. If you're after oldies then try 'Vinyl Revival' or certainly 'Empire Exchange' for fairer prices.

Date of experience: April 2016
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