Today's Deal is good for:
- $10 for $20 worth of merchandise from The Record Exchange!
Before iPods or portable CD players, before Sony’s Walkman and the transistor radio, listening to music was a stationary activity.
A visitor to the Record Exchange in south St. Louis will leave with a new sensitivity to media. With a vinyl collection in the tens of thousands and paraphernalia from the entire history of recorded sound, the Record Exchange proves to be a valuable St Louis institution, not only as a superb entertainment store but also as the area’s best music museum.
The Record Exchange’s extensive collection promises an excellent find for any music lover. A first trip to the store may prove overwhelming; conservative estimate places the total number of records, cassettes and CDs in the tens of thousands. “And that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” owner Jean Haffner said. “I have the largest collection of records in the city, probably in the world.” Haffner’s enterprise has operated in St. Louis for the last 34 years; he at one time managed nine stores. Today, the only active location is on Hampton Avenue., and the bulk of his hoard waits in warehouses.
Thanks, no doubt, to its wide variety, the RFT has deemed the Record Exchange the best place to buy vinyl for the last five years.
Put some vinyl back into your life. Your ears will appreciate the effort.