NEWS - Record Store Day is Tomorrow, Saturday 4/22 and we will celebrate with free coffee & cookies, a live vinyl DJ, and offer 20% off all music. Just like our last Black Friday Record Store Day blowout we will again put out several crates of rare new arrivals. BUT - we will not be selling any new RSD releases ('cause we have even better stuff).
NEWS - We have recently switched our donated & overstock books pick-up service to ARC Thrift Stores. Due to hauling limitations the Habitat for Humanity can no longer haul the massive volume of books we and our customers donated to their cause weekly. We will miss supporting their mission but are happy to support the ARC Thrift Stores as well.
The Bizarre Bazaar buys, sells and trades the following:
- used books
- vinyl records
- cassette tapes
- comic books
- old paper items - prints, posters, postcards, old photos, sheet music
- videos (DVDs & VHS tapes)
- record players (even if broken - except for Crosley brand and similar "vintage reproduction" record players due to their high failure rate)
- old radios (even if broken)
- turntables, amplifers & receivers (even if broken)
And, yes, we also repair record players, turntables and receivers to get your vinyl records spinning again!
So instead of stockpiling your books, music and videos for "someday", sell them or trade them for stuff you haven't enjoyed yet. We also offer a relaxing atmosphere where you can meet others interested in pre-download era media.
YES, WE ALSO ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR ARC THRIFT STORES!
In addition to selling to us you can also donate unwanted books at our location to the ARC Thrift Stores (so you don't have to reload or re-haul unwanted books). Our partnership with ARC Thrift Stores sends thousands of donated, abandoned and overstock books to support their mission.
Our "browser's paradise" philosophy focuses on keeping a rich in-house selection, a selection the local community helps us create by buying, selling, and trading with us. In addition, our inventory is available only in our store and not online, and this has two benefits for our customers: It keeps the rare "gems" in our store for your browsing pleasure, and it forces us to lower our prices for a smaller (local) buying population. With a focus on your browsing experience the Bizarre Bazaar is the ideal place to discover books, music and videos you never knew existed.
We also offer repair services of the following items: turntables, record players, amplifiers, old tube radios, receivers, and other stereo related hardware. We also have a full range of diagnostic test equipment, tube tester and replacement parts such as belts, needles, cartridges, etc. We also purchase record players for resale, and are interested in old or broken record players for parts to aid in the repairs of others.
NEWS - We now REPAIR SKIPS on your favorite record using our USB microscope and surgical tools. Just like performing micro-surgery only cooler and less sterile! Just tell us the track and location of your skip and we'll take care of it... for ONLY... $5 for the first skip with any additional skips fixed for $2 each. Note that not all skips can be repaired, especially when the scratch is parallel with the grooves. See image here:
"Reduce, Re-use, Recycle" is something we do every day. Buying and selling used books (books already in circulation) re-uses them and greatly reduces the need to cut down more trees to make brand new books. We also have a partnership with ARC Thrift Stores to pick up several hundreds of abandoned, overstock and donated books at our location weekly.