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Off The Record

(619) 298-4755 sandiego.citysearch.com... »

2912 University AveSan Diego, CA 92104   map »

Business overview

Products

  • CDs

Genre

  • Dance/Electronica
  • Jazz

Reviews

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The record store is still alive, 9/04/2008

Despite being able to download virtually anything off the internet these days, Off the Record still is alive and kicking. I'm glad the store relocated to North Park, but irritated they chose a small... unit to park in. In Hillcrest the store was huge and had a vast collection of indie, local music and different genres of music on vinyl. There are a lot of great finds here, but get that there must not be enough space for them all here. The location itself just feels and looks like a ghost town. The move itself has upped the prices and lost the soul of the place. But what they do have on the floor is a pretty decent selection. The staff isn't as friendly as it was in Hillcrest. Did moving to North Park put everyone's panties in a bunch? Surprising because North Park is a great place. If OTR took over the store next door, that would be much much better. They would have enough room to do more than just sell cds and vinyl. They would have room to be a venue as well. Small records nowadays have to work harder at promoting music in general while modernizing itself enough to become a nice compliment to the digital world of ringtones, downloads and Napster. It's sad this location doesn't even give that opportunity. OTR has become so very depressing. Music should be happy and fun and something that inspires you, what happened here?

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great selection, very nice customer service, 11/11/2007

i always enjoy coming into this store for music purchases. the people are always nice and friendly and they have such a wide selection of local music to choose from. they really know their stuff.

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petsitterkat

Reviews: 174

The record store is still alive

Despite being able to download virtually anything off the internet these days, Off the Record still is alive and kicking. I'm glad the store relocated to North Park, but irritated they chose a small unit to park in. In Hillcrest the store was huge and had a vast collection of indie, local music and different genres of music on vinyl. There are a lot of great finds here, but get that there must not be enough space for them all here. The location itself just feels and looks like a ghost town. The move itself has upped the prices and lost the soul of the place. But what they do have on the floor is a pretty decent selection. The staff isn't as friendly as it was in Hillcrest. Did moving to North Park put everyone's panties in a bunch? Surprising because North Park is a great place. If OTR took over the store next door, that would be much much better. They would have enough room to do more than just sell cds and vinyl. They would have room to be a venue as well. Small records nowadays have to work harder at promoting music in general while modernizing itself enough to become a nice compliment to the digital world of ringtones, downloads and Napster. It's sad this location doesn't even give that opportunity. OTR has become so very depressing. Music should be happy and fun and something that inspires you, what happened here?

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rebeccadobbs

Reviews: 23

great selection, very nice customer service

i always enjoy coming into this store for music purchases. the people are always nice and friendly and they have such a wide selection of local music to choose from. they really know their stuff.

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Sarah D.

Excellent vinyl

This is not the place to go to get the newest boy band CD. However, if you're looking to fill out your vinyl collection, this is one of the best place...

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Peter L.

average

Off the record is another local record store here in san diego. They carry everything from the newer vinyls to older more rare collectables. They al...

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Dean G.

I have always loved this place

Off the Record is an original independent record store. They carry everything from vinyl to video. They sell new and used and also do buy back's. Any ...

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Jennifer M.

great place for music fans

I'm personally not a big fan of vintage music, but I went there once with my friend who is and found the place very interesting. If you are looking fo...

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