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ANTIQUARIUM RECORDS
1215 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68102, (402) 345-0294

LAST VISIT OCT 2005
VOLUME Probably 20,000 used LPs, large INDIE and Hip-Hop/DNB selection, limited other genres.
PRICE

Reasonable. $8-15 for most used records.

Omaha has an art scene - music, painting, poetry, etc. Don't ask how Omaha was selected, but it exists. The records available in Omaha between this store and Kane' are better than most big cities. I bought a small stack here, mostly 80' alternative and punk (bands on SST, Homestead, Beggars Banquet, etc) at $6-8 each. It felt like I was rebuying all the records I traded in the late 80s while at school. As I understand the developments at the store, this is primarily a bookstore - the lower level is the record shop..

antiomaha

HOMERS RECORDS
1114 Howard Street Omaha, NE 68102 ph: (402) 346-0264
530 North Saddle Creek Road Omaha, NE 68132 ph: (402) 561-1111

homers

LAST VISIT OCT 2005
VOLUME

Typical independent record store, CDs are dominant, lots of new and used; smaller new/used vinyl. Downtown store had very small selection of used - tons of Fogelberg records - so turnover is light.

PRICE

Reasonable. $8-15 for most used records.

The records available in Omaha between this store, Kanesville, and Antiquarium are better than most big cities. I did get a Superchunk 10" for $4 at the North Saddle Creek location.

www.homersmusic.com

KANESVILLE USED RECORDS
530 S. 4th St., Council Bluffs (712) 328-8731 Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

kanesville

kanes

LAST VISIT OCT 2005
VOLUME

Large and very organized vinyl deposit - estimated at 750,000 .

PRICE

Reasonable. $8-15 for most used records.

Tim Behrens’ Kanesville Used Records store in Council Bluffs has a main floor is full of endless amounts of racks stuffed with LPs - around 750,000 rare and out of print records in its store, plus a ton of other collectibles such as comics, old magazines and movies. “It’s probably the largest collection of records in the Midwest,” owner Tim Behrens said. “We’ve had people sifting through the collection from open to close, for an entire week.” Behrens opened his store in 1978 and moved to his current location in 1985. The current building has a main floor full of LPs and 45s, plus an upstairs and downstairs full of more records and 78s. “We just have more volume than other places,” Behrens said. “Therefore we have more to choose from. We have a full time employee on hand to organize it.” - from Omaha City Weekly

Omaha may not be the most obvious choice for a vinyl collector - but I rate it very high.

DRASTIC PLASTIC
1209 Howard St. 346-8843

drastic

LAST VISIT OCT 2005
VOLUME

Newer vinyl store, great collection of new and used.

PRICE

Reasonable. $8-15 for most used records.

Bought Super Furry Animals new vinyl for very reasonable prices. Large selection of re-issue vinyl, smaller intermixed used vinyl, but growing.

 

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