Friday, September 30, 2005
On the CD Side
It's going to be a busy next few weekends for CD collectors, as two of L.A.'s venerable independent record stores hold major parking lot sales.
First up: Aron's Records (1150 N. Highland) holds its semi-annual sale this weekend: Saturday, Oct. 1 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 2 (10 a.m - 6 p.m.).
Make sure to click here and print out a coupon for additional savings. Arons' parking lot prices are decent, and you'll occassionally find diamonds in the rough. But like any parking lot CD sale, you'll also find a lot of crap. It's impossible to get through all of the stacks (unless you have the time so spend all seven hours at the sale), so I'd recommend checking out the cheapest CDs first.
The following weekend (Oct. 8 and 9), Silver Lake's Rockaway Records (2395 Glendale Blvd.) holds its "Member-only In-store Sale."
Non-members can click here to print out a pass that will get you into the sale. Rockaway has downsized so many times, I'm not sure what to expect from their latest event. Until a year ago, the store kept its budget items in the back of the store (and before that, in its very own outlet) -- but now this is the only time those CDs are available.