Top 11 Record Shops In South Africa

What is Record Shop?

A record shop or record store is a retail outlet that sells recorded music. In the late 19th century and the early 20th century, record shops only sold gramophone records, but over the 20th century, record shops sold the new formats that were developed, such as eight-track tapes, compact cassettes, and compact discs.

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Top Record Shops In South Africa

Mr Vinyl

Address: Shop G14, D, 44 Stanley Ave, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg, 2092

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9 AM Sat

Phone: 011 482 1212

ROASTIN’ RECORDS

Address: 28 Wandel St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 10 AM Sat

Vinyl Joint

Address: 11 Eloff St, Wemmer, Johannesburg, 2001

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 10 AM Sat

Phone: 082 567 0831

Mabu Vinyl

Address: 285 Long St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 10 AM Sat

Phone: 079 922 8585

Recordmad

Address: 59 4th Ave, Linden, Randburg, 2104

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 10 AM Sat

Phone: 083 419 5912

Revolution Records

Address: 73 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9 AM Sat

Phone: 076 461 3488

Tokzen Records

Address: Gandhi Square, New St, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2001

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9 AM Sat

Phone: 073 012 8833

Micogram Music Traders

Address: Steve’s Spar Centre , Corner Beyers Naude &, Lewisham Rd, Blackheath, Johannesburg, 2194

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 10 AM Sat

Phone: 083 301 3234

Voom Voom Records & Vintage

Address: 15 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30 AM Sat

Phone: 082 580 4367

The Other Records

Address: 1 Park Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 9 PM

Phone: 082 514 7233

Vinyl Junkie

Address: 94 Conrad Dr, Blairgowrie, Randburg, 2194

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9 AM Sat

Phone: 082 490 2743

How much are vinyl records worth in South Africa?

Prices can range from R10 to R1 000, with super-rare records trading at up to R5 000. Browsing on bidorbuy confirms these prices. There is clearly a lot of demand and a number of traders have been making good profit servicing it.2

How can I get cheap vinyl records?

Fortunately for other broke vinyl lovers, there are plenty of places to find fun, cheap albums.

Thrift Stores. I used to worry all the vinyl at the thrift store would be broken or scratched beyond listening.

Estate Sale Auctions.

Basements.

Clearance Sections.

Does vinyl sound better?

Absolutely – vinyl wins this one hand down. However, compared to a CD? That’s more tricky. Vinyl fans will argue that as it is an end-to-end analog format, from the recording and pressing to playback, it more closely reproduces what the artist originally played in the studio.

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