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Carolina Soul Records

4.7

117 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-6620
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Carolina Soul Records

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Photo of Moif Moif
May 14, 2019 5

This is my favorite record store in RDU. I will outright say that Carolina Soul has the most reasonable prices of any store (we all know what a Beatles album should cost). They have a wonderful selection of jazz, soul, and a lot of niche genres that you don't find in a lot of places. They are extremely organized, and each record has been placed in a plastic sleeve - or at least the "upper shelf" ones that aren't $1. All of the employees are very helpful and recognize me. I suppose not many people request 10cc albums, though. I'm thankful to have a great shop so close by and one that seems to be tailored to my taste in vinyl.

Photo of Steven Rush Steven Rush
May 13, 2019 4

Mainly Used Records, but a few fine new selections to pick through. Proprietors have exquisite taste on choosing quality, and fill the bins respectfully. You will Not leave empty~handed!!!

Photo of Keith Davis Keith Davis
May 4, 2019 5

Great vibes, a record collector's dream, but also a great place to thumb through the $1 bins to find treasures. A Durham institution!

Photo of David McIntee David McIntee
Nov 17, 2018 5

Very nice store. Simple, yet well organized. Lots of dollar priced records for the bargain hunter and many value-graded items coming a range of genres. Prices and grading are quite fair. Owner was very conversant. They also have an eBay store coming from this location. I recommend stopping in while in Durham. I'll be returning.

Photo of Brant Stalzer Brant Stalzer
Jun 30, 2019 5

The laid back, helpful vinyl shopping experience with a decent in-store selection and good number of gems cataloged on discogs. Fair prices.

Photo of Jessica Johnson Jessica Johnson
Aug 6, 2019 5

Consignment Records/Ebay Auction Most collectors worldwide have purchased record(s) from one of carolinasoul's famous Ebay auctions, or watched with amazement as bids flood in for rare records and fetched top dollar. Carolina Soul has a top seller status and is known for customer satisfaction. CS has a further reach for buyers worldwide than many reputable dealers have, hence their thousands of dedicated Ebay followers and 100% positive feedback ratings from buyers. For these reasons, I decided to put some records up for consignment with CS. They do all of the listing work: clean, grade, capture/upload mp3 samples, manage the auction, collect payment and finally ship the record to the highest bidder. Carolina Soul doesn't ever make more money than you do off of any consignment record that auctions for over 10 USD -- I found their tiered consignment fee scale to be very fair, especially since they absorb all of the paypal/ebay fees etc. In the past I have made good money selling records myself through various platforms, with CS even with the consignment fees, I am certain that I made considerably more money selling through CS on nearly all of the records they listed for me. The communication with CS was fast and thorough, at times I had so many questions I annoyed myself but they were 100% professional and courteous to me. Finally, watching the auctions close was fun and exciting -- so many records sold for much more than I would have listed them for myself on other record selling platforms increasing my overall profit. I have yet to be paid for the records because my final auction closed just yesterday, but I have already received one payment from them without issue. I will absolutely use CS to sell records in the future.

Photo of Frank Zapata Frank Zapata
Jul 20, 2019 5

You'll always find something good here!

Photo of Henry Capps Henry Capps
Oct 2, 2019 5

This place is the soul, funk and jazz headquarters for vinyl in North Carolina let it be known!

Photo of Rachel Kathryn Rachel Kathryn
Oct 4, 2019 5

Great selection and quality, check 'em out.