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Chaz's Bull City Records


124 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
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Photo of Robert C. Swann Robert C. Swann
Jan 1, 2022 5

I’ve had several experiences with this store over the last few years since moving to North Carolina. I had gotten a Crosley sort of “all in one” player prior to wanting to get my own set up and didn’t know where to start; decided to be go shopping for some records and met the owner, he had turntables (new, used, and refurbished) for sale, receivers and speakers. He quickly was able to explain a set up and at that point it would’ve been a mistake not to purchase as he had essentially given me a run down of what I need and had it in store. I could go on about the customer service post purchase, but I’d like to talk about actually records and quality of records in his inventory. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER PLACE TO SHOP FOR RECORDS IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. Website is extremely user friendly, he and his employees are fast and all the ball, listening station is provided in store and is now open to the public with a 4 capacity limit of course. He’s had every single new drop I could’ve wanted from Com Truise and all of King Krules discography and when he didn’t have it in stock he made sure to alert as to when he did. Great guy and employees, better service. Please, if you’re looking to get it to collecting and listening to records leave urban outfitters and target and put whatever record player you’re considering and go to him, worth the money, and they’ll take care of you.

Photo of sean mccarthy sean mccarthy
Dec 5, 2021 5

Good selection, nicely laid out store and friendly staff.

Photo of Andrew H. Andrew H.
Oct 12, 2021 5

Extraordinarily well-curated selection of both new and used records, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and absolutely no attitude makes Chaz’s the best record shop in the business.

Photo of Dane Weeks Dane Weeks
Oct 2, 2021 5

Great selection, fair prices, very well organized and polite and helpful stuff. Pretty much a perfect record shop.

Photo of Steve Gardner Steve Gardner
Sep 6, 2021 5

Best place to buy new (and used) records! Excellent curated selection.

Photo of Sonicmooo Sonicmooo
Aug 14, 2021 5

Mans has a great selection of records and always knew what artist/band I was talking about and whether or not he had their records in stock. He plays some great chill music as well while you're in there!

Photo of AJB2226 AJB2226
Mar 12, 2021 5

Awesome record store. Super chill guy running the place. Will return soon, excited when its fully open again.

Photo of Jennifer Thorne Jennifer Thorne
Dec 24, 2020 5

Chaz is the man! Always helpful, will try to get in records you're looking for.

Photo of Terrance Taylor Terrance Taylor
Nov 14, 2020 5

It is a cool chill spot

Photo of Dale Merrill Dale Merrill
Nov 9, 2020 5

Solid record shop ran by a solid cat. Always great to stop by and pick up some jams.

Photo of Stephen Taylor Stephen Taylor
Oct 27, 2019 5

Wonderfully curated and friendly employees who are very knowledgeable. Loved the listening station. Well organized

Photo of Michelle Bisanz Michelle Bisanz
Jul 7, 2018 4

This is a great place for finding new vinyls. There was a large selection and easy to navigate. While there are some used, I wouldn't say that was the emphasis on this place.I Thener was super friendly and nice and offered assistance with finding anything he didn't already have in stock.

Photo of JD Murgolo JD Murgolo
Mar 4, 2020 5

Great customer service as well as knowledgeable and great owner.

Photo of William Safewright William Safewright
Mar 5, 2020 5

One of the better record stores in the Raleigh/ Durham area that I have found. Lots of used vintage vinyl priced reasonably. Plan to spend some time here if your going to add to your collection. Easy on site parking.

Photo of Selena Rodríguez Selena Rodríguez
Jan 16, 2020 5

I like the way the store is organized I do wish they had more of Madonna's newer music, I purchased these two albums of Madonna on record day at this store.

Photo of Massimo Strazzeri Massimo Strazzeri
Nov 10, 2019 5

Great selection and staff!

Photo of Stephen Taylor Stephen Taylor
Oct 27, 2019 5

Wonderfully curated and friendly employees who are very knowledgeable. Loved the listening station. Well organized

Photo of Allison Bateman Allison Bateman
Oct 24, 2019 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!! Chaz and the employees are so kind and will always go above and beyond to not only track vinyls down for you, but also introduce you to new music based on your interests, and order specific things you might like. The selection here is insane, you'll absolutely be able to find at least one thing you love in this store. Their used selection (my fave) is great with super cheap prices and vinyls in excellent condition. Best record store in Durham!

Photo of Matthew Tarr Matthew Tarr
Sep 18, 2019 5

Easily the best record store I've been to in the Chapel Hill/Durham area. I can always find something great here!

Photo of Joseph Ordower Joseph Ordower
Jul 19, 2019 4

Went in to sell some old records. They gave me a fair price for the records I had, and I walked out with cash in hand. They got a ton of old and new records.

Photo of Aidan F Aidan F
Jul 27, 2019 5

Very nice place, a knowledgeable and nice owner, large collection of new and used vinyl/CDs, I had a hard time deciding on just one thing to get. I would come more often if I lived closer!

Photo of I.DIG.WAX. I.DIG.WAX.
Jul 3, 2019 5

I was in town for a concert and decided to check out this spot on the strength of the reviews. I was very happy with my experience. The new record selection was amongst the best I've seen at any store and I've been to a lot. Chaz is really easy to talk to and seems really knowledgeable. Very helpful and greets you when you step in the door. Also, prices on the records don't get much better. I picked up 2 new sealed records for around $35. Highly recommended.

Photo of Selena Cinto Selena Cinto
May 25, 2019 5

I was amazed at the quantity of this little store it is truly one of my favorite record stores in Durham I love the huge selection and variety and such a small compact place wonderful customer service truly the best I was very excited to get the record store day Madonna exclusive!

Photo of Eric Chen Eric Chen
May 4, 2019 5

Everything you want in a record store. An important part of the music and Durham community.

Photo of Mindy Pang Mindy Pang
May 1, 2019 4

Friendly service. Great selection of local bands. I wish the used records were alphabetized.

Photo of Garrett Johnson Garrett Johnson
Feb 22, 2019 5

LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Very friendly staff with a vast knowledge of music. Excellent at filling special orders with a selection most vinyl stores can only dream of.

Photo of Dee w Dee w
Apr 24, 2019 5

The best record store in Durham! They have what you want, and that is music. They also can order albums if they are still in print. Staff has always been helpful.

Photo of Joseph Rauch Joseph Rauch
Jul 24, 2022 5

Always have great vinyls in-stock, and Chaz is a kind person. This is a great place for any rock or indie rock collector, and you can find a ton of gems. Definitely keep an eye out on the instagram to see all the new selections!

Photo of Jacob Jacob
Sep 16, 2022 5

Awesome store. Don't get to go here too often since it's so far away from me (30 miles) and often results in me getting caught up in traffic, but Chaz is super fair on pricing and is a very conservative grader. I've gotten records here for cheap that should've been way more expensive than they were. One of the stores that makes the vinyl revival worthwhile, of which there are several in the Triangle area.

Photo of Melvin Pena Melvin Pena
May 24, 2022 5

Bull City Records is a legendary record store and a Durham institution. Whether it's been for a live in-store performance, picking up a new record, popping through on a Record Store Day, or just chatting with Chaz, it's a high-quality shop with high-quality merchandise, and high-quality personnel. It's a home away from home. I can't count the good memories I associate with Chaz, with the shop, and with the customer experience at Bull City Records. The online shop is also great - regularly updated, easy to make purchases, and easy to mark a purchase for delivery or pick up. As someone who often wants to buy something now, but is also very chatty, I almost always buy online and do pickup in store. Looking to pick up some vinyl records in Durham, North Carolina? Look no further than BCR. Highest marks from me.