Buying at The Beat
The Beat is open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday from 11am-8pm.
What We Sell
We sell new, nearly new & used CDs, Cassettes, and Records, DVDs and Videos. Our store is categorized by Rock/Pop & Soul, Dance, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, Soundtracks, Rap, Collections, Classical, CD-Singles, Albums and 12" Singles. We sell wholesale to resellers.
If you've purchased any new, nearly new or used CD, Record or Cassette from The Beat and would like to learn more about our buyback policy, you may read the policy by following this link.
What About Returns?
You may read our Return Policy by following this link.
If you are unable to find what you are looking for in our store, you can place a special order for the item with a Beat employee whether in the store or over the phone. The process only takes a minute and in most cases we are able to fill your order within 7-10 business days-often quicker. We process hundreds of special orders each week and provide the service with no additional service charges to the customer. After the order is placed an employee will notify you by phone when the order has arrived, at that time your order will be held at the store for you for one week. Special orders do not require any money be paid upfront, nor are you obligated to purchase the item(s) once they have arrived. Import product special orders are more difficult to to fill and will take longer.
For a $4.00 shipping & handling fee (more for larger/heavy lots), we can ship any sale directly to you. Shipments go out daily and items will usually arrive within 5-7 days for destinations within the continental U.S.
Collectibles on Ebay
Because many of our rare and collectible items appeal to collectors nationwide, we auction products on Ebay every week. Since you will not find these items out on our floor, we encourage collectors to check our Ebay auctions regularly. Local collectors get the added benefit of being able to pick up their winning auctions at our store, saving the cost of shipping.
Selling at The Beat
What We Buy
We buy CDs, Records (7", 12" & LPs), Cassettes, VHS and DVDs.
We do not buy everything. We buy titles we can use.
When We Buy
Records are only bought Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Fridays 10am-3pm. All other items will be bought: Mondays - Saturdays from 10am-8:15pm, Sundays from 11am - 7:15pm
What We Pay
For Records we usually pay between $0.50-$1.50 for common, clean records - more for rarities.
For Cassettes we usually pay between $0.50-$1.50
For CDs we usually pay between $0.50-$4.00
For VHS we usually pay between $0.50-$1.00
For DVD we usually pay between $0.50-$4.00
You will be offered even more if you choose to take store credit.
Local artists are encouraged to consign their releases to The Beat's 'Local Artist' section. Simply bring 5-10 copies of your release into the store and ask one of our employees for a consignment form. The Beat will take 20% from the sale of each item as our consignment fee. We also advise you give us a free 'promotional' copy of your release to be used as an in-store listening copy that customers may preview on one of our in-store listening stations.