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Rooky Ricardo’s Records

San Francisco, CA, United States

419 Haight St,
San Francisco, CA, 94117, US
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About Rooky Ricardo’s Records

Local Record Store in San Francisco, CA

Our Genres: Alternative, Blues, Hip Hop / Rap, Pop, Punk, Rock
Formats: CDs, 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl
What we do: Buy, Sell

Hours of Operation

Monday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Reviews of Rooky Ricardo’s Records in San Francisco, CA

  • 4.7
  • 78 Reviews

Lisa Fourtwenty

Largest collection of 45's Ive ever seen! They do have regular LP's but the majority of 45's rule this school! Picked up a nice set of Van Halen 1 & 2 while I was there. Priced slightly higher than some record stores I've been to, but thats the cost of SF too.


I had an amazing experience visiting Rooky's for the first time. Upon arrival I was blown away by the mass qtys of 45s, which is what I came in looking for. I was warmly greeted by the owner, who asked me if I was looking for anything specific.I was a bit overwhelmed by how much there was so him directing me to the area he thought I might best find what I wanted (he was right) I started digging!Within the first 90 mims I had pulled at least 20 of interest, before having to run out and feed my meter. (You know it's a good dog when you have to feed your meter several times in one trip!)Once I realized how long I had been in there I decided to stop digging and make my final selections. Besides the more expensive records for sale- all which were priced $5 or $10- there was also three times as many for sale priced at 3/$5.After dbl checking my discogs where I have all my records I own inventoried (no more duplicate purchases- yay!) I narrowed my final selection down to 12 which I was super happy with. The best part was that four of them were ones on my wishlist!!When I went to pay, the wonderful owner mentioned that I could bring him a wishlist and he'd be happy to see if he had any of them, which I thought was so great!Besides how huge of a selection and the fair pricing, it was the kindness and helpfulness of the owner that really impressed me most. He was very sweet and genuinely wanted to help me and not just to make a quick sale. I mean this bc when I was about to pay, I asked him what Styrene meant. He explained the easiest way to tell and explained how vinyl esp motown would wear out over many plays, and suggested that I listen to a stevie wonder 45 I had in my hands just to be sure it was still in good playable cond. So he took me over to the turntables and showed me how to properly use it to DBL check my selections, which I did. As a result, I put 3 of my 12 back. And even though he might have lost $5 on my total sale that day, his honesty and helpfulness will keep me coming back now again and again!Overall it was a hugely positive 3 hour shopping experience, and I can't wait for my next dig!!

Jenny Sanchez

Amazing mecca for a record collector in search of well curated 45s and LPs. The owner is very hospitable and will help you find what you are looking for. This place is a must and a highlight for 60s soul collectors.


One of the best experience in a Soul (& so much more) Record Store (Tons of 45's & LP's too) in San Francisco. Passionate Seller & Excellent Hospitality here... Recommended to All Music Lovers... See you next time!😁

Steve Medina

Always a good incoming inventory of used records. Mostly rock, soul/R&B and a bit of jazz. Lots of 45s too and turntables for listening.

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