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Records – The Good Kind

Vernon, CT, United States

435 Hartford Turnpike,
Vernon, CT, 06066, US
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About Records – The Good Kind

Local Record Store in Vernon, CT

Our Genres: Alternative, Blues, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop / Rap, Jazz, Metal, Punk, R&B / Soul
Formats: Cassettes, CDs, 7" Vinyl, 12" Vinyl
What we do: Buy, Sell, Trade

Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Reviews of Records – The Good Kind in Vernon, CT

  • 4.7
  • 112 Reviews


Spent $95 bucks on 8 records which is a really good deal! The selection was so good that I had to refrain myself from buying another 3 records that I saw to stay within my budget!I also like how they write on the plastic outer sleeve the details of the record and its condition. Lots of OG presses for good prices and I found some $3 records that were mint too which is pretty rare.I will definitely be coming back when I’m in the area again :)


Excellent record store! There is a very good selection of music and the records are in very good condition. The prices are also very reasonable. The owner is knowledgeable and helpful. If you are into vinyl you should definitely check it out!

Dominique Cyprès

Just what it says on the tin—jam-packed mostly vinyl LPs. The person behind the desk when I visited, possibly the owner, was very happy to direct customers to different genres and explain how things were organized or what they'd got in lately. They did also have a couple tables full of CDs, some 45s, several trays of cassettes, and even a few 8-track cartridges.


We were headed to Hartford for a concert the next day, so we stopped at several records stores along the way. Records - The Good Kind was by far the best one. Great selection, clean records, well organized store. And best of all, extremely fair prices. Talked a bit with the owner, a nice guy who knows what he's doing. Bought a pile of records, and we're enjoying them as I type this review. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in the area!

Joshua Joyce

Very average place. I'm guessing it's run by one guy, which is understandable and the main reason im not giving lower stars. Place was very messy and smelled very heavily of cigars (there's a cigar shop next door but if it was my business I would do something to try and cover that smell). Sold and bought records here. I got very much lowballed on the records I sold and was only offered store credit, but considering I just wanted to get rid of some records taking up space, I don't care too much. Just know that this is more so a quick flip for records and not a good way to actually sell them. Anything you want a good price for, sell on discogs. Now the buying experience was alot more important to me since I could've gotten a penny for each record and not really cared. I bought about 8 records and the prices were slightly above market, which is again understandable considering its a small business. The real issue I have is that nothing is play tested or cleaned. They have a test player set up but I was in a bit of a rush and even with 8 records, it's alot of time to playtest when you are looking to buy them and go. It looks like they are not testing or cleaning, yet are pricing at slightly above market for VG+. Most reputable places only sell VG or above unless it specifically says on the record. I would say half of the ones I got were VG and the other half were poor. Most of the records were bargin bin, but I paid $25 for one in particular that I've been looking for, and was very disappointed that it plays so poorly. I could've gotten that one for $20 online in VG+, but I would've gladly paid $30 for a VG just to support a local store. My big recommendation would be to put untested/uncleaned stuff in the bargain bins (I understand one guy can't test and clean everything that comes in) and the high priced stuff ($20+) should all be ultra sonic cleaned and tested or automatically price it at the market price for G instead of VG+. Also please fix that smell. It was pretty overbearing. I would not shop here again in the near future, but will probably check in a year or so to see if they have improved at all.

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